🇲🇹 Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023 Participants Announced

The 40 acts competing in the Maltese National Selection are now known. This upcoming contest will feature quarterfinals, which will take place weekly from January 13th. The final will be held on the 11th of February.

Here is the list of competing artists and their entries:

  1. Jake – “Love You Like That”
  2. Clintess – “Lura Qatt” (Never backwards)
  3. Francesca Sciberras – “Masquerade”
  4. Ian – “On My Own”
  5. Maria Christina – “Our Flame”
  6. Dario – “Pawn in a Game”
  7. Klinsmann – “Piranah” (Piranha)
  8. Aidan – “Reġina” (Queen)
  9. Greta Tude – “Sound of My Stilettos”
  10. Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Tears”
  11. Marie Claire – “Thankful”
  12. Geo Debono – “The Mirror”
  13. Haley – “Tik Tok”
  14. John Galea – “Trailblazer”
  15. Fabizio Faniello – “Try To Be Better”
  16. Jessika – “Unapologetic”
  17. Matt Blxck – “UP.”
  18. Stefan – “What Do You Want?”
  19. Dominic and Anna – “Whatever the Wind May Blow”
  20. Maria Debono – “X’allegrija” (What joy)
  21. Maxine Pace – “Alone”
  22. Jason Scerri – “Anything Can Happen”
  23. Bradley Debono – “Blackout”
  24. Dario Bezzina – “Bridle Road”
  25. Andre – “Broken Hill”
  26. Brooke – “Checkmate”
  27. Nathan – “Creeping Walls”
  28. The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”
  29. James Louis – “Dream”
  30. Christian Arding – “Eku Ċar” (Clear echo)
  31. Kirstie – “Girls Get Down”
  32. Eliana Gomez Blanco – “Guess What”
  33. Lyndsay – “Haunted”
  34. Stefan – “Heartbreaker”
  35. Giada – “I Depend on You”
  36. Ryan Hili – “In the Silence”
  37. Chris Grech – “Indescribable”
  38. Dan – “It’ll Be Ok”
  39. Cheryl Balzan – “La La Land”
  40. Mike – “Leħen Fiċ-Ċpar” (A voice in the fog)

There are a number of familiar names in the line-up, including former Eurovision participant Fabrizio Faniello (2001, 2006) and two former Junior Eurovision participants, Francesca Scibberas (2009) and Eliana Gomez Blanco (2019).

In each of the quarterfinals, 10 artists will compete to be one of the six qualifying acts. The qualifiers will progress to the semi-final, where 24 acts will compete for one of 16 places in the final. Across all the shows, a mix of jury and televote will be used.