The first stage of Malta’s two-part national final took place last night, and 24 semi-finalists were narrowed to 16 finalists. They’ll perform live this evening for the opportunity to represent Malta in Baku. The running order has been partially determined: Lawrence Gray will perform first, and Francesca Borg will perform last. The remaining contestants have been divided into pots and a draw will take place later today. This is because several back-up vocalists perform with multiple acts, and they need time to breathe in between performances.

Wiwi’s poll correctly predicted 13 of the 16 finalists! If our luck continues, then expect Kaya, Lawrence Gray, Annalise Ellul, and and Richard Edwards to battle for the top spot. You can watch tonight’s national final via live web stream by clicking here. The show begins at 20:40 CET.

The finalists are below. Click here to see how you can watch the finale on February 4!

1. In Your Eyes – Lawrence Gray (Philip Vella & Cher Vella)

Pot 1

Petals On A Rose – Gianni Zammit (R. Abrahamsson, A. Aly, N. Numhauser & T. Fenech)

Autobiography – Dorothy Bezzina (Magnus Kaxc & Gerard James Borg)

You Make Me Go Uh Uh – Deborah Cft. Leila James (David Vervoort & Patrick Reiner)

Pot 2

I Will Fight For You (Papa’s Song) – Fabrizio Faniello (J. Beoerham, N. Edberger, R. Uhlmann, W. Fenech & F. Faniello)

Pure – Claudia Faniello (Philip Vella & Gerard James Borg)

Seven Days – Danica Muscat (Philip Vella)

Mystifying Eyes – Corazon (Paul Giordimania & Fleur Balzan)

Pot 3

Answer With Your Eyes – Amber (Ray Agius & Alfred C. Sant)

Time – Wayne Micallef (Wayne Micallef)

Look At Me Now – Richard Edwards (Jan Van Dijck & Richard Micallef)

First Time – Kaya (Georgios Kalpadikis)

Pot 4

This is the Night – Kurt Calleja (Johann Jamtberg & Kurt Calleja)

No Way Back – Klinsmann (Paul Albela, Klinsmann Coleiro & Jonathan C. Spiteri)

You Are My Life – J. Anvil (George Georgion)

16. Take Me Far – Francesca Borg (Marco Debono & Doris Chetcuti)