We’re all celebrating The Start of Gaia Cauchi’s triumph at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. But we shouldn’t let that distract us from the fact that Maltese broadcaster TVM has announced the 20 entries that have progressed to the semi-final of Malta’s national selection for the adult Eurovision Song Contest.
The results were announced during last night’s TV show Xarabank, and all 20 artists performed a minute sample of their songs. The lucky contestants are listed in alphabetical order below.
There are some familiar names on the list. These include Miriam Christine, who will be hoping to make a return to next year’s contest, having represented Malta in 1996. Same goes for Fabrizio Faniello, who represented the country in both 2001 and 2006. And speaking of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Daniel Testa and Sophie Debattista were former participants for Malta in 2008 and 2006, respectively.
The 20 participants will now compete in a televised semi-final on 7 February. Voting will consist of a panel of six judges plus the televoting, which forms the seventh ‘judge’. Fourteen of the semi-finalists will then advance to the final on 8 February, where one of them will be chosen to represent Malta in Copenhagen.
Amber with “Because I Have You”
Andreana Debattista with “Now and Forever”
Chris Grech with “Oblivion”
Christabbelle Borg with “Love Tricity”
Corazon with “Ten”
Daniel Testa with “One Last Ride”
Davinia Pace with “Brand New Day”
Debbie Stivala with “Pin The Middle”
Deborah C with “Until We Meet Again”
Fabrizio Faniello with “Just No Place Like Home”
Fire Light with “Coming Home”
Franklin Calleja with “Love Will Take Me Home”
Jessica Muscat with “Hypnotica”
Miriam Christine with “Safe”
Pamela with “Take Me”
Raquel Galdes with “Invisible”
Romina Mamo with “Addictive”
Ryan Paul Abela with “City Lady”
Sophie Debattista with “Let the Sunshine In”
Wayne William with “Some Kind Of Wonderful”
Photo: Courtesy of Miriam Christine