Earlier this year we announced that, in a surprise move, Malta is to have its Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015….in 2014!
Needless to say, the news has sparked loads of rumours in the Eurovision fora about why this is happening, who is going to apply and who the best winner for Malta is. We are trying to find answers to these rumours but we cannot guarantee anything. The most popular rumour is that Ira Losco might be making a comeback after her second place finish in Tallinn in 2002. Is it fact or fiction? We have to wait to find out.
This will be a year of new regulations for the Maltese selection – the main one being that PBS along with the singer, author and composer of the winning song will have the right to change a part of the song or even the entire song. This means that while the author, composer and singer will remain the same, the song might be totally different in Vienna. Another new regulation stipulates that the applicant needs to submit an original song as well as a cover version. The aim is to allow the jury to assess the quality of the voice of the artist.
Last year Firelight sang ‘Coming Home’ at Eurovision — making it through to the Grand Final, finishing in 23rd place with 32 points.
If you have some vacation leave on your hands – head down to Malta in November as it looks like it is going to be an eventful couple of weeks! Team Wiwi will be there reporting all the action!
Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)