After all the drama from last night’s semi-final, we returned the Marsa Shipbuilding stage for the moment y’all have been waiting for: the grand final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest! Co-hosted by Daniel Chircop and Lyona Xuereb Gatt, the remaining 14 acts all performed for one last time, but there could only be one winner — and it’s Amber! She won in a landslide to become Malta’s representative in Vienna with “Warrior”. The song is composed by Elton Zarb & Matt “Muxu” Mercieca, the team behind Malta’s 2013 Junior Eurovision winning entry “The Start” from Gaia Cauchi.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 Final Results

Just as it was from the semi-final, an expert panel of five juries each evaluated the entries, which makes up 83% of the overall vote. The other 17% comes from tonight’s televoting results. Amber made it a clean sweep by receiving the maximum 12 points from all 5 juries and the televoting public. Our poll makes it clear that our readers agree.

Malta_Eurovision_Song_Contest_2015_final_results

1. Amber – “Warrior”

2. Christabelle – “Rush”

3. Glen Vella – “Breakaway”

4. Chris Grech – “Closed Doors”

5. Franklin – “Still Here”

6. Daniel Testa – “Something in the Way”

7. Ekklesia Sisters – “Love & Let Go”

8. Jessika – “Fandango”

9. Lawrence Gray – “The One That You Love”

10. Trilogy – “Chasing a Dream”

11. Deborah C – “It’s OK”

12. Dominic – “Once In a While”

13. L-Ahwa – “Beautiful to Me”

14. Karen DeBattista – “12, Baker Street”

Guest Acts

Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst opened the final with “Rise Like a Phoenix”, and she was also a guest performer later during the show with her brand new single “Heroes”.

Firelight represented the country at Copenhagen earlier this year, finishing 23rd in the final with 32 points. They also made a guest appearance, performing their Eurovision entry “Coming Home”, followed by two of their new singles “Talk Dirty” and “Backdrop of Life”.

What do you think of tonight’s winner? Do you agree with the results?

You can read the lyrics to Amber’s “Warrior” here.

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CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Peris: I take it you want them to represent Greece in Vienna, yes? :-]

Lori
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Lori

Unfortunately we have to live among people who don’t know any other way than to critisize everything. These same people will never say anything positive about any song, and will have no favourite unless there will be some other reason rather than anything they like. To be honest before the semis I never noticed Amber’s song, I had 3 or 4 different favourites, but on the night it was definatley the most outstanding song. I hope they will not make changes in the choreography, Amber dominates the stage enough by herself, she will blow the arena in Vienna in a… Read more »

Pastora Soler haha!
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Pastora Soler haha!

I LOVE your song!!!

Great choice MALTA, it’s soon, but I think it will be one of my favourites 😉

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Adnan: Cristina Scarlat’s “Wild Soul” (Moldova 2014), yes? The music to “Warrior” is quite similar to this one, as it is to a few songs here in the U.S. That is why I think the music needs a makeover, lest everyone else recognize the similarities and this one ends up getting lost in the storm that is likely to come to Vienna.

Paul
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Paul

Well done Malta , brilliant song ! Again high points from your friends in the United Kingdom

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@ESCFan: The reason for the 3 judges from other countries (Sweden, Italy and Armenia) is obviously because the Maltese wanted to get a snapshot of what the juries from other countries might think, with regard to who and what Malta is sending. Again, the countries who hold national qualifying contests can’t just simply send who and what THEY like; they must also consider sending who and what the OTHER countries are most likely to give their 12-, 10- and 8-point scores to.

bearix
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bearix

perfect performance,great singer and beautiful and very down to earth,good luck amber xx

jon
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jon

nice …well-done

Thiefo
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WarriorSucks: well, with “beyond average” you’re basically saying the song is better than average, so I think you unintentionally complimented the song 😛

PP
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PP

I don t think that Malta wili be in TOP 10 in final , i think from 12 to 16 place in final. Only with Lawrence Gray – “The One That You Love” they maybe be in TOP 10 ( from 8 to 10 place) like Norway this year with Silent Tears.

Jacob
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Jacob

I really like Amber’s song and I can see it comfortably qualifying and doing well in the final. There is so much potential with this song and I think they can further raise the bar to create a contender for the Eurovision title!!

Peris
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Peris

please Europe vote for Malta and Greece this year in Eurovision 2015

Raisa Georgsdottir
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Raisa Georgsdottir

Could it have been more predictable? The song is certainly not bad but i do not think that it will do well in the eurovision. Malta is a very small country with a great amount of potential when it comes to music. However unfortunately enough the country seems like it is stuck on ballads and similar types of songs. A simple great song is not enough to win the eurovision. A song that stands out; now that sounds more like a winning song. Just look at all of the winning songs. Should i mention the lordi, euphoria, wild dancers and… Read more »

Peris
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Peris

Eurovision 2015 please Europe vote for Greece this year https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=klTW7rQcDFY

Mavision
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Mavision

There’s nothing like using a derogatory username to get your point across is there.

WarriorSucks
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WarriorSucks

Wow, I really wonder if you guys heard the same song as I did. This song is beyond average and really annoying. It will end in the bottom 3 of the semi for sure. Worst Maltese entry in years! Macedonia is far superior so far.

JESCGermany15
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JESCGermany15

I really like the song! Sounds modern but she should practise her voice! But she still was my favourite with Glen Vella! Both made a good show!

Daniel
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Daniel

Meh…I like! Don’t know whether I like F.Y.R Macedonia’s or Malta’s better. They are pretty much an average ESC song.

cheesecake
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cheesecake

I don’t really like it to be honest.

Peris
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Peris

Eurovision 2015 top 5
1 Malta Go Amber-Warrior and winner Eurovision 2015 like now
2 Greece Demy
3 Spain Pablo Alboran
4 Cyprus Eleni Foureira
5 Romania Delia

Adnan
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Adnan

Mmmmmm….
Ya know guys , this reminds me of Moldova 2014 ( Mercy ) , I do like it but in my opinion she improve her live stage performance. But still , thumbs up !!

A Swede
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A Swede

I can’t hear a word she’s singing. Oh well, I like Chandelier so this is good.

Peris
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Peris
mira
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mira

out of the two songs that alredy came out i would belive that lisja esenski is better the music in the background needs to be sorted or she will not get through to the final

Alex
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Alex

Just watched through some of the live performances… now I understand how Glen Vella came in third. Wow. He and his dancers put on a really good show. Daniel Testa deserved much better than the crowd gave him – but Malta shows so many commercials, I wouldn’t be surprised if the audience had gotten tired from waiting too long. Anyway, he had one of the best vocal performances of the night. 12, Baker Street was also great but probably too subtle for the crowd and the jury to appreciate. I swear it’s inspired by Billy Joel. Chris Grech could’ve sounded… Read more »

ESCFan
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ESCFan

In Malta 5 people determines who will represent their peoples country (the people only have 1 share of their say) so 5 people will choose the winner! (some of them also not either from Malta) they don’t care what their country citizens think!

ESCFan
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ESCFan

In Malta 5 people determines who will represent their peoples country (the people only have 1 share of their say) so 5 people will choose rhe winner! (some of them also not either frim Malta) they don’t care what their country citizens think!

Lolilly
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Lolilly

Hmmmmm? I don’t know why, but when I listened to this song, I felt like it was a combination of all of the best songs from the ESC from the past 5 years, plus a little bit of Sia’s chandelier. I hear a little bit of Aram mp3/dupstep+euphoria+Sanna’s undo+chandelier= a fairly good song for Malta. Bravo. I don’t know, it’s just how I feel.

Miguel
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Miguel

Finally in Malta won the best song, so congratulations Malta this year you have a great song!!

Robyn Gallagher
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“Warrior” sounds hugely influenced by Sia – the dramatic lyrics with themes of overcoming adversity, the contemporary phrasing (think Rihanna style). It particularly sounds like something inspired by the success of “Chandelier”. But will a song with a style that was fresh in 2013 still sound vital in 2015? Amber is a good performer and the song has good bones, so the version that ends up on stage in Vienna could easily be stronger.

Petra
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Petra

This song will be ‘one of much other’ not standing out in ESC. The L-Ahwa stand out have energy and they should get Malta some positives for the country in ESC but Amber will like Israel, Estonia in ESC good but again ‘one of so much other’

Nikos
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Nikos

I think this is the best one for Malta too. Plenty of time to adjust it to perfection and would be nice for them to get their first win, they definitely deserve one.

Bb
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Bb

It’s a really nice song… Amber was my favorite, and her live performance was pretty good. Sure, the structure of the song is a little messy but I’m sure they will be able to work on that for Vienna. Additionally Amber needs to work on her pronunciation, but otherwise she’s fantastic. Well done Malta!

Easpag
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Easpag

Liven up the chorus, and polish up the vocals, same improvements needed by FYROM. But overall, a good song. Without knowing the strength of the field this year, I’d say it should qualify comfortably enough.

DR
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DR

How on earth can any of you put a place on a song with only two songs out already. It makes no sense. Make a judgement on the quality now, but contest placing, no, not until all the songs are decided.
P.S. I love this song.

Mavision
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Mavision

By the way guys (I think this is right) – It could be the case that ‘Warrior’ might not even be the song in Vienna. TVM changed guidelines this year, so they can change the song slightly – or use a totally new one. I hope they just clean it up and keep it, but it’s very possible that they can produce something very new, since it’s months until May.
Good luck Amber 🙂 Please don’t let them change you or the song too much!

MTD
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MTD

1. This is a strong song, audio wise. 2. She has some troubles pronouncing the words, even though she HAS the voice. 3. When she shouts BREAK the first time, I only hear FREE all the time, not just in the second time shouting. 4. Of course it will qualify (if nothing shockingly happens with the other countries entries). 5. This is similar to several songs, from both “up the ladder” or “bottom of the ladder” from previous contests. It depends on her staging. 6. Powerful song, overall, and I hope that they will do some changes in order to… Read more »

Sandra Buhagiar
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Sandra Buhagiar

Well done Amber. You’re our Warrior. Deserved to win big time. We are all behind you

SpirK
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SpirK

Yes! Just what I wanted! Congratulations Malta! I think you made the right choice. With some arrangements it will be perfect. I don’t care how it will fare in May. What I know is that I like it and if able to I will vote for it. Didn’t get the fuss about “Rush” though. Chris Grech placed satisfactory, but I wouldn’t have a problem to see him winning. The biggest injustice of this year’s national final was for me Raquel’s non qualification and the 14th place of “12,Baker Street”. Both were lovely. Anyway 9/10 for Amber’s “Warrior” for now!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@No name: Wait for the final musical and vocal arrangement for this song. If they stick with what they have today, and too many other contenders aim straight for the gut, she might have a problem finishing in the top-half of the final standings.

D
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D

The studio version did absolutely nothing for me, but I was completely stunned when it was performed live. A worthy winner and my top two was also Malta’s top two. Do I think this is a winning song? No. But do I think it can qualify and get a respectable placing? Of course.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Alex: Like Gianluca’s last song, it was far different from what everyone else was offering. Unfortunately, either the people didn’t buy it this time, or they and the jury thought it was too soon to give Gianluca another ticket to ESC and felt that someone else should get that chance.

No name
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No name

It’s an okay song in my opinion, the only and very big problem for me is that she drags out the words in the refrain, and it sounds such so ugly. Also I almost don’t hear what she sings, I realized today at the final that she sings “Break through the silence” and not “Break through the salad”. I guess it’ll grow anyway, it’s only november.

Timselvision
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Timselvision

Deserved winner, but a top 10 in Vienna? Not sure. I´m happy that she won though, her performance gave me goosebumps 🙂 She was my winner at the end too.

However, some song like 12, Baker Street and Beautiful To Me were unbelieveably robbed in my opinion. 🙁

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

@Jak: New music could push this song up the ladder on points in Vienna. As it is today, she could have trouble against musical arrangements, or balladeering, or both, that are far more daring and far less obvious.

davved
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davved

we all know what will happen. She will make it to the final and place 21th or similar….

sorry but it is the truth..

brunowskii
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brunowskii

A great show, a great singer, a great song, and even the greatest JESC… Thanks for all of this, Malta… You are a great little country…. Malta 2016 for ESC!! Greatings from Brazil!!

Peris
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Peris

Eurovision 2015 top 2 1 Malta Go Amber 2 Greece 3 Spain 4 Macedonia 5 Cyprus

Ramadan Besim
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Fantastic winner!