Last night 19 artists performed in the semi final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016, but only 14 have advanced to tonight’s grand final in Valletta. In recent weeks our dear readers have been voting up a storm in our fan poll and ultimately named Ira Losco their winner with “Chameleon”. At the same time the Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals — has been busy reviewing all of the songs, and we ranked “Chameleon” a close second behind Christabelle’s floor-stomper “Kingdom”. Now it’s time to combine our results and reveal a very loose prediction of what will go down tonight in the Med…

These results are, of course, based on the pre-recorded studio versions released by the contestants in January. Tonight’s six-member jury, which accounts for 86% of the overall score, will be evaluating the live performances. In some ways you could call this an internal selection, with the public being thrown a 14% stake as a courtesy. Ira is an obvious favourite of the jury. But according to our results Christabelle will offer Ira her toughest challenge, along with Corazon, Maxine and Brooke.

You can tune in via the MESC 2016 live stream tonight from 20:45 CET.

MESC 2016: Combined prediction

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 fan poll results

MESC 2016 Fan Poll results

  1. Ira Losco – Chameleon 19.51% (517 votes)
  2. Corazon – Falling Glass 11.02% (292 votes)
  3. Daniel Testa – Under the Sun 10.64% (282 votes)
  4. Christabelle – Kingdom 10.53% (279 votes)
  5. Maxine – Young Love 7.32% (194 votes)
  6. Jessika – The Flame 5.28% (140 votes)
  7. Brooke – Golden 5.02% (133 votes)
  8. Jasmine Abela – Alive 4.87% (129 votes)
  9. Deborah C – All Around the World 3.17% (84 votes)
  10. Laurence Gray – You’re Beautiful 2.72% (72 votes)
  11. Franklin – Little Love 1.7% (45 votes)
  12. Dominic – Fire Burn 1.66% (44 votes)
  13. Raquel – Flashing Lights 1.36% (36 votes)
  14. Kim – Lighthouse 1.21% (32 votes)

Wiwi Jury Results

  1. Christabelle – “Kingdom” (8.31)
  2. Ira Losco – “Chameleon (Invincible)” (8.13)
  3. Brooke – “Golden” (7.63)
  4. Maxine Pace – “Young Love” (7.22)
  5. Corazon – “Falling Glass” (6.78)
  6. Jasmine Abela – “Alive” (6.59)
  7. Deborah C – “All Around the World” (6.41)
  8. Jessika – “The Flame” (6.23)
  9. Raquel Galdes – “Flashing Lights” (5.78)
  10. Kim – “Lighthouse” (5.25)
  11. Dominic – “Fire Burn” (4.78)
  12. Daniel Testa – “Under The Sun” (4.47)
  13. Franklin Calleja – “Little Love” (3.44)
  14. Lawrence Gray – “You’re Beautiful” (2.97)
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Donatas
Donatas
4 years ago

can’t understand what happend with Falling glass.. the song is clearly a potential summer hit!! Definitely a Top 3!!

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

3:36 A.M., E.S.T. in New York City (9:36 C.E.T.), and all I have to say is…

…WHEW!!!

This song has the potential to score over 200 points in Stockholm! It has some of the elements (ferocity, mainly) of Sanna Nielsen’s “Undo”, and maybe a few elements (elegance, perhaps?) of Polina Gagarina’s “A Million Voices”, and they both scored over 200.

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 years ago

My prediction:
1) Ira Losco
2) Brooke
3) Christabelle
I’m sure Ira will up her game and song in Stockholm. Already my fav, and I predict Malta could make the top 3 with her! 😀

Johnny from Portugal
Johnny from Portugal
4 years ago

Rooting for Jasmine ,Brooke or Jessika

Fenistil
Fenistil
4 years ago

Go, Maxine!

AberSam
AberSam
4 years ago

I was left disappointed at Ira’s first performance, until last night I preferred Chameleon over TWILY, but in that stage performance TWILY has so much more. Maxine really impressed me though, such a infectious performance.

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

1. Golden
2. Chameleon
3. Kingdom

I love Brooke’s song sooo much. I really would love it to go to Stockholm.

SpirK
SpirK
4 years ago

My prediction and scores
1. Ira (9/10)
2. Christabelle (8/10)
3. Maxine (7/10)
4. Brooke (6/10)
5. Corazon (9/10)
6. Franklin (5/10)
7. Kim (7/10)
8. Jessica (7/10)
9. Daniel (5/10)
10. Dominic (6/10)
11. Jasmine (4/10)
12. Lawrence (5/10)
13. Raquel (7/10)
14. Deborah C (7/10)

HEY
HEY
4 years ago

My prediction for final top 6
1.Golden
2.Young love
3.Kingdom
4.Chameleon
5.The flame
6.Alive

As we saw in semifinal, Brooke had the best performance and she deserve the win!

MarioMario
MarioMario
4 years ago

Ira and Cristabelle are verh overrated.

1. Brooke
2. Jasmine
3. Maxine
4. Corazon
5. Christabelle
6. Ira
7. Jessica
8. Dominic
9. Raquel
10. Testa

Etienne Micallef
Etienne Micallef
4 years ago

My prediction:

12 ira
10 brooke
8 Christabelle
7 Maxine
6 Franklin
5 Corazon
4 Jasmine
3 dominic
2 Raquel
1 Daniel

EF0912
EF0912
4 years ago

Amber’s Warrior is my 2nd favorite 2015 ESC song and I don’t think that they’ll choose a better song than that because before the revamp ‘Warrior’ was stronger.

I’m team Christabelle

MGR
MGR
4 years ago

Ira has only interesting outfit and nothing more.

Ben Rafter
Ben Rafter
4 years ago

I love chameleon, but alive, falling glass, golden and lighthouse are real contenders.

Colin
Colin
4 years ago

Based on live performances:

1. Jessika
2. Maxine
3. Brooke
4. Dominic
5. Ira
6. Christabelle
7. Corazon – up to here, I would be very satisfied with the winner 🙂
8. Jasmine
9. Daniel
10. Lawrence
11. Kim
12. Franklin
13. Raquel
14. Deborah C – only bad performance

davve
davve
4 years ago

I know Maxine is popular.. but her song is not for Eurovision… perhaps at best she could place top15 in the final…. or completely fail to make it to the final.

Ira will definitely improve her stage act to Eurovision and Chameleon is really good. It sounds like the songs that Sweden has won with for a few years now. I will definitely vote for it in Stockholm

I am still quite sure Ira will win tonight.

davve
davve
4 years ago

I think Ira Losco will win it! But if she doesnt I hope Jasmine Abela with Alive wins!! Marie Picasso who won Swedish Idol in 2007 wrote that song!

Cannibal
Cannibal
4 years ago

I’m rooting for Corazon!

MGR
MGR
4 years ago

Maxine will win.

#Hypnotica
#Hypnotica
4 years ago

I hope Kingdom will win!

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

My scores/prediction after the live Semi performances :- 1st or 2nd – Ira – 7/10 – Decent tune, would have been 8/10 with better lyrics 1st or 2nd – Maxine – 8½/10 – She nailed it live, the complete package 3rd – Corazon – 6/10 – Just okay for me 4th – Christabelle – 4½/10 – Awful tune, naff dancers 5th – Brooke – 6½/10 – Nice, great vocal 6th – Jasmine – 5/10 – Average 7th – Jessika – 5/10 – Average We know what the producers want, but what will the 6 member panel decide? The public have… Read more »