It’s the national final that’s undergone a revamp for its 2017 edition. Now Malta broadcaster TVM has released the full producer-determined running order of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) grand final. And it looks like 2016 runner-up Brooke has been given a prime spot performing second to last.
In late December, the first and last positions were determined by random draw. Opening the show will be Klinsmann Coleiro and his song “Laserlight”, and closing it will be #wiwijam participant Claudia Faniello who’ll perform “Breathlessly”. The rest of the rest of the running order has been determined by the show’s producers.
Former Swedish Idol winner Kevin Borg will perform fourth, and he’ll be directly followed by Jade Vella who will perform another song Kevin Borg has written.
Nearing the end of the show, Maxine Pace will perform “Bombshell” in 13th place. 2014 winner Richard Edwards will follow her with “You”. And 2016 runner-up Brooke Borg performs second to last with “Unstoppable”. Are the producers saving the best for last?
Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017 – Running order
- Klinsmann Coleiro – “Laserlight”
- Raquela Dalli Gonzi – “Ray of Light”
- Deborah C & Josef – “Tonight”
- Kevin Borg – “Follow”
- Jade Vella – “Seconds Away”
- Crosswalk – “So Simple”
- Franklin Calleja – “Follow Me”
- Rhiannion – “Fearless”
- Miriana Conte – “Don’t Look Down”
- Shauna Vassallo – “Crazy Games”
- Janice Mangion – “Kewkba”
- Cherton Caruana – “Fighting to Survive”
- Maxine Pace – “Bombshell”
- Richard Edwards – “You”
- Brooke Borg – “Unstoppable”
- Claudia Faniello – “Breathlessly”
Changes for 2017
TVM has made a number of sweeping changes to MESC. The semi-final is gone. Instead the 16 selected songs will all compete in the grand final on 18 February.
Also gone is the jury, who previously determined a whopping 83.33% of the total vote. Instead the winner of MESC will be determined 100% by televote. It’s up to the Maltese public to have their say in three weeks time.
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