The X Factor Malta is only heading into its third week, but details have now been confirmed of the show’s grand final. It’s been locked in for Saturday 26 January. As well as that, three other live shows will be held in the preceding weeks.
The shows will be held at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC). The centre has been used as the venue for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in the past two years, further cementing the role of the X Factor as Malta’s national final.
The MFCC was also the location of the X Factor‘s Six Chair Challenge, which was filmed earlier this month.
Prior to the grand final, weekly live shows will be held on Sundays, on January 6, 13 and 20. However, it’s not known what format these live shows will take and how any acts will be eliminated from each show.
In the traditional X Factor show format, one contestant is eliminated each week, making around ten live shows. However, in recent years, changes have been made in some productions.
In the last series of The X Factor Australia, only five live shows were held, with four acts eliminated in the first week. It is possible that Malta will use a similar format with just four live shows, in order to create a speedier and more economical production.
Unlike other countries’ productions of the X Factor, Malta is charging admission for audience members wishing to watch the shows. Tickets for the first three live shows are €20 each, or a package of all three shows for €50. Tickets for those three live shows are currently on sale, while tickets for the grand final are expecting to go on sale soon.
But other than the date, little is known about the X Factor Malta‘s grand final. Broadcaster TVM has not confirmed how many acts will be battling out in the grand final. We also don’t know if the finalists will perform their potential entry for Eurovision 2019, or if the winner will have a song internally selected at a later date.
Judges auditions for X Factor Malta kicked off earlier this month. Already viewers have seen successful auditions from former MESC stars Danica Muscat, Aidan Cassar, Chris Grech, Dario Mifsud Bonnici and Lyndsey Pace.
In the last week, we’ve also seen successful auditions from Chelsea Sciortino, Diana Formosa, Kayley Cuschieri, Maria Camilleri and Kurt Anthony, who represented Malta in the New Wave singing contest last year.
X Factor Malta judges’ auditions will continue tomorrow.
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