Malta in Eurovision Michela Pace 2019
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Malta in Eurovision 2020 — Selection Process

Malta’s selection process for Eurovision 2020 has yet to be confirmed.

X Factor Malta

In 2019, the national broadcaster TVM used the first season of X Factor Malta to find its Eurovision act. The talent show’s winner, Michela Pace, represented the Mediterranean island in Israel. Her song “Chameleon” was internally selected.

Filming for the second season began in June. The judging panel of Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono, Ray Mercieca and Alexandra Alden remains unchanged. Host Ben Camille also returns. However, it has yet to be confirmed whether the reality show will be used to select Malta’s Eurovision 2020 representative.

Internal Selection

Amid the uncertainty surrounding X Factor Malta, some have suggested that Malta may opt for an internal selection in 2020. Brooke Borg’s name is high on the list of potential candidates. In July, Brooke attended a songwriting camp in Bulgaria. The event was organised by Symphonix International, the songwriting team behind Eurovision hits such as “If Love Was A Crime” and “Beautiful Mess”.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest

Before X Factor, the long-running Malta Eurovision Song Contest was used to select an act for Eurovision. This format typically saw a number of local artists compete with original songs. The winning act and song usually represented Malta at Eurovision. The show underwent many format changes throughout the years. Most recently, it consisted of one 16-song final. The show was retired after Eurovision 2018.

Malta in Eurovision 2020 — Results

Malta in Eurovision — Past Results

Malta has entered Eurovision 32 times since 1971. Its best result is second place. It achieved this twice. The first was in 2002 when Ira Losco performed “7th Wonder”. It finished second again in 2005 when Chiara Siracusa sang “Angel”. Chiara had previously finished third in 1998 with “The One That I Love”. Malta’s only other podium finish was in 1992 when Mary Spiteri took bronze with “Little Child”.

Malta in Eurovision 2020 — Betting Odds

The betting market for Eurovision 2020 has not yet opened.

This page was last updated on Friday 12 July 2019.

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