Malta, we have missed you. After a three-year absence, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is back, where 22 acts to compete to represent Malta at Eurovision 2022. And with it comes the iconic lyric videos.

We’ve taken a look through and found our favourite lines from the class of ’22. Ahead of the national final beginning on 17 February, we celebrate some of the most memorable lyrics from Malta.

1. Denise – “Martini vibes at the party”

Just to be clear, there are no actual martinis at the party, just martini vibes. If you want a drink, we have Sprite.

2. Richard Edwards – “It’s ok if your a little strange”

Sure, some people might consider writing “your” instead of “you’re” to be a little strange. But like, who’s to say what is “correct spelling”? If people think that’s strange, like, that’s on them. Be true to you’reself.

3. Jessica Grech – “To get to you I’d learn to fly a plane”

We’re curious. Just what is the scenario where Jess would spend a year learning to fly and get a pilot’s licence just to visit her boo? Even if her crush doesn’t live somewhere served by commercial air routes, surely it would be a lot easier and cheaper for Jess to just charter a private flight? Or… is she on some sort of no-fly list?

4. Sarah Bonnici – “I will do you”

Ok, ma’am, we appreciate your enthusiasm but we feel like you should focus on your national final performance. Then we can talk.

5. Giada – “Is this our destiny?”

Back in May, Maltese viewers expressed shock as the grand final televote results came in.

6. Matt Blxck – “It’s 60 degrees”

For decades, the hottest recorded air temperature was measured in El Azizia, Libya in 1922, maxing out at 58ºC. But that record has just been smashed! Malta is now the hottest place on earth, with Matt Blxck’s bedroom climbing to 60ºC. Someone open a window!

7. Sarah Bonnici – “You put me up to 100 degrees”

Breaking news! There is a new contender for the hottest place on earth, also in Malta. Sara Bonnici claims to have felt temperatures of a whopping 100 degrees. Her tea is boiling, her chocolate is melting, her eggs are frying. Matt Blxck has been approached for comment.

8. Enya Magri – “Spiritual fires blazing ye”

Kanye West recently legally changed his name to Ye, but it’s taking a while for people to get used to it. Enya has proven herself an early adopter, paying tribute to the artistic genius.

9. Matt Blxck – “M-A-T-T B-L-X-C-K”

If you heard someone say “IT’S MATT BLACK, HA HA HAAAA!”, I bet you’d think he spells his name “Matt Black”. Well, you would be WRONG and BORING. It’s actually with an X, which signifies the unknown and/or that user name was available on social media. 

What are your favourite lyrics from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022? Share your highlights in the comments section below!

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Joseph Shaulov
Joseph Shaulov
4 months ago

Not you forgetting “You’re a piece of chocolate melting on my skin”

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

This is why I missed MESC. Even considering songs that enter Romanian, Moldovan, and Lithuanian pre-selections, there is a specific flair of *memorable lyrics* from Malta. A delightful combination of being typical for its genre, and having a unique sort of fun factor (see, I’m keeping it positive and sunny!) More of the most memorable ones: Keep me in your shirne of thoughts (Electric Indigo) I want you name boy, written on my heart (Boy) Isn’t it bueno, the way you’re putting my mood on (Revelacion) You are my aphrodisiac, you keep me spinning like a maniac (Aphrodisiac) We came… Read more »

Fabio
Fabio
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Here it is Jessica spinning like a maniac: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxEaEa-5ahI

Maltese_falcon
Maltese_falcon
4 months ago
Reply to  Colin

I can add another one from a Maltese song. In Aidan’s ritmu Ritmu there’s this poetic stanza: “B’?arsa biss mhux ser tixtrini, naf li imbag?ad ser tpattili, fuq Insta tid?ol diretta, Tequila La la la, Dan mhux simili Gucci, nin?el ftit, nirba? u ngawdik” which roughly translates to: “With one look you won’t have me, but then you’ll pay me back, you go directly on Insta (Instagram), Tequila La la la, This is not similar Gucci (??), I go down, I win and enjoy you”. Honestly in Maltese it makes just as much sense as it does in English –>… Read more »

ArvinRoido Atienza
ArvinRoido Atienza
4 months ago

Annd dont forget Electric Indigo’s “We’re rolling like thunder on the bright side of high”

Maltese_falcon
Maltese_falcon
4 months ago

I knew someone had to say something about the hideous level of lyrics in our selection ;). To think that English is an official language of the country and Malta is one of the few places in Europe where it’s guaranteed you can have a decent conversation in English with anyone you meet, yet when it comes to songwriting it seems that we forget it all. I’m honestly embarrassed.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
4 months ago
Reply to  Maltese_falcon

Yeah, Malta should have no excuse For writing terrible English lyrics because English is one of their official languages, yet here we are.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago

Oh, Malta. Anyway, the lyrics about degrees just strike me as funny because I’m in America where we use Fahrenheit so 60 degrees is just kinda mildly warm (although it would be alarming in January – not that that’s been an issue for now in freezing New York City) while 100 degrees is just a particularly hot day in summer.

Joe
Joe
4 months ago
Reply to  Joe

So it’s either not actually that hot or hotter than the hottest day ever recorded on earth. Our man deals in extremes lol

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago

LOL! Another round, pretty please!

Ukraine stan
Ukraine stan
4 months ago

This is great! More of this please
Graham norton is taking plenty of notes right now I bet

Last edited 4 months ago by Ukraine stan
DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

This is genius omg!

Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

i can always count on robyn for these humorous articles that always crack me up hahaha ! someone should go through 00s national finals and collect the funniest lyrics from that era !

Euro
4 months ago

Emma or aiden for malta

Others no

And im maltese

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

This is all in good fun. We love Malta, really. Thanks to Robyn, for keeping this post nice and light-hearted. 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

Thank you Robyn!

MATT BLXCK
MATT BLXCK
4 months ago
Reply to  Purple Mask

We approve this message ???

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ete sech
ete sech
4 months ago

All of these songs still have better lyrics than Rosalia’s “Hentai,” though :p

Turin
Turin
4 months ago

Watching these was a bit awkward, maybe just lyrics would have been enough without the artist in the background?

Also the semifinal seems dumb, since only six acts will be eliminated.

Addie
Addie
4 months ago

Hilarious! The one that I found ridiculous was, “We’re one magic number in the equation of love” Not just this, literally all the songs I heard have had some pretty weird lyrics. But I didn’t know that this was expected, I mean I didn’t know that MESC is generally full of funny lyrics ( It’s my first time following Eurovision national finals)

Danny
Danny
4 months ago
Reply to  Addie

It has been a recurring issue in the previous MESCs as well. Yet there’s still a fair share of people who constantly call on this “selection” to return instead of continuing X Factor/internal selections because they’ve no clue on how outdated our local music industry is…

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
4 months ago

Honestly, you could be making parts 2, 3 and 4 to this article. There’s a lot to cover. :3

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

Imagine poor Jessica getting to her loved one after years and years of flight instruction and then years saving to buy a plane (or at least coming up with an elaborate plan to hijack one) just to find out they already built a family with another person. Heartbreaking.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Thank you for your idea for a music video story. If Jessica Grech wins MESC, I hope we can get to see it. 🙂

fionn
fionn
4 months ago

this is the funniest thing i’ve read in a long time!

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

It is as if the songwriters of these songs used a random word generator to write it.

Lise Mortier
Lise Mortier
4 months ago

Hahah, great post!

Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago

Baklava is great, it’s just like a long line of meaningless words:
“We’re rolling like thunder on the bright side of high”
“We’re one magic number in the equation of love”

There are so many fantastic examples in Malta’s selection. I absolutely adore creative writing by thesaurus, it is one of my favourite Eurovision pursuits!

Last edited 4 months ago by Kosey
Kosey
Kosey
4 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Another thing I enjoy about this selection is the slightly off similes and metaphors: 1. I am worried that Emma Muscat might actually be swimming in the middle of the ocean – quick, someone call the coastguard! 2. Jessica is “spinning like a maniac” which makes me worried that she might have some bigger problems to deal with 3. Jessika is “hitting, running and colliding” which makes me wonder why she felt the hitting was not enough that she felt the need to collide as well? 4. Mark Anthony’s eyes are blinking at 4am and he doesn’t know how, and… Read more »