Malta Eurovision Song Contest MESC 2022
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Malta Eurovision Song Contest is so close we can almost taste it. MESC 2022 will kick off on Thursday evening and rehearsals for the 22 competing acts are well underway.

Ahead of the show, Maltese broadcaster PBS has uploaded short clips from all the rehearsals.

These give us our first glimpse into what all 22 acts will be bringing when they hit the MESC 2022 stage.

Take a look at them below to find out who’s pulling out all the stops for their performance.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022: Rehearsal clips

Aidan – “Ritmu”

Baklava ft. Nicole – “Electric Indigo”

Denise – “Boy”

Derrick – “II”

Emma Muscat – “Out of Sight”

Enya Magri – “Shame”

Francesca – “Rise”

Giada – “Revelación”

Janice Mangion – “Army”

Jessica Grech – “Aphrodisiac”

Jessika – “Kaleidoscope”

Malcolm Pisani – “We Came for Love”

Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Serenity”

Matt BLXCK – “Come Around”

Miriana Conte – “Look What You’ve Done Now”

Nicole Azzopardi – “Into the Fire”

Nicole Hammett – “A Lover’s Heart”

Norbert – “How Special You Are”

Rachell Lowell – “White Doves”

Raquel – “Over You”

Richard Edwards – “Hey Little”

Sarah Bonnichi – “Heaven”

MESC 2022: Show details

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will take place between 17 and 19 February. The shows have been given the slogan What a feeling.

The 22 acts will compete in the semi-final, with the jury and public televote choosing 16 of them to qualify for the grand final. During the grand final on Saturday 19 February, one act will emerge victorious and go on to represent Malta at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.

The show on 18 February has been designated a separate “special night”.

MESC returns after a three-year break in which Maltese broadcaster PBS used the X Factor Malta and internal selection to choose its act for Eurovision.

What do you make of the rehearsal clips from MESC 2022? Which act is standing out the most to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
5 months ago

About Emma Muscat: Standing up during a piano act is so dumb. With the piano you tell the story that you are writing an emotional song about anything what happened in your live. Would you stand up when you were writing a song? No, you wouldn’t. Standing up during a piano performance ruins the message and makes the song feel fake. Emma Muscat would surely make Malta not qualify in Eurovision, I hope she won’t win. About Aidan: Ritmu is a good dance song, but I don’t understand the cowboy theme of the performance. For those who know, has the… Read more »

Lucy
Lucy
5 months ago

Ritmu please and if it wins PLEASE keep it in Maltese. It sounds SO beautiful in the Maltese language, I think it could be cringe in English but the Maltese lyrics gives it such a sexy quality.

Paul
Paul
5 months ago

It looks like they’ve really put a lot of effort into the show! Much more than someone dancing in their pyjamas in front of a big TV

shira
shira
5 months ago

Ritmu, Look what you’ve done, and Into the Fire look like they’re going to go Off live. Keen to see them in full.

Josh
Josh
5 months ago

I feel like I’m the only one who loves Denise – Boy

JFR
JFR
5 months ago
Reply to  Josh

Definitely underrated. And her vocal sounded great. Would not be mad if it won.

John the Go
5 months ago
Reply to  Josh

You’re not! Love that song.

Mark
Mark
5 months ago

Nicole’s “Into the fire” is such an updated version of Adelen’s “Bombo” 😀 Has anyone noticed it? 😀

Karl
Karl
5 months ago

Ritmu for the win

Stephanie
Stephanie
5 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Just a small question. Don’t you think it’s a bit too much Luca Hanni?

Jofty
Jofty
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Hell yes – who was a bit too much Eleni Foureira. He got away with it for being hot, male and young..

shira
shira
5 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Yeah. it does sound like she got me. That’s probably why I like it.

Niklas
5 months ago

Still hoping that europop with nicole comes back to eurovision

ESC Stan
ESC Stan
5 months ago

Words I never thought I would hear myself say: bring Enya to Eurovision.

Aria
Aria
5 months ago

Dont get the love for Emma. The song goes nowhere.

RxLou
RxLou
5 months ago
Reply to  Aria

Neither do I honestly, but she seems to be a “name” in Malta, having over 400K followers so I guess, they just expect a lot from her.

Aria
Aria
5 months ago

Janice for me. None of these songs will go far tbh

Jake
Jake
5 months ago

Is Aidan gonna have a cowboy-off with Stefan in semi 2?

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

I think you mean a stand-off.

RxLou
RxLou
5 months ago
Reply to  Jake

If yes, I’m absolutely rooting for it 😀 I love me some cowboys in Eurovision.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
5 months ago
Reply to  RxLou

Yee haw! (Sorry, couldn’t resist. I’m American)

Jacob
Jacob
5 months ago

I hope Emma Muscat wins. She’s sooo good. But I really enjoy Miriana Conte’s song as well.

Jacob
Jacob
5 months ago
Reply to  Jacob

What with downvotes? You can’t have your own opinion here?

Yoo
Yoo
5 months ago

If Ritmu is on english, that would be just another plastic song.
But becouse it’s not, song is catchy and interesanting.
I don’t heard anything else, but please Malta, something that is not in english.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
5 months ago
Reply to  Yoo

If Ritmu wins I hope someone doesn’t have the bright idea to translate it into English for ESC in May. I agree the fact that it’s in Maltese makes it more exotic.

Teeks
Teeks
5 months ago
Reply to  Séamus Mór

I wouldn’t be mad if he did it in Spanish or more likely Italian as Ritmo 🙂

baili Atha gloo
baili Atha gloo
5 months ago

I want Aidan to win and electric indigo is stupid

Angelique
Angelique
5 months ago

I really like Miriana’s song, “Look What You’ve Done Now”.It’s the only song which has potential for the final. Also, Miriana is super cool and very charismatic

Last edited 5 months ago by Angelique
impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
5 months ago

It doesn´t seem like Malta will do particularly well this year, but the competition is clearly between Aidan and Emma.

beccaboo1212
5 months ago

Yo never know.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
5 months ago

emma is backed by universal music italy which will cover most costs, so i think it’s in tvm’s interest to make her win and save some coins after last year’s million-euro fiasco. aidan can go back to his insurance company job and come back when tvm has more resources.

Chris Malta
Chris Malta
5 months ago

Who told you Aidan works for an insurance company? Check your facts before being so venomous in your comment. You just hate Malta and that s it.

ete sech
ete sech
5 months ago

I heard that the winning song might be revamped, but I agree with you atm