After a three-year break, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest returned and found Malta‘s act for Eurovision 2022. After a three-day process, Emma Muscat turned out victorious. She will be heading to Turin in May with his/her song “Out of Sight”.

Starting on Thursday night, the 22 competing acts each performed their entry in the epic semi-final show. After a 24-hour voting period, 16 acts were revealed as heading directly to the MESC grand final. San Marino’s Eurovision 2018 star Jessika also won the wildcard to the final with her song “Kaleidoscope”.

Tonight the 17 finalists performed their songs again and faced the vote. In the end, it was Emma Muscat who impressed both the jury and televoters, topping the vote with her song “Out of Sight”.

Aidan came a close second, being the second favourite with both the jury and televoters.

Emma Muscat won’t have far to travel to Eurovision 2022. She is currently based in Italy, having made a name on the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi and building up a pop career in Italy.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 – grand final results

MESC grand final acts

  1. Emma Muscat – “Out of Sight” (92 points)
  2. Aidan – “Ritmu” (72 points)
  3. Nicole Azzopardi – “Into the Fire” (36 points)
  4. Norbert – “How Special You Are” (34 points)
  5. Denise – “Boy” (31 points)
  6. Miriana Conte – “Look What You’ve Done Now” (28 points)
  7. Matt Blxck – “Come Around” (18 points)
  8. Nicole Hammett – “A Lover’s Heart” (16 points)
  9. Enya Magri – “Shame” (15 points)
  10. Richard Edwards – “Hey Little” (13 points)
  11. Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Serenity” (11 points)
  12. Sarah Bonnici – “Heaven” (10 points)
  13. Giada – “Revelación” (8 points)
  14. Raquel – “Over You” (8 points)
  15. Baklava feat. Nicole – “Electric Indigo” (7 points)
  16. Janice Mangion – “Army” (7 points)
  17. Jessika – “Kaleidoscope” (wildcard) (1 point)

What do you think? Are you happy that Emma Muscat will be heading to Eurovision 2022? Will her popularity in Italy give her an advantage at Eurovision? Share your thoughts below! 

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Kiwicelt
Kiwicelt
1 year ago

The most likely NUL point of the year, in the SF I mean

Nicky
Nicky
2 years ago

lovely song, and listening to other work from Emma, i am becoming quite the fan of her, she is very talented

also her piano cover of a classical piece by Chopin is very nice

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
2 years ago

Hey Wiwibloggs!!!!!! Thanks for picking my earlier comment & putting it on the Malta reaction video.. I literally died!! Apart from when I married my dreamgirl, there has been no greater day in my life. I love what you all do & I am so glad Wiwibloggs is here. Thanks guys!!

Last edited 2 years ago by Craigee_mac
Denis
Denis
2 years ago

Its nice but just that. Emma has a good voice and nice staging and she does her best. But the song is just there. Its a song perfect for car radio..
But I do think she might have a small chance

Karl
Karl
2 years ago

Interesting choice. Malta loves to throw their chances down the drain.

Noel
Noel
2 years ago

I would have loved for Raquel to sing at the eurovision song contest as she seems to be the only act try really hard to go to the eurovision song contest

Alex
Alex
2 years ago

Cmon Malta change the song and keep Emma! You’ve done it in the past with Ira Losco in 2016.

Emma is very talented but needs another song, won’t be that difficult to buy a Swedish-penned song, i know desperate but it might work!

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago
Reply to  Alex

Dude, I agree that Out of Sight is forgettable but a Swedish penned song won’t solve Malta’s problems

Angelique
Angelique
2 years ago

Still, Miriana Conte’s song (Look What You’ve Done Now) was better by far!
But…

Nadia
Nadia
2 years ago

I listened to Emma’s song 3 times in a span of 24 hours and I still don’t remember a thing about it 🙁 Ritmu however was an absolute summertime bop, not to mention the beautiful language… I’m mourning the loss. The vibe reminded me of Luca Hänni in 2019 (I mean this in the best possible way because I love it), it could have been a top 5. No wonder Malta fell down in the odds after this night

riley
riley
2 years ago

Aidan’s song was so catchy and staging was kinda cheesy but super fun. Malta how could you let this gem lose??

Meckie
Meckie
2 years ago

Italy doesn’t vote in Semi 2.

Alex
Alex
2 years ago
Reply to  Meckie

unfortunate because both San Marino and Malta are competing in sf2

Jenny
Jenny
2 years ago
Reply to  Meckie

I don’t think it would have made a big difference even if they had. Achille Lauro is actually a really big star and will almost surely get 12 pts from the Italian televote if he qualifies but almost nobody actually knows who Emma Muscat is here. Even my best friend who is obsessed with Amici di Maria de Filippi had to go look up her picture when I told her she was representing Malta because she couldn’t remember who she was.

Johnny
Johnny
2 years ago

Good singer, boring song – such a pity!

Doris
Doris
2 years ago

Wow this year is…. abysmal

So forgettable and bad news children are not allowed in the ESC scene.

Last edited 2 years ago by Doris
Meckie
Meckie
2 years ago
Reply to  Doris

Remember Lithuania 2018?

Philip Holmgren
Philip Holmgren
2 years ago

Really a reapeat of what they did 2017, when they let their one chance at trying in their own language fail, due to them probably still believing in the myth that Maltese will always give them last place. (Despite that just being bad luck 2 years in a row during the 1970s.)

I think hand on heart, Malta is probably super ashamed over the way they speak and will NEVER EVER send a song in the Maltese language.

Séamus Mór
Séamus Mór
2 years ago

If Ritmu had won last night I would have voted for it in May, I think it sounded exotic (BTW I’m not Maltese) whereas Out of Sight is instantly forgettable. We need more language diversity in ESC, it makes for a more interesting contest. Last year we had a song in Italian win, 5 years ago Portuguese. Language shouldn’t be a barrier to doing well.

Denis
Denis
2 years ago
Reply to  Séamus Mór

Difference is that Italian is a big language that most people have heard. So they can send in native language. Most other European languages are really small however and basically only heard in the country of said language. Even Luxemburg back in the day sent songs in French.

Slovene
Slovene
2 years ago

Sweden: Are you challenging me?

Ffs
Ffs
2 years ago

Boring

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
2 years ago

This song is okay, but to me it just feels a bit too vanilla. Emma is great, her voice is strong, but this song does nothing for me. It kind of feels like track 11 on an album. To me, If it came on the radio, I’d probably change the station, and if nothing better was on, I’d come back to it. I think Malta may be the shock NQ this year.

Stefan
Stefan
2 years ago
Reply to  Craigee_mac

why shock NQ?

Craigee_mac
Craigee_mac
2 years ago
Reply to  Stefan

Because the juries are in love with Malta the last few years, but this year I don’t think Malta can count on that. Btw, I loved Chameleon a few years ago, it was my #1, so I am not bashing Malta.. I just feel this year will be an NQ for them.

Last edited 2 years ago by Craigee_mac
Chupacabra
Chupacabra
2 years ago

Top-5-Material: Italy
Left-side-of-scoreboard: Lithuania, Poland (Chris-Isaak-Remake), Spain, Norway, Czechia
Right-siders: Estonia, Ireland Croatia
20-26: Malta, Latvia, Slovenia, Moldova, North-Macedonia
NQ: Bulgaria, Israel, Albania

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

Very good prediction !

UmBv
UmBv
2 years ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

Malta and North Macedonia qualifying and Albania not ?

sam
sam
2 years ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

odd prediction. i cannot possibly see croatia qualifying this year and albania is far from a locked NQ this early in the season

Last edited 2 years ago by sam
Jenny
Jenny
2 years ago
Reply to  Chupacabra

There’s no way North Macedonia is qualifying, I’m sorry

Philou
Philou
2 years ago

Heard the song yesterday and I don’t even remember it…bad sign. If I could vote, I would have voted for Aidan. No votes for Emma, sorry. Very basic & generic song, good voice though.
I wanted to dance on ”ritmu” a beautiful bop on Maltese language.
Malta, what have you done? You did the wrong choice!

Ted
Ted
2 years ago

I’m going to file this one under the Adele effect. Female Piano ballad. We could be inundated this year.

Ulla Rajala
Ulla Rajala
2 years ago

I wanted Aidan to win to get Maltese in competition. This winning song is out of mind in a second.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Well done Emma! A wonderful song from Malta! One of the best so far! ????

Philou
Philou
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

Heard the song yesterday and I don’t even remember it…bad sign. If I could vote, I would have voted for Aidan. No votes for Emma, sorry. Very basic & generic song, good voice though.
I wanted to dance on ”ritmu” a beautiful bop on Maltese language.
Malta, what have you done? You did the wrong choice!

Jamie
Jamie
2 years ago

3 seconds after listening I don’t remember the song at all. Just meh. Could be worse I guess.

Rich
Rich
2 years ago
Reply to  Jamie

You only listened 3 seconds

Rich
Rich
2 years ago
Reply to  Rich

STOP PRETENDING TO BE ME

Stef
Stef
2 years ago

This is so boring that makes the Bulgarian song sound exciting

Stef
Stef
2 years ago

Boring

Mr X
Mr X
2 years ago
Reply to  Stef

Absolutely forgettable…

Marius
Marius
2 years ago

Well, at least she’ll get claps from Italian crowd and she’ll go to the country that she knows. It really depends on how they execute the song in Eurovision, so far this is not bound to impress, it might reach the finals, but it will be forgotten among other entries, that said, good luck to her, maybe she’ll use her vocals and lyricism to make it slightly more memorable. I haven’t watched a full show so I can’t compare it to what alternatives there are, but definitely, it’s low-key, but I wouldn’t write it off completely.

Im so fab
Im so fab
2 years ago

Still better than the netta-replica.

Addie
Addie
2 years ago

I liked Out of Sight from the first, so I’m quite happy with the result. I would have been fine with Aidan as well. But poor Jessika, her song was cute and light-hearted. I kinda liked Electric Indigo, but it was so cringeworthy, sorry.

fan
fan
2 years ago

I am finding it very difficult to find anything nice at all about this song. It is just so forgettable.

Darren
Darren
2 years ago

Malta going for a more low-key entry this year after the controversy last year regarding how much public money they where spending inflating the odds and buying off you tubers and social media influencers.

Apollo
Apollo
2 years ago
Reply to  Darren

The same will happen this year! However, this time Malta’s broadcaster won’t pay. Warner Music Italia will pay instead since Emma is signed to them.

AllThingsNordic.eu
2 years ago

A very decent song, rather old fashioned, but she nails it. Well done, Malta! Sure qualifier! PS: the thing with the girl is touching and shall give extra points

Angelina
Angelina
2 years ago

Another loss for Malta. Eurovision is all about stage presence and performances, sadly this lacks everything to be remembered.

Elle
Elle
2 years ago

People voted Emma Muscat because of her name and not the song itself. Enjoy NQ, Malta.

Nils
Nils
2 years ago

Her vocals are brilliant, but her song isn’t memorable at all. If this qualifies, it will only be for her singing abilities.

Fact
Fact
2 years ago

Every country except Slovenia made their best choice. Well done!

fionn
fionn
2 years ago
Reply to  Fact

slovenia actually made their best choice you’ll see in may

Addie
Addie
2 years ago
Reply to  fionn

Yeah, on contrary to lots of people, I actually like Slovenia’s entry. Maybe it’s a bit dated, but I enjoy it.

UmBv
UmBv
2 years ago
Reply to  fionn

Slovenia made a good choice, but definitely not the best

Philip Holmgren
Philip Holmgren
2 years ago
Reply to  Fact

More like all countries except Malta did their job right.

Really a reapeat of what they did 2017, when they let their one chance at trying in their own language fail, due to them probably still believing in the myth that Maltese will always give them last place.

Steve Zammit Gill
Steve Zammit Gill
2 years ago

The best singer won on the night but Malta won’t get through to the final in Turin. Very poor year Malta.

Rob
Rob
2 years ago

a definite non-qualifier. should have stuck to their Maltese song

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 years ago

What a shocker !!! Anyway i have my doubts about her chances !

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago

I can’t say I’m disappointed despite the jury vote being quite fishy (I’m gutted for Aidan, hoping he tries again soon), Emma did deliver and owned the stage like a pro.
Now, I just hope Malta (or her team) gets her a better song or revamps Out of Sight at the very least.
I mean, her entry isn’t bad and she actually brought it to life at the stage, but her SF is full of ballads and songs in English, so it could get lost among the crowd if nothing’s done about it.

Last edited 2 years ago by ete sech
Steve Zammit Gill
Steve Zammit Gill
2 years ago
Reply to  ete sech

Don’t start with the “change the song” rubbish again. The Maltese people were robbed, literally, before by Ira Losco when she changed her song which was voted for by the Maltese public. Each vote cost’s money so yes it was robbery. So don’t start suggesting this rubbish again. Out of sight was paid for so that’s the song that should represent Malta.

Noel
Noel
2 years ago
Reply to  ete sech

It was never like that! Amber’s song was just revamped and never changed. Only Ira Losco’s song was changed

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago
Reply to  ete sech

Thank you Robin for the feedback, I’m still new to the Eurovision bubble and I didn’t have most of the context you kindly mentioned 🙂
Anyways, I hope Emma the best, she’s a terrific singer uwu

Eurofan
Eurofan
2 years ago

Come on now, only half the songs have been chosen.
All the weak entries, like in every year will be weeded out in the semi-finals. the final itself can still be strong……just keep the faith !!

Garbo
Garbo
2 years ago

Aidan was robbed

Alo
Alo
2 years ago

I think it was the most logical pick. She is a great performer. But yeah the song need maybe some oomph to stand out more.

Thanos
Thanos
2 years ago

She has a good presence and voice but the song does nothing for me. I lose interest somewhere in the middle of it. She deserved a less mediocre entry. For now this is very borderline.

Cal
Cal
2 years ago

What a relief Aidan didn’t win. Running joke in Malta be copies all his songs from other people is embarrassing. The fact that people were rooting for someone who can’t sing live and has not an once of creativity where he lifts the song from other people I cannot understand. Well done Emma.

Isabella
Isabella
2 years ago

Aidan was so much better. bummer

James
James
2 years ago

I’m saddened to see Aidan not making it but I can’t be too mad. Emma really delivered vocally and basically carried what is otherwise a very safe pop song and made it sound like a Billboard gold hit.

Tedd
Tedd
2 years ago

With all respects paid – this year is looking extremely weak. Besides, i don’t know, perhaps Albania and Norway nothing stands out. Maybe I’d put Poland there as well.

James
James
2 years ago
Reply to  Tedd

Too soon to say this year is “weak”. Like every year, a lot of fans keep calling an ongoing Eurovision season so perhaps, we could just wait until May to know if it’s indeed a weak year?

ete sech
ete sech
2 years ago
Reply to  Tedd

Norway does stand out, but in a very cringe way

Elle
Elle
2 years ago
Reply to  Tedd

You guys say that every year

Elle
Elle
2 years ago
Reply to  Tedd

You guys say that every year

Pearli
Pearli
2 years ago

I don’t know. I can already forsee semi 2 will be filled with ballads and this is not among the strong ones. Don’t know if it’s the right choice.

RxLou
RxLou
2 years ago

Wow, now that’s a wack choice at it’s finest.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
2 years ago

Thiiis tii-iime; I;ll… fiiind; a place i’d ra-ther be. You’ll no lonn-ger see me hiding aaahhh-waayyy; iiin the niiight…
[Yeah okay, you win.]

Sale
Sale
2 years ago

Can they give her a new song

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
2 years ago
Reply to  Sale

Yes. They did for Ira Losco.

Eurofan
Eurofan
2 years ago
Reply to  Sale

Surely that cannot be right. The song and artist was chosen, not just the singer. Of course the song can be modified but the essence of the song must remain. If not, then why don’t countries just pick an artist and announce the song much later ???

Steve Zammit Gill
Steve Zammit Gill
2 years ago
Reply to  Eurofan

Totally agree with you Eurofan. Don’t steal the Maltese people’s money again like they did with Ira Losco.