Malta Eurovision Song Contest returned with a bang on Thursday night. Now all eyes turn to the grand final on Saturday, where Malta will choose their representative for Eurovision 2022.
Following the semi-final, 16 acts remain in the competition. All of them are hoping to walk away with the MESC 2022 trophy and the ticket to Turin.
Before Malta makes its decision, we want to hear from you. Who do you want to win Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
You can watch the performances of all 16 acts below. Then head down to vote in our poll and let us know who you’re routing for.
Note: A wildcard vote is being done for the six non-qualifiers, with the winner earning the 17th spot in the grand final. For time’s sake, since the grand final is imminent, we’re doing the poll ahead of this with just the 16 confirmed finalists.
Scroll down to vote in our poll
MESC 2022 Finalists
Click on the song titles to watch the semi-final performances.
- Aidan – “Ritmu”
- Baklava feat. Nicole – “Electric Indigo”
- Denise – “Boy”
- Emma Muscat – “Out of Sight”
- Enya Magri – “Shame”
- Giada – “Revelación”
- Janice Mangion – “Army”
- 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”
- Raquel – “Over You”
- Richard Edwards – “Hey Little”
- Sarah Bonnici – “Heaven”
Poll: Who should win the grand final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022?
You can vote for as many of the MESC 2022 grand finalists as you wish to. But remember you can only vote once!
MESC 2022: Show details
The grand final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 takes place on Saturday 19 February. Here, one act will emerge victorious and go on to represent Malta at Eurovision 2022 in Turin.
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. The shows have been given the slogan What a feeling.
Who did you vote for? Who should win the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 grand final and perform at Eurovision in May? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
My top 3 are: Into the Fire (Nicole Azzopardi) Ritmu (Aidan Cessar) Out of Sight (Emma Muscat) I’d be happy if any of the three won, but I feel like “Into the Fire” really brings the party to Turin! It brings me back to the good times of fast dance songs, so it’s retro rather than outdated. “Ritmu” is great too, its main quality is that it is in Maltese, so that’s why it’s a pretty good option. However, it might have trouble competing with another cowboy-themed song, Estonia’s “Hope” by Stefan. For “Out of Sight,” the performance is fabulous,… Read more »
Too much finalists for such a low quality… Better quality than quantity. I’m surprised Aidan tried to use some lightings effects used in “Slo Mo”, with zero success though. “Ritmu” is still probably the best possible choice here alongside “Out of Sight”. But how delusional one has to be to call it a Eurovision winner (as seen in Youtube comments…).
Actually, “Out of Sight” is the probably the only one that isn’t pretentious, dated, cheesy, or just awful live. It would be the best pack.
You should include Kaleidoscope by Jessika
Cowboy dude needs to win
Emma Muscat is the winner she’s got it all. She’s simply the best and she deserves to win!!
Breaking news! !
Russia refused DT and Kirkorov first time ever. They will have a big name with his/her own song or national selection again. Lets wait for official news and big surprises!
Jessika has won the wildcard
Ritmu for me but Aidan has to ameliorate his singing and his stage presence if he goes in Eurovision. Good song, good potential, the only good option for me. Emma is great and is beautiful and she sells the song very well, but the song is the problem for me, it is not enough strong.
Aidan – the song is really nothing special but singing in maltese elevates it.
I’ll be rooting for Nicole Azzopardi. The only change I would make is that she needs more fire, there can’t be enough fire when the song crescendos at the end. She is a great performer and I love the presentation. I’ll not be downhearted if she doesn’t make it as there are lots of great contenders for the win.
Also, massive shout out to Malta. One of the smaller countries in Europe and they have put on an excellent show in support of Eurovision. Great stuff!
I love Nicole Azzopardi! Her song reminds me of the good times! Her song is not outdated, I think it’s retro!
I’m rooting for Aidan “Ritmu” but watching that performance giving me a doubt. The voice is almost perfect but I feel a lack of stage presence in him ( a connection of the singer to the song and to the audience) and he’s not good on dancing ( such a shame for a song which is rhythmic).
The only good song is Ritmu, but Aidan should improve his singing…
Emma is my winner however I would not be upset if Nicole A or Aidan won