Round two of Malta’s supersized Eurovision 2023 selection has come and gone. The island nation has introduced quarter-finals to Malta Eurovision Song Contest, with the second one taking place on 20 January.
Out of the 40 competing acts, 13 shared their songs during quarter-final 2, which was hosted by Ryan Borg and Josmar.
There weren’t any results. Official voting won’t open until 3 February, after all three quarter-finals are done. All the qualifiers will then be revealed at the same time ahead of the semi-final on 9 February.
But that doesn’t stop us from asking who your favourites of the night were. Head down to our poll below to let us know who stood out to you in quarter-final 2 of MESC 2023.
MESC 2023 quarter-final 2 running order
- Francesca Sciberras – “Masquerade”
- The Busker – “Dance (Our Own Party)”
- Lyndsay – “Haunted”
- Maxine Pace – “Alone”
- Marie Claire – “Thankful”
- Ian – “On My Own”
- Kirstie – “Girls Get Down”
- Dario Bezzina – “Bridle Road”
- Brooke – “Checkmate”
- Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Tears”
- Dan – “It’ll Be OK”
- Dario – “Pawn In A Game”
- MATT BLXCK – “Up”
Poll: Who had the best song in quarter-final 2 of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023?
You can vote for as many acts as you’d like. However, you’ll only be able to vote once, so choose wisely before submitting.
MESC 2023: Show details
Over three quarter-finals, 40 songs will compete in Malta’s selection for Eurovision 2023. Once the voting has taken place, 24 acts will progress to the semi-final on 9 February.
We then get a second cull of the songs, with 16 set to make it through to the grand final on 11 February. It’s here where Malta’s artist for Eurovision 2023 will be selected (though based on previous years, their song could later be changed).
The semi-final and grand final will be hosted by Glen Vella (Eurovision 2011) and Amber (Eurovision 2015).
Which songs stood out to you from quarter-final 2 of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2023? Could any of these acts go on to win the whole thing? Share your thoughts in the comments below.