Malta’s search for their Eurovision 2024 act is gaining pace. Broadcaster PBS has now revealed the 36 semi-finalists who will compete in Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024, along with their song titles.

There are some familiar names among the line up, including past Eurovision and Junior Eurovision performers. Moira Stafrace appeared at the contest in 1994 as part of the duo Chris & Moira. Fans will know Eliana Gomez Blanco as Malta’s entrant for Junior Eurovision 2019, and she also competed in MESC 2023.

Note, the Kurt Calleja listed amongst the participants is not the same Kurt Calleja who represented Malta at Eurovision 2012.

MESC 2023 runner-up Ryan Hili is also back for another go, hoping to go one step further and secure the trophy.

 
 
 
 
 
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Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024 semi-finalists

  • Kyle George – “Arrows”
  • Matt Blxck – “Banana”
  • Dan – “Baraxx”
  • Christian Arding – “Bellus”
  • Miguel Bonello – “Better Off Alone”
  • Dominic Cini – “Bewsa”
  • Thea Aquilina – “Blood Stream”
  • Karin Duff – “Breaking Bad”
  • Lisa Gauci – “Breath”
  • Oxygyn – “Cloudmaker”
  • Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Condition Or Friction”
  • Sopranique – “Empire”
  • Marie Claire – “Fading”
  • Moira Stafrace – “Feather Flight”
  • Lyndsay Pace – “Fire Proof”
  • Cosette Baldacchino – “Free Fall”
  • Nathan – “Ghost”
  • Mark Portelli – “Just Be”
  • Ryan Hili – “Karma”
  • Michaela Galea – “Let’s Talk About Love”
  • Sarah Bonnici – “Loop”
  • Janvil – “Man”
  • Denise Mercieca – “Mara”
  • Martina Cutajar – “Miles Away”
  • Kurt Calleja – “Misunderstood”
  • Maria Chrsitina – “Moving On”
  • Stefan Galea – “Numb”
  • Franklin Calleja – “Puppet”
  • Erba’ – “Sirena”
  • Jessica Micallef – “Taghna Tnejn”
  • Haley Azzopardi – “Tell Me That It’s Over”
  • Eliana Gomez Blanco – “There’s Only Flowers”
  • Greta Tude – “Topic (Bla Bla)”
  • Miriana Conte – “Venom”
  • Desirei Grech – “Watch Me”
  • Gail Attard – “Wild Card”

We don’t have long to wait before we’ll be able to hear their songs. The semi-finals will be taking place over four weeks this autumn, with nine acts singing each week.

A lucky 12 of the singers will make it through to the grand final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which is set for January 2024. At the live show itself, the acts will be able to sit back, relax and nervously wait for the jury and public to make their decision. All their work will instead come in the weeks beforehand.

Ahead of the grand final, each finalist is required to film an artistic music video, which PBS will contribute €5,000 towards. Additionally, they will each record a live-on-tape performance on a specially dedicated stage — each act will have 60 minutes to record three takes, one of which will be selected.

During the grand final, both the music videos and live-on-tape performances will be broadcast. Thus, viewers will watch all 12 songs twice. Based on these, the jury and public will vote for their favourite, determining the winner of MESC and the act who will represent Malta at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö.

What do you think of the line up? Which semi-finalists are you rooting for in Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024? Let us know in the comments below.

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Nuria
Nuria
4 months ago

I am excited about Oxygyn, Nathan and Ryan, Stefan was also amazing last year but I hope he will have a better song this year so far these titles seem promising.

Noam600
Noam600
4 months ago

BTW Israel is now 1st in the odds to win Eurovision 2024… and I’m Ok with that… 1400 Israeli killed in 1 day.. WTF! Sad..very sad!

Shush
Shush
4 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

You don’t honestly think Israel is innocent right

Bejba
Bejba
4 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

They Should Be Banned From Precitiping Permenently . Israel Gowerment Is Murderers And Harrass And Lie About These Numbers . What About Thousands Of Muslims Who Israel Kicked From There Homes And Mowed In So Many Jewish Amerikkkans To Israel Or The Others Especialy Kids Who Wakes Up By A Israel AirStrike ? Is Israel Wins The ESC I Will Never Watch This Propaganda Crap Again

Shush
Shush
4 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

on the same boat. If israel wins i’m done with this show

"Music first"
"Music first"
4 months ago
Reply to  Noam600

Stop mixing music with politics…..it is just ridiculous. You only come across as dull and pretensious

Amber
Amber
4 months ago

I am honestly excited for this year. It seems like it’s going to be an interesting year at least for them based on the song titles. Hope they will have a few gems in the selection like last time. I am so excited about the entries, particularly Nathan. He was my close second last year and Creeping Walls was just the perfect James Bond-esque ballad that was just captivating. I hope he’ll serve a similar entry this year that is just as high-quality. He has such an amazing voice and is so confident, especially considering how young he is. I… Read more »

DutchTurkk
DutchTurkk
4 months ago

I hope Miriana’s song will be good. I really liked her last entry and think it deserved better. Rooting for her!

Roro31
Roro31
4 months ago

I love it Miriana Conte also, beautiful voice and songs !

Roro31
Roro31
4 months ago

I’m so exciting about Oxygyn ! And also Ryan Hili, Cosette Baldacchino, Denise Mercieca, Matt Black & Lisa Gauci !

And maybe, a new name with a very good song ? SO exciting Malta !!! <3

clothespin
clothespin
4 months ago

The songs I’m most excited for are: Matt Blxck – “Banana” (this is a slightly scary title) Oxygyn – “Cloudmaker” (she has a nice voice) Nathan – “Ghost” (he could make the final last year AND he’s super young, so he has good potential) Ryan Hili – “Karma” (good vocals) Denise Mercieca – “Mara” (first she had ‘Boy’ and now it’s ‘Mara’ or in English, ‘Female’. I think instead of competing this is Aidan’s newest project.) Kurt Calleja – “Misunderstood” (if this is him) Haley Azzopardi – “Tell Me That It’s Over” (she was robbed last year) Eliana Gomez Blanco… Read more »

clothespin
clothespin
4 months ago
Reply to  clothespin

if this is him as in, if this is THE Kurt Calleja

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
4 months ago

“The semi-finals will be taking place over four weeks this autumn, with nine acts singing each week.” When??

I’m most curious about the talent and “talent” behind the songwriting. MESC 2023 had a few real gems and I cannot expect any less from 2024. Go Malta!!

Yup
Yup
4 months ago

Nice to see this starting so soon, so less massive national selection season around February to March, of course I don’t follow every country’s selections, but it would be nice to get to listen songs in offer. Good luck!

Dominic
Dominic
4 months ago
Reply to  Yup

Yes, this is a great news! Can’t wait hear the Maltese entries! I hope for a fun and creative MESC!

Dominic
Dominic
4 months ago

Aidan, Brooke, and Jessika took a pause, and that’s okay. In this line-up we have enough talent to have a good show. Eliana Gomez Blanco, Ryan Hili, Moira Stafrace, Nathan Psaila, Daniel Caruana, Miriana Conte, and Matt Blxck being just some of the faces I am glad to see returning. But again, as per usual, my expectations for most of the songs aren’t sky high. I expect a lot of clumsy phrasing in English. But I hope that at least some of them defy the expectations and are actually great. Malta had a good song last year, and the last… Read more »

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago

you guys watch out for cosette baldacchino. a legend in the making right there. i’m so happy she decided to participate, and if ylva & linda really wrote her song, then she has an easy win in her bag!

RAFAL
RAFAL
4 months ago

but Ylva and Linda songs are usually cringe as hell

Dominic
Dominic
4 months ago
Reply to  RAFAL

They are a mixed bag for me. Their formula is certainly very “Eurovisiony” and often old-school, but when one of their better compositions matches with a great performer, the result can be really good. Aldo Blaga with Embers (Romania 2022), Monika Ulrik with Momentum (Poland 2018) and Donata with Dreamer (Lithuania 2023) are the best examples. Of course, while I quite like these songs, I’m not saying they’d score a top ten in modern days. But qualifying is a main objective for Malta now, and a good tier Linda and Ylva song could do that. The issue is that their… Read more »

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
4 months ago

No more of this swedish crap, please !

Charlotte Cowan
Charlotte Cowan
4 months ago
Reply to  Antananarivo

Guess who wrote favorite Ryan Hili’s song? That’s right: Linnea Deb!

Shush
Shush
4 months ago

spoke to Eliana back in 2019 before Junior Eurovision and she is honestly the nicest! Always rooting for her

Magpie
Magpie
4 months ago

If it’s anything like the selection last year, I’m not going to be happy.

XOOOD
XOOOD
4 months ago
Reply to  Magpie

I’m not sure, but I read somewhere that they won’t perform live and use music videos instead just like Estonia’s pre-qualifications rounds.

Ashley
Ashley
4 months ago

I only hope that Malta tried to even looks like they want to win, isn’t shade, but after Destiny they doesn’t…tried? or something, let’s hope that this songs are good

XOOOD
XOOOD
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashley

Well about the songs they’re mostly recycled and the last 3 editions is a proof of it.

Bejba
Bejba
4 months ago

I Will Thank Almighty God And Jesus That Aiden Isnt Preticipating Because He Would Claim He Is Rightfull Winner Even If He Got Last Place . His Drama Is Childish . Only Crybabies Who Also Like Jann Suport Aiden

Joey
Joey
4 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Can you please like shut up for once? Why are you b*tching about at least one artist under every article? You don’t have to like an artist, but you also don’t have to be this attention seeker. It’s really damn annoying.
Also “bejba” is so last season. We moved on and you should too.

Bejba
Bejba
4 months ago
Reply to  Joey

Give Me All The Atencion

XOOOD
XOOOD
4 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

I forgive you for your useless ranting, but I wont let you go away with using random upper case letters with every word.
If anything I think you just choose whatever word came up from the “bar” over the keyboard on your phone.

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
4 months ago

Aidan said ‘Nope! Not gonna get cancelled for the third time in a row’ and he was never seen again!

Polegend Godnova
4 months ago

more like TVM said nope to him

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

He’s in witness protection.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
4 months ago

He’s had a fantastic song in 2022 and a very good one in 2023. I’ll miss him this time round.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

I’m most excited for Moira. 30 years after she represented Malta in Dublin. 31 years after she was a backing vocalist in Millstreet. I’ll especially appreciate her appearance as she was one of the few Maltese entrants to miss out on the all-star reunion show featured as an interval in 2022. Chris was seriously ill at the time, so they sent a video message instead.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Straface is her surname, not “Starface” as it says in the above list, though of course that works too.

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Stafrace, oops

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I expect she will get a lot of sympathy votes. Debbie Scerri (1997) was also a backing vocalist in Millstreet and Chris RIP was the “guitarist”.

Yoeman Cassar
Yoeman Cassar
4 months ago

Kurt Callejja is not the one of This is the Night. He’s another singer with the same name!

Zanoni
Zanoni
4 months ago
Reply to  Yoeman Cassar

It seems like there are like 10 Maltese surnames, maximum. It was bound to happen.

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Bjorn Borg must know how that feels

Yuarith
Yuarith
4 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Muscat, Mifsud, Borg, Calleja, Pace, Schembri, which else?

Zanoni
Zanoni
4 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

We’ve got a Micallef, a Galea, and an Attard in this selection.

Yuarith
Yuarith
4 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Oh, there’s also Cassar and Azzopardi too!

Jofty
Jofty
4 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

Spiteri

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 months ago
Reply to  Yoeman Cassar

it is him though, This Is the Night was in my top 3 back in 2012 alongside Cyprus and Serbia

he recently won Muzika Muzika, popular maltese festival, with ”Bla Tarf” in 2022

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

#JusticeForAidan

Bejba
Bejba
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Emma Muskat And Busker Truely Saved Us

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
4 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

and Rich Queen Emma keeps on slaying as we speak, supporting act for Maluma, supporting act for Christina Aguilera at Valletta Europride, having THE summer bop of the year with Benny Benassi (well 2nd mega summer bop next to Bejba of course)

wish Emma would also collab a fab acoustic ballad masterpiece with Greek’s wonderkid Victor Vernicos, they have seriously a lot in common too (musically too as Victor also can play the piano)

Yuarith
Yuarith
4 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous91

Omg r u 4 real!? XDD

Bejba
Bejba
4 months ago
Reply to  Yuarith

XDDD Go Back To Reddit