Malta Eurovision Song Contest MESC 2022
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Malta continues the hunt for its Eurovision 2024 representative. The country is the first to begin its selection for Malmö, with semi-final 2 of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024 taking place on Friday evening.

Out of the 36 competing acts, nine shared their songs during semi-final 2. This took place within Maltese TV show XOW from 21:00-23:00 CET.

Voting was opened after all nine acts performed, but the results won’t be revealed until after all four semi-finals have taken place. In total, 12 acts will progress to the grand final in January 2024.

But that doesn’t stop us from asking for your opinions. We’ve opened a poll below so you can let us know who stood out in semi-final 2 of MESC 2024.

MESC 2024 semi-final 2 acts

  • Marie Claire – “Fading”
  • Franklin – “Puppet”
  • Desirei Grech – “Watch Me”
  • Sopranique – “Empire”
  • Janvil – “MAN”
  • Haley Azzopardi – “Tell Me That It’s Over”
  • Denise – “MARA”
  • Mark Portelli – “Just Be”
  • Maria Christina – “Moving On”
 
 
 
 
 
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Poll: Who had the best song in semi-final 2 of Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024?

You can vote for as many acts as you want, but you can only vote once.

Who was your favourite? Which acts from semi-final 2 do you think will make it to the grand final? Share all your thoughts in the comments below.

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Willie
Willie
3 months ago

Sarah with Loop is still a winner overall up to now. Has potential to do well in eurovision ??

CatcoolH
CatcoolH
3 months ago

I still think Oxygyn have the most interesting song, the rest is boring to straight up awful

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago

Bad songs sound good in a terrible lineup. The only song I am somewhat positive about is Bewsa by Dominic Cini.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
3 months ago
Reply to  GojoSatoru

So far, at least.

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
3 months ago

I don’t want to be negative, but this year’s songs are bad to say the least, nothing stand out so far.

Domas
Domas
3 months ago
Reply to  XOOOOD

You are absolutely correct

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
3 months ago
Reply to  XOOOOD

You didn’t hear last year’s did you?

The Voice of Reason
The Voice of Reason
3 months ago

My boy Janvil came through here. Otherwise known as Ian J Vella from last year with the amazingly deep vocal!

Jack Needham
Jack Needham
3 months ago

So far I think that Puppet has the most potential to it, more potential than Mara.

Garbo
Garbo
3 months ago

Lol what’s with Maltese men and leather pants? My eyes!! Anyhow, from this bunch I voted only for Denise – Mara.

Romes
Romes
3 months ago

The lads this year are awful. From this semi I think ‘Empire’ is the strongest song

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago
Reply to  Romes

I must confess that Empire has a lot of televoting appeal

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
3 months ago
Reply to  Romes

it’s awful and cringy

XOOOOD
XOOOOD
3 months ago
Reply to  Romes

“Strongest” they were off key the whole song.

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago

My favourite so far Dominic and Oxygyn sounds interesting,

Antananarivo
Antananarivo
3 months ago

I only like Haley and Denise

MESC Lover
MESC Lover
3 months ago

I dont wanna be one more puppet under your string is my favourite so far!!!

Dominic
Dominic
3 months ago

Haley Azzopardi by the method of elimination. Dominic Cini, Nathan, Sarah Bonnici, and Oxygyn are still my clear top 4 overall. This second semi was… a choice to make, Malta, not gonna lie. 🙂

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago

Sarah’s still a clear #1 overall for me. I’ll send through Janvil, Franklin, and I guess Haley.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Sometimes, somenight, like tonight, it would feel so good to just close your eyes and listen to the music. Let music do the music. You can ignore abysmal fashion and that stale wine in those unoriginal shots. The whole thing was uninspiring and dated, but enjoyable. Malta, you failed, yet again!, to make an impression.

F@b
F@b
3 months ago

I am glad to see Janvil back in the game! His song is interesting. Mara is nice too, but weaker imo.

Mikkel
Mikkel
3 months ago

My 1 star (worst): Mara
My 5 stars(best): Puppet

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

I find first week much much better than the second one with two songs still firmly stuck in my head.

I shall not remember any of the songs of the second semi but the three that left a positive impression on me are, in this order:

Janvil – “MAN”
Mark Portelli – “Just Be”
Marie Claire – “Fading”

Otherwise well done Malta!!

Roro31
Roro31
3 months ago

Denise with the big stage for final of Maltese selection I think it’s a good good song !

But, here, it’s very good !

Mikkel
Mikkel
3 months ago

Desirei Grech is a melody Copy cat. a mix of Moldova 2020 and Ocean Drive.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

THE WINK!!

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

Only Chiara can do the wink. Chiara INVENTED the wink.

esc_fl
esc_fl
3 months ago

Never change, Malta. Never change.

Jonas
Jonas
3 months ago
Reply to  esc_fl

I know you’re only being light hearted, but Malta as a whole is desperately in need of radical change, sadly.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

Do they sing live?

MRK345YIJ
MRK345YIJ
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

Yes. The singing is live.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

Charades … ALL SCRIPTED!!

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

I’ll be your aaaanngeeel, joking of course!!

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

Xow = show!!

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
3 months ago

PASTIZZI!!

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

The pastizzi drawing segment in the first semi was… something.

clothespin
clothespin
3 months ago

Excited to see DENISE and Hayley

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago

Looking forward to Denise; her 2022 song was a bop

Zanoni
Zanoni
3 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

I see this is getting positive reception, but I was massively let down. I’m guessing Aidan didn’t write this one.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
3 months ago

Mark Portelli the one to watch here me thinks, only a shame he has a song in english as his maltese work is fab in other festivals

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

Malta, it is your obligation to make an impression.

Lucille
3 months ago

So excited!
Currently sara bonicci and Dominic cili are my favs but I hope the quality increases tonight