Maltese broadcaster TVM ahs just announced the 40 participants in the national selection for Eurovision 2023 – “MESC 2023″.
The 40 shortlisted artists with their song titles are:
- Aidan – Regina
- Andre – Broken hill
- Bradley Debono – Blackout
- Brooke – Checkmate
- Clintess – Lura Qatt
- Cheryl Balzan – La La Land
- Chris Grech – Indescribable
- Christian Arding – Eku Car
- Dan – It’ll Be Ok
- Dario – Pawn in a game
- Dario Bezzina – Bridle Road
- Dominic and Anna – Whatever the Wind May Blow
- Eliana Gomez Blanco – Guess what
- Fabizio Faniello – Try To Be Better
- Francesca Sciberras – Masquerade
- Geo Debono – The Mirror
- Giada – I depend on You
- Greta Tude – Sound of my stilettos
- Haley – Tik Tok
- Ian -On My Own
- Jake – Love you like that
- James Louis – Dream
- Jason Scerri – Anything can happen
- Jessika – Unapologetic
- John Galea – Trailblazer
- Klinsmann – Piranah
- Kirstie – Girls Get Down
- Lyndsay – Haunted
- Maria Christina – Our Flame
- Maxine Pace – Alone
- Mark Anthony Bartolo – Tears
- Maria Debono – X’allegrija
- Marie Claire – Thankful
- Matt Blxck – UP.
- Mike – Lehen Fic-Cpar
- Nathan – Creeping Walls
- Ryan Hili – In the Silence
- Stefan – Heartbreaker
- Stefan – What do you Want?
- The Busker – Dance (Our Own Party)
About “MESC 2023”
- The selection process will include 4 quarter-finals, 1 semi-final, and a final.
- 10 artists will participate in each quarter-final, and 6 of them will qualify for the semi-final
- 24 artists will compete in the semi-finals, and 16 of them will qualify for the final
- 16 artists will compete in the final and the winner will represent Malta at Eurovision 2023
- The results of each show will be determined by a combination of a national jury and a public vote
- The qualifiers from the quarter-finals will be announced at the end of the 4th quarter-final
- The draw for the quarter-finals will take place in November.
- The deadline for remastering will be the 1st of December 2022.
- The dates of selection are:
- Quarter-Final 1 – 13th of January 2023
- Quarter-Final 2 – 20th of January 2023
- Quarter-Final 3 – 27th of January 2023
- Quarter-Final 4 – 3rd of February 2023
- Semi-Final – 9th of February 2023
- Grand Final – 11th of February 2023
Among the participants, we can find some familiar names and faces:
#1. Jessika Muscat
Jessika Muscat who represented San Marino at Eurovision 2018 together with Jenifer Brening. They performed the song “Who We Are”, and didn’t qualify for the final
She has also participated in the “MESC” contest in the years 2008-2017 and 2022
#2. Fabizio Faniello
The singer has already represented Malta at 2 different occasions.
In 2001, he finished 9th with the song “Another Summer Night”
In 2006, he finished last (24th place) with the song “I Do“
The singer who ended as the runner up in “MESC 2022” will try his luck again.
Earlier this year, he performed “Ritmu” in the national selection:
He has also participated in the national selection in 2018
#4. Eliana Gomez Blanco
The young singer Eliana Gomez Blanco represented Malta at Junior Eurovision 2019 with the song “We Are More”. She finished in the last (19th) place.
#5. Francesca Sciberras
The singer Francesca Sciberras represented Malta as part of a duo in Junior Eurovision 2009 with the song “Double Trouble”. They finished in 9th place:
The singer competed in “MESC” in the past.
For example, in “MESC 2018” she finished 3rd in the final with the song “Heart Of Gold“
#7. Matt Blxck
The singer Matt Blxck participated in “X Factor Malta” 2018-2019.
In addition, he competed in “MESC 2022” with the song “Come Around” and finished in 7th place:
#8. Maxine Pace
The singer Maxine Pace was recommended by us to represent Malta at Eurovision, during “The Looker” (out Wishlist for Eurovision).
She has collaborated with Destiny (Malta Eurovision 2020 – 2021) and Michaela (Malta Eurovision 2019)
#9. Mark Anthony Bartolo
The singer participated in “X Factor Malta 2019“.
In 2022, he participated in “MESC 2022” with the song “Serenity” and finished in 11th place:
The singer Giada participated in “MESC 2022” with the song “Revelación” and finished 13th in the final.
Who would like to represent Malta at Eurovision 2023?
Would it be one on the “MESC” returning artists?