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30 songs shortlisted for Malta’s MESC

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Malta’s PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) has just announced a preliminary list of 30 songs selected for MESC 2018. Sixteen of them will be shortlisted in October for the finale.

The first part of the National Selection

PBS announced that 129 songs were submitted during the summer (between June 30th and September 1st) for MESC 2018 (Malta Eurovision Song Contest), Malta’s national selection. 60 songs were first shortlisted by a panel of judges, then that list was halved to 30. This is the shortlist PBS revealed today.
Yet, the elimination process isn’t over. A last shortlist will take place in the next weeks to decide which songs will go to the finale. 16 entries will compete for the Maltese ticket in February 2018, during the televised finale of MESC. The winner will be decided solely by televote.

The 30 shortlisted songs

  • Casablanca Love – Abire Sekkaki
  • Dai Laga – Aidan
  • See You – AIDAN
  • We Can Run – Avenue Sky
  • Heart of Gold – Brooke Borg
  • Taboo – Christabelle Borg
  • If Only – Dan
  • One Step at a Time – Danica Muscat
  • Turn It Up – Deborah C
  • Human – Deborah C & Joseph Tabone
  • Picture I Draw – Dominic Cini
  • Back To Life – Eleanor Cassar
  • Good Times – Ishmael Grech
  • Supernovas – Jasmine Abela
  • Super Woman – Kelsey Bellante
  • Great Adventure – Kevin Paul Calleja
  • Monsters – Kimberley Cortis
  • You Will Find Me – Kurt Anthony Cassar
  • Love Renegade – Lawrence Gray
  • Kiss – Malcolm Pisani
  • Call 2morrow – Matthew Caruana
  • Breaking Point – Mikhail Attard & Cherylis Camileri
  • Rocket – Miriana Conte
  • Mixed Feelings – Nicole Azzopardi
  • Evolution – Petra Whiteford
  • In My Mind – Raquel Galdes
  • Beyond Blue Horizons – Rhiannon Micallef
  • Song For Dad – Richard Joe Micallef
  • Closer – Stefan Galea
  • First Time – Tiziana Calleja

Nicole Azzopardi was Malta’s representative at Junior Eurovision 2010 in Minsk.
Several of the other singers have already tried to represent Malta, and five of them competed in the finale of MESC 2017 : Miriana Conte, Brooke Borg, Rhiannon Micallef and the duo Deborah C & Joseph Tibone.
What do you think ? Are you excited by some of the names on the list ? Who do you think could make it to the MESC finale ? Share your thoughts in the comments below or on social medias at @escxtra ! [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Vincent Mazoyer

I'm a French Eurovision fan, and an ESCXTRA Editor since August 2017. I love following national selections and live tweeting on Destination Eurovision / Eurovision CVQD for ESCXTRA. Outside of this nice Eurosphere, I'm a "fan" of the audio medium, from radio podcasts to commercialy-released audios, Modern Pentathlon, and more generally a business and law student.

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