This evening, TVM kicked off the first of four live shows that make up the final stage of X Factor Malta, the selection process to choose Malta’s representative for the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest. Twelve acts took to the stage but unfortunately only ten could remain. Thus, we say goodbye to Franklin Calleja and Kayati.
This is me
The theme for the first live show was This Is Me, where acts could choose any song to perform that they think best represents what artist they wish to be in the future. One contestant, Luke Chappell, even performed an original song!
Following the performances, viewers voted by SMS and the three acts with the fewest amount of votes were
With only his mentor Ray Mercieca choosing to save Franklin, he was sent home after the other three judges – Ira Losco, Alexandra Alden and Howard Keith Debono – chose to save Xtreme.
Ten acts left, three shows remain
Now, ten acts will take part in the second live show next weekend. The final is scheduled to take part on the weekend of January 26th and 27th. Indeed, the remaining acts are as follows:
- 4th Line
- Kelsey Bellante
- Luke Chappell
- Michela Pace
- Nicole Frendo
- Norbert Bondin
- Owen Luellen
One of the front-runners is expected to be Michela Pace whose audition has received 100,000 views following its upload on the official X Factor Global channel late last year.
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