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Filming of X Factor Malta Chair Challenge to take place in September!

The filming for the second season of X Factor Malta has been underway for the past few months. We are getting well into the filming of the second season of X Factor Malta as PBS has confirmed that the Chair Challenge will be filmed on the 20th and 21st of September.

What is the Chair Challenge?

For those who are not familiar with the X Factor Format, each judge is given a number of acts that they are able to take through to the Judges’ Houses round of the competition. The number of acts can vary in each series (with the UK, this is typically six).

The acts who are fighting for a spot at the Judges’ Houses stage of the competition take to the stage to perform separately. If the judge likes their performance, they get a seat. However, if the judge has used up the number of seats that are available, they have to swap out an act that already has a seat in order to give it to another act. The acts are not safe until everyone has performed.

Why not have a watch below of some of the dramatic six chair challenges in X Factor’s history:

X Factor Malta and Eurovision Song Contest

Despite not confirming that X Factor will once again be the selection method for the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest next year, filming for the second series is now underway.

Reports have surfaced that Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner Destiny Chukunyere might be one of the competing artists in this year’s competition. Is she looking for a double slam and to also win the Eurovision Song Contest for Malta?

Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest

Malta first entered the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 when they sent “Marija I-Maltija” by Joe Grech, finishing in last place. After a fifteen-year hiatus, Malta experienced a long stretch of success in the 1990s and early 2000s. Their best placing to date is 2nd, achieved in 2002 by Ira Losco with “7th Wonder” and by Chiara with “Angel” in 2005. Their most recent entry was “Chameleon” by Michela in 2019, finishing in 14th with 107 points.

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