The third round of Six-Chair Challenges aired last weekend, with the Groups and their mentor Ray Mercieca being the third category to whittle down the remaining Boys in the competition.
After an intense round of sing-offs it has been revealed that Kyle Cutajar, Jurgen Volkov, Karl Schembri, Dav Jr., Matt Blxck & Giovanni are the final six heading into Judges Houses.
A strong variety of acts once again!
The Boys category didn’t fail to light up the stage last night as Ray Mercieca selected the acts for Judges Houses. You are able to see our highlights below
One of the highlights of the shows last nights was Giovanni. For his Six Chair Challenge performance he sang a cover of fellow X Factor Judge Ira Losco’s Eurovision entry ‘7th Wonder’ which was the runner-up in the 2002 contest. As you can see from the clip, the audience, and Ira herself were pleased with his interpretation of her Eurovision entry.
Another highlight of the show is Jurgen Volkov, who has sung a Queen Mash-Up. He managed to blow the judges and audience away with his performance, with Alexandra blown away and describing him as a multi-faceted artist musician and would definitely give him a chair.
Another highlight from last nights show is Dav Jr, who sang a cover of Blackbird by The Beatles. His performance received a standing ovation from the audience and X Factor judges alike.
You can watch the performances of the other acts that made it through to the Judges houses on the X Factor Malta’s Youtube page by clicking here.
The next round of the infamous six chair challenge will take place next Sunday, where X-Factor Judge Alexandra Alden will be whittling down the remaining Overs to just six.
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Malta first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 with Joe Grech and his song, “Marija I-Malitja”, which finished in last place with 52 points. They also finished last on their second attempt in the contest in 1972. After a third appearance in 1975, Malta withdrew from the contest until 1991, when they returned and finished in sixth place with 106 points.
Since their return in 1991, Malta has finished in the top three on four occasions – Mary Spiteri with “Little Child” in 1992 and Chiara with “The One That I Love” in 1998 which both finished in third place, and also Ira Losco with “7th Wonder” in 2002 and Chiara with “Angel” in 2005, which both finished in second place. Malta has not yet won the contest, however.
In 2019, Malta qualified for the first time since 2016 with Michela’s “Chameleon”. The song was the first Maltese entry to not be selected using a national final since 1971. The song went on to finish 14th in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv with 107 points.
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