Malta have just announced the 22 participants in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022. As their famous national final returns, so do many of its competitors. On the list, we also see Eurovision entrants Richard Micallef and Jessica Muscat as two of the stand-out names. Check out who else is there below!
A Maltese star-studded cast
Back in 2014, Firelight represented Malta at Eurovision in Copenhagen. Now, eight years later, its singer Richard Micallef (32) is giving the national final another go. He has written his song Hey Little himself. The same goes for Jessica Muscat. She, alongside Jennifer Brening, represented San Marino at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018. Jessica is returning with a song by the staple duo of Gerard James Borg and Philip Vella behind her song Kaleidoscope.
Also on the list is internationally known singer Emma Muscat. The Maltese born 22-year old rose to fame in Italy on Amici di Maria de Filippi and has since released many successful singles, including Sangria, which claimed a gold certificate in Italy and scored well over 20 million views. Her MESC entry is titled Out of sight.
Besides the three aforementioned names, we see Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010 entrant Nicole Azzopardi. In Minsk, she placed thirteenth with her entry Knock Knock! … Boom Boom! Now, she’s returning to the Maltese Eurovision spotlight with Into The Fire, written by Per Jonsson, Marika Lindé, Dimitri Stassos, Nektarios Tyrakis and Peter Boström. The latter is no stranger to Eurovision, having won the show in 2012 as composer behind Loreen and Euphoria. Other Eurovision songs he’s written include Amanecer and Popular.
A comeback for Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022
MESC 2022 is making a comeback for the first time since 2018. In those years, Malta’s TVM used a talent show to select its entrant before selecting a song internally. It brought them two final appearances with Michaela Pace and Destiny in 2019 and 2021. This year, Je me casse even won its semifinal in Rotterdam before finishing in seventh place in the Grand Final.
The MESC list
Below you can find the full list for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022. These 22 will enter a semifinal to fight for a spot on the grand MESC final. In total, sixteen of them will make it there to fight for the right to fly the Maltese flag in Turin next May.
|Aidan Cassar||Ritmu||Aidan Cassar||Aidan Cassar|
|Baklava Ft Nicole||Electric Indigo||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella|
|Denise Mercieca||Boy||Aidan Cassar||Aidan Cassar|
|Derrick Schembri||II||Emil Calleja Bayliss||Cyprian Cassar|
|Emma Muscat||Out Of Sight||Antonio Caputo / Emma Muscat / Gabriel Rossi / Lorenzi Santarelli / Marco Salvaderi||Antonio Caputo / Emma Muscat / Gabriel Rossi / Lorenzi Santarelli / Marco Salvaderi|
|Enya Magri||Shame||Jody Magri||Cyprian Cassar|
|Francesca Sciberras||Rise||Etienne Micallef||Mark Scicluna|
|Jade Vella||Revelación||Aidan Cassar||Aidan Cassar|
|Janice Mangion||Army||Emil Calleja Bayliss||Cyprian Cassar / Mark Scicluna|
|Jessica Grech||Aphrodisiac||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella|
|Jessica Muscat||Kaleidoscope||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella|
|Malcolm Pisani||We came for love||Matthew Mercieca||Gaspare Incatasciato|
|Mark Athony Bartolo||Serenity||Mark Anthony Bartolo||Mark Anthony Bartolo|
|Matt BLXCK||Come around||Matt BLXCK||Matt BLXCK / David Grech|
|Miriana Conte||Look what you’ve done now||Matthew Mercieca||Cyprian Cassar|
|Nicole Azzopardi||Into The Fire||Peter Boström / Nektarios Tyrakis / Marika Lindė||Peter Boström / Per Jonsson / Marika Lindė / Dimitri Stassos|
|Nicole Hammett||A lover’s heart||Joe Julian Farrugia||Cyprian Cassar|
|Norbert Bondin||How special you are||Shaun Farrugia / Norbert Bondin / Peter Borg||Shaun Farrugia / Norbert Bondin / Peter Borg|
|Rachell Lowell||White doves||Emil Calleja Bayliss||Ylva Persson|
|Raquel Galdes Briffa||Over You||Aidan Cassar||Aidan Cassar|
|Richard Micallef||Hey Little||Richard Micallef||Richard Micallef|
|Sarah Bonnici||Heaven||Aidan Cassar||Aidan Cassar|
Malta at Eurovision
Last contest, the long-awaited return of Junior Eurovision winner Destiny Chukunyere happened. She gave Malta its best result since Chiara scored a silver medal at the Eurovision Song Contest 2005 in Kyiv with ‘Angel’. Relive her entry ‘Je me casse’ below! Let us know who you are excited for in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 on all socials!