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XTRA DECIDES: πŸ‡²πŸ‡Ή Nicole Azzopardi – Into the Fire

XTRA Decides continues this Eurovision 2022 season. In this feature the team here at ESCXTRA rank the national final songs, giving our choice of the winner. We are ranking the songs using the Eurovision style 12-1 scoring system. We’ve now chosen Nicole Azzopardi with “Into the Fire” as our winner of the ‘Malta Eurovision Song Contest‘.

Our Scores

1Nicole Azzopardi – “Into the Fire”893
2Emma Muscat – “Out of Sight”823
3Aidan Cassar – “Ritmu”662
4Jade Vella – “Revelación”420
5Enya Magri – “Shame”380
6Miriana Conte – “Look What You’ve Done Now”280
7Jessica Muscat – “Kaleidoscope”250
7Baklava ft. Nicole – “Electric Indigo”250
9Nicole Hammett – “A Lover’s Heart”221
10Raquel Galdes Briffa – “Over You”190
11Matt BLXCK – “Come Around”150
12Derrick Schembri – “II”140
13Richard Micallef – “Hey Little”130
14Francesca Sciberras – “Rise”120
15Denise Mercieca – “Boy”80
16Jessica Grech – “Aphrodisiac”70
17Sarah Bonnici – “Heaven”50
18Janice Mangion – “Army”40
19Mark Anthony Bartolo – “Serenity”30
19Norbert Bondin – “How Special You Are”30
21Rachell Lowell – “White Doves”20
22Malcolm Pisani – “We Came for Love”00


Sami (12pts)

This definitely is a great throwback to the bops of the early 2000s and that’s why I absolutely love it. It’s just three minutes of good time, it has nothing too much or nothing too little. The progression of the song is just perfect, with the slow intro, the explosive chorus and then the keychange to top it all off. I know it’s not the most innovative song or the winner of Eurovision 2022, but it makes me happy and that really is what Eurovision should be all about.

Lisa (12pts)

God bless the little island that could. This makes me feel all the fire and hafna love for one of my favourite trashy havens of bangers! I have missed MESC so much, because only Malta gives me this nostalgia for the dance anthems that got me interested in music as a child. Of all the lyric videos in this selection, it’s ‘into The FIre’ that makes me happy and want to party. Mainly due to Nicole being the only one that actually looks like she is having fun raving to her own song. Someone please inject those rave beats and that key change into my veins immediately! This would easily be my new favourite of 2022 if selected.

Xtra Decides so far…

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