Two nights, 14 finalists but only 1 winner! Ira Losco has won the Maltese national selection and will represent the nation at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest.
This evening saw the 14 qualifiers from last night’s semi-final perform their entries to the public and jury once again, singing for the chance to represent their country at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Tonight’s winner was decided via a combined public and jury vote; the public had a 1/7 say in tonight’s results whilst the jury decided the remaining votes.
With Ira Losco winning the public vote, is was down to the 5 jury members to decide the remaining votes for the final. The top jury points went to the following artists:
- Jury 1: 12 points to Brooke
- Jury 2: 12 points to Brooke
- Jury 3: 12 points to Ira Losco
- Jury 4: 12 points to Ira Losco
- Jury 5: 12 points to Ira Losco
The votes were then combined where it was revealed that Ira Losco had won the national selection with her song, Chameleon and will represent her country in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. This is Ira’s second participation at the Eurovision Song Contest, following her previous participation in the 2002 competition in which she finished in second place.
What do you think of the Maltese entry? How do you think it’ll fare at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest?