Results: 20 acts qualified in Malta

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The 20 acts that had qualified from the semi finals of the Maltese national selection for the 2009 were announced during the daily news programme tonight. In total, six semi finals had been held each seeing six acts compete.

The voting for the sixth semi final closed today at 16:30 CET. The televotes and the jury votes were then compiled and the 20 acts that will compete in the national final on 20th February are:

  • Foxy FederationFired up
    (Philip Vella/Gerard James Borg)
  • Klinsmann Her name was Anne
    (Jonathan Spiteri & Klinsmann / Aldo Spiteri)
  • Claudia FanielloSamsara
    (Philip Vella/Gerard James Borg)
  • Claire GaleaOle Satchmo blues
    (Claire Galea/Erin Tanti)
  • Glen VellaJust a little more love
    (Paul Giordimaina/Fleur Balzan)
  • Thea GarrettMy dream
    (Jason Paul Cassar/Sunny Aquilina)
  • Eleanor SpiteriVelvet ocean
    (Paul Abela/Joe Julian Farrugia)
  • Tiziana GallejaWords are not enough
    (John David Zammit/Paul Callus)
  • Eleanor CassarChoices
    (Paul Giordimaina/Fleur Balzan)
  • Audrey Marie BartoloGood intentions
    (Miriam Christine/Rita Pace)
  • Wayne Micallef Save a life
    (Wayne Micallef)
  • Ryan Dale & DuminikaOne for you
    (Ryan Dale/Jon Lukas)
  • Petra ZammitAll I need
    (Andrew Zammit/Keith Zammit)
  • Pamela Bezzina Hold on
    (Paul Giordimaina/Fleur Balzan)
  • Nadine Axisa & Clifford Galea Once in a lifetime
    (Jason Paul Cassar/Mario Farrugia)
  • Priscilla & KurtWaterfall
    (Mark Debono/Rita Pace)
  • Ruth Portelli Three little words
    (Philip Vella/Gerard James Borg)
  • Silver ClashBroken
    (Robert Parde)
  • Lawrence Gray Stories
    (Ray Agius/Godwin Sant)
  • Dorothy Bezzina Moments
    (Chan Vella/Alexia Schembri)

The line-up for the national final is therefore complete. The draw of the running order will take place tomorrow at 10:00 CET. poll results

Separate polls were held for all semi finals and this is what came out:

1st semi final

Poll winners Foy Federation made it to the final. The only other qualifier from this semi final, Klinsman, had finished equal 5th in the poll.

2nd semi final

Claudia Faniello won the poll by a landslide with 70.7% and qualified for the final as did poll runner-up Claire Galea (12.1%). Glen Vella had finished 5th in the poll.

3rd semi final

Poll winner Thea Garret (33.7%) qualified for the final. The other three qualifers Eleanor Cassar, Eleanor Spiteri and Tiziana Calleja had finished 5th, 3rd and 6th in the poll with 11.2%, 13.4% and 4.5% respectively.

4th semi final

Runaway poll winner Dario Bezzina (51.8%) did not qualify for the final and neither did runner-up Mike Spiteri (12.9%). The two acts that qualified were Audrey Marie Bartolo and Wayne Micallef, who had finished 4th and 6th in poll with 9.4% and 7.1% respectively.

5th semi final

Again, the poll winner, who were Baklava with 44.6%, did not qualify for the final. However, runner-up Pamela Bezzina (26.1%) made it. The two duos that qualified had finished 4th and equal 5th in the poll.

6th semi final

Four acts qualified from this semi final, among them the poll runner-up Lawrence Gray (23.8%) and Dorothy Bezzina (34.5%). The other two qualifiers, however, had finished 5th and 6th in the poll.

In 2009, Malta was represented by Chiara, who finished sixth in the first semi final and 22nd in the grand final with her song What if we.

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