Today sees further news regarding Malta’s national final for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest, with the date of the festival being revealed; the 16 MESC participants are set to compete on the 3 February 2018.
Earlier today during a meeting with the PBS Creativity Hub, a draw took place in order to determine when each of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) finalists are set to compete on the night of the national final, now confirmed to be taking place on the 3 February 2018.
Set to be held at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre, MESC 2018 will see a total of 16 acts competing for the right to represent their nation at the forthcoming Eurovision Song Contest.
Running order determined
With the 16 finalists being decided earlier this month, today saw the draw for the national final being determined by the PBS Creativity Hub in the presence of the finalists.
Whilst the full running order has yet to be unveiled, the opening and closing entries of the festival have been confirmed; Aidan will open the competition with his entry Dai laga, whilst Petra will close the contest with Evolution.
MESC 2018 participants
- Aidan – Dai laga
- Avenue Sky – We can run
- Brooke Borg – Heart of gold
- Christabelle Borg – Taboo
- Danica Muscat – One step at a time
- Deborah C – Turn it up
- Eleanor Cassar – Back to like
- Jasmine Abela – Supernovas
- Lawrence Gray – Love renegade
- Matthew Anthony – Call 2morrow
- Mikhail Attard & Cherylis Camilleri – Breaking point
- Miriana Conte – Rocket
- Petra – Evolution
- Rhiannon Micallef – Beyond blue horizons
- Richard & Joe Micallef – Song for dad
- Tiziana Calleja – First time
Further details regarding the upcoming Maltese national final are set to be released in due course, with the entries expected to be released in the coming weeks.
Malta at Eurovision 2017
MESC was the selection method chosen to decide the Maltese representative at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, with Claudia Faniello winning the previous festival and representing her nation in Kyiv, Ukraine.
With their song Breathlessly, Malta competed in the second semi-final and gained plenty of support from the jury. However, the island nation did not receive any televoting points on the night, failing to qualify to the Grand Final.