Malta sends Glen Vella to Eurovision 2011

by Stella Floras 69 views

Malta Eurovision 2011 has just ended and the jury and the public decided to send Glen Vella to represent the country to the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest.

Sixteen acts competed tonight during the Maltese final and Glen Vella was the grand winner getting maximum points from the televote (followed by Baklava and Richar Edwards in third place) and most 12 points from the interational jury.

Complete results (total score – jury/televoting)

  1. Glen Vella – One life (Fleur Balzan, Paul Giordimainia) 90 (54/36)
  2. Richard Edwards – Finally (Richard Micallef, Jan Van Dijck) 88 (64/24)
  3. Kurt Calleja – Over and over (Kurt Calleja, Johan J'amtberg) 69 (54/15)
  4. Fabrizio Faniello – No surrender (Johan Bederholm, Johan Stentorp) 57 (36/21)
  5. Raquela – If I could do it all again (Mathias Strasser, Marc Paelinck) 46 (28/18)
  6. Baklava – Moon dance (Gerard James Borg, Philip Vella) 45 (15/30)
  7. Klinsmann Coleiro & Benjamin Darmanin – This love (Jonathan Spiteri, Klinsmann Coleiro) 32 (23/9)
  8. Wayne Micallef – Everybody sing (Wayne Micallef, Wayne Micallef) 23 (23/0)
  9. Claudia Faniello – Movie in my mind (Gerard James Borg, Philip Vella) 19 (19/0)
  10. Eleanor Cassar – Hypnotized (Fleur Balzan, Paul Giordimainia) 15 (12/3
  11. J. Anvil – Topsy-Turvy (Deo Grech/Natasha Turner, Jonas Gladnikoff/Niall Mooney/Andrew Zahra) 15 (3/12)
  12. Ally – Numb (Ally) 15 (15/0)
  13. Amber – Catch 22 (Godwin Sant, Ray Agius) 7 (1/6)
  14. Marilena Gauci – He'sa demon (Anthony Grech, Michael Henry) 1 (1/0)
  15. Jessica Muscat – Down down down (Jessica Muscat, Philip Vella) 0
  16. Kelly Schembri – Love me like your money (Gerard James Borg, Sven Lundholm) 0

Glen will perform One life composed and penned by Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan.

esctoday.com poll

Our readers didn't manage to predict the winner of the Maltese final, as they preferred Baklava's Moon dance (23%) over the actual winner, Glen Vella, who came 6th with 4.8%.

The winning performance

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fjMeJ27VQw4

Glen Vella briefly spoke to esctoday.com after winning tonight in Malta. Watch below.

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Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined esctoday.com in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.

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