UKAM, the organization of Maltese composers, authors and singers is currently discussing the voting process for this year's Malta Song for Europe festival, as it was agreed with Hon. Minister Dr. Francis Zammit Dimech.
The following proposal has been recommended by Hon. Minister Dr. Francis Zammit Dimech:
– The 186 submitted songs will be reduced to 50 by 9 maltese judges.
– These 50 songs will be reduced once again by another panel of local judges, untill 22 songs for the Malta Song for Europe festival are left.
– During the final night of the Malta Song for Europe festival, 100% televoting will be used, giving the Maltese public the chance to chose the Maltese representative for the Eurovision Song Contest and avoiding all foreign influences.
UKAM has invited its members to send in their feedback on this proposal this week to firstname.lastname@example.org. If UKAM agrees with the proposal of using 100% televoting during the final night of the Malta Song for Europe festival, the ministry will offer both UKAM representatives and technical people the chance to be present at all locations where votes by phone and sms are received.
UKAM intends to decide on this matter by the end of this week so that it can make its position official during the press conference to be held next Sunday in which the 50 qualifiers will be announced.