Malta Song for Europe: Siegel replaces Paelinck

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The Maltasong Board has announced us the final participant list for Malta Song for Europe 2005. The previous list featured six artists who were selected with two songs and thus the composer of one of their songs had to look out for another performer. Most remarkable change: Marc Paelinck (Belgium 2002 & 2004 with Sister and 1 Life) withdraws the song Sail away and Ralph Siegel reaches the final with a sixth song, meaning only one of his seven submitted songs didn't make it to the final of Malta Song for Europe.

In case a singer had been selected with more than one song, he had to sing the song that obtained the highest points in the sub-final organised on 8th January. The composer of the other song had two options, either find another singer or withdraw the song from the final.

These are the six songs concerned, followed by the singer/song replacing the entry:

04. Glen & Gunther – One life * only Glen Vella
Glen & Gunther / Gunther Chetcuti
=> Gunther – One life
Glen & Gunther / Gunther Chetcuti

11. Pamela & Fiona – Words of love * only Pamela
Paul Giordimaina / Fleur Balzan
=> Nadine & Fiona – Words of love
Paul Giordimaina / Fleur Balzan

12. Eleonor Cassar – Through your eyes
Renato Briffa / Doris Chetcuti
=>Justine – Through your eyes
Renato Briffa / Doris Chetcuti

14. Fabrizio Faniello – Once again
Paul Abela / Georgina Abela
=> Leontine & Roger – There for you
Paul Abela / Georgina Abela

19. The Mics – Lets make a change
Wayne Micallef / Richard Micallef
=> Andreana & Christian – Lets make a change
Wayne Micallef / Richard Micallef

22. Chiara – Sail away
Marc Paelinck
=> Manuel – The angels are tired
Ralph Siegel/ John O'Flynn

The complete list with the 22 Maltese finalists of Malta Song for Europe 2005, can be found on esctoday.com's Maltese pages by clicking here.

As Martin Gauci and Grace Borg of the Maltasong Board informed esctoday.com, only 3 votes per mobile/landline will be allowed during the final of Malta Song for Europe 2005. The introductory televised show on 18th February, the day before the final, will not take place this year and only a dress rehearsal will be held. The hosts of the show have not been chosen yet.

Malta Song for Europe 2005 takes place on 19th February in the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

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