One of the 50 finalists for the Malta Song for Europe 2003 withdrew from the competition.
So far away has been withdrawn from the competition by its composer and author. Names haven't been disclosed yet. The 51st song, Welcome, has now entered the competition and eventually is replacing So far away.
There can be various reasons why the entry was withdrawn. Main reason could be the composer and author didn't feel like changing the original singer of the song. Malta Song for Europe 2003 rules demand that if a singer has more than 2 songs in the list of 50, the songs achieving less points than the other 2 should change singer.