Malta: Shortlisting of MESC 2015 submissions

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PBS have just published a shortlist of the Malta Eurovision 2015 submissions.

This year, there were 134 submissions, a big drop from last year’s record breaking 210. From these, 48 where chosen to advance to the second phase of the competition. Against speculations, Ira will not be competing to represent Malta in Vienna. Past Maltese representatives to compete for a place in the final stage include Gianluca Bezzina (part of ‘L- Ahwa’) (2013), Glen Vella (2011), Olivia & Miriam (2007/1996) and Ludwig Galea (part of ‘Trilogy’) (2004).

Franklin Calleja has also made the cut although it is not confirmed if the song that made it through was written by Alexander Rybak or not.

The artist with most songs through is Domenique Azzopardi with a total of 5 songs.

An interesting name stands out from the list, a group with names Sr Michaela, Sr Monica, Sr Rita, Sr Claudia, Sr Denise & Sr Magdalong. Are they a group of singing sisters?

Here is the full list of shortlisted songs:

SONG SINGER
12, BAKER STREET KAREN DEBATTISTA
BEAUTIFUL TO ME “L-AHWA” (DOROTHY,SAMARIA,GIANLUCA,PAUL,VINCIENNE & FRANCESCA BEZZINA)
BREAK ALL BORDERS JACQUELINE RICHARD
BREAKAWAY GLEN VELLA
CALL IT LOVE KURT CASSAR
CHASING A DREAM TRILOGY (ELEANOR SPITERI,ROGER TIRAZONA & LUDWIG GALEA
CLOSE YOUR EYES DANICA MUSCAT
CLOSED DOORS CHRIS GRECH
COULD HAVE BEEN ME IONA DALLI
DARK DARK WATERS DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
DREAM OF LOVE BEKKIE (REBECCA MIFSUD)
ECLIPSE ANA-MARIA GRIMA
EMPTY HEARTED DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
FANDAGO JESSICA MUSCAT
FLAME MONROE (NADIA VELLA, KELLY SCHEMBRI & KATIE JONES)
FOR ALL THOSE TIMES GLORIANA ARPA BELLI
FREEDOM SIMARIA GALEA
HEY YO DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
HOLD MY HAND ESTELLE IMBROLL
HOLD ON TO LOVE OLIVIA  AND MIRIAM
HOME LYNDSAY PACE
HURRICANE MARILENA GAUCI
INDESTRUCTIBLE ANNABELLE VELLA
IT’S OK DEBORAH C.
LOOK NEVILLE REFALO
LOVE & LET GO SR MICHAELA,SR MONICA, SR RITA, SR CLAUDIA, SR DENISE & SR MAGDALONG
LOVE CALL DANICA MUSCAT
MY NEXT TATTOO DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
NEVER ASK WHY ADREANA DEBATTISTA/FIONA CAUCHI
ONCE IN A WHILE MINIK
RINGSIDE GABRIELLA AZZOPARDI
RUSH CHRISTABELLE (CHRISTABELLE BORG)
SECRETLY CORAZON MIZZI
SEE THROUGH LOVER LARISSA BORG
SHINE A LIGHT MALCOLM
SOMETHING IN THE WAY DANIEL TESTA
STILL HERE FRANKLIN CALLEJA
STOP HAUNTING ME RAQUEL GALDES
STUCK WITHOUT ME KYLIE COLEIRO
TAKE ME AS I AM DOMENIQUE AZZOPARDI
THE ONE THAT YOU LOVE LAWRENCE GRAY
THE THIEF DARIO MIFSUD BONNICI
WARRIOR AMBER
WHAT YOU WANNA HEAR STEFAN GALEA
WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? JOSEPH
WHERE DO WE GO? KURT CASSAR
WHO NEEDS A HEART SORAYA CARDONA
YOUR PHONE FIONA CAUCHI

 

In just a week’s time, we will find out the 20 finalists of MESC 2015 as they will be revealed on Friday 3rd October on TVM at 20:45 CET during the programme Xarabank.

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015 will be staged on 21st and 22nd November 2014 at the Marsa Shipbuilding.

 

Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news from Malta and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria.

 

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