Yet another country is kicking off its televised selection for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest: Malta will hold the first semi final tonight. Seven acts will compete to be one of the 20 acts which are going to reach in the national final.
Seven songs will be presented tonight. Out of the total of 56 songs in the eight semi finals, an expert jury will select 15 songs for the national final on 7th February while another five songs will be chosen by televoting. Valerie Vella will host the show. The show starts at 21:15 CET and will be broadcast on TVM.
Composer/Lyricist in brackets.
- Ludwig Galea ft. Fidela tal-Bambinu – Lament (Philip Vella)
- Dominic Cini – I'm in heaven (Elton Zarb/Rita Pace)
- Classic Rebels – Tonight at the opera (Ralph Siegel/Bernd Meinunger as'John O'Flynn')
- Klinsmann – Butterfly sky(Klinsmann Coleiro/Joe Julian Farrugia)
- Talitha Dimech – Earth & sky (Philip Vella/Gerard J. Borg)
- Rosman Pace– One million ways (Rosman Pace)
- Francesca Borg – Falling in love (Jason Paul Cassar/Mario J. Farrugia)
Morena represented Malta in the second semi final in Belgrade, where she finished 14th with Vodka. The country will take part in one of the semi finals in the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest in Moscow.