Watch now: MESC 2016 semi-final in Malta

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Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016, the Maltese national selection, kicks off this evening with the semi-final of the event. Twenty acts will compete in tonight’s show, but which 14 acts will qualify to tomorrow’s grand final?

Hosted by Ben Camille at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, the semi-final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) takes place this evening where the 20 shortlisted acts will perform their entries live to the public and jury.

Tonight’s 14 qualifiers will be decided via a combined public and jury vote; the jury will have 6/7 say in the results whereas the public will decide the final seventh of the vote.

A number of former MESC participants will be competing in this year’s Maltese selection along with Malta’s 2002 representative Ira Losco, who will compete in tonight’s show with 2 entries.

MESC 2016 participants

  1. Ira LoscoChameleon (Invincible)
  2. CorazonFalling glass
  3. Stefan GaleaLight up my life
  4. Domenique AzzopardiEmpty hearted
  5. Dario Misfud BonniciI love you
  6. Daniel TestaUnder the sun
  7. JessikaThe flame
  8. Jasmine AbelaAlive
  9. Raquel GaldesFlashing lights
  10. BrookeGolden
  11. Kimberley CortisLighthouse
  12. Sarah CrystalRight here with you
  13. Danica MuscatFrontline
  14. Christabelle BorgKingdom
  15. Franklin CallejaLittle love
  16. DominicFire burn
  17. Ira LoscoThat’s why I love you
  18. Lawrence GrayYou’re beautiful
  19. Maxine PaceYoung love
  20. Deborah CAll around the world

How to watch


The MESC 2015 semi-final will air this evening from 20:50 CET on the following channels:


Last year’s Maltese representative, Amber will open tonight’s show with her 2015 Eurovision entry, Warrior. The interval act will consist of performances by Maltese bands The Crown and The New Victorians.

Which 14 acts would you like to see qualify to tomorrow night’s grand final?

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