Malta: Initial MESC 2017 shortlist released

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PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster, has released a list of the preliminary 60 entries which will proceed to the next shortlisting stage for the country’s national final; Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) 2017.

Having received a total of 156 applicants earlier this year for the Maltese national final, PBS has since shortlisted a total number of 60 entries for the next stage of the selection process, each of whom were revealed via TVM earlier this evening.

MESC 2017 initial shortlist

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  • Aidan CassarYou
  • Ana BoynuegriFeel
  • Avenue SkyWe can run
  • Brooke BorgUnstoppable
  • Cherton CaruanaFighting to survive
  • CherylisBreathe
  • Christian ArdingChill out
  • Claudia FanielloBreathlessly
  • Clive Isaac Gauci & Karine CaruanaRescue me
  • Clive Isaac Gauci & Karine CaruanaWhen love cries
  • Corinna BaldacchinoLeap of faith
  • CrosswalkSo simple
  • Dario BezzinaPrisoner
  • Dario Mifsud Bonnici Pawn in a game
  • Deborah C & Josef TaboneTonight
  • Derrick SchembriU
  • Domenique AzzopardiHey yo
  • DominicDon’t let your heart say no
  • Dre’ CurmiThe rapture
  • Gabriella AzzopardiHeal with me
  • Floren SultanaUnforgettable
  • Franklin CallejaFollow me
  • IonaFireworks
  • Jade VellaSeconds away
  • Janice MangionKewkba
  • Jasmine AbelaSupernovas
  • Jessica MagroDifferent light
  • JessikaEdge of tomorrow
  • JessikaImmortal
  • JessikaLet there be light

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  • Joseph RefaloI got you
  • Joseph TaboneWhen the sun shines
  • KayaThe power
  • Kayla Borg – Falling
  • Kevin BorgFollow
  • Klinsmann ColeiroLaserlight
  • Kylie ColerioBreathe
  • Lydon IncorvajaSunshine in the rain
  • Lyndsay PaceButterfly
  • Lyndsay PaceGemini
  • Maria CiniChasing my dreams
  • Maria MuscatUnbreakable
  • Maxine PaceBombshell
  • Michela PaceCruise control
  • MilkmiShelter
  • Miriana ConteDon’t look down
  • Nadia VellaBird of prey
  • Nazio RotinFree fall
  • Nazio RotinGone
  • Raquel GaldesBeautifully bruised
  • Raquela Dalli GonziRay of light
  • Rhiannon MichallefFearless
  • Rhiannon MichallefMoving mountains
  • Richard Edwards You
  • Romina MamoChild of the sun
  • Sebastian CallejaEscape
  • Shauna Vassallo Crazy games
  • Stefan GaleaWait forever
  • TizianaOnly night
  • Wayne William Calling out


From here, PBS will go on to determine which 16 acts will make the final shortlist and compete in Malta’s national final for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, with a final list of entries expected to be released in the coming weeks.

Unlike with previous years, MESC will only consist of 1 final show with the semi-final stage of the selection process being dropped. The final of MESC 2017 will take place in February, with an official date set to be unveiled in due course.

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