Malta: Final dress rehearsal sneak preview

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The final dress rehearsal for the Malta Eurosong gave a better indication about who will obtain the right to represent the country in the next Eurovision Song Contest.

The last dress rehearsal for the Malta Eurosong took place tonight with all twenty finalists clad in their actual outfits for the show. The opening of the Maltese national final features last year’s representative Chiara. She is wearing the same swarowski black dress that she used in the Eurovision Song Contest held in Moscow. Chiara sings a remix version of What If We.

The hosts of the show Keith Demicoli and Pauline Agius enter the stage in style while Owen Bonnici is providing humorous links from back stage. The post cards that present each finalist are innovative as the competitors are explaining the main concept about their entry. The sound and camera work looked outstanding on the side screens in the venue.It can be said thatPBS, the Maltese national broadcasterare striving to make this year’s national final more impressive for television audiences.

The recap for each song was recorded during the second dress rehearsal. This year’s national final is characterised by the great uncertainty regarding who will go to Oslo. The reaction in the arenawas that after the second dress rehearsal there are about four acts that are seriously in the running for victory.

During the interval act, Mary Spiteri, who represented Malta in 1992 performed her Eurovision entry Little Child. She also performed a new strong ballad entry called Adagio. Sirusho ended tonight’s rehearsal with two songs including her Eurovision entry Qele Qele which was warmly received by those present.

This year’s show marks the 50th Malta song festival though the island has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest no less than twenty-two times. The winner of the Malta Eurosong 2010 will represent the country in the first semi-final of the next Eurovision Song Contest.

An exclusive full gallery of photographs from the acts as you will see them in the Maltese final here

Edward Montebello

Joined in 2010. He has a passion towards the Eurovision Song Contest and started following it in 1991. Since 2005 he attended the contest and reported live the events related to Europe's favourite show. He taught history and also worked as a journalist with the biggest private television and radio station in Malta. He currently works in the Communications Office at the Ministry for Family & Social Solidarity in Malta.