Malta sends Thea Garrett to Eurovision

by Stella Floras 104 views

In a packed Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta' Qali, twenty acts fought it out for the honour to represent Malta in the 2010 Eurovision song Contest. And the winner was Thea Garret with My dream.

The Maltese 2010 preselection for the Eurovision Song Contest ended a few minutes ago and the winner was newcomer Thea Garret with My dream, a song written and penned by Jason Paul Cassar and Sunny Aquilina. Thea's song received maximum points both from the jury and the televoters gathering almost double the points of the runner up Just a little more love by Glen Vella.

Complete results

No. Performer
1 Thea Garrett 54 48 102
2 Glen Vella 28 30 58
3 Tiziana Calleja 13 32 45
4 Pamela Bezzina 27 13 40
5 Eleanor Spiteri 25 14 39
6 Wayne Micallef 27 9 36
7 Lawrence Gray 21 12 33
=8 Ruth Portelli 19 12 31
=8 Claudia Faniello 3 28 31
10 Dorothy Bezzina 21 6 27
11 Klinsmann 10 16 26
=12 Nadine Axisa & Clifford Galea 7 12 19
=12 Pricilla & Kurt 6 13 19
14 Eleonor Cassar 5 11 16
15 Petra Zammit 7 7 14
16 Ryan Dale & Duminka 7 6 13
17 Audrey Marie Bartolo 7 3 10
=18 Claire Galea 3 6 9
=18 Foxy Federation 0 9 9
20 Silver Clash 0 5 5 national final awards 2010

The 2010 National Final Awards will be held between April and May, which means between the national final season and the Eurovision Song Contest. We will repeat the same format with two rounds for nominations which was used this year – you can read how it works here. However, this time the individual polls for each country will always be held right after the national final, when the entries are still fresh. You can vote for your favourite performance not to qualify in the Maltese national final here and for your favourite song not to qualify here.

The winning performance

Thea speaks to before the final

Stella Floras

Thanks to Johnny Logan and Hold me now I fell in love with the Eurovision Song Contest, a love that's been going strong ever since with undiminished passion. My first memories date back to 1977 and the lyrics of Rock bottom, Dschinghis Khan and A ba ni bi are still engraved in my brain.

I joined in 2006 as a junior editor after being invited by Barry Viniker, I soon became Senior Editor and during the 2007 contest in Helsinki I was appointed Head of Communications. Today I hold the post of Head of Human Resources and I am proud to be working with the best editorial team in the world.