Tonight, the International Malta Hit Song Contest

by Edward Montebello 146 views

Tonight, the International Malta Hit Song Contest final will take place in Hamrun. Fifteen local artists and another 12 international singers will participate in this prestigous Maltese festival. The show also includes performances by this year's Croatian representatives Feminnem and 1973 Eurovision winner Anne Marie David.

The local line-up includes artists who competed in the past editions of the Maltese national final. Past winning entries and other songs that took part in this festival managed to get an airplay on the top local radio stations. The hosts of the show are Deo Grech and Debbie Scerri, the latter represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 1997.

The local competitors:

01. Before you leave – Janice Mangion (Mark Scicluna/Mark Scicluna)

02. Babysitter – Isabelle (Elton Zarb/Rita Pace)

03. Glamorous – Daniel Muscat (Rita Pace/Rita Pace)

04. Moon Flower – Dario Mifsud Bonnici (Ray Agius/Alfred C. Sant)

05. Save me – Grecia Bezzina (Elton Zarb/Rita Pace)

06. Violet skies – Domenique (Philip Vella/Gerard J. Borg)

07. Poison ivy – Romina Mamo (Clinton Paul/Clinton Paul)

08. Forgive me – Rita Pace (Rita Pace /Rita Pace)

09. Whistle blower – Dominic Cini (Dominic Cini/Clinton Paul)

10. Bella donna – Audrey Marie Bartolo (David Pisani/Rita Pace)

11. Caruso – Christian (Clinton Paul/Clinton Paul)

12. Geography – Marie Claire Attard Bason (Elton Zarb/Rita Pace)

13. Feels so impossible – Floren (Edward Ferry/Billy J.)

14. Set the night on fire – Corazon (Philip Vella/Philip Vella)

15. Take it easy – Amber Bondin (Ray Agius/Alfred C. Sant)

The International Malta Hit Song Contest will be broadcast on ONE TV.

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.