Malta: PBS to determine Eurovision 2020 act via X Factor Malta again

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PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster, has confirmed that the 2020 Maltese Eurovision hopeful will be yet again determined via X Factor Malta.

The winner of the upcoming edition of X Factor Malta will have the grand honour of defending the Maltese colours at the 65th Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam, the Netherlands next May.

The live shows of X Factor Malta will be aired on Sundays on TVM in January whilst the Grand Final of the show is scheduled to be held on Saturday 8 February.

Malta will be determining its Eurovision act via the X Factor for the second consecutive time.

Source: TVM

Malta in Eurovision

Malta debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and is yet to win the competition. The Mediterranean island’s best result in the competition has been a second placing achieved in 2002 (Ira Losco) and 2005 (Chiara).

Malta has competed 31 times at the Eurovision Song Contest, next year will mark the country’s 32nd ESC participation.

In 2019 Malta selected its Eurovision hopeful via X Factor Malta. Michela Pace was crowned the winner of the very first edition of X Factor Malta and was awarded the golden ticket to ESC 2019. Michela flew the Maltese flag in Tel Aviv with Chameleon, achieving a 14th place in the Grand Final.