Tonight: MESC 2023 kicks off tonight in Malta

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 906 views

We are off to the sunny shores of Malta tonight, where the 2023 Maltese national selection -MESC is set to kick off with its First Quarter Final.

MESC 2023 will consist of six televised shows: 4 quarter finals, a semifinal and a Grand Final.

How to watch?

You can watch the First Quarter Final of MESC 2023 at 21:00 CET via the following channels:

About the show

A total of 13 acts will be competing during tonight’s show. The qualifiers will proceed to the semifinal after a combined jury-public televoting deliberation.  The show will be hosted by Ryan and Josmar.

The competing acts

  • Aidan – “Reġina” 
  • Christian Arding – “Eku Ċar” 
  • Clintess “Lura Qatt”
  • Eliana Gomez Blanco – “Guess What”
  • Fabrizio Faniello – “Try To Be Better”
  • Geo Debono – “The Mirror”
  • Haley – “Tik Tok”
  • Jason Scerri “Anything Can Happen”
  • Klinsmann – “Piranah”
  • Maria Debono “X’allegrija”
  • Mikhail – “Leħen Fiċ-Ċpar”
  • Nathan “Creeping Walls”
  • Stefan – “What Do You Want?”

About MESC 2023

The 2023 Maltese national selection will consist of four phases. A total of 40 songs will compete in the quarterfinals. The semifinal will feature a total 24 songs, the top 16 entries will proceed to the Grand Final.

MESC 2023 Timeline

  • 13/01/2022- Quarter Final #1
  • 20/01/2022-Quarter Final #2
  • 27/01/2022-Quarter Final #3
  • 03/02/2022-Quarter Final #4
  • 09/02/2023- MESC 2023 Semifinal
  • 11/02/2023- MESC 2023 Grand Final

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 34 times at the Eurovision Song Contest, next year will mark the country’s 35th ESC participation.

In 2022 Emma Muscat represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest in Turin with hery entry ‘ I Am What I Am’.