Malta: PBS unveils the MESC 2024 competing acts

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PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster, has unveiled the 36 competing acts at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024.

A total of 36 acts will be competing at the MESC 2024 Semi-finals:

  1. Kyle George – Arrows
  2. Matt Blxck – Banana
  3. Dan – Baraxx
  4. Christian Arding – Bellus
  5. Miguel Bonello – Better Off Alone
  6. Dominic Cini – Bewsa
  7. Thea Aquilina – Blood Stream
  8. Karin Duff – Breaking Bad
  9. Lisa Gauci – Breath
  10. Oxygyn – Cloudmaker
  11. Mark Anthony Bartolo – Condition Or Friction
  12. Sopranique – Empire
  13. Marie Claire – Fading
  14. Moira Starface – Feather Flight
  15. Lyndsay Pace – Fire Proof
  16. Cosette Baldacchino – Free Fall
  17. Nathan – Ghost
  18. Mark Portelli – Just Be
  19. Ryan Hili – Karma
  20. Michaela Galea – Let’s Talk About Love
  21. Sarah Bonnici – Loop
  22. Janvil – Man
  23. Denise Mercieca – Mara
  24. Martina Cutajar – Miles Away
  25. Kurt Calleja – Misunderstood
  26. Maria Chrsitina – Moving On
  27. Stefan Galea – Numb
  28. Franklin Calleja – Puppet
  29. Erba’ – Sirena
  30. Jessica Micallef – Taghna Tnejn
  31. Haley Azzopardi – Tell Me That It’s Over
  32. Eliana Gomez Blanco – There’s Only Flowers
  33. Greta Tude – Topic (Bla Bla)
  34. Miriana Conte – Venom
  35. Desirei Grech – Watch Me
  36. Gail Attard – Wild Card

Notably Moira Starface (Malta 1994) is back in the game!

PBS’s press release reads:

Public Broadcasting Services has announced the songs that from the preliminary sessions have qualified for the semi-finals in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024. The choice is that of a jury that heard all the songs submitted.

The semi-finalist singers will be interpreting their songs during the television programme XOW.

As from Friday, 27th October, on a weekly basis, nine songs will be interpreted and thus over a period of four weeks all the songs will have been heard.

The singers will be live in the studio. The jury, including the public, will be able to vote weekly to select the 12 songs that will gain the greater number of points and pass to the final.

The final choice will be made next year with the winner of the Maltese contest representing the country in the Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Malmoe, Sweden, in the coming May.

The Grand Final of MESC is scheduled to be held in January with a total 12 acts battling for the golden ticket to Malmo. The 2024 Maltese Eurovision entry will be determined via a combined public voting-professional jury deliberation.

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 35 times at the Eurovision Song Contest, next year will mark the country’s 36th ESC participation.

In 2023 The Busker represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool with their entry ‘Dance (Our Own Party).

Source: TVM/PBS
Photo credit: TVM/PBS