Malta: Submissions for MESC 2015 open today

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PBS, the Maltese national broadcaster, is receiving song submissions for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

The applications are being received at PBS Creativity hub today (28th) and tomorrow (29th) during the hours of 09:00 and 12:00, and 14:00 and 16:00. Each submission needs to have the following sealed in an envelope:

1. Forms ‘C’, ‘D’ & ‘E’
(To be obtained from PBS)

2. A copy of the lyrics

3. CD containing the following tracks:
Track 1 – Full version of the original song;
Track 2 – Backing track of original song with backing vocals;
Track 3 – Backing track of original song excluding any voices and/or backing vocals;
Track 4 – Full version of the cover song.

4. CD containing MP3 version and a soft copy of the lyrics

5. €150 submission fee

The Maltese national final will be staged one week after the Junior Eurovision in the same venue with the same stage with the semi final taking place on Friday 21st November where 20 songs will be fighting for 14 places in the final the following day on Saturday 22nd November. The winning artist will represent Malta in Vienna on the 19th or 21st of May 2015.

Previous MESC participants Pamela, Davinia & Claudia Faniello have confirmed that they will not participate in this year’s selection. Due to heavy rumours, amongst the possible participants there might be the return of Ira Losco (Malta 2002) and Franklin (MESC ’13, ’14) with a song penned by none other than Alexander Rybak following his short visit in Malta last week.

Malta was represented by Firelight and the song Coming Home in 2014 and reached 23rd place in the final.

Stay tuned to for the latest news from Malta and the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Vienna, Austria.