We are looking forward for other news regarding on how Malta will decide the representative for Eurovision 2017 in Ukraine in May. For the 2016-contest Malta had a national selection with 14 songs competing in the final. The winner (Ira Losco) was decided by five judges and public televoting (which counted as a sixth judge).
Ira Losco won the Maltese selection in 2016 with the song "Chameleon" but the song was later changed to "Walk on Water". It finished 12th in Eurovision Song Contest 2016.