Malta 2022: 16 finalists

Finalists chosen for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022

Thursday, the 22 finalists battled it out on stage for a spot in the MESC 2022 Final, and Friday, the first 16 finalists were announced. A new round of voting awarded one more artist a wildcard for the Final

After the absence of four years in Malta of having a National Final, this year the national broadcaster (PBS) decided to revive it as a mechanism to choose the next Maltese representative.

A number of 22 songs competed in Thursday's Semi-final as 16 songs made it through the scheduled Final due Saturday, 19 February 2022.

However one of the artists who didn't made it, still had a chance as the Maltese public could vote on the six non-qualifiers for one wildcard. Here, Jessica Muscat won the wildcard round, and qualified for the Final.

MESC 2022 – Semi-final

WildcardAfter the Semi-final, Jessica Muscat received a wildcard from televoters.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022

There are two shows scheduled for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022:

  • Semi-final: 17 February 2022
  • Final: 19 February 2022

A total of 22 songs are competing in MESC 2022 with 17 qualified for the Final. The result of MESC 2022 will be determined by 50% televoting and 50% jury.

All the shows are being held at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Ta' Qali, hosted by Stephanie Spiteri Quiton Scerri and Ron Briffa.

A special show with nearly all past Maltese Eurovision representatives was aired in anticipation to the final night before Destiny's successor.

Malta in Eurovision Song Contest

Malta debuted in Eurovision back in 1971 and has been in the contest 33 times since – without a victory. Best result is two runner-up's in 2002 (Ira Losco - "7th Wonder") and 2005 (Chiara - "Angel"). The worst result is three last places in 1971, 1972 and 2006.

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Malta qualified for the Grand Final 10 out of 17 times.

About the author: Fernando Thomas (Malta)

authorFernando Thomas is our correspondent from Malta. He works as TV Producer and Eurovision is one of his biggest interests. So far he has been to Eurovision 7 times. He also volunteered during the Junior Eurovision which was held in Malta in 2014. His particular love for Melodifestivalen keeps him busy during the Eurovision season, and regularly visits Stockholm to watch the final of this show live.

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