Malta 2018: MESC participants

Malta: Songs for MESC 2018 released

Vote in our poll and listen to the songs for the Maltese MESC 2018. The songs for MESC 2018 have been released. This year's MESC will not be 100% televoting

A new version of Aidan's "Dai Laga" has been released.

Less than a month and we will know who will be representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal in May.

Today the PBS, Malta's national broadcaster, released the 16 songs for MESC 2018:

Aidan – "Dai Laga"
Avenue Sky – "We Can Run"
Brooke – "Heart of Gold"
Christabelle – "Taboo" (video currently unavailable)
Danica – "One Step at a time"
Deborah C – "Turn it Up"
Dwett – "Breaking Point"
Eleanor – "Back to Life"
Jasmine – "Supernovas"
Lawrence Gray – "Love Renegade"
Matthew Anthony – "Call 2morrow"
Miriana Conte – "Rocket"
Petra – "Evolution"
Rhiannon – "Beyond Blue Horizons"
Richard & Joe Micallef – "Song for Dad"
Tiziana – "First Time"

Change in rules for MESC 2018

Last Summer, the PBS, Malta's national broadcaster confirmed that no changes will be made for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2018, said the CEO John Bundy. This means 100% televoting will remain and that the song will not be changed like what happened in 2016 when Ira Losco won win "Chameleon" and was changed to "Walk on Water".

Today, the PBS, Malta's national broadcaster announced a change in the voting system. It will no longer be 100% televoting but 50% of the votes from the jury and 50% from the televoting.

The production team has introduced a theme for this festival which will be #jointhemagic.

MESC 2018 will take place at MFCC, Ta' Qali on the 3rd of February 2018, and the tickets will be soon out for sale.

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Malta in Eurovision Song Contest

Malta 2016: Ira Losco - "Walk on Water"

Malta debuted in Eurovision back in 1971 and has been in the contest 30 times since - without a victory. Best result is two runner-up's in 2002 (Ira Losco - "7th Wonder") and 2005 (Chiara - "Angel"). The worst results are the first two years, 1971 and 1972, where they finished last.

Since the introduction of Semi-finals in 2004 Malta qualified for the Grand Final 8 out of 14 times.

About the author: Neville Spiteri (Malta)

Neville is our correspondent from Malta. He has been following Eurovision since 1999, and has Hero by Charlotte Perrelli as his favorite ESC song

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