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Sarah Bonnici will represent Malta at Eurovision 2024 with "Loop"

Sarah Bonnici will be flying the flag for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 with the song "Loop" after winning MESC 2024 tonight

Tonight, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC 2024) came to an end. After four quarterfinals and a semi-final, Sarah Bonnici won the final show in Valletta tonight and will represent the country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2024 in Malmö with the song "Loop."

Malta 2024: Sarah Bonnici – "Loop"

"Loop" was written by Kevin Lee, Leire Gotxi Angel, Michael Joe Cini, Sarah Bonnici, and Sebastian Pritchard-James.

MESC 2024 – Final

MESC 2024

Maltese broadcaster TVM presented viewers four shows with a total of 36 artists competing to be the country's entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2024. By the end of November, the jury and the Maltese public had voted for 12 artists who then competed in the final show tonight.

The voting consisted of an appointed jury's score, which counted for 78% (!!!) of the total result, while the Maltese public's voice had a weight of 22%.

The songs were not performed live on stage. Instead, viewers were presented live-on-tape-performances that they could then vote on.

Malta in Eurovision

Malta debuted in Eurovision back in 1971, and has participated in the contest 35 times since then – without any victories.

Malta 2002: Ira Losco - "7th Wonder"

Their best results are two runners-up finishes in 2002 (Ira Losco - "7th Wonder") and 2005 (Chiara - "Angel"). They came last in 1971, 1972 and 2006 and in their semi-final in 2023.

Malta 2002: Ira Losco - "7th Wonder"

Since the introduction of the Semi-finals in 2004, Malta has qualified for the Grand Final 10 out of 19 times.

About the author: Claire Schulte-Wieschen (Germany)

authorClaire is our correspondent in Germany. She watched her first Eurovision as an eight-year-old in 2002 and since then has also started to watch a lot of the national finals. She also wrote her Master thesis about Australian National Identity at Eurovision. It's hard to name just one favourite song, but she would go with Shum by Go_A from 2021.

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