If it ain't broke, don't fix it. And even if is ever-so slightly chipped, give it another year or two. I could be talking about a family heirloom. In fact, my subject matter is the Maltese Eurovision national selection.
Malta has taken over from Portugal as the country with the biggest number of near and far misses when it comes to Eurovision. They aim to change all that .
Those in charge considered 129 songs, before broadcaster PBS released the list of sixteen that will compete for a place in Lisbon. The majority sound like team names from The Apprentice, but 'Song for Dad' already suggests something special.
Format-wise the competition will be the same as before. A bunch of performers (16) in a big hall in between lots of adverts.
The 16 finalists
|Call 2morrow||Matthew Anthony|
|One step at a time||Danica Muscat|
|Love renegade||Lawrence Gray|
|Song for Dad||Richard & Joe Micallef|
|First time||Tiziana Calleja|
|Back to life||Eleanor Cassar|
|Beyond blue horizons||Rhiannon Micallef|
|Heart of gold||Brooke Borg|
|Turn it up||Deborah C|
|We can run||Avenue Sky|
And just in case we can't tease you ANY MORE, PBS or someone saying they are PBS have released all 16 songs on Youtube. Want to see them? - well go here why don't ya.
Voting will be mainly Jury with one juries worth of Televoting.