Malta: Artists announced for their national selection MESC
Overnight, Eurovision fans were given the names of the 22 artists that will take place in a in the Maltese national final, Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC).
The artists are:
Aidan Cassar – 'Ritmu'
Baklava featuring Nicole – 'Electric Indigo'
Denise Mercieca – 'Boy'
Derrick Schembri – 'II'
Emma Muscat – 'Out of Sight'
Enya Magri – 'Shame'
Francesca Sciberras – 'Rise'
Jessica Grech – 'Aphrodisiac'
Jessica Muscat – 'Kaleidoscope'
Jade Vella – 'Revelación'
Janice Mangion – 'Army'
Mark Anthony Bartolo – 'Serenity'
Malcolm Pisani – 'We Came For love'
Matt BLXCK – 'Come Around'
Miriana Conte – 'Look What You’ve Done Now'
Nicole Hammett – 'A Lover’s Heart'
Nicole Azzopardi – 'Into the Fire'
Norbert Bondin – 'How Special You Are'
Rachell Lowell – 'White Doves'
Raquel Galdes Briffa – 'Over You'
Richard Micallef – 'Hey Little'
Sarah Bonnici – 'Heaven'
Two of these acts have previously competed at the Eurovision Song Contest and one at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Richard Micallef, as part of folk-group Firelight represented Malta at the 2014 Contest in Copenhagen. Firelight included several siblings of Richard's and their song 'Coming Home' finished in 23rd place in the Grand Final.
Although Maltese, Jessica Muscat represented San Marino at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon with 'Who We Are'. Jessica is no stranger to the Maltese National Selection, as she competed every year between 2008 and 2017, with her best result 7th place in 2016.
It was in 2018 she tried out for the Sammarinese National Selection and got her ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest, however she failed to qualify for the Grand Final.
Nicole Azzopardi has represented Malta before, at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. In 2010, she competed simply as Nicole with the song 'Knock Knock! ... Boom! Boom!' where she finished in 13th place.
The show will take place February with the exact date still to be announced.
The artist to represent Malta at the 2022 Contest will be chosen by a public and jury vote.
Malta has competed 33 times at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1971. Their best results include two second places (2002 - Ira Losco's '7th Wonder' and 2005 - Chiara's 'Angel').
For more information regarding the Maltese National Final including dates, keep an eye out on our website and social media.