Malta is on a loop after holding its national selection contest this morning (AEST) and picking its entrant for Eurovision 2024.
Sarah Bonnici will fly the Maltese flag in Malmö in May after winning the Grand Final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with her song 'Loop'
The grand final featured 12 finalists who performed in a TV studio and was broadcasted by Malta's Public Broadcasting Service.
Sarah Bonnici won the overall vote following votes from the public and the jury on 102 points. Matt Blxck finished second on 80 points, and Ryan Hili came in third on 71 points.
Sarah also won the jury vote with 79 points ahead of Ryan Hili on 54 points and Matt Blxck on 51 points.
Sarah Bonnici has the task of ending a two-year non-qualification streak for Malta in Malmö, after Emma Muscat (2022) and The Busker (2023) bombed out in the semi-finals. Malta last qualified for the grand final in 2021 with Destiny's 'Je Me Casse', who was one of the hot favourites, but ended up finishing seventh overall.
Malta has participated in Eurovision on 35 occasions since the country first entered in 1971. Its best result was in 2005 when Chiara was runner-up in Kyiv with 'Angel'. She is also responsible for one of Malta's two third-place finishes with 'The One That I Love' in 1998.
Following the official draw earlier this week, Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final at Eurovision 2024 in Malmö, Sweden on Thursday, May 9.
Watch Hayley and Kiel's wrap video of MESC below:
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