Malta: Songs Released for MESC 2022
The 22 songs vying to represent Malta at Eurovision 2022 have today been released by national broadcaster TVM, after receiving their first airplay on Magic Malta 91.7.
All 22 songs will participate in the semi-final of Malta Eurovision Song Contest ('MESC') on 17 February 2022.
The top 16 entries will then make it to a grand final on 19 February 2022, where the Maltese entrant for 2022 will be revealed.
You can view the 22 entries on YouTube here.
Making a return after representing Malta at Eurovision 2014 (as part of family band Firelight) is Richard Edwards Micallef, who will be performing another Mumford and Sons-style country ballad titled 'Hey Little'.
Fans will also remember Jessika Muscat from her time representing San Marino at Eurovision 2018 alongside world-class rapper Jenny B. This will be Jessika’s 11th attempt to represent her home country at MESC – will her new song, 'Kaleidoscope', finally be the one that does the trick?
Other mainstays of the MESC stage making a return include Miriana Conte ('Don’t Look Down', 2017; 'Rocket', 2018), Aidan ('Dai Laga', 2018) and Baklava ('Euphoria', 2011; 'Moondance', 2012).
The full list of songs and artists participating in MESC 2022 is:
Aidan Cassar – Ritmu
Baklava ft. Nicole – Electric Indigo
Denise – Boy
Derrick Schembri – II
Emma Muscat – Out of Sight
Enya Magri – Shame
Francesca Sciberras – Rise
Jade Vella – REVELACIÓN
Janice Mangion – Army
Jessica Grech – Aphrodisiac
Jessica Muscat – Kaleidoscope
Malcolm Pisani – We Came For Love
Mark Anthony Bartolo – Serenity
Matt BLXCK – Come Around
Miriana Conte – Look What You’ve Done Now
Nicole Azzopardi – Into the Fire
Nicole Hammett – A Lover’s Heart
Norbert Bondin – How Special You Are
Rachell Lowell – White Doves
Raquel Galdes Briffa – Over You
Richard Micallef – Hey Little
Sarah Bonnici – Heaven
Malta was represented at the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest by Junior Eurovision 2015 winner Destiny and her electro swing banger 'Je me casse'. A hot favourite to take out the entire competition, she ultimately finished in seventh place with 255 points.
This is the first time since 2018 that Malta has used MESC to select their Eurovision participant. In 2019 and 2020, The X Factor Malta was used to select an artist who was then paired with an internally selected song. Meanwhile, in 2021, Destiny Chukunyere was internally selected by the Maltese broadcaster after the cancellation of Eurovision 2020.