Finalists Announced for Malta
Tonight, on TVM’s evening program “Xarabank”, the top 24 songs for the Maltese Preselection were announced. Similar to last year, these songs will go up against each other on February 3, to be winnowed down to an exclusive list of 16 Finalists. We should know the eventual Maltese representative on February 4th. After much ado, the semifinalists are (after the jump):
Many of these names are familiar to Eurofans; it seems that most have competed in past Maltese National Finals. Claudia Faniello is the younger sister of Fabrizio, who has represented the island nation twice before at Eurovision (2001 and 2006). Richard Edwards was last year’s runner-up in Malta Eurosong (and is the brother of Wayne Micallef). A few notable names have been specifically excluded from the list, however. Due to network restrictions, recent Eurovision performers Olivia Lewis, Morena, Chiara, Thea Garrett and Glen Vella will not be able to participate.
Who do you think will take the Maltese flag to Baku? A familiar name, or a new face? Let us know in the comments!