Malta uses the talent show format X-Factor to select their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. In this article we keep you posted on the results in the Maltese X-Factor.
There have been many weeks of auditions in front of the judges. The judging panel consist of Howard Keith Debono, Ira Losco, Alexandra Alden and Ray Mercreia. The audition has seen many former Malta Eurovision participants shine, and some of them not so much. there have also been some surprises along the way in the auditions round.
The former representatives who made it to the up and coming Bootcamp episode include:
- Aiden Cassar
- Danica Muscat
- Jade Vella
- Mirana Conte
- Matthew Anthony Caruana
- Stefan Galea
- Shauana Vassallo
- Franklin Calleja
- Janice Mangion
- Kurt Anthony
- Lyndsay Pace
As recently as the 2018 Maltese national selection, Aiden, Danica Muscat and Mirana Conte competed to try and represent Malta. Aiden came 4th behind Brooke, Richard &Joe and the eventual winner, Christabelle. 2017 was Mirana Conte’s first attempt at trying to represent Malta at Eurovision. In this edition she came last with 156 televotes, compared to first place winner, Claudia Faniello who won with 4996 televotes. Shauna Vassallo, Jade Vella and Franklin Calleja also competed in 2017, with the highest place going to Franklin who was eventually placed in 5th. Danica also tried to compete in 2013, but did not progress from the semi finals., but she did make it to the final in 2012 with the song 7 days. Lyndsay tried to compete in 2015 with the song Home, but it did not qualify for the grand final.
Bootcamp has already been filmed, and the judges houses is currently being filmed. The Girls group has an over spill, and is unbalanced compared to the rest of the categories. This means the judges wil have to either make more cuts to this category, with the final decision being made by which ever judge gets that group, or they have the power to make super groups, just like the UK version has done in the past. That is how the UK version ended up with Little Mix.
This article will be updated as the season progresses, with the grand final taking place at the MFCC in Ta’Qali, the same venue that has hosted the previous 2 editions of the Malta Eurovision song contest, which makes sense, as that is the biggest entertainment venue in Malta.