Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011

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Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Country  Malta
National selection
Selection process Malta Eurosong 2011
66% Jury
33% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-final:
11 February 2011
Final:
12 February 2011
Selected entrant Glen Vella
Selected song "One Life"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Failed to qualify (11th)
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Malta Eurosong 2011, organised by Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS).

Changes in Selection[edit]

The next Maltese selection will be divided intro three phases. The first phase will commence immediately after the submission deadline. In the initial phase all songs submitted will be judged by a panel of experts appointed by the national broadcaster. The first judging phase will take place behind closed doors and the jury will listen to the songs on CD. 74 songs made it through phase one and will be performed in front a jury in phase two. In this phase all artists will perform the songs live behind closed doors.[1]

Twenty-four songs will make it through to the semi-final on 11 February 2011.[2] The 24th finalist will be the winner of last year’s L-Isfida. Should the latter not participate the next song in line from phase two, eligible to participate, will qualify. Singers having submitted multiple interpretations will only be allowed to compete with two songs in the final phases. The 24 songs will be televised on a show broadcast by PBS.The Comperes will be Keith Demicoli and Valerie Vella. As in previous years, Radio Malta will also transmit live, both the semi-final and the final with a commentary by the seasoned Radio Malta broadcaster Tony Micallef. The jury, which will be led by Riccardo Cocciante, will have a weight of 66% while the public vote will have the remaining 33%.

Sixteen songs will qualify to the final to take place on 12 February. In the final phase the winning song will be chosen through 66% expert jury and 33% public vote. Meanwhile the new regulations say that the winner of the past three Maltese selections is not allowed to compete in the Malta Eurovision Festival 2011. This means that neither Morena, Chiara Siracusa nor Thea Garrett can submit songs for the next selection. Maltese composers and authors can submit up to four songs but foreign writers can compete with two entries.[3]

On 26 November, PBS announced that they received 141 entries for the Malta Eurovision festival 2011.[4]

Malta Eurosong 2011[edit]

On 8 January, PBS announced the 24 songs for the national selection.[2] The list included former Malta Eurovision representatives Fabrizio Faniello, who represented Malta in 2001 and 2006, and Sophie Debattista, who represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006. The list also included former MSE contestants; Jessica Muscat, Wayne Micallef, Richard Edwards, Eleanor Cassar, Raquela, Jamie Tonna, Baklava, Claudia Faniello, Ally, Glen Vella, Kurt Calleja, Klinsmann Coleiro, J. Anvil, Petra Zammit and Rosman Pace. Domenique Azzopardi has also previously entered Junior Malta Song for Europe, the preselection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Semi-final 11 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Composers
01 Amber "Catch 22" Ray Agius, Godwin Sant
02 Kurt Calleja "Over and Over" Johan J'atmberg, Kurt Calleja
03 Cherise Grixti "Heart of Glass" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg
04 Wayne Micallef "Everybody Sing" Wayne Micallef, Wayne Micallef
05 Claudia Faniello "Movie in my Mind" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg
06 Klinsmann & Ben "This Love" Klinsmann Coleiro, Jonathan Spiteri
07 Eleanor Cassar "Hypnotized" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan
08 Domenique Azzopardi "I'll Follow the Sunshine" Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger
09 Rosman Pace "You'll Never Know" Steven D. Cook, Jordan Milnes
10 Raquela "If I Could Do It All Again" Marc Paelnick, Mathias Strasser
11 Sophie Debattista "Love to Love You" Elton Zarb, Sophie Debattista
12 Petra Zammit "Unintentional" Elton Zarb, Rita Pace
13 Baklava "Moondance" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg
14 Jamie Tonna "Lost Without You" Marco Debono, Aidan O'Connor
15 Amber "Touch Wood" Ray Agius, Alfred Sant
16 Anna Azzopardi "Unfaithful" Renato Briffa, Keith Zammit
17 Marilena ft. Michael "He's a Demon" Michael Henry, Anthony Grech
18 Glen Vella "One Life" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan
19 J.Anvil "Topsy Turvy" Jonas Gladnikoff / Niall Mooney / Andrew Zahra, Deo Grech / Natasha Turner
20 Jessica Muscat "Down Down Down" Philip Vella, Jessica Muscat
21 Kelly Schembri "Love Me Like Your Money" Sven Lundholm, Gerard James Borg
22 Fabrizio Faniello "No Surrender" Johan Stentorp, Johan Bederholm
23 Ally "Numb" Ally, Ally
24 Richard Edwards "Finally" Jan Van Dijck, Richard Micallef
Final 12 February 2011
Draw Artist Song Composers Jury Televote Total Place
01 Eleanor Cassar "Hypnotized" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan 12 3 15 10
02 Amber "Catch 22" Ray Agius, Godwin Sant 1 6 7 13
03 Jessica Muscat "Down Down Down" Philip Vella, Jessica Muscat 0 0 0 15
04 Ally "Numb" Ally, Ally 15 0 15 10
05 Baklava "Moondance" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg 15 30 45 6
06 Fabrizio Faniello "No Surrender" Johan Stentorp, Johan Bederholm 36 21 57 4
07 Kurt Calleja "Over and Over" Johan J'atmberg, Kurt Calleja 54 15 69 3
08 Glen Vella "One Life" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan 54 36 90 1
09 Marilena ft. Michael "He's a Demon" Michael Henry, Anthony Grech 1 0 1 14
10 J.Anvil "Topsy Turvy" Jonas Gladnikoff / Niall Mooney / Andrew Zahra, Deo Grech / Natasha Turner 3 12 15 10
11 Claudia Faniello "Movie in my Mind" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg 19 0 19 9
12 Richard Edwards "Finally" Jan Van Dijck, Richard Micallef 64 24 88 2
13 Raquela "If I Could Do It All Again" Marc Paelnick, Mathias Strasser 28 18 46 5
14 Kelly Schembri "Love Me Like Your Money" Sven Lundholm, Gerard James Borg 0 0 0 15
15 Wayne Micallef "Everybody Sing" Wayne Micallef, Wayne Micallef 23 0 23 8
16 Klinsmann & Ben "This Love" Klinsmann Coleiro, Jonathan Spiteri 23 9 32 7

Two time Maltese Eurovision representative Fabrizio Faniello has announced that he will return to the Maltese national selection.[5] Marking his eighth attempt to represent Malta in Eurovision.

Venue[edit]

The Malta Eurosong 2011 will not be held at the MFCC (Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre) in Ta' Qali, Attard but at the MCC (Mediterranean Conference Centre) in Valletta.

At Eurovision[edit]

Malta competed in eleventh position on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May, but didn't qualify to the final, placing eleventh with 54 points. Malta missed the final with a one point gap.

Points Awarded by Malta[6][edit]

Points Awarded to Malta (Semi-Final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Montebello, Edward (2010-09-21). "Malta: Eurovision selection to kick-off soon". EscToday. Retrieved 2010-09-27. 
  2. ^ a b Montebello, Edward (2010-12-19). "Malta decides on 12th February". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-12-20. 
  3. ^ Montebello, Edward (2010-10-01). "Malta: New format for Eurovision Festival 2011". EscToday. Retrieved 2010-10-02. 
  4. ^ Montebello, Edward (2010-11-26). "Malta: 141 entries submitted to national selection". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-11-26. 
  5. ^ Montebello, Edward (2010-11-29). "Exclusive: Fabrizio Faniello back in the Maltese selection". EscToday.com. Retrieved 2010-11-29. 
  6. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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