Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Country  Malta
National selection
Selection process Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012
Final:
75% Jury
25% Televoting
Selection date(s) Semi-final:
3 February 2012
Final:
4 February 2012
Selected entrant Kurt Calleja
Selected song "This is The Night"
Finals performance
Semi-final result Qualified (7th, 70 points)
Final result 21st, 41 points
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 in Baku, Azerbaijan. The Maltese entry was selected through a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS. Kurt Calleja represented Malta with the song "This is The Night", which qualified from the second semi-final and went on to place 21st in the final, scoring 41 points.[1][2]

National Selection[edit]

On 27 August 2011, PBS started the call for songs for their national selection.[3] In the 2012 rules, PBS have extended the waiting time for former winners of the national selection from three years to five, which means that neither Olivia Lewis, Morena, Chiara, Thea Garrett and Glen Vella can attempt a return in Eurovision in 2012.

The submission period will open on 20 October 2011 when everyone can submit an entry to the Maltese Public Broadcasting Services from 09.00 till 12:00 CET and from 14:00 till 16:00 CET. The fee for submitting an entry to the song festival is €150. Like in 2011, foreign authors will be allowed to enter the contest. Additionally, the broadcaster will have rights to award wildcards either in the semi-final or the final of the song selection.[4]

On 10 November 2011, PBS announced the 62 entries who will be judged behind closed doors by a jury in mid-November.[5] 24 songs advanced to the semi-final stage of the competition that took place on 3 February 2012. A total number of 16 songs qualified for the national final which took place on 4 February 2012.[6]

Semi-final - 3 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Composers
01 Danica Muscat "7 Days" Philip Vella
02 Janvil "You Are My Life" George Platon
03 Isabelle Zammit "Walk On Water" Paul Geordimania, Fleur Balzan
04 Francesca Borg "Take Me Far" Marco Debono, Doris Chetcuti
05 Klinsmann "No Way Back" Paul Abela, Klinsmann Coleiro, Jonathan Spiteri
06 Richard Edwards "Look At Me Now" Jan Van Dijck, Richard Edwards
07 Annalise Ellul "Whoop It up!" Elton Zarb, Deo Grech
08 Kurt Calleja "This Is the Night" Johan Jämtberg, Kurt Calleja, Mikael Gunnerås
09 Romina Mamo "DNA" Michael Johannes Tanczos, Gerard James Borg
10 Nadine Bartolo "Can't Get Away" Philip Vella
11 Lawrence Gray "In Your Eyes" Philip Vella, Cher Vella
12 Kaya "First Time" Gorgi
13 Claudia Faniello "Pure" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg
14 Jessica Muscat "Dance Romance" Philip Vella, Jessica Muscat
15 Wayne Micallef "Time" Wayne Micallef
16 Dorothy Bezzina "Autobiography" Magnus Kaxe, Gerard James Borg
17 Gianni "Petals On A Rose" R. Abrahamsson, M. Numhauser, T. Fenech, A. Aly
18 Fabrizio Faniello "I Will Fight For You (Papa's Song)" J. Bejerholm, N. Edberger, R. Uhlmann, W. Fenech, F. Faniello
19 Janice Mangion "While Her Eyes Still Glow" Elton Zarb, Rita Pace
20 Eleanor Cassar "I Want To Runaway" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan
21 Corazon Mizzi "Mystifying Eyes" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan
22 Deborah C ft. Leila James "You Make Me Go Uh! Uh!" Renier Patrick, Vervoort David
23 Anna Azzopardi "Still Waiting" Samuel Bugía Garrido, Athanasios Nakos
24 Amber "Answer With Your Eyes" Ray Aguis, Alfred C. Sant
Final - 4 February 2012
Draw Artist Song Composers Jury Televote Total Place
01 Lawrence Gray "In Your Eyes" Philip Vella, Cher Vella 23 6 29 7
02 Deborah C ft. Leila James "You Make Me Go Uh! Uh!" Renier Patrick, Vervoort David 7 0 7 15
03 Dorothy Bezzina "Autobiography" Magnus Kaxe, Gerard James Borg 25 2 27 8
04 Gianni "Petals On A Rose" R. Abrahamsson, M. Numhauser, T. Fenech, A. Aly 22 20 42 4
05 Claudia Faniello "Pure" Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg 64 14 78 2
06 Danica Muscat "7 Days" Philip Vella 25 0 25 9
07 Fabrizio Faniello "I Will Fight For You (Papa's Song)" J. Bejerholm, N. Edberger, R. Uhlmann, W. Fenech, F. Faniello 19 12 31 6
08 Corazon Mizzi "Mystifying Eyes" Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan 6 10 16 10
09 Richard Edwards "Look At Me Now" Jan Van Dijck, Richard Edwards 16 16 32 5
10 Kaya "First Time" Gorgi 1 8 9 13
11 Amber "Answer With Your Eyes" Ray Aguis, Alfred C. Sant 55 0 55 3
12 Wayne Micallef "Time" Wayne Micallef 10 0 10 12
13 Kurt Calleja "This Is the Night" Johan Jämtberg, Kurt Calleja, Mikael Gunnerås 60 24 84 1
14 Janvil "You Are My Life" George Platon 8 0 8 14
15 Klinsmann "No Way Back" Paul Abela, Klinsmann Coleiro, Jonathan Spiteri 0 0 0 16
16 Francesca Borg "Take Me Far" Marco Debono, Doris Chetcuti 6 4 10 11

Juries[edit]

Artist Song Turkey Malta Republic of Ireland France Italy Malta Total
Lawrence Gray "In Your Eyes" 4 5 5 5 2 2 23
Deborah C ft. Leila James "You Make Me Go Uh! Uh!" 3 0 3 0 1 0 7
Dorothy Bezzina "Autobiography" 7 1 1 3 7 6 25
Gianni "Petals On A Rose" 1 3 2 6 5 5 22
Claudia Faniello "Pure" 8 12 12 12 10 10 64
Danica Muscat "7 Days" 0 4 8 7 6 1 26
Fabrizio Faniello "I Will Fight For You (Papa's Song)" 5 2 4 4 0 4 19
Corazon Mizzi "Mystifying Eyes" 0 0 6 0 0 0 6
Richard Edwards "Look At Me Now" 0 7 0 2 0 7 16
Kaya "First Time" 0 0 0 1 0 0 1
Amber "Answer With Your Eyes" 12 10 7 10 8 8 55
Wayne Micallef "Time" 0 6 0 0 4 0 10
Kurt Calleja "This is The Night" 10 8 10 8 12 12 60
Janvil "You Are My Life" 2 0 0 0 3 3 8
Klinsmann "No Way Back" 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Francesca Borg "Take Me Far" 6 0 0 0 0 0 6

At Eurovision[edit]

Malta will perform in the first half of the second semi-final, held on 24 May 2012.[7]

Points awarded to Malta[edit]

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

Points awarded by Malta[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2012 Grand Final". Eurovision.tv. 
  2. ^ Webb, Glen (5 February 2012). "It's Kurt Calleja's night in Malta". Eurovision.tv. 
  3. ^ Busa, Alexandru (27 August 2011). "Malta confirms Eurovision participation for Baku". EscToday.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  4. ^ Webb, Glen (30 August 2011). "Malta reveals plans for Baku". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 30 August 2011. 
  5. ^ Calleja Bayliss, Marc (11 November 2011). "Malta Eurovision 2012: Second Phase Next Weekend". ESCflashmalta.com. Retrieved 11 November 2011. 
  6. ^ Pozzi, Renee (27 August 2011). "Malta confirms participation". EscDaily.com. Retrieved 27 August 2011. 
  7. ^ Hondal, Victor. "Insignia exchange and semifinal allocation draw.". EscToday.com. 

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