Malta Song for Europe
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Malta Song for Europe (Maltese: il-Festival Kanzunetta għall-Ewropa) was the song festival which used to decide who will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is now being organised by Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS Malta).
Malta's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest dates back to 1971. In those years the contest was known as the Malta Song Festival.
In the past the rules for submissions by composers, authors and singers were published in October . The first elimination of the songs was held in December, and the semifinalists were announced in January. The semifinal was then held in February. Two days after, a final was held to choose Malta's representative at the Eurovision.
In 2009 a new format of the contest was introduced, the Malta Eurosong contest, with eight semi-finals held over November 2008 to January 2009, with a final of 20 songs competing in February. In 2010 six semi-finals were held over December 2009 and January 2010, and a final was once again held in February 2010.
|1971||Joe Grech||Maltese||"Marija l-Maltija"||18||52||No semi-finals|
|1972||Helen and Joseph||Maltese||"L-imħabba"||18||48|
|1975||Renato||English||"Singing This Song"||12||32|
|1991||Paul Giordimaina and Georgina||English||"Could It Be"||6||106|
|1992||Mary Spiteri||English||"Little Child"||3||123|
|1993||William Mangion||English||"This Time"||8||69||Kvalifikacija za Millstreet|
|1994||Chris and Moira||English||"More Than Love"||5||97||No semi-finals|
|1995||Mike Spiteri||English||"Keep Me In Mind"||10||76|
|1996||Miriam Christine||English||"In a Woman's Heart"||10||68||4||138|
|1997||Debbie Scerri||English||"Let Me Fly"||9||66||No semi-finals|
|1998||Chiara||English||"The One That I Love"||3||165b|
|1999||Times Three||English||"Believe 'n Peace"||15||32|
|2000||Claudette Pace||English, Maltese||"Desire"||8||73|
|2001||Fabrizio Faniello||English||"Another Summer Night"||9||48|
|2002||Ira Losco||English||"7th Wonder"||2||164|
|2003||Lynn Chircop||English||"To Dream Again"||25||4|
|2004||Julie and Ludwig||English||"On Again... Off Again"||12||50||8||74|
|2005||Chiara||English||"Angel"||2||192||Top 12 Previous Year[a]|
|2006||Fabrizio Faniello||English||"I Do"||24||1||Top 11 Previous Year[a]|
|2007||Olivia Lewis||English||"Vertigo"||Failed to qualify||25||15|
|2009||Chiara||English||"What If We"||22||31||6||86|
|2010||Thea Garrett||English||"My Dream"||Failed to qualify||12||45|
|2011||Glen Vella||English||"One Life"||11||54|
|2012||Kurt Calleja||English||"This Is the Night"||21||41||7||70|
|2015||Amber||English||"Warrior"||Failed to qualify||11||43|
|2016||Ira Losco||English||"Walk on Water"||12||153||3||209|
|2017||Claudia Faniello||English||"Breathlessly"||Failed to qualify||16||55|
- Malta Song for Europe 2006
- Malta Song for Europe 2007
- Malta Song for Europe 2008
- Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
- According to the then-Eurovision rules, the top ten non-Big Four countries from the previous year along with the Big Four automatically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For example, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to next year's Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten.
- Klier, Marcus (2 September 2009). "Malta: major changes to the selection process". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 3 September 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- Floras, Stella (14 October 2008). "Malta: More developments on 2009 national selection". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 15 October 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
- Stella, Floras (19 November 2009). "Malta: National final on 20th February". ESCToday. Archived from the original on 21 November 2009. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
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