Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest – Wikipedia

Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 33 times since its introduction in 1971. The contest is broadcast in Malta on the PBS channel, TVM. Malta has even to win the contest, but is the merely non-winning nation to have achieved four top three results. Malta finished last on its first two attempts in 1971 and 1972, and had a 16-year absence from the contest between 1975 and 1991, when it returned. Malta has participated every year since. Malta ‘s return proved more successful, reaching the top 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991 to 2005, including third-place results for Mary Spiteri ( 1992 ) and Chiara ( 1998 ) and second-place results for Ira Losco ( 2002 ) and Chiara ( 2005 ). Since finishing last for the third time in 2006, Malta has struggled to make an impact, having achieved only two crown 10 results in holocene years : inaugural being Gianluca Bezzina ‘s eighth-place in 2013, and Destiny Chukunyere ‘s seventh-place polish in 2021 .

history [edit ]

Malta first participated at Eurovision in 1971, although the history of National song contests organized in the maltese islands dates back to 1960 when the first Malta Song Festival took place. Malta has never won the contest, although it has twice finished second and twice finished third. At beginning, the island state sent songs in its native language, maltese, but it failed to rank highly, finishing last in its foremost two attempts in the contest in 1971 and 1972 and withdrew after the 1975 contest.

Malta ‘s return key to the contest in 1991, after a 16-year absence, proved to be more successful, with eight consecutive top 10 placings ( 1991–1998 ) and finishing in the peak 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991 to 2005. These results included third-place finishes in 1992 for Mary Spiteri and in 1998 for Chiara and second-place finishes in 2002 for Ira Losco and in 2005 for Chiara, who in 2009 became the first performer to represent Malta at three contests, finishing 22nd. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Malta ‘s two seconds and two thirds, make it the most successful state not to win the contest. In the end 15 contests, Malta has alone reached the top 10 doubly, with Gianluca Bezzina finishing one-eighth in 2013, and Destiny Chukunyere finishing one-seventh in 2021. Fabrizio Faniello, who had previously finished ninth in 2001, finished last in the 2006 final, and since then the country has failed to qualify from the semi-final round seven times, in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2017 and 2018. together with France, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom, Malta is one of the few countries that has not missed a contest since 1991. All of Malta ‘s entries since 1991 have been sung in its early official speech, English, which it was one of the few countries allowed to use in the contest between 1977 and 1999, being a early british colony which ( as seen below ) has had a close relationship with the UK within the contest. The only consumption of the maltese language was three lines in the 2000 entry “ Desire “, performed by Claudette Pace. The maltese broadcasters of the show are the Public Broadcasting Services ( PBS ). All shows are transmitted live on TVM and Radio Malta. besides, along with Croatia and Sweden it was the lone country never to be relegated, under the previous rules of the contest, that was n’t a separate of the Big Four .

choice serve [edit ]

Malta uses a telecast home final to select its entrance. From its introduction in 1971 through 1976, Malta Song Festival, an existing birdcall festival that had been created in 1960 was used to select the entrant, with the winner going to represent the state at the Eurovision Song Contest. Malta did not participate in the contest between 1977 and 1990. Since its retort in 1991, national finals under assorted names were held to select the submission, including Malta Song for Europe ( maltese : il-Festival Kanzunetta għall-Ewropa ), Malta Eurovision Song Contest, and Malta Eurosong. During this time menstruation, the organization of the event was taken over by the maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services ( PBS Malta ). A distinctive national concluding would consist of : the rules for submissions by composers, authors, and singers being published in October, inaugural elimination rounds in December, and semifinalists announced in January. The semifinal was then held in February, followed two days late by a final examination to choose Malta ‘s representative at the Eurovision. In 2009, a fresh 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. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] In 2010 six semi-finals were held over December 2009 and January 2010, and a final was once again held in February 2010. [ 5 ] This format was discontinued for the 2019 contest, with PBS alternatively using X Factor Malta to select the artist .

participation overview [edit ]

Table key
1 Winner
2 Second place
3 Third place

Last place
X Entry selected but did not compete

Awards [edit ]

Marcel Bezençon Awards [edit ]

Year Category Song Performer Final Points Host city Ref.
2005 Press Award “Angel” Chiara 2 192 UkraineKyiv [7]

winner by OGAE members [edit ]

Barbara Dex Award [edit ]

relate interest [edit ]

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Notes [edit ]

  1. ^ Spain primitively gave its 12 points to Israel and 10 to Norway. After the broadcast it was announced that spanish broadcaster incorrectly tallied the votes and Germany should have got the clear check – 12 points – rather of being snubbed, as it happened. The err was corrected and thus Germany was placed 7th over Norway. Israel and Norway both received 2 points less than in the first place and Croatia, Malta, Portugal, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Belgium, Estonia and Turkey all received one target less than indicated during the air .
  2. ^ Contains some words in maltese
  3. a b According to the then-Eurovision rules, the crown ten non- Big Four countries from the former year along with the Big Four mechanically qualified for the Grand Final without having to compete in semi-finals. For model, if Germany and France placed inside the top ten-spot, the 11th and 12th spots were advanced to future class ‘s Grand Final along with all countries ranked in the top ten-spot .
  4. ^ The 2020 contest was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic
  5. ^ Contains one repeated phrase in french

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