Malta: PBS states present at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam
The Maltese national broadcaster, PBS, has revelaed its intention to participate in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest next May in The Netherlands.
PBS has confirmed to ESCToday that Malta will be participating in Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. However it isn’t confirmed yet the format they will use to determine the next Eurovision act. Will it be X-factor for a second year in a row or will the broadcaster turn to other options.
The Eurovision story so far
Malta made its debut in Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and has participated 31 times until now. Since 1991 it participates every year without being absent. The mediterranean country has not been victorious until now but holds two second places in its record (2002 Ira Losco, Seventh Wonder) and (2005 Chiara Angel). Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, it has failed to qualify six times.
In 2018 Christabelle, winner of MESC 2018, represented Malta with her entry Taboo. Despite her energetic performance she failed to reach the final finishing 13rd in the 2nd semi final in Lisbon last May. This year x-factor winner Michela Pace won the right to represent the country in Tel Aviv with her entry “Chameleon” which eventually came 14th in the grand final. Let remember Michela’s performance on Expo Tel Aviv stage last May: