With the first live show aprroaching, X-factor Malta , the show through which Malta will selects its Eurovision 2020 act, has made an open call for original songs. 

Just a step way from its first live show, X-factor Malta has started a search for original songs and for that has made an open call to local and international songwriters and producers for entries.

A Song for Eurovision?

Taking in mind the requirements the organisers have put for the submitted songs , one can assume that the submitted songs a potential Eurovision 2020 entries. X-factor Malta requires the following conditions for the songs sent in:

  • The songs submitted must be three minutes long, modern & relevant to 2020 music landscape, identifiable, and ideally stand out songs. Poor songs will be eliminated straight away.
  • The format of the application must include a declaration that the song hasn’t been performed in public or or published on any digital or physical portal. The song must be in full playback with demo singer voice, half playback including backing vocals and ideally an instrumental version.
  • The X Factor team together with record label will reserve the right to transfer the submitted song to the contestant they feel can interpret the song better and of course to the contestants who ultimately will be in the final as chosen by the public.

The deadline

Interested songwriters producers should sent in their entries no later then  January 18, by submitting their songs to xfactor@tvm.com.mt. The songwriters that make it through will be announced until the 23rd of January, while the shortlisted qualifiers must send in their masters of the track until January 27.

 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 LoscoSeventh 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: