Malta: X-factor Malta makes open call for songs

Malta: X-factor Malta makes open call for songs

The X Factor Malta has made a call for all composers and lyricists interested in creating songs for the show.

This year X Factor Malta is the successor of  Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) as the format for selecting the country’s Eurovision 2019 entry. The production team of X-Factor Malta announced that it has started its quest for songs to be performed by the show’s contestants.Composers and lyricists interested in submitting songs for the show are called to send their music proposals to the following e mail:

All entries by composers and songwriters must be sent in by December 14.  A total of three live shows will take place on 6,13 and 20 January while the grand final is set to be held on January 26. The final will take place at Malta’s Exhibition and Convention Center, Ta’Qali. On October 7 Malta kicked off its quest for the next Eurovision representative by holding the x-factor auditions in front of the four judges (Howard Keith Debono, Ray Mercieca, Alexandra Alden, Ira Losco) who had to determine which acts will qualify to bootcamp phase. After auditions were over a total of 120 acts made it through to the bootcamp phase, which consisted of three rounds.  Eventually after the bootcamp a total of 48 acts qualified to the Chair Challenge round. Up to today the Chair Challenge round for the girls, boys’ and overs category has taken place and next Sunday the last heat for the Groups is set to be aired. So far the acts that have made it to the Judges’ Housed stage are:

From the Boys Team: Mark Anthony BartoloNorbert BondinAidan CassarLuke ChappellOwen LeuellenClaudio Zammit

From the Girls Team: Kelsey BellanteKarin Duff, Nicole FrendoDanica MuscatMichela Pace, Jade Vella

From the Overs team (+25): Anna AzzopardiFranklin Calleja, Anna FanielloBen PurplleVanessa Lee SultanaPe Tra

Next Sunday competing in the Chair Challenge round are the groups : 4thLine, Clelis, Extreme, Horizon, Kayati, Lorelai, Prism, Radiate, Sudden Crown, Systm 12.

In the last decade Malta’s best placing was in 2013 at the Eurovision in Malmo where Gianluca and his entry Tomorrow achieved a 8th placing in the final, while the last time it qualified to the final was in 2016 with Ira Losco and Walk On Water. This year the country was represented by Christabelle and her song Taboo, which failed to qualify to the final finishing 13th in the second semi final.

Angelo D.

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