Malta: X-factor Malta moves on with the Bootcamp stage
Following the auditions’ phase the X-factor Malta show, the format through which Malta will determine its Eurovision 2020 act, has moved in to its Bootcamp stage of the show.
Malta is in search of its next Eurovision act and things are getting exciting as the Maltese talent show in going through the Bootcamp phase, where a total of 120 acts passed from the auditions stage.
Therefore, all participants who passed from their Audition are at Bootcamp. Judges regrouped before Bootcamp and divided the participants in THREE GROUPS:
- Those who they think should progress to Phase 2 of Bootcamp,
- those who the Judges think would fit in a group
- And last but not least, those who are still doubtful about whether they should progress or not.
The Judges decided that this group had to be listened to again. ‘Valerie’ was chosen and The Judges were to decide. The end result is on this clip.
The Judges decided that this group had to be listened to again. ‘Giant’ was chosen for the boys and The Judges were to decide.
The Wall Of Songs Phase
- This is the part where all participants run towards the iconic wall which full of song titles. During this part participants are grouped together according to the song chosen. After this part, Participants either progress, are told that the journey ends here or told to wait.
- Those who are told to wait are given their fate. Either in or out of the programme.
- The newly formed groups together with the remaining Participants perform again and are told if the journey stops there or else they are off to the next phase – THE CHAIR CHALLENGE.
Check out the Wall of songs phase below:
You can watch all videos from the Bootcamp stage as it has started to unfold on the official X-factor Malta Youtube channel
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: