Malta: X-factor to determine the country’s Eurovision 2020 representative
The Maltese national broadcaster, PBS, has confirmed that the country’s Eurovision 2020 representative will be selected for second year in a row through the talent show, X Factor Malta.
As last year the winner of the Maltese edition of the talent show X Factor will earn the right to represent the small Mediterranean country in the next Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam in 2020. Every Sunday a live show will be aired on TVM in January , that will lead to the grand final show on February 8.
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: