Song contests in Malta

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Song contests in Malta have become a way for Maltese pop songs to reach a general audience since the early 1960s.

Although there are antecedents in the area of għana, and possibly other types of performing arts-related contests, it's very likely that these where also following the rise of the San Remo festival, which became a cultural high-point through transmissions on Italian television RAI. The influence of San Remo is also felt in a number of other ways: the style of songs, the methods of presentation, the television tie-ins, the on and off association with the Eurovision Song Contest, and most significantly in the use of the word festival to describe such contests.

List of song contests in Malta

Historical list

Active list

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