Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012
The regulation for this edition of the contest were announced by PBS Friday 26 August 2011 and made available to interested parties via email. There appear to be only minor changes from the previous year's regulations. The fee for submitting an entry is €150. Non-Maltese songwriters are still eligible to submit songs but the main singer/s for each submission must be a citizen or permanent resident of Malta. The main alteration from the previous edition is that the broadcaster now holds the right to award wildcards either in the semi-final or the final of the song selection.
Submissions are accepted at the main PBS building in Gwardamangia on 20 and 21 October 2011 between 9:00 am and noon, as well as between 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
During the first phase of selection, all submissions will be heard on CD by a judging panel made up of both local and international creative professionals. In the second phase, the selected songs will be performed live by their respective artist in front of another panel of judges.
Twenty-four songs will make it to the semi-final stage. All the backing vocals will be performed live. The semi-final will be televised live on TVM on Friday 27 January 2012.
Eight songs will be eliminated and the remaining sixteen will make it through to the final phase in which the final result will be decided by a professional panel of six judges as well as another two judges worth of points from televoting.
The final will be on Saturday 28 January 2012.
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