Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012

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Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012 is the television show by which PBS will select Malta's entry to the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Baku, Azerbaijan between the 22 and 26 May 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 were 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 were 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.

Songs

A total of 161 entries were submitted to PBS in 2011 for the 2012 contest. 62 songs from the original lot were chosen to be performed live in front of a panel of experts behind closed doors. 38 of the songs in this phase of the competition were eliminated.

The 24 songs selected for the semifinal were announced by PBS on Friday 25 November 2011 during the popular TV show Xarabank.

Here's the list of songs in alphabetical order by singers first names:

#Singer/sSongMusic / Words
1AmberAnswers with your eyesRay Agius & Alfred C. Sant
2Anna AzzopardiStill waitingSamuel Bugia Garrido & Athanassios Nakos
3Annalise EllulWhoop it up!Elton Zarb & Deo Grech
4Claudia FanielloPurePhilip Vella & Gerard James Borg
5Corazon MizziMystifying eyesPaul Giordimania & Fleur Balzan
6Danica Muscat7 daysPhilip Vella
7Deborah C feat. Leila JamesYou make me go UH UHDavid Vervoort & Patrick Reiner
8Dorothy BezzinaAutobiographyMagnus Kaxc & Gerard James Borg
9Eleanor CassarI want to run awayPaul Giordimania & Fleur Balzan
10Fabrizio FanielloI will fight for you (Papa's song)J. Beoerham, N. Edberger, R. Uhlmann, W. Fenech & F. Faniello
11Francesca BorgTake me farMarco Debono & Doris Chetcuti
12Gianni ZammitPetals on a roseR. Abrahamsson, A. Aly, N. Numhauser & T. Fenech
13Isabelle ZammitWalk on waterPaul Giordimania & Fleur Balzan
14Janice MangionWhile her eyes still glowElton Zarb & Rita Pace
15J. AnvilYou are my lifeGeorge Georgion
16Jessica MuscatDance romancePhillip Vella & Jessica Muscat
17KayaFirst timeGeorgios Kalpadikis
18KlinsmannNo way backPaul Albela, Klinsmann Coleiro & Jonathan C. Spiteri)
19Kurt CallejaThis is the nightJohann Jamtberg & Kurt Calleja
20Lawrence GrayIn your eyesPhilip Vella & Cher Vella
21Nadine BartoloCan't get awayPhilip Vella
22Richard EdwardsLook at me nowJan Van Dijck & Richard Micallef
23Romina MamoDNAMichael James Tanczos & Gerard James Borg
24Wayne MicallefTimeWayne Micallef

A preview of all the songs was presented for the first time in public on Friday 25 November 2011 during the last hour of an edition of Xarabank on TVM. Photos of all the participating singers along with details for composers and lyricists appeared on tvm.com.mt without any further links or video clips. However, three video clips appeared with snippets from all the songs on esctoday.com via YouTube.


Semi-final

The semi-final will be televised live on TVM on Friday 3 February 2012.

All vocals will be performed live.

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.

Final

The final was originally scheduled for Saturday 28 January 2012, but in November it was announced for Saturday 4 February 2012.

See also

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