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Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 is a television show taking place at MFCC in Ta' Qali on 7 and 8 February 2014.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 MFCC promo banner

Songwriters for this contest can be of any nationality, however, the singer/s have to be of Maltese nationality or hold dual citizenship. Gianluca Bezzina , winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013, is not permitted to defend his title. Singers were allowed perform up to two songs for qualifying round of the competition.


The Event

The semifinal and final sessions will be broadcast live on TVM. The hosts are Gianluca Bezzina and Ira Losco, both former Malta Eurovision Song Contest winners. Moira Delia will be providing links for the Red Carpet and backstage.

The winner of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014 will become Malta's entry to the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest to be held in Copenhagen, Denmark between 6 and 10 May.

The Songs

Preliminary round

A preliminary selection round determined the 20 songs to be performed at the semifinal, picked from all the submissions received before the end of October 2013. These were announced during a special edition of the popular TVM programme Xarabank on Friday 29 November 2013.

Semi-final

Here are the songs from the semifinal of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014, in the order in which they will be performed on Friday 7 February.

# Songs Performer/s Music Lyrics
1 Because I have you Amber Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan
2 Oblivion Chris Grech Philip Vella / Chris Grech Gerard James Borg
3 Addictive Romina Mamo Linda Persson / Ylva Persson Linda Persson / Ylva Persson
4 Hypnotica Jessika Muscat Philip Vella Gerard James Borg
5 Now and Forever Andreana Debattista Vinny Vella Jr. Karl Spiteri
6 One Last Ride Daniel Testa Stephen Rudden Lawrence Peter Bridge
7 Invisible Raquel Galdes Philip Vella Gerard James Borg
8 Just No Place Like Home Fabrizio Faniello Johan Bejerholm Johan Bejerholm
9 Some Kind of Wonderful Wayne William Wayne Micallef Wayne Micallef
10 City Lady Ryan Paul Abela Paul Abela / Ryan Paul Abela Joe Julian Farrugia
11 Lovetricity Christabelle Borg Magnus Kaxe Gerard James Borg
12 Take Me Pamela Bezzina Boris Cezek Boris Cezek
13 Let the Sunshine In Sophie Debattista Sophie Debattista / Lou Mullen / Adam Pikard / Alexander Dew
14 Love will take me Home Franklin Calleja Glen Vella / Beatrice Eriksson / Marcus Frewell / Michael Jason Dew Beatrice Eriksson / Marcus Frewell
15 Safe Miriam Christine Mark Scicluna Emil Calleja Bayliss
16 Until We Meet Again Deborah C Elton Zarb Muxu (Matthew Mercieca)
17 Coming Home Firelight Richard Edward Micallef Richard Edward Micallef
18 Pin the Middle DeBee Peter Paul Galea Debbie Stivala
19 Brand New Day Davinia Pace Elton Zarb Muxu (Matthew Mercieca)
20 Ten Corazon Mizzi Paul Giordimaina Fleur Balzan

14 out of these 20 songs will be selected to compete during the final night on 8 February 2014.

Judging

During the semifinal, the songs proceeding to the final will be selected by six judges; televoting will make up the votes of a seventh judge. 14 songs will then progress forward to the final. Singers will only be allowed to perform one song in the final.

In the live final, the winning song will also be determined by the votes of six judges and televoting will make the votes of a seventh judge, In the event of a tie, the votes of the judges (therefore excluding televoting) will be used to ascertain the order of tied songs.

The winning song will represent Malta at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen.


Guest performers

Gaia Cauchi, winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, will be joined by a Choir from the La Voix Academy Choir, under the vocal direction of Gillian Attard. Other guests are still to be confirmed.

See also

Malta Song Festival editions
* Malta Song Festival - 1960s: 1960 - 1961 - 1962 - 1963 - 1964 - 1965 - 1966 - 1967 - 1968 - 1969
* Malta Song Festival - 1970s: 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979
* Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija - 1980s: 1980 - 1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989
* Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija - 1990s: 1990 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999
* Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija - 2000s: 2000 - 2001 - 2002
* Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija - 2010s: 2013 -
Malta Eurovision Song Contest editions
* Malta Song Festival - 1970s: 1971 - 1972 - 1975
* Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija għall-Ewropa: 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 
* Malta Song for Europe - 1990s: 1997 - 1998 - 1999
* Malta Song for Europe - 2000s: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008
* Malta EuroSong: 2009 - 2010
* Malta Eurovision Song Contest: 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 -
Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest
* 1970s: 1971 - 1972 - 1975
* 1990s: 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999
* 2000s: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - 
* 2010s: 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 -

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