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 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.
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.
|All 70 songs in the preliminary round...|
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.
|1||Because I have you||Amber||Fleur Balzan||Paul Giordimaina|
|2||Oblivion||Chris Grech||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella / Chris Grech|
|3||Addictive||Romina Mamo||Linda Persson / Ylva Persson||Linda Persson / Ylva Persson|
|4||Hypnotica||Jessika Muscat||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella|
|5||Now and Forever||Andreana Debattista||Karl Spiteri||Vinny Vella Jr.|
|6||One Last Ride||Daniel Testa||Lawrence Peter Bridge||Stephen Rudden|
|7||Invisible||Raquel Galdes||Gerard James Borg||Philip Vella|
|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||Joe Julian Farrugia||Paul Abela / Ryan Paul Abela|
|11||Lovetricity||Christabelle Borg||Gerard James Borg||Magnus Kaxe|
|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||Beatrice Eriksson / Marcus Frewell||Glen Vella / Beatrice Eriksson / Marcus Frewell / Michael Jason Dew|
|15||Safe||Miriam Christine||Emil Calleja Bayliss||Mark Scicluna|
|16||Until We Meet Again||Deborah C||'Muxu' (Matthew Mercieca)||Elton Zarb|
|17||Coming Home||Firelight||Richard Edward Micallef||Richard Edward Micallef|
|18||Pin the Middle||DeBee||Debbie Stivala||Peter Paul Galea|
|19||Brand New Day||Davinia Pace||Muxu (Matthew Mercieca)||Elton Zarb|
|20||Ten||Corazon Mizzi||Fleur Balzan||Paul Giordimaina|
14 out of these 20 songs will be selected to compete during the final night on 8 February 2014.
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.
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.
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