MESC 2016: Revelation of the 20 Semi-Finalists

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On the 22nd and 23rd January 2015, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) will be hosting the 2016 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Mediterranean Conference Centre (MCC) in Valletta, the capital city of the smallest nation in the European Union.

‘Xarabank’, synonomous with the revelation of the 20 finalists, took place a couple of hours ago, laying down this years’ crop of participants, a perfect mixture of newcomers, and veterans. At first listen, off the 1 minute snippets, it seems that the standard of songs is relatively high, not too mention that the genres are quite varied, laying down the foundations for an exciting semi-final stage.

Young Love” – Maxine Pace

All Around the World” – Deborah C

You’re Beautiful” – Lawrence Gray

Golden” – Brooke

Flashing Lights” – Raquel Galdes

Falling Glass” – Corazon

Lighthouse” – Kimberley Cortis

Alive” – Jasmine Abela

Empty Hearted” – Domenique

The Flame” – Jessika

Under the Sun” – Daniel Testa

That’s Why I Love You” – Ira Losco

Little Love” – Franklin Calleja

I Love You” – Dario Mifsud Bonnici

Fire Burn” – Dominic

Frontline” – Danica Muscat

Chameleon (Invincible)” – Ira Losco

Kingdom” – Christabelle

Right Here With You” – Sarah Crystal

Light Up My Life” – Stefan Galea

An interesting fact about the 19 participants in this years’ competition, is that 12 of them have either been to the national pre-selection on another occasion, or else been to the Eurovision Song Contest itself, meaning that the rest, a total of 7 are complete newcomers to the competition, despite most of them having already made other appearances in the local music scene. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2016 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: PBS / TVM, Mario Mintoff (Photo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wevxW3l_tkg

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