MESC 2013: Marilena Gauci Replaces Saska HuntWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
There have been a number of reports in recent days with regards to the withdrawal of Saska Hunt and her entry Dress Rehearsal from the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest but nevertheless, the Public Broadcasting Services was mum about the news prior to this evening as it was revealed during the programme Xarabank that the 24th semi-finalist has had to be replaced due to undisclosed reasons with Marilena Gauci taking the role with her track Overrated composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg. The 2013 edition of the competition will be taking place on the 1st and the 2nd February at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre in Ta' Qali.
Marilena Gauci reached the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest back in 2011 with the track He's A Demon which was written by Michael Henry and penned by Anthony Grech. The performer has been quickly gaining a lot of critical acclaim noting that she finished as the first runner-up at the 2012 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the track Bl-Ikbar Serjetà following her fourth place finish last year in the same competition with Dil-Qalb Kbira. Marilena is also known to many for having represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2004 along with the Young Talent Team and their entry Power of a Song. A withdrawal has never been experiences in recent years but nevertheless, following the non-publication of the clip rumours were surfacing quickly. Now the Public Broadcasting Services has officially unveiled 24 entries in the competition and thus, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 continues. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes possible.
Source: Public Broadcasting Services, Xarabank, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Image)