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Glen Vella triumphs in Malta

13 February 2011 at 00:32 CET

Yesterday a semi final was held to decide the 16 acts who would make it through to tonight's final. Prior to the show tonight, a pre show special was held where the cameras followed the artists as they arrived on the red carpet. It also featured special interviews in order to heighten the excitement prior to the main event.

The presenters tonight were again, as in the semi final Valerie Vella and Keith Demicoli, and the lucky 16 finalists performed in the following order :-

Eleanor Cassar - Hypnotized
Amber - Catch 22
Jessica Muscat - Down Down Down
Ally - Numb
Baklava - Moon Dance
Fabrizio Faniello - No Surrender
Kurt Calleja - Over And Over
Glen Vella - One Life
Marilena ft Michael - He's A Demon
J.Anvil - Topsy Turvy
Claudia Faniello - Movie In My Mind
Richard Edwards - Finally
Raquela - If I Could Do It All Again
Kelly Schembri - Love Me Like Your Money
Wayne Micallef - Everybody Sing
Klinsmann & Ben - This Love

Tonights interval act was formed of Italian singer and songwriter Riccardo Cocciante, who was also the head spokesperson of the professional jury. United Kingdom representatives Blue performed their hit If You Come Back and local artists Ivan & Melvin from Winter Moods.

PBS receive praise from many including Blue

There has been a lot of positive comment and feedback from press and fans alike in Valletta,  regarding the effort put in to this years Maltese national selection,  with regards to the stage, organisation and quality of sound in the  hall. During this afternoon's rehearsal Duncan James from Blue  complimented the technical staff on how good the band considered the  sound to be on stage for their run through.

The voting proved very close, the public chose Glen Vella but the juries also voted very highly for Richard Edwards, and it went down to the wire with the very last vote, and ultimately Riccardo Cocciante decided the outcome by awarding Glen Vella his maximum points.

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