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Glen Vella triumphs in Malta

Posted 12 Febuary 2011 at 23:32

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.
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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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