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Malta reveals shortlisted songs for national semi-final

Amber represented Malta in the 2015 contest
Amber represented Malta in the 2015 contest
Photo by: Elena Volotova (EBU)
Posted 3 December 2015 at 21:43

PBS have published the list of 49 songs that are in contention to represent the island nation in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. 153 songs were initially received in total, and from those submissions, 49 compositions have now been shortlisted to go forward to the next stage of the competition, when 20 of them will progress to the live semi-final, which will be staged in January.

The 49 shortlisted songs

96 sung by Francesca Bonnano
Alive sung by Jasmine Abela
All Around The World sung by Deborah C
Bare Your Soul sung by Chaya Fenech
Battle Zone sung by Kurt Cassar
Beautiful sung by Lyndsey Pace
Brave sung by Andre Curmi (Dre)
Breaking Point sung by Cherylis & Mikhail
Breathe sung by Cherylis
Can't Let Go sung by Jessika
Castle sung by Danica Muscat
Chameleon (Invincible) sung by Ira Losco
Dancing In The Rain sung by Francesca Borg
Empty Hearted sung by Domenique Azzopardi
Exceptional sung by Jean Claude Azzopardi
Falling Glass sung by Corazon (Mizzi)
Feeling Alive sung by Kelly Ann Mintoff
Fire Burn sung by Dominic
Fireworks sung by Iona
Flashing Lights sung by Raquel Galdes
Flawless sung by Franklin Calleja
Frontline sung by Danica Muscat
Go Beyond The Shore sung by Paul Cushieri
Golden sung by Brooke
Gone sung by Nazjo Rotin
Higher sung by Q
Hush Hush sung by Jessika
I Love You sung by Dario Mifsud Bonnici
I Won't Surrender sung by Franklin Calleja
Kingdom sung by Christabelle Borg
Light Up My Life sung by Stefan Galea
Lighthouse sung by Kimberley Cortis
Little Love sung by Franklin Calleja
MI-MI-MIND sung by Neville Refalo
Paper Boats sung by Joseph Portelli
Reaching sung by Panama Band- Simaria
Right Here With You sung by Sarah Crystal
Rule The World sung by Aidan Cassar
Someday sung by Klinsmanc Coleiro
Tell Me What You Wanna Do sung by Julienne Liberto
That's Why I Love You sung by Ira Losco
The Flame sung by Jessika
Tonight sung by Kyle Mangani & Maxine Pace
Under The Sun sung by Daniel Testa
Victory sung by Amy Agius
Without You sung by Kaya
Young Love sung by Maxine Pace
Your Kiss sung by Malcom
You're Beautiful sung By Laurence Gray
Among the artists we can find several who have entered the national final in previous years, as well as two artists who have had the honour of representing their country before, namely Ira Losco who took Malta to second place in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002 with 7th Wonder and Daniel Testa who took part in the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Junior Swing achieving a highly respectable fourth place.
The semi final takes place on the 22nd of January, when the 20 songs will be reduced to 14 songs that will compete in the final on the 23rd of January.
Which of the above artists would you like to see represent Malta in 2016?
Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv when later this month we will reveal which 20 songs have reached the next phase of the competition.
Gordon Roxburgh
Gordon Roxburgh
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Amber represented Malta in the 2015 contest
Photo by: Elena Volotova (EBU)
Gordon Roxburgh
Gordon Roxburgh