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Malta reveals shortlisted songs for national semi-final

03 December 2015 at 22:43 CET
Amber represented Malta in the 2015 contest Elena Volotova (EBU)
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 when later this month we will reveal which 20 songs have reached the next phase of the competition.