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2013-11-30 (Saturday)
Malta Last night, the 20 semifinalists of Malta’s national selection for the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest were announced during the show Xarabank, see the list below. The semifinal is scheduled for February 7th and the final, with 14 entries, will take place on February 8th.

Malta Song for Europe 2014 – The 20 semifinalists:
Wayne William Micallef, “Same kind of Wonderful”
(Wayne William Micallef)
Ryan Paul Abela, “City Lady”
(Paul Abela, Ryan Abela, Joe Julian Farrugia)
Davinia Pace, “Brand New Day”
(Elton Zarb, Muxu: Matthew Mercieca )
Sophie Debattista, “Let the Sunshine in”
(Sophie Debattista, Lou Mullen, Adam Pakard, Alexander Dew)
Jessica Muscat, “Hypnotica”
(Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg)
Raquel Galdes, “Invisible”
(Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg)
Daniel Testa, “One Last Ride”
(Stephen Rudden, Lawrence Peter Bridge)
Debbie Stivala, “Pin the Middle”
(Peter Paul Galea, Debbie Stivala)
Chris Grech, “Oblivion”
(Philip Vella, Chris Grech, Gerard James Borg)
Deborah C, “Until we meet again”
(Elton Zarb, Muxu: Matthew Mercieca)
Amber, “Because I have You”
(Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
Christabelle Borg, “Love Tricity”
(Magnus Kaxe, Gerard James Borg)
Fire Light, “Coming Home”
(Richard Micallef)
Miriam Christine, “Safe”
(Mark Scicluna, Emil Calleja Bayliss)
Romina Mamo, “Addictive”
(Linda Persson, Ylva Persson)
Andreana Debattista, “Now and Forever”
(Vinny Vella, Karl Spiteri)
Franklin Calleja, “Love will take me home”
(Glen Vella, Beatrice Eriksson, Marcus Frenell, Michael James Down)
Corazon, “Ten”
(Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan)
Pamela, “Take Me”
(Boris Cezek)
Fabrizio Faniello, “Just no place like home”
(Johan Bejerholm)
(Sources: Xarabank and tvm.com.mt)

Anette: I’m happy to see Fabrizio Faniello among the chosen ones but I was hoping to see Dorothy Bezzina’s name on the list as well. Anyhow, the songs that made the best first impression on me was “Hypnotica” and “Coming Home“, but I don’t want to say too much before I’ve heard the full versions of the songs. 🙂

Read more about Malta’s preparations for the 2014 Eurovison Song Contest (and watch their last five Eurovision entries) here.