Malta: 16 songs progress to the Final

Malta: 16 songs progress to the Final
Amber was the last to be announced tonight.Photo:Glen Webb (EBU)
Ta'Qali, Malta -

The semi final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has taken place this evening, and the original line up of 24 songs has been narrowed down to a final field of 16 through a combination of jury vote and televoting. You can find out which acts have made it through to the final below.

The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 is being held over two evenings at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta'Qali.

In the first of two shows, this evening saw a semi final of 24 songs competing for 16 slots in the grand final which takes place tomorrow evening.

Tonight's running order was as follows (Qualifiers in bold):-

  1. Richard Edwards - Fall Like Rome
  2. Ylenia - Tides Of Illusion
  3. Janice Debattista - Perfect Day
  4. Chris Grech - Never Walk Away
  5. Marilena - Overrated
  6. Petra - No One's Home
  7. Dorothy Bezzina - Starting From The End
  8. Domenique - Too Little Too Late
  9. Jessika - Ultraviolet
  10. Franklin Calleja - Let Your Heart Talk
  11. Claudia Faniello - When It's Time
  12. Corazon - My Strange Love
  13. Kevin Borg - Needing You
  14. Scar - Superstar
  15. Melanie Zammit - Loverdose
  16. Danica Muscat - Fantasy
  17. Petra & Richard - Wonderful Today
  18. Deborah C - Love-O-Holic
  19. Gianni Zammit - Us Against The World
  20. Raquela - Keep Believing
  21. Gianluca Bezzina - Tomorrow
  22. Amber - In Control
  23. Klinsmann - The Remedy
  24. Davinia - Betrayed

The draw for the starting positions in tomorrow's final will be decided by the producers and announced in the afternoon. Stay tuned to for further coverage from Malta.

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  • Posted on 11 February 2013 at 20:33
    I can't believe The Remedy is out of the competition. I love that song. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 11 February 2013 at 20:32
    I love The Remedy. I can't believe it is out if the competition :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 17:12
    The same like last year, some great songs went out in Semifinal like Eleanor Cassar - I want to runaway!!!
    And now with Raquela, Danica, Ylenia ♥ & Petra! Great voices! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 11:09
    Most songs are pretty average, I can't pick any winners. My favourites are Dorothy Bezzina and Claudia Faniello. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 09:42
    There were, and still are a lot of good songs left in the competition. Remembering that there will be only one winner - there are going to be a lot of disappointed people after the final. Having said that - I must say that I am shocked that The Remedy and Loverdose are not in the final 12. But there you go - it just shows that anything can happen - and - its the people of Malta's decision - not mine!
    I am please that Chris Grech has made it. Although not a typical Eurovision - it is a really good song.
    So from my personal point of view - good luck to Richard, Chris, Jessika, Kevin, Deborah C - if one of you win - I'll be happy! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 07:41
    I am happy that Fall like Rome, Ultraviolet and Superstar made it through. Also Needing you is Ok.

    But what happened with The Remedy and Loverdose? I was sure that these would easily pass.

    I'm really hoping that tonight's winner will be a good song and not another drawn-out and monotonous ballad as Malta prefers to send ad nauseam.

    Good luck to all contestants! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 04:19
    My favorite was Klinsmann with The Remedy!!! :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 01:35
    "Never Walk Away" is such a beautiful song. It should be the song that represents Malta this year. Best of luck Chris Grech! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 February 2013 at 01:04
    No i wanted "the remedy" in the final report to the moderator