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Road to Liverpool: Malta

We can not wait for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool. Therefore, we have a closer look at one of the contestants every day. Today: Malta.

The Busker

The Busker is the band that will represent Malta. The band already exists since 2012. In 2013, they released their first video “The ballad of John Brown”. After a few changes, the band currently exists of Dav Jr, Jean Paul Borg and Sean Meachen. In 2017, they released their debut album “Telegram”. In 2021 their second album “Ladies and gentlemen” followed. The band worked together with Matthew James for the song “Just a little bit more” and with Raquella for “Don’t you tell me what you feel“.
The band never before took part in any national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest. As a solo singer, Dav jr. was involved in X-Factor Malta 2020. That was the national selection in that year. Dav jr. reached the last 10.
This year they won the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest with “Dance (Our own party)”.


Malta chose their entry through MESC (Malta Eurovision Song Contest), the same contest as last year. Malta has always chosen their entry through national finals. In 2019 and 2020 they selected their song through the X-Factor Malta. This year, it all started with 3 quarter finals. There was a semifinal with 24 songs and a final with 16 artists. Controversial: the favourite to win the contest, Aidan with his song “Regina”, was disqualified after the first quarter final. He made social media posts about his song in a way that was, according to the MESC rules, was not allowed.

Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest

Malta never won the Eurovision Song Contest. Their first participation was in 1971, but after 1975 the island quit. After their return in 1991, there was a second place in two occasions. In 2002 it was Ira Losco with “7th wonder”, in 2005 Chiara with “Angel”. Malta always sung in English, with the exception of the first two entries.

The bookmakers

The bookmakers currently predict a 31st place for Malta. That means Malta would not qualify for a second time in a row. Hopefully Malta does better than predicted.

The song

And of course this is the song:


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