The summer is slowly coming to a close, and it’s time to return back to the working desks. At least that’s what’s happening on the island of Malta, who yesterday revealed their entire plan for the upcoming season, and how their selection process will be like for the 2024 season, which will include a non-live final.

Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2024

Recently, the Maltese broadcaster (PBS) held their national final for the Junior Eurovision, where they picked Yulan Law as their representative, which they are closely working with to create her song for the contest. While they are at it, they might as well focus on the real deal as well. Here the broadcaster published their regulation, and among them we find some of the following rules:

  • Lead artist MUST be of Maltese citizenship, composers can be from anywhere.
  • Last year’s winner can NOT take part (The Busker must sit this one out).
  • Any missing/incomplete details will be considered void.
  • Submissions will be accepted between the 28th of August and until the 20th of September 2023.
  • No submission fee.
  • The national final will have 3 phases (A selection phase, semi-final and final).
    • For the selection phase, artists can submist as many songs they wish, but only 1 song can advance to the semi-final stage.
    • For the semi-final phase, the songs must be performed live televised over a few weeks, no rehearsals allowed, both the public and a jury will select 12 finalists.
    • For the final phase, will be made up by a live-on-tape and a music video performance, along with the public and the jury picking the overall winner.
  • Trophies will be given to the winner, as well as the artist that comes 2nd and 3rd, and also for the best music video and best newcomer.
  • The final is set to take place sometime in January 2024.

Rather simple highlights here, but probably the most interesting thing, is how the final will not include any live performances. Instead, PBS will help the finalists monetarily with making their music videos, which will be granted to the finalists after the video is submitted, with a total up to 5000 Euros. Artists will also only have 60 minutes to film their live-on-tape shots for their final.

It is unclear why the Maltese broadcaster has decided to go with this approach for the upcoming national final, which reminds a lot like the measurements from during the pandemic. If you’d like a dig deeper into the details of the national final, you can find all you need here.

For the 2023 contest, The Busker and Malta invited all of Europe to “Dance” at their own party. Unfortunately, Europe didn’t felt like dancing during the first semi-final, and instead Malta finished last in the semi-final with a total of only 3 points from the televote. Hopefully this new approach can score Malta more points in 2024.

An interesting approach, which we’d like to hear what #YOU think about and do #YOU believe it will benefit Malta?
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Source(s): Eurovision.pbs.mt

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