MALTA – Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 will be the national final format developed by PBS to select the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022. The competition will consist of a semi-final and final to be held in February 2022. Both shows will be broadcast on Television Malta (TVM) as well on the broadcaster’s website tvm.com.mt.
The competition will be held in February 2022 and will consist of twenty-two songs competing in the semi-final where the top sixteen entries will qualify to compete in the final.
Artists and composers were able to submit their entries between 15 October 2021 and 15 December 2021. Songwriters from any nationality were able to submit songs as long as the artist were Maltese or possessed Maltese citizenship.
Artists were able to submit as many songs as they wished, however, they could only compete with a maximum of one in the semi-final. 2021 Maltese Eurovision entrant Destiny was unable to compete due to a rule that prevented the previous entrant from competing in the following contest. The twenty-two songs selected to compete in the semi-final were announced on 29 December 2021.
- Nicole Hammett – A lover’s heart
- Jessica Grech – Aphrodisiac
- Janice Mangion – Army
- Denise Mercieca – Boy
- Matt BLXCK – Come Around
- Baklava Ft Nicole – Electric Indigo
- Sarah Bonnici – Heaven
- Richard Micallef – Hey Little
- Norbert Bondin – How special you are
- Derrick Schembri – II
- Nicole Azzopardi – Into The Fire
- Jessica Muscat – Kaleidoscope
- Miriana Conte – Look what you’ve done now
- Emma Muscat – Out of Sight
- Raquel Galdes Briffa – Over You
- Jade Vella – REVELACIÓN
- Francesca Sciberras – Rise
- Aidan Cassar – Ritmu
- Mark Anthony Bartolo – Serenity
- Enya Magri – Shame
- Malcolm Pisani – We came for love
- Rachell Lowell – White Doves
- Among the selected competing artists were former Eurovision entrants Richard Micallef who represented Malta in the 2014 contest as part of the group Firelight and Jessica Muscat who represented San Marino in the 2018 contest.
- Francesca Sciberras represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2009
- Nicole Azzopardi represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2010.
- Norbert Bondin was in Junior MESC 2008 and in MESC 2019.
- Baklava includes Joseph Chetuti who was a dancer for Malta at Eurovision 2007.
- Among the songwriters, Matthew Mercieca, Gerard James Borg and Philip Vella were all past writers of Maltese Eurovision entries while Emil Calleja Bayliss and Cyprian Cassar wrote songs for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Dimitri Stassos co-wrote the Spanish entry in 2009 and the Greek entry in 2012;
- Nektarios Tyrakis co-wrote the Greek entry in 2004, the Belarusian entry in 2005 and the Sammarinese entry in 2016;
- Peter Boström co-wrote the Swedish and Norwegian entries in 2012 as well as the Spanish entry in 2015.
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