Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011
Malta participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, selecting their entry through the national selection Malta Eurosong 2011, organised by Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS).
|Eurovision Song Contest 2011|
|Selection process||Malta Eurosong 2011|
11 February 2011
12 February 2011
|Selected entrant||Glen Vella|
|Selected song||"One Life"|
|Semi-final result||Failed to qualify (11th, 54 points)|
|Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest|
Malta Eurosong 2011Edit
Malta Eurosong 2011 was the national final format developed by PBS to select the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2011. The competition consisted of a semi-final and final held on 11 and 12 February 2011, respectively, at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in the nation's capital city of Valletta. Both shows were hosted by Keith Demicoli and Valerie Vella and broadcast on Television Malta (TVM) and Radio Malta with commentary by Tony Micallef.
The competition consisted of twenty-four songs competing in the semi-final on 11 February 2011 where the top sixteen entries qualified to compete in the final on 12 February 2011. Six judges evaluated the songs during the shows and each judge had an equal stake in the final result. The results of the public televote which had a weighting equal to the votes of three judges. Ties in the final results were broken based on the entry which received the higher score from the judges. The six members of the jury that evaluated the entries during both the semi-final and final consisted of:
- Ruth Amaira (Malta)
- Carmen La Sorella (San Marino)
- Husniye Maharramova (Azerbaijan)
- Maia Baratashvili (Georgia)
- Leonardo De Amicis (Italy)
- Riccardo Cocciante (Italy)
Artists and composers were able to submit their entries between 25 and 26 November 2010. Maltese songwriters were able to submit a maximum of four songs and foreign songwriters were able to submit a maximum of two songs. Artists were required to be Maltese or possessed Maltese citizenship and were able to submit a maximum of two songs, however, they could only compete with a maximum of one in the semi-final. Former national final winners Morena, Chiara, Thea Garrett were unable to compete due to a rule that prevented the previous three winners from competing in the following competition. 141 entries were received by the broadcaster, and a shortlist of 74 entries had progressed through the selection process. The winner of last year's TVM show L-Isfida was reserved a direct spot in the semi-final, however, in the case of a decline, one of the shortlisted entries that did not advance from the selection process would be selected to compete instead. The twenty-four songs selected to compete in the semi-final were announced on 8 January 2011.
Among the selected competing artists was former Maltese Eurovision entrant Fabrizio Faniello who represented Malta in 2001 and 2006. Sophie Debattista represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2006.
The semi-final took place on 11 February 2011. Twenty-four songs competed for sixteen qualifying spots in the final. The show was opened with a guest performance by the 2010 Maltese Eurovision entrant Thea Garrett performing "My Dream", while the interval act featured performances by Thea Garrett and 2010 Polish Eurovision entrant Marcin Mroziński performing "In Our Love".
|1||Amber||"Catch 22"||Ray Agius, Godwin Sant||Finalist|
|2||Kurt Calleja||"Over and Over"||Johan Jämtberg, Kurt Calleja||Finalist|
|3||Cherise Grixti||"Heart of Glass"||Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg||Eliminated|
|4||Wayne Micallef||"Everybody Sing"||Wayne Micallef, Wayne Micallef||Finalist|
|5||Claudia Faniello||"Movie in my Mind"||Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg||Finalist|
|6||Klinsmann & Ben||"This Love"||Klinsmann Coleiro, Jonathan Spiteri||Finalist|
|7||Eleanor Cassar||"Hypnotized"||Paul Giordimania, Fleur Balzan||Finalist|
|8||Domenique Azzopardi||"I'll Follow the Sunshine"||Ralph Siegel, Bernd Meinunger||Eliminated|
|9||Rosman Pace||"You'll Never Know"||Steven D. Cook, Jordan Milnes||Eliminated|
|10||Raquela||"If I Could Do It All Again"||Marc Paelnick, Mathias Strasser||Finalist|
|11||Sophie Debattista||"Love to Love You"||Elton Zarb, Sophie Debattista||Eliminated|
|12||Petra Zammit||"Unintentional"||Elton Zarb, Rita Pace||Eliminated|
|13||Baklava||"Moondance"||Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg||Finalist|
|14||Jamie Tonna||"Lost Without You"||Marco Debono, Aidan O'Connor||Eliminated|
|15||Amber||"Touch Wood"||Ray Agius, Alfred Sant||Eliminated|
|16||Anna Azzopardi||"Unfaithful"||Renato Briffa, Keith Zammit||Eliminated|
|17||Marilena ft. Michael||"He's a Demon"||Michael Henry, Anthony Grech||Finalist|
|18||Glen Vella||"One Life"||Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan||Finalist|
|19||J.Anvil||"Topsy Turvy"||Jonas Gladnikoff, Niall Mooney, Andrew Zahra, Deo Grech, Natasha Turner||Finalist|
|20||Jessica Muscat||"Down Down Down"||Philip Vella, Jessica Muscat||Finalist|
|21||Kelly Schembri||"Love Me Like Your Money"||Sven Lundholm, Gerard James Borg||Finalist|
|22||Fabrizio Faniello||"No Surrender"||Johan Stentorp, Johan Bejerholm||Finalist|
|24||Richard Edwards||"Finally"||Jan Van Dijck, Richard Micallef||Finalist|
The final took place on 12 February 2011. The sixteen entries that qualified from the semi-final were performed again and the votes of a six-member jury panel (6/9) and the results of public televoting (3/9) determined the winner. In addition to the performances of the competing entries, the show also featured guest performances by Riccardo Cocciante, 2011 British Eurovision entrants Blue performing "If You Come Back" and the local band Winter Moods. After the votes from the jury panel and televote were combined, "One Life" performed by Glen Vella was the winner.
|3||Jessica Muscat||"Down Down Down"||0||0||0||15|
|6||Fabrizio Faniello||"No Surrender"||36||21||57||4|
|7||Kurt Calleja||"Over and Over"||54||15||69||3|
|8||Glen Vella||"One Life"||54||36||90||1|
|9||Marilena ft. Michael||"He's a Demon"||1||0||1||14|
|11||Claudia Faniello||"Movie in my Mind"||19||0||19||9|
|13||Raquela||"If I Could Do It All Again"||28||18||46||5|
|14||Kelly Schembri||"Love Me Like Your Money"||0||0||0||15|
|15||Wayne Micallef||"Everybody Sing"||23||0||23||8|
|16||Klinsmann & Ben||"This Love"||23||9||32||7|
|Detailed Jury Votes|
|Draw||Song||R. Amaira||C. La Sorella||H. Maharramova||M. Baratashvili||L. De Amicis||R. Cocciante||Total|
|3||"Down Down Down"||0|
|7||"Over and Over"||10||12||10||8||7||7||54|
|9||"He's a Demon"||1||1|
|11||"Movie in my Mind"||6||4||5||4||19|
|13||"If I Could Do It All Again"||7||4||1||7||4||5||28|
|14||"Love Me Like Your Money"||0|
Malta competed in eleventh position on the first semi-final of the contest, on 10 May, but didn't qualify to the final, placing eleventh with 54 points. Malta missed the final with a one point gap.
- In the Semi-final 1 Malta came 11th with 54 points: the public awarded Malta 18th place with 24 points and the jury awarded 6th place with 84 points.
|12 points||10 points||8 points||7 points||6 points|
|5 points||4 points||3 points||2 points||1 point|
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