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
Country Malta
National selection
Selection processMalta Eurosong 2011
Selection date(s)Semi-final:
11 February 2011
12 February 2011
Selected entrantGlen Vella
Selected song"One Life"
Finals performance
Semi-final resultFailed to qualify (11th, 54 points)
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
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Before EurovisionEdit

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)

Competing entriesEdit

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.[1] 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.[2] 141 entries were received by the broadcaster, and a shortlist of 74 entries had progressed through the selection process.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[6]


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".

Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Result
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
23 Ally "Numb" Ally 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.[7]

Draw Artist Song Jury Televote Total Place
1 Eleanor Cassar "Hypnotized" 12 3 15 10
2 Amber "Catch 22" 1 6 7 13
3 Jessica Muscat "Down Down Down" 0 0 0 15
4 Ally "Numb" 15 0 15 10
5 Baklava "Moondance" 15 30 45 6
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
10 J.Anvil "Topsy Turvy" 3 12 15 10
11 Claudia Faniello "Movie in my Mind" 19 0 19 9
12 Richard Edwards "Finally" 64 24 88 2
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

At EurovisionEdit

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.

Split resultsEdit

  • 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.

Points awarded by Malta[8]Edit

Points awarded to Malta (Semi-final 1)
12 points 10 points 8 points 7 points 6 points
5 points 4 points 3 points 2 points 1 point

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Montebello, Edward (21 September 2010). "Malta: Eurovision selection to kick-off soon". EscToday. Retrieved 27 September 2010.
  2. ^ Montebello, Edward (1 October 2010). "Malta: New format for Eurovision Festival 2011". EscToday. Retrieved 2 October 2010.
  3. ^ Montebello, Edward (26 November 2010). "Malta: 141 entries submitted to national selection". Retrieved 26 November 2010.
  4. ^ Montebello, Edward (19 December 2010). "Malta decides on 12th February". Retrieved 20 December 2010.
  5. ^ Montebello, Edward (8 January 2011). "Malta: 24 songs announced". Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  6. ^ Montebello, Edward (29 November 2010). "Exclusive: Fabrizio Faniello back in the Maltese selection". Retrieved 29 November 2010.
  7. ^ "Glen Vella triumphs in Malta". 13 February 2011. Retrieved 18 September 2020.
  8. ^ Eurovision Song Contest 2008

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