Maltese broadcaster PBS has announced the format for their national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 via Eurovision.tv.

PBS is now taking submissions, of which 20 will be chosen to compete in a semifinal, compared to last year’s 24. From there, 14 entries will be chosen to compete in a final. The event will take place sometime in January or February. Each event’s winners will be scored by six judges, with the televote serving as the score of a seventh, and the ultimate winner will go on to compete for Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen.

Songs for submission may be composed by people of any nationality. However, it must be performed by someone with Maltese citizenship.

Gianluca Bezzina, dubbed "Dr. Feelgood" by Maltese television, finished in 8th in 2013.
Gianluca Bezzina, dubbed “Dr. Feelgood” by Maltese television, finished 8th in 2013.

Malta, who reached their best result in the contest so far in 2005 with Chiara’s “Angel” and 2002 with Ira Losco’s “7th Wonder” coming in second, took home an impressive 8th place in last year’s contest with Gianluca Bezzina’s “Tomorrow”.

Will Malta’s 2014 entry finally bring the Eurovision Song Contest to the scenic Mediterranean island? Will perennial entrants Klinsmann, Claudia Faniello, or Amber make another appearance for a chance to represent their country? Discuss with other fans on the ESC United forum for Malta 2014!

Photograph of the flag of Malta by Hamelin de Guettelet on Wikimedia Commons.

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One Comment

  1. Roy van der Merwe

    September 26, 2013 at 19:33

    I was listening a few days ago to the MALTA selection of 2013 – therew ere several good songs and no bad songs but really nothing that was so different and unique.

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