Today Maltese broadcaster PBS have announced what route they will be taking in selecting their entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2018!
Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) will be used as a selection method once again. Just like last year, the winner will be crowned by the televoters for 100%.
Those wishing to apply can find everything on PBS’ website, though it must be noted that the artists themselves are required to have Maltese citizenship which the composers not necessarily need to have. Upon each submission a fee of €150 needs to be paid through paypal.
The songs may not have been released commercially before November 1 and the submission deadline closes on the 1st of September. After the deadline a panel of judges will listen to the songs and at that stage they can also request to hear the artist(s) sing live to see their singing abilities. This panel will select 60 songs, after that both national and international juries will narrow the amount of songs down to 30 and then, in October, the sixteen songs competing in the final will be announced.
The final itself will be held somewhere in January of next year.