Malta already setting sights on Eurovision 2024
It’s no surprise that Eurovision is big in Malta, and this year is no exception. Eurovision excitement is growing on the island nation as Eurovision 2023 is set to kick off, so much so in fact, that Maltese broadcaster PBS has confirmed its intention to participate at Eurovision 2024!
Further to that announcement is the confirmation that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) will return for its third consecutive year in 2024 to choose next year’s Maltese Eurovision act. To that end, a song writing camp will take place in Malta between 12th and 15th June 2023 where 18 rough demos will be created. Artists will be given the opportunity to further develop them for MESC 2024.
The goal is to produce uniquely Maltese entries for MESC 2024, and as a result, artists must be Maltese citizens. In the case of duos or bands, the lead singer must hold Maltese citizenship. The press release states:
Maltese artists and songwriters are being given the opportunity to meet, exchange ideas and work with international songwriters during the first edition of The Malta Eurovision Song Contest Music Exchange Camp. The creative process will involve the exchange of cultures, ideas and networks with the aim of creating authentic Maltese songs for the Eurovision Song Contest.
These song writing camps are growing in popularity, and have yielded some success at creating some memorable Eurovision hits. Just a few examples include Israel’s 2023 entry Unicorn, Give That Wolf A Banana (Norway 2022), Growing Up Is Getting Old (Bulgaria 2021), and You Let Me Walk Alone (Germany 2018).
If you wish to take part, you can apply here until 30th April 2023.
Malta’s Eurovision hopes rest with The Busker this year, as they try and get the island nation back to the Final after a NQ in 2022. You can watch the music video for their entry Dance (Our Own Party) below.