Malta 2016 – Full result from their national selection

As Ira Losco wins the chance to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm in May, lets round up the show and find out where all the other contestants placed. If you had a different favourite, how close did they come and who was responsible for writing all the songs. 

After the event, it is probably no surprise that Ira Losco will be appearing at her second Eurovision Song Contest. She has been wanted by the Maltese, ever since she placed second in 2002 in Tallin, Estonia with 7th Wonder. Malta finally gets its wish but spare a thought for those other performers and songwriters who also would have loved the chance to fly to Stockholm.

In a spectacular final dominated by female dance acts, a deeper dive into the details of each song reveals that a lot of the songs were written by the same people, which would explain some of the similarities. Below is the table of votes. While the tele-voters gave Ira the top marks; after the second juror’s votes she had slipped to second place, with Brooke and Golden taking the lead.

However the final three jurors, all gave the top score to Ira, giving her a clear ten point win.

 Singer Song Writer Tele Voters Juror 1 Juror 2 Juror 3 Juror 4 Juror 5 Total Placing
 Deborah C All Around The World  Michael James Down, Jonas Gladnikoff, Primoz Poglage, Matthew Ker & Angie Laus 3 1  4 8 11
 Franklin  Little Love  Cyprian Cassar & Matthew Muxu Mercieca  6 7  8  10  8  5  44 3
 Daniel Testa  Under The Sun  Daniel Testa, Elton Zarb and Matthew Muxu Mercieca  2  2 14
 Brooke  Golden   Brooke Borg, Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider & Aidan O’Connor  10  12  12  7  7 10  58 2
 Raquel  Flashing Lights  Cyprian Cassar & Matthew Muxu Mercieca  1  3  8  2 14 9
 Christabelle  Kingdom  Elton Zarb & Matthew Muxu Mercieca  8  8  6  2  6 8  38 4
Corazón Falling Glass  Jonas Gladnikoff, Sara Ljunggren & Georgios Kalpakidis 5 2 4 4 15 8
Dominic Fire Burn Jonas Gladnikoff, William Taylor & Natasha Turner 3 2 5 13
Jessika The Flame Philip Vella & Gerard James Borg 4 5 4 5 1 19 7
Jasmine Alive Paul Abela, Michael James Down, Marie Pettersson & Filip Lindfors 3 1 7 8 1 6 26 6
 Lawrence Gray  You’re Beautiful  Paul Giordimaina & Fleur Balzan  2  5  7 12
 Maxine  Young Love  Elton Zarb & Matthew Muxu Mercieca  7  6  5  1  10  7  36 5
Ira Losco Chameleon (Invincible) Ira Losco & Talkback 12 10 10 12 12 12 68 1
 Kim   Lighthouse  Cyprian Cassar & Matthew Muxu Mercieca 4  3 3 10 10

As for the other major players from the show tonight, host Ben Camille will continue modeling and acting, and running his small hotel.

Destiny Chukunyere has been performing concerts throughout Malta since winning the Junior Eurvision Song Contest, why as early as January, she was appearing with Maltasong 2016 hopeful Corazon. Expect to see her pop up in Stockholm.

Finally as Amber takes her place in the Eurovision history, she performed new tracks Power and Messed Up Love, during the interval. These tracks are supposed to be from an upcoming album which will also include her single What They Say.

Check out our highlight video of Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2011-2015 below and get ready for Ira to take the stage by storm in just over 3 months time.

Source: PBS Malta,
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