I was a judge on the official panel selecting last year’s entry from Malta to the Eurovision Song Contest, so I couldn’t comment publicly about any of the songs nor did I present any of them in my Mużika Mod Ieħor series of podcasts, ahead of the contest. In any case, it was hard to pick enough decent songs for a whole podcast last year. However, I’m glad to say that it’s certainly not the case this year. Mercifully, there are several songs I’d happily include on any edition of the MMI podcast. So here are five I’ve picked for this week’s podcast. I’ve already commented on each of these songs on my blog, so I don’t really have anything to add…at least not just yet.
Pressed to pick the other 11 singers/songs I think will make it to next Saturday’s final, my list looks like this (in order of appearance at the semifinal):
Claudia Faniello – Movie in my Mind
Klinsmann Coleiro & Ben Darmanin – This Love
Eleanor Cassar – Hypnotized
Raquela – If I Could Do It All Again
Sophie – Love to Love You
Petra Zammit – Unintentional
Glen Vella – One Life
J.Anvil – Topsy Turvy
Fabrizio Faniello – No Surrender
Ally – Numb
Richard Edwards – Finally
Although the next MMI podcast will be a “normal” edition, featuring some of the new releases coming my way from musicians from or in Malta, and therefore not related to the national Eurovision selection, I’ll most probably post an entry in my blog with some comments ahead of or immediately after the final. The place to look for my Eurovision related blog entries is right here.
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