Fewer acts competing in the Maltese pre-selection 2014

Malta Eurovision

Malta is known as an enthusiastic Eurovision nation and now the local broadcaster is getting ready for the 2014 season by revealing how their national final will look like.

One of the rule changes is that former representatives won’t have to wait for up to three years before they are allowed to participate again. The only exception is that Gianluca, who represented the country this year, can’t enter next year. Another change to previous years is that there will be fewer songs competing in the televised shows; 20 in the semi-final and 14 of them in the final.

The semi-final and final will take place in January-February – in addition to televoters, a jury panel of six members will rank the songs.

Submission period closes in October

All the willing songwriters can send their works to the broadcaster by the end of October. Authors won’t have to have Maltese citizenship unlike the performers.

SOURCE: Eurovision.tv, escflashmalta.com, TVM