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Malta has participated in the Eurovision Song Contest 34 times since its debut in 1971. The contest is broadcast in Malta on the PBS channel, TVM. Malta has yet to win the contest, but is the only non-winning country to have achieved four top three results. Malta finished last on its first two attempts in 1971 and 1972, and had a 16-year absence from the contest between 1975 and 1991, when it returned. It has participated every year since. Malta’s return proved more successful, reaching the top 10 in 12 out of 15 contests from 1991 to 2005, including third-place results for Mary Spiteri (1992) and Chiara (1998) and second-place results for Ira Losco (2002) and Chiara (2005). Since finishing last for the third time in 2006, Malta has struggled to make an impact, having achieved only two top 10 results in recent years: first being Gianluca Bezzina’s eighth-place in 2013, and Destiny Chukunyere’s seventh-place finish in 2021.
Muscat submitted a song to take part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in February 2022.
The song “Out of Sight” won the contest with a total of 92 points, therefore gaining the right to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy. She later changed the entry for a new song titled “I Am What I Am” which was performed in the second semi-final of the contest.
It failed to qualify for the final, finishing in 16th place as Malta’s eighth non-qualification in the contest.
|1||Sunlight||Nicky Byrne||2016 Ireland|
|2||Without Your Love||Andre||2006 Armenia|
|3||I Am What I Am||Emma Muscat||2022 Malta|
|4||On Again Off Again||Julie & Ludwig||2004 Malta|
|5||In A Woman’s Heart||Miriam Christine||1996 Malta|
|6||Je Suis L’enfant Soleil||Anne-Marie David||1979 France|
|7||D.G.T. (Off and On)||Theodor Andrei||2023 Romania|
|8||Breaking My Heart||Reiley||2023 Denmark|
|9||Vrede||Ruth Jacott||1993 Netherlands|
|10||Aijā||Sudden Lights||2023 Latvia|
|11||Mama ŠČ!||Let 3||2023 Croatia|
|12||Randajad||Urban Symphony||2009 Estonia|
|13||Blackbird||Norma John||2017 Finland|