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Malta Song for Europe 2008

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Semi-final  24 January 2008
Interval act  Natalie Gauci
Final  26 January 2008
Number of entries  8
Venue  Malta Fairs & Convention Centre, Ta' Qali
Presenter(s)  John Demanuele, Ruth Casingena and Chiara Siracusa

The Malta Song for Europe 2008 was a television show in which Malta selected its entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2008, held in Belgrade, Serbia. It was held at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre in Ta' Qali on the 24 and 26 January, and the winning song, Vodka, was sung by Morena.

After the bad results in the two previous contests, some changes were made to the regulations by the MaltaSong board. Long discussions took place with UKAM (Maltese union to represent musicians) for the final regulations to be signed. Not withstanding the proposed changes, the chosen song still failed to reach the final evening of the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

225 songs were submitted to compete in the first phase of the Malta Song for Europe 2008, which was judged behind closed doors. From the first phase only 36 songs made it through, judged by international jury between the 19th and the 21st of November 2007.

The edition was hosted by John Demanuele, Ruth Casingena and Chiara Siracusa. Australian Idol winner Natalie Gauci, who is of Maltese descent, performed during the national finale.

References

Malta Song for Europe 2008 Wikipedia


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