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Eurovision to return in May – An opportunity for composers and songwriters to produce a song

PBS confirmed that Malta will participate in the 65th edition of the Eurovision next May and that X Factor Malta winner, Destiny, will be representing Malta.

PBS is inviting composers and songwriters who are interested to present a song which is ideal for Destiny. Interested persons may send an email on
[email protected] by not later than next Friday.

Next may, the Eurovision will return with the participation of 41 countries, including Malta, however its organisation will be known in the beginning of next year.

Songs earmarked to compete this year are not eligible for the next edition, however 19 countries, including Malta, confirmed that they will send the same singer or groups. Therefore, Destiny will be representing Malta.

Following these developments, PBS is inviting composers and songwriters who are interested to produce an original song for the young singer to send an email on [email protected] in order to show their interest by not later than Friday, 30th October. Those interested, will receive more details and new guidelines, including on the expected style.

Meanwhile, the Eurovision organisers announced the dates for next year’s edition to be held in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with the theme Open Up, which was this year’s edition theme before the popular event was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The Eurovision’s two semi-finals will be held on the 18th and 20th May, while the final will be held on Saturday, 22nd May.

The European Broadcasting Union stated that it is working on four scenarios – from a similar version of the normal contest to a scenario where The Netherlands may be in a lockdown. In such case, the spectacles are performed without an audience in the Ahoy Arena.

However, the organisers expressed their optimism that the three evenings will be held with a limited audience and with social distancing measures.