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‘X Factor Malta is a beautiful experience for singers’ – persons praise show’s production

X Factor Malta is just a few days away from the show’s final. Following Sunday’s show, four finalists remain for the selection of the winner of X Factor Malta who, among others, will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv this year. The public’s general opinion while following the X Factor Malta is that it was a great quality production, with producers already thinking of another edition next October.

There is great expectation for the X Factor Malta final show as the four finalists are now known for next Saturday’s final : Owen Leuellen, Nicole Frendo, Petra and Michela Pace. Three of the finalists are somewhat new faces in the music scene.

The X Factor Malta live shows, transmitted on Television Malta, have attracted a record audience who, according to Dr Vincent Marmara, reached 180,000 people. However, enthusiasm is greatly felt at MFCC in Ta’ Qali.

Persons who spoke with TVM said “It was the first time that I watched such a big spectacle; I enjoy certain beautiful enthusiasm here”. Others said “I follow them at home and I know they do great work for the show, apart from the audience, and are excited before the jury”. “I really like it; did not lose a show and attended almost all shows”.

With the first edition of X Factor Malta a success, it has already been announced that the production will continue during another season next October, while applications are already being accepted from contestants.

Meanwhile, the four finalists are currently undergoing intensive preparations to provide their best performance next Saturday. One of the finalists, Owen Leuellen who opened Sunday’s X Factor show, interpreted Gangster’s Paradise from the 1995 film, Dangerous Minds, and gave a great performance with the Hip Hop style technique.

Another singer who gave a good performance was Nicole Frendo with the James Bond soundtrack interpretation of the 2012 Skyfall film, a song which was originally interpreted by Adele. Another finalist, Michela Pace, on Sunday interpreted the Armageddon film soundtrack, I don’t wanna miss a thing, originally sung by musical band Aerosmith. Petra sung the Max Max film soundtrack, We don’t need another hero, which was originally interpreted by legendary Tina Turner.

Currently, PBS is undergoing intensive preparations for Saturday’s final. Through televoting, members of the public will decide who will be the winner who will also receive an international contract with Sony company and also represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel next May.

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