Firelight win Malta Eurovision Song for Europe 2014

Folk-pop act Firelight win the chance to represent Malta in the 59th Eurovision Song Contest in Denmark • Revisit highlights from last night's final with Chucky Bartolo and Teodor Reljic's live blog.

Firelight win the Malta Eurovision Song contest 2014 with the song 'Coming Home'.
Firelight win the Malta Eurovision Song contest 2014 with the song 'Coming Home'.

Welcome to our live blog of tonight's Malta Song for Europe finals: Chucky Bartolo and Teodor Reljic will be blogging tonight's proceedings. Send us your tweets on hashtag #maltasong. All photos by Chris Mangion.

 

00:05
Congratulations to Firelight and all the others who took part.
It's been real guys, thanks for sticking with us through the night! We've had our ups and downs and I'm going to sign off before this turns into a valedictorian speech! - Chucky Bartolo 

The winners are announced! FIRELIGHT - COMING HOME! 

Jury 5:
8 points: Take Me (Pamela)
10 points: Pin in the middle (Debee)
12 points: coming home (Firelight) 

Jury 4:
8 points: Franklin (love will take me home)
10: Daniel Testa (one last time)
12 points: Firelight (coming home) 

Jury 3:
8 points: Daniel Testa (One last ride)
10 points: Debee (Pin in the middle)
12 points: Firelight (Coming home) 

Jury 2:
8 points for Firelight (coming home)
10 points: One Last Ride (Daniel Testa)
12 points: Until we meet again (Deborah C) 

Jury member 1:
10: Because I have you
12: Coming home 

23:51
8 televoting points go to Debee
10 for Daniel Testa
12 for Jessika 

23:51
It is time.

23:40
Maltese singers begging "Uwejja...uwejja uwejja uwejja" 

23:38
Get me a fan, an AC, the arctic...PLEASE 

23:37
I'm leaking more than "Only Teardrops" - Teo 

23:36
Failed soundcheck #BuskettProblems! 

23:33
That banjo player stole my moustache. I'm suing. - Teo

23:32
Hope his violin still works well after Joseph, ("tal-vjolin" dejjem), spent so long drooling over it on the red carpet

23:29
Sounds like he should be shouting "Move back please!!" -Teo

23:22
More local music up next! Can we top Gorg u Pawlu (answer: yes.) 

23:18
In case you were wondering what your hosts looked like in their natural habitat... 

Eurovision live bloggers

23:17
Hear that? It's the sound of the competition's standards flying out of the window 

23:14
Ira getting a good power walk in, mid-performance  

23:11
Party tonight? Do you think I'm invited? 

23:06
That sounded mean, it was a Von Trapp joke, not a call for them to leave. #TheHillsAreAliveYo 

23:05
Do you think they have "So long, farewell" in their repertoire

22:59
Gianluca singing "Happy" ... hope he smiles for this song! He's usually so serious 

22:56
 Did everyone vote? No one did the wrecking-ball stunt like I asked, so they didnt win my vote!

22:43
"Iva lilek irrid" quite sure there's some truth to these words! Look at those exchanged glances

22:42
This song is called "L-ahhar Bidwi f'wied il-ghasel" ... good luck googling that 

22:41
Ira sounds even sexier in Maltese 

22:39
Do you think Moira gets told off if she moves from the neck down? 

22:35
Televoting is open, my eyes are closing. 

22:34
Sang along the whole time! Catchy stuff 

22:33
Dance tutorial video for this song to be uploaded soon 

22:31
I can empathise Debee, I fully understand the "nokkla in my eye" sensation 

22:29
Intense phlegm removal at "I can be" (HACCAN BE) 

22:27
Amber: 12 points for not starting the song seated on the piano 

22:14
Why wasn't she singing lead from the beginning of the song? 

22:13
I would make a "Mumford and Sons joke" but I don't like copying others' material 

22:11
My love for Pamela is only dwarfed by her amazing voice 

22:10
I would take you to the sycamore tree, if only MEPA kept more of them alive - Teo

22:09
I want these "la la la"s as my ringtone

22:09
"you're my north star, my anchor my guide" - Packing in those metaphors like an English O'Level 

22:08
If those aren't sycamore leaves in her hair I'm going to be very upset 

22:07
Pamela's next...my excitement is tangible!

22:05
"You are getting veeeery sleepy...this song is NOT Euphoria" 

22:04
Jessika's backup dancers are actually super hypnotic. A+ Make-up 

21:55
Backstage shots courtesy of our long-suffering phtographer Chris Mangion.

Christabelle backstage

Christabelle

Sophie Debattista

Sophie Debattista

Pamela

Pamela

21:50
Deborah C singing now, I'm expecting S-Club 7 to appear on stage at any point 

21:47
My god his voice is insane (in the best possible way) 

21:46
BURGERS KEEP FALLING 

21:45
A ginger beard, my deepest sympathies! (I can say that it's fine! I have one too)

21:43
We can learn a lot about being enthusiastic from her tambourine player

21:42
So good to see Taylor Swift singing such a cheery song 

21:39
There it is, the "casual" segue into Tomorrow. Saw this coming, I think I have a 6th sense (I'm lying: it was the ukelele) 

21:38
Sing along time (as long as Ira's voice is loudest, I'm happy)

21:25
Daniel Testa singing. Where's my key change?! Mama needs a key change!

21:22
Waving my hands around like a crazy person...epic lull before the big note.

21:21

Franklin now, if Moulin Rouge was a Disney Musical, the closing credits would play this song 

21:18
Not sure how many Gleeks there are out there, but he has a very "Blaine Anderson" tone to his voice 

21:17
This song needs "Daft Punk" helmets 

21:17
"Rahhala" girls everywhere weep as they can no longer identify with this song #CityLadiesOnly 

Ryan Paul Abela

Ryan Paul Abela

21:16
Took a quick powernap, are the 80s back?? 

21:15
It's very important and very complicated. What is I'm not quite sure but Moira made it very clear it's very important. 

21:05
I hope those heels come with little red warning lights for the aeroplanes 

21:04
Not gonna lie, I woke up with the chorus to Davinia's song stuck in my head 

Davinia

21:01
"If I say ... I think it's all amazing" I'm probably lying 

21:00
It's not Jolene. Shocker. 

21:00
Wayne William next up...opening notes sounded like Jolene was going to play 

20:59
Text from sister: "More like love-atrocity"
Shots fired. 

Christabelle

20:59
Quite certain she borrowed Morena's boots from "Vodka" 

20:58
"The course of true lovetricity never did run smooth" - Shakespeare 

20:57
First up is Lovetricity...

20:55
They sound like Bond villains - Teo  

20:53
Moira has allowed Ira and Gianluca to speak. All is well in the world 

20:44
Excitement builds as Malta's hyper-caffeinated answer to Bon Iver riles up the crowd - Teo.

BonIver

20:42
Just putting it out there: if anyone swings in on a wrecking-ball like Miley, they instantly get my vote.

20:33
Quick re-cap of yesterdays semi-final:
20 became 14 in the running to represent Malta for the ESC 2014, Moira stood very still for a very long time and Gianluca and Ira sang some songs (amazingly). You’re welcome.

20:15
Backstage shot of Gaia Cauchi getting her hair done. If this photo doesn't scream "been there done that" I'm not sure what does.

Gaia Cauchi

20:12
To anyone who cares I’m wearing “oversized seafoam-green” jumper by H&M and jewellery by eBay.

20:10 
For those of you just tuning in now, all you’ve missed so far is the Red Carpet Talk. Joseph “Tal-Vjolin” presented it and basically he just got really close to people’s faces and asked questions that I’m sure he invented on the spot.

 

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