Singing sisters through to Malta Eurovision final

The 14 finalists for Saturday's Malta Eurovision final have been announced. 

Singing nun group Ekklesia
Singing nun group Ekklesia

Singing nun ensemble Ekklesia were made to wait with baited breath before they were announced as the 14th and final act for Saturday's Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Amber Bondin, a fan favourite to win the contest according to an online poll, also qualified, as did former Malta Eurovision Song Contest winners Gianluca Bezzina (as part of L-Ahwa), Glen Vella, and Ludwig Galea (as part of Trilogy). 

The 14 finalists are:

Still Here – Franklin

Rush – Christabelle 

Fandango – Jessika

Closed Doors – Chris Grech

12, Baker Street – Karen Debattista

Something In The Way – Daniel Testa

Breakaway – Glen Vella

The One That You Love – Lawrence Gray

It’s OK – Deborah C.

Beautiful to me – L-Ahwa

Warrior – Amber

Chasing A Dream – Trilogy (Eleanor Spiteri, Roger Tirazona & Ludwig Galea)

Once in a While – Dominic

Love & Let Go – Ekklesia Sisters

The Eurovision dreams of Danica Muscat (Close Your Eyes), Corazon Mizzi (Secretly), Raquel Galdes (Stop Haunting Me), Domenique Azzopardi (Take Me As I Am), Lyndsey Pace (Home), and Iona Dalli (Could Have Been Me) will all have to wait at least another year after their acts failed to qualify for Saturday night's grand final. 

Friday's semi-final was held at the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa and was hosted by Lyona Xuereb and Daniel Chircop. Federica Falzon, whose song 'Diamonds' placed fourth in last week's Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, opened the show with a rendition of that same operatic song. 
Conchita Wurst, winner of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest, will open Saturday's final with his winning song 'Rise Like a Phoenix'. Thanks to Wurst, the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest will be held in Vienna, Austria, on 23 May.