Bio

Michela Pace was born on 25 January 2001. 18-years old singer hails from the island of Gozo - part of the Maltese archipelago known as a hidden gem in the Mediterranean - and has a musical family. Her mother is in choir, her father plays the French horn and her mother's cousins are conductors. She also has three brothers. She is a student at Bishop's Conservatory Girls School in Victoria. This year, she was studying sociology and biology and had intended to become a police detective.

Michela has been singing since 2013. She has been under the vocal coaching of Audrey Marie Bartolo. She started competing in singing festivals as from May 2014 and has been doing well, placing 1st to 3rd. Michela had audition for the Italian festival "Voci Dal Sud", on the final night she had managed to place in top 10. She had the opportunity to sing with one of best singers in Malta Tiziana Calleja. At the song contest organized ERSEB Productions, she was awarded both first and second place for her songs, getting the chance to join three other singers from Malta at the annual Baltic Voice Festival 2015, taking place in Lithuania.

Michela was taking part in Singers Challenge on night variety show of NET TV "The Entertainers" performing "Ex's & Oh's" and "Semplicita" with Chriss Gatt at the 2016 edition, "Home" and "Million Reasons" in 2017 edition, both times qualifying to the finals, and also took part in artist development program "Ultimate Artists" in Hertfordshire London, where she also worked with Rhianna's producer. She participated in the national Maltese Eurovision preselection in 2017 with the song "Cruise Control", not making it to the final. In 2018 Pace returned to Lithuania to take part at Muzikos Talentų Lyga 2018.

Pace had made it to the screens during the first episode of the inaugural season of the X Factor Malta, when she auditioned with "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Bonnie Tyler) getting four "Yeses" and proceeding to the Bootcamp. There she got in a group singing "Somebody To Love" (Queen), and all group members got a "Yes" to proceed to the next stage. Her first solo song was "The Story" of Brandi Carlile. At the Six Chair Challenge performing Praying" (Kesha) she was easily given the "Chair" by Girls category mentor music manager Howard Keith Debono. At the Judges Houses, Debono assisted by British audio producer Mike Hedges has chosen Pace singing "Turning Tables" (Adele) to his live shows team of three artists.

At the Live Shows Michela performed "Lost On You" (LP), The Power of Love" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) and "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper).

Michela began the final night just as she had started her X Factor journey, with a performance Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart". Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja joined her on stage for a "Perfect Symphony" (Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli) duet between rounds, and she then paid homage to her Gozitan homeland in singing The Tramps' classic "Inti Djamant" in the second round. She channeled Lady Gaga for her final song, belting out "Shallow" with as much might as she could muster.

Michela Pace's clips have gone viral twice on X Factor Global page on Facebook, with her audition performance reaching 5 million views. Her voice, described by many, as memorable, powerful, with a breathtaking breaking point all wrapped in one. She loves a wide range of genres from pop, country to soul. Michela's victory means she will now sign a record deal with Sony Music Italy and go on to represent Malta at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Israel.

Throughout the show, Michela has been supported by institutions from her home island of Gozo. Leone Philharmonic Society, which serves as a platform for upcoming local artists, hosted a fan zone at its premises in Victoria, broadcasting the show live on Gozo's biggest screen. The Gozo Ministry paid for young Gozitans to travel to Malta and watch the show live, supporting them in their journey to become professional artists. Politicians of all hues have congratulated Pace for her X Factor victory, with the Labour and Nationalist parties both issuing statements to that effect and the council of the Gozo NGOs Association also applauding her on.

Michela describes herself as "an average teenager but when I start singing it’s as if my voice takes over my entire being. Aretha Franklin once said that you sing soul with your whole body. I know exactly what she means.". At the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, Michela, with her distinct and memorable voice, will be singing 'Chameleon'. It is an upbeat good feel song with a fresh current pop sound with a Reggaetone grove as well as Cuban undertones. The song has been written and produced by Symphonics who have already had a 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in Eurovision in the last 3 years. For Bulgarian songwriter Borislav Milanov, it will be second entry in the Eurovision 2019 after Azerbaijan. "Chameleon" was recorded in Vienna, Sweden and Malta , whilst the music video was shot all in Malta and produced by PBS. After dedicating the last days to finalize the chosen song and shoot the music video, in the coming weeks Michela will continue with her preparations to take the Eurovision stage on 16th May 2019.



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10/03: Michela releases Chameleon

The wait for Malta’s Eurovision song will soon be over

Malta will release its Eurovision song in 48 hours. The song has been selected from over 300 songs submitted. After recording a number of demos, multiple focus groups and industry experts voted to get to the final song. Michela will be portraying another side of her versatile capabilities through this song.

Michela is the winner of the first edition of XFactor Malta, which took her through a challenging journey to make it to the final stage. A competition that attracted over 500 applicants, and managed to gather a record live audience for Malta of over 200,000 with an unprecedented 132,000 votes submitted which determined the winner. This is the first time that an X Factor winner will represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest.

Asked for his reaction, X Factor mentor Howard Keith said that as Michela has shown us throughout the competition, she does not shy away from challenges. Predictability is not part of her vocabulary and this song shows another side to Michela … get ready for the change.

X Factor Malta judge Ira Losco said "When I saw Michela sing this song for the first time, I was simply amazed at how much she is prepared to change and show us yet another side to her. Michela is an 360 degree artist. I simply love this song and her memorable voice".

Renowned local music producer Elton Zarb who was part of the focus groups to help PBS select the song described the song as "A breath of fresh air – a brilliant song".

The song will be released on Sunday at 18:00 CET.

At just 18 years of age, Michela Pace has found herself a household name, after winning the coveted X-Factor title and becoming Malta's Eurovision entry for 2019. "I still can't believe it! It just seems so surreal" Michela said. "I never thought I would actually win.".

Speaking exclusively to Malta Independent, Michela revealed the hardest challenge she faced during the gruelling audition process was leaving her family behind in Gozo. "For the first time, I found myself alone in Malta rehearsing without my strong family support. Along with the weekly live shows, I could only go back home one or two days a week. I consider myself a real family person, so it was a real challenge to overcome." Despite not having her home to go back to at the end of a long day, with the support of Howard Keith Debono and the team she was able to channel her emotion successfully into her performances. "Howard has taught me so much; it was incredibly inspiring having his support, and he encouraged me to start playing the piano again, something I used to do when I was younger. I really hope one day to write my own songs and make my own music".

Aside from Joseph Calleja, with whom she recently sang a duet on one of the live shows, she added: "When it comes to other local artists I would love to collaborate with, Ira Losco is one of them. I have always been such a huge fan of hers; I have loved her since I was a little girl."

Despite a whirlwind week of returning a horde of fans in Gozo, multiple television, radio and media appearances, Michela remains incredibly level headed and calm. "I know that I am just starting out in this industry; I have a lot to learn and anything could happen" she adds acutely aware of how fragile fame can be. "I was studying sociology and biology this year, and had intended to become a police detective -- well I still might!" she laughed.

Michela, who has three brothers in Victoria, Gozo describes her upbringing as very musical. "My mother is in a choir, my dad plays the French horn, and my mother's cousins are conductors." Her affinity with her family and Gozo remains clear throughout the interview. "Life in Gozo is very quiet, as you can imagine, I would just wake up, go to school, study, and sleep. I am still trying to adjust to a different way of life and getting my head around what is happening. I am excited about where this journey will take me, whether locally or abroad, whatever happens Gozo will always be my home; I am very proud of my heritage".

When questioned if she had any messages for those who had backed her throughout the contest Michela said: "I can't express my heartfelt thanks enough; thank you so much for giving me this opportunity to do something I love so much. This has opened so many doors for me".

Prime Minister Joseph Muscat met with X Factor winner and Eurovision Song Contest hopeful Michela Pace at the Auberge de Castille. Michela was accompanied by her parents. Last Saturday she was crowned the first-ever winner of X Factor Malta and will be representing the country in the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv in May. The Minister for Justice, Culture and Local Government Owen Bonnici was also present at the meeting.

26/01: Michela Pace to represent Malta
23/01: Dalton Harris to become special guest of the Final
20/01: Results of Live Show 3
13/01: Results of Live Show 2 #FBPoll
06/01: Results of Live Show 1
30/12: Judges Houses: Boys, Groups
23/12: Judges Houses: Girls, Overs
16/12: Six Chair Challenge: The Groups
11/12: X Factor searches for the original songs for the Live Shows
10/12: Rachael Tedesco Triccas devotes her performance to tragically killed cousin
09/12: Be the SUPERSTAR X Factor Malta Judge
09/12: Six Chair Challenge: The Overs
02/12: Six Chair Challenge: The Boys
26/11: Michela Galea or Danica Muscat: Howard Keith explains
25/11: Six Chair Challenge: The Girls
18/11: 47 performers and groups are still in the race
11/11: First Bootcamp report was aired

Preselection

On 20 June Maltese broadcaster PBS has revealed that The X Factor Malta winner will represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The show is broadcast on TVM on Sundays at 20:50 as from 7 October, with daily updates broadcasted pre-8pm news. The X Factor is a Syco Entertainment owned format, globally co-produced and owned by Freemantle Media Limited and produced locally by Mint Media Limited in collaboration with Public Broadcasting Services Ltd. In addition to representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, the winner of The X Factor Malta will also secure a record contract with Sony Music Italy and join a world class roster of Sony Music artists which includes Michael Jackson, Beyonce, James Arthur, Adele, Marco Mengoni, Little Mix, Harry Styles and many more.

PBS Chief Executive, Engineer Charles Dalli, stated that The X Factor Malta will be transmitted on TVM from October till January, and it is expected to place the local entertainment industry to the next level. "The X Factor Malta is a unique acquisition for PBS because we are speaking of a production of international level, through which we will make another step in productions level that are locally produced. However, this does not stop with the transmission and its production, but we also look at the opportunity given to Maltese talent. We will see more new faces who will have the opportunity and space to show their talent with their voices. Through X Factor, singers and the songs they interpret will not be transmitted in a single day or a final evening, but on a period of time from October till the end of January", Mr Dalli stated.

Applications for the show opened on 26 June and could be done online. Applicants could also send a video clip using Whatsapp on 77062018. The call closed on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Entries were also accepted in pop-up booths in early July at the PAVI Shopping Complex, the PAMA Shopping Village, in front of Parliament building in Valletta and various other locations of the country. All competing artists must be aged at least 16 by the 1 May 2019; Complying with Eurovision rules, performances can include a maximum of 6 people on stage; All artists must either be of Maltese nationality or have dual citizenship, one of which is Maltese. In cases of group applicants, the lead artist must be of Maltese nationality or have dual Maltese citizenship. First auditions in front of judges were held on 1 August on historical site of Fort St. Angelo in Birgu.

Presented by local heartthrob Ben Camille, The X Factor Malta will see local music-producer Howard Keith Debono, Maltese star Ira Losco, the talented Alexandra Alden and experienced musician Ray Mercieca as judges. Eurovision fans may recognise Camille from previous events in Malta, with the television personality having previously hosted the country's former national selection – Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) – and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest back in 2016. Speaking to TVM about his newest hosting role, Camille revealed: "This is a dream come true. The X Factor is one of the most prestigious TV formats and I feel humbled with this great opportunity". On 11 December X Factor Malta started a search for the original songs to be performed by the contestants in the Live Shows. Interested composers and lyricists were invited to submit their contact details to xfactor@tvm.com.mt. Applications close on the 14 December. Tickets for the show are available via showshappening.com. Chairs Challenge was filmed on 11-12 October. Three live shows will take place on 6, 13 and 20 January with Grand Final on Saturday 26 January. Filming takes place at MFCC - Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre, Attard, Malta

In October according to the Broadcasting Authority Malta Audience Assessment X Factor Malta became the most watched programme in Malta across all stations.

Senior Producer - Gordon Bonello is one of the most experienced people in the production of television programmes. Starting off as an actor in two popular Maltese Dramas L-Evangelisti and Deceduti, Gordon pursued his career as a show producer, script writer and music composer with the European Broadcasting Union for their 2014 and 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest and more recently the 2017 and 2018 editions. Apart from this, Gordon has also produced the Malta Song for Europe for a number of years. Gordon hopes that The X Factor Malta will give an opportunity to all of Malta and Gozo to showcase their talent.

Ben Camille has been announced as Malta's most loved TV personality to date. As a matter of fact, Ben Camille won the award for "Malta's Favorite TV Personality Of All Times' during the latest edition of the Malta TV Awards. In 2016, for the first time ever, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) decided that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest would be hosted by one host, as opposed to the usual couple. This responsibility was entrusted to Ben Camille. After this, only 8 months later, Ben was once again entrusted by PBS to represent Malta on an international stage this time, as Ben hosted the actual Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which was held in Malta in November 2016. Now his next project is X Factor Malta, a project he was entrusted to be the face of.

Howard Keith - Founder of Jagged House Music Company he has helped shape Malta's growing music scene developing and managing Malta's top acts these last 15 years. His long list of successful productions, touring experience & also being one of the organizers of Earth Garden festival make him an exceptional music mentor. He has also worked on 40+ international productions as well as Hollywood blockbusters such as ‘Lord of the Rings'. Known for saying it as it is, spotting talent and nurturing it to it's max.

Ira Losco - Arguably the biggest pop star in Malta with over 22 music awards under her belt, 8 albums, over 100 songs, multiple music publications including a DVD and a book . She's been Malta's best selling artist retaining a record number spot on ITunes for 28 consecutive weeks. Performed in over 25 different countries around the world, she recently collaborated with international superstar Jason Derulo following her recent double album release.

Alexandra Alden (24) is a Maltese musician and artist who is currently based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, where she obtained a degree in music at the CODARTS Conservatory in July 2018. She moved to the Netherlands at the age of 19 to further pursue her career in music. Her first EP 'The Curious Child', recorded at the age of 16, resulted in two number one hit singles in Malta in 2012 and 2013. Her debut full-length album 'Wild Honey' was recorded at Rocktown Studios in Rotterdam and is available on VINYL, having been released in the Benelux and Malta in July 2018 with further releases scheduled in Scandinavia, US and Canada for late 2018 and early 2019. Her album was released on the international Dutch label 'M.A.R.S Worldwide'.

Ray Mercieca - He captured the imagination of the Maltese youth culture of the 80's after securing a record deal , which was a first for Malta. This was followed with the best selling local band in the 90's called ‘The Characters' which he used to front. Ray has returned to fame these last few years with the comeback of his legendary band ‘The Rifffs' having released 2 albums to date, toured across Europe as well as headlining top renowned Festivals.

Contestants progressing to the Bootcamp (109/120):

Boys:
Aidan Cassar (MESC 2018), Aleandro Pace Tahir, Claudio Zammit, Clayton Portelli, Isaac Mercieca, Jake Bartolo, Jake Camilleri, Jake Curti, James Mifsud, Jasmar Cassar, Kyle Cutajar, Luke Chappell, Mark Anthony Bartolo, Marley Grech, Matthew Anthony Caruana (MESC 2018), Matthew Grech, Miguel Bonello, Mikhail Attard, Norbert Bondin, Owen Desira, Owen Leuellen, Owen Stivala, Ryan Axisa, Stefan Galea (MESC 2016)

Girls:
Aaliyah Mallia, Anthea Bezzina, Charisse Azzopardi, Charlene Rae Muscat, Chelsea Sciortino, Danica Muscat (MESC 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018), Denise Mercieca, Diana Formosa, Elishia Semaan, Enya Magri, Francesca Grima, Gabrielle Portelli, Gail Attard, Jade Vella (MESC 2017), Jalisse Micallef, Karin Duff, Kaylie Magri, Kayley Cuschieri, Kelly Moncado, Kelsey Bellante, Luana Mifsud, Maria Camilleri, Maria Vella, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Martina Micallef, Martha Micallef Attard, Maya Xuereb, Michela Galea, Michela Pace, Milena Bianco, Mireille Rose Borg, Miriana Conte (MESC 2017-2018), Nicole Azzopardi (JESC 2010), Nicole Borg, Nicole Brincat, Nicole Falzon, Nicole Frendo, Nicole Hammett, Nicola Marie Cutajar, Nicole Vella, Odelsie Camilleri, Rachel Mamo, Raisa Marie Micallef, Raquel Galdes (MESC 2016-2018), Raquel Seguna, Sarah Bonnici, Shaian Debono, Shannon McEvoy, Shauna Vassallo (MESC 2017), Simaria Galea, Victoria Sciberras

Over 25s:
Anna Azzopardi (MESC 2011), Anna Faniello, Ben Purplle, Chris Grech (MESC 2013-2015), Cynthia Zaffarase, Dario Mifsud Bonnici (MESC 2017), David Cauchi, Dylan Debono, Francesca Scerri, Franklin Calleja (MESC 2013-2017), Glen Paul Pace, Glenn Buhagiar, Janice Debattista (MESC 2013), Janice Mangion (MESC 2012, 2017), Josef Tabone (MESC 2006, 2010, 2017), Karen DeBattista (MESC 2015), Kim Cortis, Kurt Anthony, Laura Bruno (MESC 2008, 2009), Lyndsey Pace (MESC 2015, 2017), Mandy Randon, Maria Zammit, Mauro Kitcher, Nadine Fenech, Nazio Rotin, Petra (MESC 2008, 2010-2011, 2013, 2018), Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Ryan Grech, Vanessa Lee Sultana

Groups:
Clelis, G.O.L.D, Kayati, Matthew & Friends, WER1

Show 1, 7 October:
Proceeded
Aidan Cassar – "Mine" (Aidan Cassar)
Anna Azzopardi – "Right to Be Wrong" (Joss Stone)
Claudio Zammit – "XO" (Eden)
Danica Muscat – "That's Life" (Frank Sinatra)
Karin Duff – "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan)
Mark Anthony Bartolo – "Dream On" (Aerosmith)
Michela Pace – "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Bonnie Tyler)
Norbert Bondin – "Helium" (Sia)
Eliminated
David Ellul Robinson – "Dancing In The Dark" (Bruce Springsteen)
Kevin Magri – "Feels like heaven" (Fiction Factory)
Jassem El Taher – "Hey You" (Jassem Al Taher)
Matthew Schembri – "3am" (Eminem)
Matthias Brancaleone – "Fly Me To The Moon" (Frank Sinatra)
Sarah Micallef Muscat – "Listen" (Beyonce)

Daily 6: Kyle Cutajar - "Listen" (Beyonce)
Daily 7: Alfred Briffa - "From Russia with Love" (Matt Monro) (eliminated)
Daily 8: Lyndsay Pace - "Million Reasons" (Lady Gaga), Dario Mifsud Bonnici - "Listen" (Beyonce)
Daily 9: Owen Desira - "You're the One That I Want" (Grease), Maria Vella - "Dancing on my own" - Calum Scott
Daily 10: Ben Purplle - "Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak)

#ShakeExclusive: Victoria Sciberras - "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys)

Show 2, 14 October:
Proceeded
Luke Chappell – "Losing Faith in Humanity" (Luke Chappell)
Marley Grech – "Sacrifice"
Nadine Fenech – "She Wolf" (David Guetta ft. Sia)
Elishia Semaan – "Who's Loving You" (Michael Jackson)
Kaylie Magri – "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Kelsey Bellante – "To be human" (Sia)
Maya Xuereb – "Masterpiece" (Jessie J)
Raisa Marie Micallef – "The Prayer" (Celine Dion / Andrea Bocelli)
Laura Bruno – "Muddy Waters" (LP)
Chris Grech – "Stay" (Rihanna)
Eliminated
Jean Claude Tonna – "Dancing On My Own" (Calum Scott)
Anthea Mifsud – "Chandelier" (Sia)
Tanya Bonnici – "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes)
Ruth Xuereb – "Que sera sera" (Doris Day)

Daily 11: Maria Camilleri - "At Last" (Etta James) and Chelsea Sciortino - "All about That Bass" (Meghan Trainor)
Daily 12: Giulia Zammit - "Love Changes Everything" (Aspects of Love) (eliminated)
Daily 13: Jo - "Writing's On the Wall" (Sam Smith) (eliminated)
Daily 14: Kaylie Cuschieri - "Believer" (Imagine Dragons), "Homeless" (Leona Lewis), Diana Formosa - "Sogno" (Andrea Bocelli)
Daily 15: Kurt Anthony - "It Will Rain" (Bruno Mars)

#ShakeExclusive: Owen Stivala - "I'm Not The Only One" (Sam Smith)

Show 3, 21 October:
Proceeded
Kayati - "Holy Grail" (Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake)
Clelis - "2002" (Anne-Marie)
Maria Zammit - "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor)
Nicole Frendo - "Russian Roulette" (Rihanna)
Aaliyah Mallia - "Too Good At Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Franklin Calleja - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Matthew and Friends - "Where Is The Love?" (The Black Eyed Peas)
Kim Cortis - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars)
Dylan Debono - "Stitches" (Shawn Mendes)
Glen Paul Pace - "I Don't Know" (Glen Paul Pace)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas - "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Etta James)
Matthew Grech - "Feeling Good" (Michael Bublé)
Eliminated
Lydon Incorvaja - "Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons) / "Don't Come Easy" (Isaiah)
Manuel Spiteri - "Nella Fantasia" (Sarah Brightman)
Sharleen Theuma - "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley) / "Cups" (Landshapes)

Daily 16: Nicole Azzopardi - "Somebody To Love" (Queen), Milena Bianco - "Alone" (Heart), Mireille Rose Borg - "Son Of A Preacher Man" (Hanne Boel)
Daily 17: Francesco Nicodeme - "Lay Me Down" (Sam Smith) / "Somebody To Love" (Queen) (eliminated), Nicole Cassar - "Make You Feel My Love" (Adele) (eliminated)
Daily 18: Sarah Micallef - "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) (eliminated), Jalisse Micallef - "Never Enough" (The Greatest Showman)
Daily 19: Jesmar Cassar - "Hadd Ma Jaf", Stefan Galea - "Latch" (Dislosure), Ryan Axisa - "Amazed" (Lonestar)
Daily 20: Charisse Azzopardi - "Strange Birds" (Birdy) / "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J), Rachel Mamo - "Warrior" (Demi Lovato), Michela Aquilina - "Take Me Home" (Jess Glynne) (eliminated)

#ShakeExclusive: Mandy Randon - "Issues" (Julia Michaels)

Show 4, 28 October:
Proceeded
Kelly Moncado - "Writing's on the Wall" (Sam Smith)
Martina Micallef - "Stand by me" (Ben E. King)
Nicole Brincat - "I Put A Spell On You" (Nina Simone)
Miriana Conte - "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J)
Owen Leuellen - "You Wanna Doubt One Day" (Owen Leuellen)
Isaac Mercieca - "Supermarket Flowers" (Ed Sheeran)
James Mifsud - "Life of the Party" (Shawn Mendes)
Glenn Buhagiar - "I Know How I Feel"
Petra - "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Gold - "Too Good at Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Nicole Hammett - "No More Tears" (Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand)
Vanessa Sultana - "Hurt" (Christina Aguilera) / "Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin)
Josef Tabone - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars)
Eliminated
Angie Marie Cacciattolo - "Nothing Really Matters" (Mr.Probz)
Bradley Debono - "Be Careful With It" (Bradley Debono)
Rhea Chetcuti - "This Guy" (Rhea Chetcuti) / "Cry Me Out" (Pixie Lott)
Lucienne Abela Vella - "Wuthering Heights" (Kate Bush)
Antoinette El Cheti - "Hotel California" (The Eagles)
Ronald Carbonaro - "Angels" (Robbie Williams)

Daily 21: Marita Falzon - "Think" (Aretha Franklin) (eliminated), Alison Formoza - "Faded" (Alan Walker) (eliminated), Jake Camilleri - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Daily 22: Clayton Portelli - "Dancing On My Own" (Robin), Ryan Grech - "", Nazio Rotin - "Burning" (Sam Smith)
Daily 23: Katryn Mamo - "I Dreamed A Dream" (Anne Hathaway) / "Alarm" (Anne-Marie) (eliminated), Shannon Mc Evoy - "Daddy Lessons" (Beyoncé) / "Figures" (Jessie Reyez), David Cauchi - "Just Say You Love Me Too"
Daily 24: Mikhail Attard - "Rule The World" (Take That), Maria Christina - "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) (eliminated), Charlene Muscat - "Sweet Child O' Mine" (Guns N'Roses)
Daily 25: Francesca Scerri - "Mein Herr" (Liza Minnelli), Martha Micallef Attard - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars), Nicole Falzon - "Nothing's Real But Love" (Rebecca Fergusson)

#ShakeExclusive: Raquel Galdes - "Fix You" (Coldplay)

Show 5, 04 November:
Proceeded
Gail Attard - "Jealous" (Labrinth)
Janice Mangion - "Listen" (Beyoncé)
Nicole Borg - "Creep" (Radiohead)
Janice Debattista - "She Used To Be Mine" (Sara Bareilles)
Denise Mercieca - "Location" (Khalid)
Sarah Bonnici - "Somebody Else's Guy" (Jocelyn Brown)
Miguel Bonello - "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes)
Shauna Vassallo - "Chandelier" / "Eye of the Needle" (Sia)
WER1 - "Karma Chameleon" (Culture Club)
Jade Vella - "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys)
Matthew Anthony - "Toy" (Netta Barzilai)
Aleandro Pace Tahir - "Grace Kelly" (Mika)
Michela Galea - "Somethings Got A Hold On Me" (Etta James)
Anna Faniello - "Gli Uomini Non Cambiano" (Mia Martini)

Eliminated
Noah Grech - "Beautiful Mess" (Kristian Kostov)
Clyde Saliba - "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (Joe Cocker)

Daily 26: Raquel Seguna - "Rise Up" (Andra Day), Jake Bartolo - "Thank You For Loving Me" (Bon Jovi), Rebecca Bilocca - "" (eliminated)
Daily 27: Odelsie - "", Anthea Bezzina - "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J), Mariah Mifsud Bonnici - "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" (Ella Eyre)
Daily 28: Gabrielle Portelli - "The Voice" (Celtic Woman) / "I Put a Spell on You" (Nina Simone), Cynthia Zaffarase - ""
Daily 29: Nicole Vella - "Stepping Stone" (Duffy), Mark Portelli - "Made Of Stars" (Hovi Star), Mauro Kitcher - ""
Daily 30: Enya Magri - "Alarm" (Anne-Marie), Shaian Debono - "Because We Believe" (Andrea Bocelli), Jake Curti - "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes)

Bootcamp in a minute and a half!

This video explains our next X Factor Malta phase - #Bootcamp! 1. 𝟭𝟮𝟬 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝗻𝘁𝘀 made it to Bootcamp. 2. During this phase, each participant has 𝗧𝗛𝗥𝗘𝗘 𝗼𝗽𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻𝘀 in front of him or her - continue the journey, given the option to join a group or be sent home once and for all. 3. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗶𝗿𝘀𝘁 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 revolves around acapela singing. After this phase, 30 participants got eliminated. 4. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗲𝗰𝗼𝗻𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲 is the iconic 'Wall of Songs' 5. After the performance of the chosen song, the Judges either tell the participant to stay or else sent to a 'Holding Room'. The 'Holding Room' is a special room where Participants in this room still have the chance to be told to join the rest of the Participants. 6. During 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗵𝗶𝗿𝗱 𝗣𝗵𝗮𝘀𝗲, all Participants, including the newly formed groups perform a song of their choice. 7. After this last phase, an average of 12 participants per category go through to the next phase, 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗶𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲. #XFactorMalta

Posted by X Factor Malta on Thursday, 8 November 2018


Show 6, 11 November:
Bootcamp / Wall of Songs
James Mifsud, WER1, Cynthia Zaffarese, Jake Curti - "She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5)
Kelsey Bellante, Kelly Moncado, Miriana Conte, Nicole Azzopardi - "Be The One" (Dua Lipa)
Kaylie Magri, Elishia Semaan, Nicole Hammett, Kayley Cuschieri - "Bang Bang" (Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
Lyndsay Pace, Isaac Mersieca, Raquel Seguna, Charisse Azzopardi - "Burn" (Ellie Goulding)
Danica Muscat, Miguel Bonello, Aleandro Pace Tahir, Matthew Anthony - "Human" (Rag N' Bone Man)
Kayati, Clayton Portelli, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Nadine Fenech - "Your Song" (Elton John)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Mireille Rose Borg, Simaria Galea, Anthea Bezzina - "Like A Prayer" (Madonna)
Martha Micallef Attard, Rachel Mamo, Josef Tabone, Kurt Anthony - "Just Give Me A Reason" (Pink)

Show 7, 18 November:
Bootcamp / Wall of Songs
Raisa Marie Micallef, Martina Micallef, Karin Duff, Michela Pace - "Somebody To Love" (Queen)
Janice Debattista, Vanessa Sultana, Owen Desira, Mikhail Attard - "Get Back" (The Beatles)
Nicole Brincat, Nicole Frendo, Laura Bruno, Nicole Falzon - "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera)
Denise Mercieca, Sarah Bonnici - "Valerie" (Amy Winehouse)
Kim Cortis, Mark Anthony Bartolo - "Stay" (Rihanna)
Victoria Sciberras, Stefan Galea, Milena Bianco, Francesca Grima - "Alive" (Sia)
Clelis, Claudio Zammit, Kyle Cutajar, Maya Xuereb - "Bloodstream" (Ed Sheeran) / Owen Leuellen, Marley Grech, Owen Stivala, Shannon McEvoy - "Airplanes" (B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams) / Mandy Randon, Gabrielle Portelli, Luana Mifsud - "Memory" (Barbra Streisand) / Dario Mifsud Bonnici, Matthew & Friends, Nazio Rotin, Francesca Scerri - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye)
Luke Chappell, Aidan Cassar, Shauna Vassallo, G.O.L.D. - "Can't Feel My Face" (The Weeknd)
Franklin Calleja, Norbert Bondin, Ryan Grech, Aaliyah Mallia - "A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri)
Chris Grech, Ben Purplle, Petra, Gail Attard - "One" (U2)
Two more classes which included Anna Azzopardi, Michele Galea, Enya Magri, Nicole Borg / Anna Faniello, Jasmar Cassar, Jade Vella, Janice Mangion were not shown.

Sing-Off: Laura Bruno vs Francesca Scerri, Isaac Mercieca vs Jake Curti, Michela Galea vs Jade Vella vs Luana Mifsud, Claudio Zammit vs Owen Desira

Relegated: Jake Curti, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Shannon McEvoy, Mireille Rose Borg, Nadine Fenech, Francesca Grima, Jasmar Cassar, Kayley Cuschieri, Charisse Azzopardi, Owen Stivala, Nazio Rotin, WER1, Simaria Galea, Owen Desira, Maya Xuereb, Marley Grech, Mandy Randon, Luana Mifsud, Enya Magri, Nicole Borg, G.O.L.D.



Qualified to the Six Chair Challenge:

Groups Kayati Clelis 4th Line Horizon Lorelai Prism Radiate Sudden Crowd SYSTM 12 Xtreme

Groups (10) (Alexandra Alden): Kayati (Mabrouka El Kayati, Fatima El Kayati), Clelis (Cledia Micallef, Lisa Tabone), Xtreme (Nicole Azzopardi, Elishia Semaan, Martha Micallef Attard, Lindsay Pace), 4th Line (Miriana Conte, Anthea Bezzina, Nicole Falzon, Milena Bianco), Systm 12 (Kyle Cutajar, Dario Mifsud Bonnici, Josef Tabone), Sudden Crowd (Stefan Galea, Mikhail Attard, Ryan Grech, Clayton Portelli), Horizon (Kurt Anthony, Matthew Grech), Lorelai (Gabrielle Portelli, Cynthia Zaffarese), Prism (Denise Mercieca, Sarah Bonnici, Martina Micallef, Aaliyah Mallia), Radiate (Raquel Seguna, Rachel Mamo, Danika Cutajar, Nicole Sciberras (of G.O.L.D.)).

Girls Danica Muscat Gail Attard Jade Vella Karin Duff Kaylie Magri Kelly Moncado Kelsey Bellante Michela Galea Michela Pace Nicole Brincat Nicole Frendo Raisa Marie Micallef Shauna Vassallo Victoria Sciberras

Girls (14) (Howard Keith): Nicole Frendo, Kelsey Bellante, Michela Pace, Kelly Moncado, Karin Duff, Raisa Marie Micallef, Michela Galea, Victoria Sciberras, Shauna Vassallo, Jade Vella, Nicole Brincat, Kaylie Magri, Gail Attard, Danica Muscat.

Boys

Boys (11) (Ira Losco): Aidan Cassar, Miguel Bonello, Owen Leuellen, Luke Chappell, Aleandro Pace Tahir, Norbert Bondin, Mark Anthony Bartolo, Matthew Anthony Caruana, Isaac Mercieca, Claudio Zammit, James Mifsud.

Overs

Overs (12) (Ray Mercieca): Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Ben Purplle, Petra, Anna Faniello, Vanessa Sultana, Laura Bruno, Kim Cortis, Janice Debattista, Janice Mangion, Franklin Calleja, Anna Azzopardi, Chris Grech.

Nicole Hammett, who originally got invitation to become member of Extreme group, was withdrawn from the further participation by her parents and replaced by Lindsay Pace and Martha Micallef Attard. Miriana Conte, Denise Mercieca and Sarah Bonnici despite originally passing through were eventually put into Groups.

The Six Chair Challenge splits the hopefuls into four different categories and they are each assigned a mentor for the show, as they are then whittled down mercilessly to just six per group. Contestants have to sing individually in front of the judges each act's mentor then decides if they deserve one of six coveted seats – but they could be knocked out if their mentor decides to replace them with a subsequent performer. The lucky six left in the chairs win a spot at judges' houses, the last stage before the live finals.

Show 8, 25 November

Karin Duff - "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley) (1)
Gail Attard - "You've Got The Love" (Florence + The Machine) (2)
Jade Vella - "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan) (3)
Kelly Moncado Rizzo - "Impossible" (James Arthur) (4)
Kaylie Magri - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars) (-)
Shauna Vassallo - "River" (Bishop Briggs) (5)
Michela Galea - "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) (6)
Nicole Frendo - "Lay Me Down" (Sam Smith) (4)
Raisa Marie Micallef - "When You Believe" (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) (-)
Michela Pace - "Praying" (Kesha) (5)
Victoria Sciberras - "Ashes" (Céline Dion) (-)
Nicole Brincat - "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) (-)
Kelsey Bellante - "I Like It" (Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin) / "Havana" (Camila Cabello) (2)
Danica Muscat - Fallin' (Alicia Keys) (6)
Sing-Off: Michaela Galea - "Summertime" (Ella Fitzgerald) VS Danica Muscat - "Bound to You" (Christina Aguilera)
Howard Keith proposed relegated acts to form a Group to continue competing, but the proposal was not accepted.

00 Danica Muscat Gail Attard Jade Vella Karin Duff Kaylie Magri Kelly Moncado Kelsey Bellante Michela Galea Michela Pace Nicole Brincat Nicole Frendo Raisa Marie Micallef Shauna Vassallo Victoria Sciberras

Here are some of our favourite snaps from yesterday's Chair Challenge! We hope you like them as much as we do! #XFactorMalta

Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 26 November 2018


Show 9, 02 December

Norbert Bondin - "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) (1)
Miguel Bonello - "Feeling Good" (Michael Bublé) (2)
Isaac Mercieca - "Lonely" (Billie Eilish) (3)
Matt Blxck (Matthew Anthony) - "Side To Side" (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj) (-)
Aleandro Pace Tahir - "Hey Ya!" (OutKast) (4)
Claudio Zammit - "No Roots" (Alice Merton) (5)
Owen Leuellen - "Rock Solid" (original song) (6)
Aidan - "Don't Know Much" (Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt) (4)
Luke Chappell - "Photograph" (Ed Sheeran) (3)
James Mifsud - "Fight Song" (Rachel Platten) (-)
Mark Anthony - "Writing's on the Wall" (Sam Smith) (2)

Sing-Off: Miguel Bonello - Rise Up (Andra Day) VS Claudio Zammit - "Toxic" (Britney Spears)

Aidan Cassar Aleandro Pace Tahir Claudio Zammit Isaac Mercieca James Mifsud Luke Chappell Mark Anthony Bartolo Matt Blxck Miguel Bonello Norbert Bondin Owen Leuellen

WE ARE STILL HYPED UP AFTER YESTERDAY'S PROGRAMME! Here are some of our favourite snaps from yesterday's Chair Challenge! We hope you like them as much as we do! #XFactorMalta

Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 3 December 2018


Show 10, 09 December

Anna Azzopardi - "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) (1)
Franklin Calleja - "In the Arms of an Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) (2)
Kim Cortis - "Skinny Love" (Birdy) (3)
Janice Debattista - "Dear Mr. President" (Pink) (4)
Laura Bruno - "Clown" (Emeli Sandé) (5)
Vanessa Sultana - "I Am Changing" (Jennifer Hudson) (6)
Chris Grech - "Caruso" (Lucio Dalla) (5)
Janice Mangion - "Stone Cold" (4)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas - "Goodbyes" (Jorja Smith) (-)
Ben Purplle - "Creep" (Radiohead) (5)
Sing-off: Chris Grech - "Nothing Else Matters" (Metallica) vs Ben Purplle - "Nights In White Satin" (The Moody Blues)
Anna Faniello - "Nessun dorma" (Turandot) (3)
Petra - "Never Tear Us Apart" (INXS) (4)

Anna Azzopardi Anna Faniello Ben Purplle Chris Grech Franklin Calleja Janice Debattista Janice Mangion Kim Cortis Laura Bruno Petra Rachel Tedesco Triccas Vanessa Sultana

Here are our favourite snaps from yesterday's programme! Hope you like them as much as we do!

Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 10 December 2018


Show 11, 16 December

Radiate - "Salute" (Little Mix) (1)
Kayati - "Say Something" (A Great Big World) (2)
Sudden Crowd - "Thinking Out Loud" (Ed Sheeran) / "Fix You" (Coldplay) / "True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper) (3)
Horizon - "Don't You Worry Child" (Swedish House Mafia) (4)
Prism - "Chasing Highs" (Alma) (5)
Lorelai - "Clarity" (Zedd) (-)
Systm 12 - "Youngblood" (5 Seconds Of Summer) (6)
Xtreme - "Secret Love Song" (Little Mix) (3)
Clelis - "Ave Maria" (Beyoncé) / "Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert) (-)
Sing-off: Clelis - "Location" (Khalid) VS Radiate - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
4th Line - "Free Your Mind" (En Vogue) (1)

4TH LINE CLELIS HORIZON KAYATI LORELAI PRISM RADIATE SUDDEN CROWD SYSTM12 XTREME

Here are some of our favourite snaps from yesterday's programme!

Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 17 December 2018


Anna Azzopardi Anna Faniello Ben Purplle Danica Muscat Franklin Calleja Jade Vella Karin Duff Kelsey Bellante Michela Pace Nicole Frendo Petra Vanessa Sultana

Show 12, 23 December:


Judges Houses: Girls: (Howard Keith + British audio producer/engineer Mike Hedges)

Michela Pace - "Turning Tables" (Adele)
Kelsey Bellante - "What Is Love" (Empire Cast)
Karin Duff - "Run" (Snow Patrol)
Nicole Frendo - "Strange Birds" (Birdy) Danica Muscat - "Your Song" (Elton John)
Jade Vella - "Bang Bang" (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)


Judges Houses: Overs: (Ray Mercieca + singer/songwriter Matthew James Borg)

Anna Azzopardi - "Tears Always Win" (Alicia Keys)
Franklin Calleja - "Somebody To Love" (Queen)
Anna Faniello - "Questo piccolo grande amore" (Claudio Baglioni)
Ben Purplle - "Iron Sky" (Paolo Nutini)
Vanessa Sultana - "River Deep - Mountain High" (Tina Turner)
Petra - "Make It Rain" (Ed Sheeran)

Show 13, 30 December:

Judges Houses: Boys: (Ira Losco + opera singer Joseph Calleja)

Owen Leuellen - "My Time" (Original song)
Mark Anthony Bartolo - "Tears In Heaven" (Eric Clapton)
Claudio Zammit - "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" (Jermaine Stewart)
Luke Chappell - "All I Want" (Kodaline)
Aidan Cassar - "Slow Hands" (Niall Horan)
Norbert Bondin - "You Are the Reason" (Calum Scott)

Judges Houses: Groups: (Alexandra Alden + radio broadcaster Carlo Borg Bonaci)

Xtreme - "Greedy" (Ariana Grande)
Prism - "You Don't Know" (Katelyn Tarver)
Horizon - "All Of Me" (John Legend)
Kayati - "Toxic" (Britney Spears)
4th Line - "Don't Let Go" (En Vogue)
Systm 12 - "Polaroid" (Jonas Blue, Liam Payne and Lennon Stella)

Show 14, 06 January:

4th Line - "Survivor" (Destiny's Child)
Luke Chappell - "Overthinking" (Original song)
Nicole Frendo - "Too Good at Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Franklin Calleja - "Jealous" (Labrinth)
Xtreme - "Side to Side" (Ariana Grande) / "Woman Like Me" (Nicki Minaj)
Michela Pace - "Lost On You" (LP)
Norbert Bondin - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Kayati - "Nobody's Perfect" (Jessie J)
Ben Purplle - "Dancing On My Own" (Robyn)
Owen Leuellen - "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)
Petra - What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Kelsey Bellante - "Chained to the Rhythm" (Katy Perry)

Sing-Off: Franklin Calleja - "Clown" (Emeli Sandé) (1) VS Xtreme - "Take Me Home" (Jess Glynne) (3)



Show 15, 13 January:

Xtreme - "They Don't Care About Us" (Michael Jackson)
Kelsey Bellante - "Could You Be Loved" (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Owen Leuellen - "Boom! Shake the Room" (Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
Ben Purplle - "Yesterday" (The Beatles)
4th Line - "It's Raining Men" (The Weather Girls)
Petra - "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Etta James)
Luke Chappell - "Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T)
Nicole Frendo - "Purple Rain" (Prince)
Norbert Bondin - "Wild Boys" (Duran Duran)
Michela Pace - The Power of Love" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Sing-Off: Ben Purplle - "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) (2) VS 4th Line - "Queen Of The Night" (Whitney Houston) (2)



Show 16, 20 January:

Owen Leuellen - "Gangsta's Paradise" (Dangerous Minds)
Ben Purplle - "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Pretty Woman)
Nicole Frendo - "Skyfall" (Skyfall)
Norbert Bondin - "Never Enough" (The Greatest Showman)
Michela Pace - "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Armageddon)
Luke Chappell - "Heathens" (Suicide Squad)
Kelsey Bellante - "Pray For Me" (Black Panther)
Petra - "We Don't Need Another Hero" (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)

Luke Chappell - "What Do You Mean?" (Justin Bieber)
Petra - "Set Fire to the Rain" (Adele)
Norbert Bondin - "Empty Space" (James Arthur)
Michela Pace - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
Owen Leuellen - "Believe" (Original song)
Nicole Frendo - "Scared to be Lonely" (Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix)

Sing-Off: Luke Chappell (2) VS Owen Leuellen (2)



Final, 26 January:

Petra - "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Nicole Frendo - "Russian Roulette" (Rihanna)
Owen Leuellen - "One Day" (Original song)
Michela Pace - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" (Bonnie Tyler)

Petra - "Be My Guest" (with Ray Mercieca)
Owen Leuellen - "Leave This Town" (with Ira Losco)
Nicole Frenco - "Just Give Me A Reason" (with Matthew James Borg)
Michela Pace - "“Perfect Symphony" (with Joseph Caleja)

Owen Leuellen - "Aħseb fitTifel" (Shazam)
Nicole Frendo - "Kemm hu Sabiħ" (Sammy Bartolo)
Michela Pace - "Inti Djamant" (The Tramps)

Owen Leuellen - "Believe" (Original song)
Michela Pace - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)

Биография

Микела Пач родилась 25 января 2001 года. 18-летняя певица родом с острова Гозо - части мальтийского архипелага, известного как скрытая жемчужина Средиземноморья - и из музыкальной семьи - ее мать поет в хоре, папа играет на валторне, а кузены ее матери - дирижеры, также у нее есть три брата. Она учится в женской школе епископской консерватории в Виктории. В этом году она изучала социологию и биологию, и намеревалась стать полицейским детективом.

Микела поет с 2013 года, занимаясь с педагогом по вокалу Одри Мари Бартоло. Она начала участвовать в песенных фестивалях с мая 2014 года достигнув успеха, обычно занимая призовые места. Микела прошла прослушивание и выступила на итальянском фестивале "Voci Dal Sud", где попала в топ-10 финалистов. У нее была возможность петь с одной из лучших певиц Мальты Тицианой Каллея. На конкурсе песни, организованном ERSEB Productions, она получила сразу первое и второе места, получив шанс присоединиться к трем другим певцам из Мальты на ежегодном фестивале "Baltic Voice" 2015, проходящем в Литве.

Микела принимала участие в Singers Challenge в ночном эстрадном шоу NET TV "The Entertainers", исполняя "Ex's & Oh's" и "Semplicita" с Криссом Гаттом в 2016 году, "Home" и "Million Reasons" в 2017 году, оба раза выйдя в финал, а также приняла участие в программе развития артистов "Ultimate Artists" в Хертфордшире, Лондон, где она работала вместе с продюсером Рианны. Она подавала заявку на участие национальном отборе Мальты на Евровидение 2017 с песней "Cruise Control", но не попала в финал. В 2018 году Пач вернулась в Литву, чтобы принять участие в Muzikos Talentų Lyga 2018.

Пач попала на экраны во время первого эпизода дебютного сезона шоу X Factor Мальта, когда она прошла прослушивание с песней "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Бонни Тайлер), получив четыре "Да" от судей, и выйдя в Тренировочный лагерь. Там она попала в группу, исполнявшую "Somebody To Love" (Queen), и все ее участники получили одобрение от судей на выход в следующую стадию. Ее первой сольной песней стала "The Story" (Бренди Карлайл). На Испытании Шести Стульев, исполняя Praying" (Кеша) она с легкостью получила "Стул" от наставника категории Девушки, музыкального менеджера Говарда Кита Дебоно. В Доме Судей, Дебоно, которому помогал британский аудио продюсер Майк Хеджес, выбрал Пач, исполнившую "Turning Tables" (Адель), в свою команду из трех девушек для шоу в прямом эфире.

На них Микела исполняла песни "Lost On You" (LP), The Power of Love" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood), "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Aerosmith) and "Shallow" (Леди Гага и Брэдли Купер).

Микела начала выступление в финальный вечер с той же песни, с которой она начинала свое участие в шоу - "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Бонни Тайлер). Всемирно известный Мальтийский тенор Джозеф Каллея присоединился к ней на сцене исполнив дуэт "Perfect Symphony" (Эд Ширан и Андреа Бочелли), затем Пач исполнила классическую гозитанскую песню The Tramps "Inti Djamant" во втором раунде. В последней песне, она постаралась как можно мощнее исполнить хит Леди Гаги "Shallow"..

Клипы Микелы Пач дважды становились вирусными хитами на странице X Factor Global в Facebook, где видео с ее прослушивания собрало свыше 5 млн просмотров. Победа Микелы означает, что она подпишет контракт с Sony Music Италия, и представит Мальту на Евровидении 2019, которое пройдет в Израиле. Песня Микелы будет выбрана внутренним решением и представлена позднее.

На всем протяжении шоу, Микелу поддерживали учреждения с ее родного острова Гозо. Так, Филармоническое Общество Леоне, которое служит платформой для местных начинающих исполнителей, организовало фан-зону на своей площадке в Виктории, транслируя шоу в прямом эфире на самом большом экране в Гозо. Министерство Гозо оплатило молодым жителям острова дорогу на Мальту и возможность увидеть шоу в прямом эфире, поддерживая их намерения стать профессиональными артистами. Политики всех категорий поздравили Пач с ее победой на X Factor, партии Лейбористов и Националистов выпустили заявления по этому поводу, также ей поаплодировала Ассоциация НГО Гозо.

Микела описывает себя, как "обычного подростка, но когда я начинаю петь, то как будто мой голос захватывает всю меня. Арета Франклин когда-то сказала, что ты поешь соул всем своим телом. Я теперь точно знаю, что она имела в виду". На Евровидении 2019 Микела Пач с ее отчетливым и запоминающимся голосом исполнит песню "Chameleon". Это жизнерадостная, быстротемповая песня с современным поп-звучанием, грувом Reggaetone, а также с кубинскими оттенками. Песня была написана и спродюсирована Symphonics, которые уже занимали 2-3-4 места на Евровидениях за последние три года. Это вторая песня болгарского автора Борислава Миланова на Евровидении 2019 после Азербайджана. Посвятив последние дни доработке выбранной песни и съемкам музыкального клипа, в ближайшие недели Микела продолжит подготовку к выходу на сцену Евровидения 16 мая 2019 года.



Новости

10/03: Премьера песни Мальты

Песня Мальты для Евровидения 2019 будет представлена в воскресенье в 20:00 Москвы. Конкурсная песня была выбрана из более чем 300 представленных песен. После записи нескольких демо-версий, несколько фокус-групп и отраслевые эксперты проголосовали за финальный выбор. В данной композиции Микела продемонстрирует другую сторону своего разнопланового таланта.

Микела Пач - победитель первого выпуска шоу X Factor Malta. В конкурсе приняли участие более 500 претендентов, и ему удалось собрать рекордную аудиторию для Мальты, насчитывающую более 200 000 зрителей, с беспрецедентным количеством в 132 000 голосов, которые определили победителя. Впервые победитель X Factor будет представлять Мальту на конкурсе Евровидение.

Наставник X Factor Говард Кит говорит, что Микела продемонстрировала на конкурсе, что она не уклоняется от вызовов. Предсказуемость не является частью ее словарного запаса, и эта песня покажет другую сторону Микелы ... готовьтесь к переменам.

Другая судья X Factor Ира Лоско говорит: "Когда я впервые увидела, как Микела поет эту песню, я была просто поражена тем, насколько она готова измениться и показать нам еще одну свою сторону. Микела - артист на все 360 градусов. Мне очень нравится эта песня и ее запоминающийся голос".

Известный местный музыкальный продюсер Элтон Зарб, который входил в состав фокус-групп, помогающих PBS выбрать песню, назвал ее "Дыханием свежего воздуха - блестящей песней".

В 18 лет Микела Пач приобрела национальную известной, став первой обладательницей титула X Factor в стране и представительницей Мальты на Евровидении 2019. "Я до сих пор не могу в это поверить! Я никогда не думала, что действительно выиграю".

Пообщавшись с газетой Malta Independent, Микела рассказала, что самой сложной проблемой, с которой она столкнулась во время участия в проекте, было оставить свою семью на Гозо. "Впервые я оказалась на Мальте в одиночестве, репетируя без семейной поддержки. Поскольку у нас были еженедельные живые выступления, я могла возвращаться домой только на один или два дня в неделю. Я считаю себя по-настоящему семейным человеком, так что это было настоящим вызовом, который мне пришлось преодолеть".

При поддержке Ховарда Кита Дебоно и команды она смогла успешно передать свои эмоции в выступлениях. "Ховард научил меня многому; это было невероятно вдохновляюще, когда он меня поддерживал, и он посоветовал мне снова начать играть на пианино, что я делала раньше, когда была моложе. Я действительно надеюсь однажды начать писать свои собственные песни и создавать собственную музыку".

Помимо Джозефа Каллейи, с которым она недавно спела дуэтом на одном из живых выступлений, Микела добавляет: "Если речь идет о других местных артистах, с которыми я бы хотела сотрудничать, Ира Лоско - одна из них. Я всегда была ее большой поклонницей; я люблю ее музыку с детства.".

Несмотря на бурную неделю возвращения к толпе поклонников на Гозо, многочисленных выступлений на телевидении, радио и в средствах массовой информации, Микела остается невероятно уравновешенной и спокойной. "Я знаю, что только начинаю работать в этой отрасли; мне есть чему поучиться, и все может случиться", - добавляет она, остро осознавая, насколько хрупкой может быть слава. "В этом году я изучала социологию и биологию, и намеревалась стать полицейским детективом - ну, я все еще могу это сделать!", говорит она смеясь.

Микела, у которой есть три брата в Виктории, Гозо, описывает ее воспитание как очень музыкальное. "Моя мама поет в хоре, мой папа играет на валторне, а кузены моей матери - дирижеры". Ее близость с семьей и Гозо остается очевидной на протяжении всего интервью. "Жизнь на Гозо очень спокойная, как вы можете себе представить, я просто просыпаюсь, иду в школу, учусь, потом снова сплю. Я все еще пытаюсь приспособиться к другому образу жизни и осмыслить происходящее. Я взволнована тем, куда меня приведет это путешествие, будь то на Мальте, или за границей, но что бы ни случилось, Гозо всегда будет моим домом; я очень горжусь своим наследием".

Отвечая на вопрос, есть ли у нее какое-либо послание для тех, кто поддерживал ее на протяжении всего конкурса, Микела сказала: "Я не могу достаточно выразить им всю свою сердечную благодарность; большое спасибо за предоставленную мне возможность делать то, что я так сильно люблю. Так много дверей открылись для меня ".

Премьер-министр Мальты Джозеф Мускат встретился с победительницей X Factor и участницей конкурса Евровидение Микелой Пач в Auberge de Castille. Микелу сопровождали ее родители. В прошлую субботу она была коронована первым в истории победителем X Factor Malta и будет представлять страну на Евровидении в Тель-Авиве в мае. На встрече также присутствовал министр юстиции, культуры и местного самоуправления Оуэн Бонничи.

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09/12: Испытание Шести Стульев: Overs #ВКОпрос
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Национальный отбор

20го июня мальтийский вещатель PBS сообщил о том, что победитель шоу The X Factor Malta представит Мальту на Евровидении 2019. Шоу выходит в эфир телеканала TVM по воскресеньям в 20:50 с 7го октября, а ежедневные дневники - перед 8 часовыми новостями. The X Factor - формат, который принадлежит компании Syco Entertainment, в мировых масштабах его продюсирует Freemantle Media Limited, а на Мальте - Mint Media Limited вместе с общественным вещателем Public Broadcasting Services Ltd. Помимо права представить страну на конкурсе Евровидение 2019, победитель The X Factor сможет заключить контракт с лейблом Sony Music Italia, таким образом присоединившись к такому списку артистов, как Michael Jackson, Beyonce, James Arthur, Adele, Marco Mengoni, Little Mix, Harry Styles и др.

Исполнительный директор PBS Чарльз Далли говорит, что The X Factor Malta будет выходить в эфир телеканала TVM с октября по январь, и ожидается, что он поднимет местную развлекательную индустрию на новый уровень. "The X Factor Malta - уникальное приобретение для PBS, потому что мы говорим о шоу международного уровня, благодаря которому мы все сделаем шаг вперед на местном уровне продакшена. Однако, оно повлияет не только на технический уровень эфира и производства - мы также дадим новую возможность мальтийским талантам. Мы увидим новые лица, которые получат возможность и площадку показать свой талант через свои голоса. Благодаря X Factor, песням и их исполнителям будет уделяться не просто один финальный вечер, но несколько месяцев - с октября по конец января", говорит Далли.

Прием заявок на участие в шоу стартовал 26 июня, и проводился онлайн. Заинтересованные исполнители могли также отправить видеозапись по Whatsapp на телефон 77062018. Прием заявок был завершен в среду, 4 июля 2018 года. Заявки также принимались в начале января во временных шатрах X Factor в торговых центрах PAVI, PAMA, перед зданием Парламента в Валлетте и различных других точках страны. Всем участвующим артистам должно исполниться по меньшей мере 16 лет на 1 мая 2019; соответствуя правилам Евровидения в состав групп могло входить не более шести человек; все артисты должны быть гражданами Мальты, или обладать двойным гражданством, одним из которых будет мальтийское. В случае заявок от групп, солист должен быть гражданином Мальты, или обладать двойным мальтийским гражданством. Первые прослушивания перед судьями начались 1го августа на исторической территории Форта Сант-Анджело в Биргу.

Шоу проведет фаворит местной публики Бен Камилль, а в состав жюри войдут местный музыкальный продюсер Ховард Кит Дебоно, мальтийская звезда Ира Лоско, талантливая Александра Олден и опытный музыкант Рей Мерчиа. Поклонники Евровидения могут узнать Камилля по предыдущим мероприятиям на Мальте, он ранее вел Мальтийский национальный отбор Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) и финал международного детского Евровидения в 2016 году. В интервью телеканалу TVM, Камилль заявил: "Сбылась моя мечта. The X Factor - один из самых престижных телевизионных форматов, и я польщен этой возможностью". 11 декабря X Factor Мальта объявил о поиске оригинальных песен для исполнения конкурсантами в рамках живых шоу. Заинтересованные авторы песен могут обратиться по адресу xfactor@tvm.com.mt. Прием заявок завершается 14 декабря. Билеты на шоу продаются через сайт showshappening.com. Испытание Стульев было снято 11-12 октября. Три шоу в прямом эфире выйдут 6, 13 и 20 января, а финальное шоу - 26 января. Съемки проходят в MFCC - Мальтийском Ярмарочно-Конференц-Центре в Аттарде.

В октябре согласно оценке Вещательного Органа Мальты X Factor Malta стал самой популярной программой на Мальте на всех телеканалах.

Старший продюсер - Гордон Бонелло - один из самых опытных людей в производстве телевизионных программ на Мальте. Начав свою карьеру в качестве актера в двух популярных мальтийских драмах L-Evangelisti и Deceduti, Гордон продолжил ее как продюсер, сценарист и композитора музыки для конкурсов Детское Евровидение 2014, 2015, а также 2017 и 2018 годов. Кроме того, Гордон также несколько лет продюсировал национальный отбор Мальтийская песня для Европы. Гордон надеется, что The X Factor Malta предоставит всем жителям Мальты и Гозо возможность продемонстрировать свой талант.

Бен Камилль был объявлен самым любимым телеведущим Мальты на сегодняшний день. Он получил премию как "Любимая телевизионная личность Мальты всех времен" во время последнего выпуска Malta TV Awards. Впервые в 2016 году общественный вещатель (PBS) решил, что у Мальтийского отбора на Евровидение должен быть только один ведущий, в отличие от обычной пары. Эта ответственность была возложена на Бена Камилля. После этого, всего 8 месяцев спустя Бену снова было доверено право представлять Мальту на международной арене - на этот раз он стал ведущим международного финала Детского Евровидения, который прошел на Мальте в ноябре 2016 года.

Ховард Кит - основатель Jagged House Music Company, он помог сформировать растущую музыкальную сцену Мальты и продюсирует крупнейших исполнителей страны последние 15 лет. Его длинный список успешных работ, опыт тур-менеджера, а также одного из организаторов фестиваля Earth Garden, делает его исключительным музыкальным наставником. Он также работал над 40 другими международными постановками, а также с голливудскими блокбастерами, такими как "Властелин колец". Известный благодаря тому, что он всегда говорит прямо, он может довести выявление талантов и их воспитание до максимума.

Ира Лоско - пожалуй, самая большая поп-звезда на Мальте с более чем 22 музыкальными наградами, 8 альбомами, более 100 песнями, несколькими музыкальными публикациями, включая DVD и книгу. Она была самым продаваемым артистом Мальты, возглавляя местный чарт ITunes в течение 28 недель подряд. Выступив в более чем 25 разных странах мира, недавно, после своего выпуска двойного альбома, она сотрудничала с международной суперзвездой Джейсоном Деруло.

24-летняя Александра Олден - мальтийский музыкант и певица, которая в настоящее время работает в Роттердаме, Нидерланды, где в июле 2018 года она получила диплом в Консерватории CODARTS. В 19 лет она переехала в Нидерланды, чтобы продолжить свою карьеру в музыке. Ее первый EP "The Curious Child", записанный в возрасте 16 лет, привел к появлению двух топовых синглов на Мальте в 2012 и 2013 годах. Ее дебютный полноформатный альбом "Wild Honey" был записан в Rocktown Studios в Роттердаме и доступен на виниле, он был выпущен в Бенилюксе и Мальте в июле 2018 года с дальнейшими релизами, запланированными в Скандинавии, США и Канаде на конец 2018 года и начало 2019 года. Ее альбом был выпущен на международном голландском лейбле "MARS Worldwide".

Рэй Мерчиа - захватил воображение мальтийской молодежной культуры 80-х годов после заключения сделки с рекорд-лейблом, которая стала первой для Мальты. За этим последовала самая популярная местная группа 90-х "The Characters", в которой он был солистом. В последние годы Рэй вновь в лучах славы - с возвращением легендарной группы "The Rifffs", выпустившей 2 альбома на сегодняшний день, гастролировавшей по всей Европе, а также выступавшей хедлайнером на знаменитых фестивалях.

Прошедшие в Тренировочный лагерь конкурсанты (109/120):

Парни:
Aidan Cassar (MESC 2018), Aleandro Pace Tahir, Claudio Zammit, Clayton Portelli, Isaac Mercieca, Jake Bartolo, Jake Camilleri, Jake Curti, James Mifsud, Jasmar Cassar, Kyle Cutajar, Luke Chappell, Mark Anthony Bartolo, Marley Grech, Matthew Anthony Caruana (MESC 2018), Matthew Grech, Miguel Bonello, Mikhail Attard, Norbert Bondin, Owen Desira, Owen Leuellen, Owen Stivala, Ryan Axisa, Stefan Galea (MESC 2016)

Девушки:
Aaliyah Mallia, Anthea Bezzina, Charisse Azzopardi, Charlene Rae Muscat, Chelsea Sciortino, Danica Muscat (MESC 2012-2013, 2015-2016, 2018), Denise Mercieca, Diana Formosa, Elishia Semaan, Enya Magri, Francesca Grima, Gabrielle Portelli, Gail Attard, Jade Vella (MESC 2017), Jalisse Micallef, Karin Duff, Kaylie Magri, Kayley Cuschieri, Kelly Moncado, Kelsey Bellante, Luana Mifsud, Maria Camilleri, Maria Vella, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Martina Micallef, Martha Micallef Attard, Maya Xuereb, Michela Galea, Michela Pace, Milena Bianco, Mireille Rose Borg, Miriana Conte (MESC 2017-2018), Nicole Azzopardi (JESC 2010), Nicole Borg, Nicole Brincat, Nicole Falzon, Nicole Frendo, Nicole Hammett, Nicola Marie Cutajar, Nicole Vella, Odelsie Camilleri, Rachel Mamo, Raisa Marie Micallef, Raquel Galdes (MESC 2016-2018), Raquel Seguna, Sarah Bonnici, Shaian Debono, Shannon McEvoy, Shauna Vassallo (MESC 2017), Simaria Galea, Victoria Sciberras

Старше 25 лет:
Anna Azzopardi (MESC 2011), Anna Faniello, Ben Purplle, Chris Grech (MESC 2013-2015), Cynthia Zaffarase, Dario Mifsud Bonnici (MESC 2017), David Cauchi, Dylan Debono, Francesca Scerri, Franklin Calleja (MESC 2013-2017), Glen Paul Pace, Glenn Buhagiar, Janice Debattista (MESC 2013), Janice Mangion (MESC 2012, 2017), Josef Tabone (MESC 2006, 2010, 2017), Karen DeBattista (MESC 2015), Kim Cortis, Kurt Anthony, Laura Bruno (MESC 2008, 2009), Lyndsey Pace (MESC 2015, 2017), Mandy Randon, Maria Zammit, Mauro Kitcher, Nadine Fenech, Nazio Rotin, Petra (MESC 2008, 2010-2011, 2013, 2018), Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Ryan Grech, Vanessa Lee Sultana

Группы:
Clelis, G.O.L.D, Kayati, Matthew & Friends, WER1

Шоу 1, 7 октября:
Прошли:
Aidan Cassar – "Mine" (Aidan Cassar)
Anna Azzopardi – "Right to Be Wrong" (Joss Stone)
Claudio Zammit – "XO" (Eden)
Danica Muscat – "That's Life" (Frank Sinatra)
Karin Duff – "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan)
Mark Anthony Bartolo – "Dream On" (Aerosmith)
Michela Pace – "Total Eclipse of the Heart" (Bonnie Tyler)
Norbert Bondin – "Helium" (Sia)
Выбыли:
David Ellul Robinson – "Dancing In The Dark" (Bruce Springsteen)
Kevin Magri – "Feels like heaven" (Fiction Factory)
Jassem El Taher – "Hey You" (Jassem Al Taher)
Matthew Schembri – "3am" (Eminem)
Matthias Brancaleone – "Fly Me To The Moon" (Frank Sinatra)
Sarah Micallef Muscat – "Listen" (Beyonce)

Daily 6: Kyle Cutajar - "Listen" (Beyonce)
Daily 7: Alfred Briffa - "From Russia with Love" (Matt Monro) (выбыл)
Daily 8: Lyndsay Pace - "Million Reasons" (Lady Gaga), Dario Mifsud Bonnici - "Listen" (Beyonce)
Daily 9: Owen Desira - "You're the One That I Want" (Grease), Maria Vella - "Dancing on my own" - Calum Scott
Daily 10: Ben Purplle - "Wicked Game" (Chris Isaak)

#ShakeExclusive: Victoria Sciberras - "If I Ain't Got You" (Alicia Keys)

Шоу 2, 14 октября:
Прошли:
Luke Chappell – "Losing Faith in Humanity" (Luke Chappell)
Marley Grech – "Sacrifice"
Nadine Fenech – "She Wolf" (David Guetta ft. Sia)
Elishia Semaan – "Who's Loving You" (Michael Jackson)
Kaylie Magri – "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Kelsey Bellante – "To be human" (Sia)
Maya Xuereb – "Masterpiece" (Jessie J)
Raisa Marie Micallef – "The Prayer" (Celine Dion / Andrea Bocelli)
Laura Bruno – "Muddy Waters" (LP)
Chris Grech – "Stay" (Rihanna)
Выбыли:
Jean Claude Tonna – "Dancing On My Own" (Calum Scott)
Anthea Mifsud – "Chandelier" (Sia)
Tanya Bonnici – "How Do I Live" (LeAnn Rimes)
Ruth Xuereb – "Que sera sera" (Doris Day)

Daily 11: Maria Camilleri - "At Last" (Etta James), Chelsea Sciortino - "All about That Bass" (Meghan Trainor)
Daily 12: Giulia Zammit - "Love Changes Everything" (Aspects of Love) (выбыла)
Daily 13: Jo - "Writing's On the Wall" (Sam Smith) (выбыла)
Daily 14: Kaylie Cuschieri - "Believer" (Imagine Dragons), "Homeless" (Leona Lewis), Diana Formosa - "Sogno" (Andrea Bocelli)
Daily 15: Kurt Anthony - "It Will Rain" (Bruno Mars)

#ShakeExclusive: Owen Stivala - "I'm Not The Only One" (Sam Smith)

Шоу 3, 21 октября:
Прошли:
Kayati - "Holy Grail" (Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake)
Clelis - "2002" (Anne-Marie)
Maria Zammit - "I Will Survive" (Gloria Gaynor)
Nicole Frendo - "Russian Roulette" (Rihanna)
Aaliyah Mallia - "Too Good At Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Franklin Calleja - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Matthew and Friends - "Where Is The Love?" (The Black Eyed Peas)
Kim Cortis - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars)
Dylan Debono - "Stitches" (Shawn Mendes)
Glen Paul Pace - "I Don't Know" (Glen Paul Pace)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas - "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Etta James)
Matthew Grech - "Feeling Good" (Michael Bublé)
Выбыли:
Lydon Incorvaja - "Radioactive" (Imagine Dragons) / "Don't Come Easy" (Isaiah)
Manuel Spiteri - "Nella Fantasia" (Sarah Brightman)
Sharleen Theuma - "Jailhouse Rock" (Elvis Presley) / "Cups" (Landshapes)

Daily 16: Nicole Azzopardi - "Somebody To Love" (Queen), Milena Bianco - "Alone" (Heart), Mireille Rose Borg - "Son Of A Preacher Man" (Hanne Boel)
Daily 17: Francesco Nicodeme - "Lay Me Down" (Sam Smith) / "Somebody To Love" (Queen) ( выбыл), Nicole Cassar - "Make You Feel My Love" (Adele) (выбыл)
Daily 18: Sarah Micallef - "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) (выбыла), Jalisse Micallef - "Never Enough" (The Greatest Showman)
Daily 19: Jesmar Cassar - "Hadd Ma Jaf", Stefan Galea - "Latch" (Dislosure), Ryan Axisa - "Amazed" (Lonestar)
Daily 20: Charisse Azzopardi - "Strange Birds" (Birdy) / "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J), Rachel Mamo - "Warrior" (Demi Lovato), Michela Aquilina - "Take Me Home" (Jess Glynne) (выбыла)

#ShakeExclusive: Mandy Randon - "Issues" (Julia Michaels)

Шоу 4, 28 октября:
Прошли:
Kelly Moncado - "Writing's on the Wall" (Sam Smith)
Martina Micallef - "Stand by me" (Ben E. King)
Nicole Brincat - "I Put A Spell On You" (Nina Simone)
Miriana Conte - "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J)
Owen Leuellen - "You Wanna Doubt One Day" (Owen Leuellen)
Isaac Mercieca - "Supermarket Flowers" (Ed Sheeran)
James Mifsud - "Life of the Party" (Shawn Mendes)
Glenn Buhagiar - "I Know How I Feel"
Petra - "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Gold - "Too Good at Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Nicole Hammett - "No More Tears" (Donna Summer & Barbra Streisand)
Vanessa Sultana - "Hurt" (Christina Aguilera) / "Natural Woman" (Aretha Franklin)
Josef Tabone - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars)
Выбыли:
Angie Marie Cacciattolo - "Nothing Really Matters" (Mr.Probz)
Bradley Debono - "Be Careful With It" (Bradley Debono)
Rhea Chetcuti - "This Guy" (Rhea Chetcuti) / "Cry Me Out" (Pixie Lott)
Lucienne Abela Vella - "Wuthering Heights" (Kate Bush)
Antoinette El Cheti - "Hotel California" (The Eagles)
Ronald Carbonaro - "Angels" (Robbie Williams)

Daily 21: Marita Falzon - "Think" (Aretha Franklin) (выбыла), Alison Formoza - "Faded" (Alan Walker) (выбыла), Jake Camilleri - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Daily 22: Clayton Portelli - "Dancing On My Own" (Robin), Ryan Grech - "", Nazio Rotin - "Burning" (Sam Smith)
Daily 23: Katryn Mamo - "I Dreamed A Dream" (Anne Hathaway) / "Alarm" (Anne-Marie) (eliminated), Shannon Mc Evoy - "Daddy Lessons" (Beyoncé) / "Figures" (Jessie Reyez), David Cauchi - "Just Say You Love Me Too"
Daily 24: Mikhail Attard - "Rule The World" (Take That), Maria Christina - "Respect" (Aretha Franklin) (eliminated), Charlene Muscat - "Sweet Child O' Mine" (Guns N'Roses)
Daily 25: Francesca Scerri - "Mein Herr" (Liza Minnelli), Martha Micallef Attard - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars), Nicole Falzon - "Nothing's Real But Love" (Rebecca Fergusson)

#ShakeExclusive: Raquel Galdes - "Fix You" (Coldplay)

Шоу 5, 04 ноября:
Прошли:
Gail Attard - "Jealous" (Labrinth)
Janice Mangion - "Listen" (Beyoncé)
Nicole Borg - "Creep" (Radiohead)
Janice Debattista - "She Used To Be Mine" (Sara Bareilles)
Denise Mercieca - "Location" (Khalid)
Sarah Bonnici - "Somebody Else's Guy" (Jocelyn Brown)
Miguel Bonello - "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes)
Shauna Vassallo - "Chandelier" / "Eye of the Needle" (Sia)
WER1 - "Karma Chameleon" (Culture Club)
Jade Vella - "Fallin'" (Alicia Keys)
Matthew Anthony - "Toy" (Netta Barzilai)
Aleandro Pace Tahir - "Grace Kelly" (Mika)
Michela Galea - "Somethings Got A Hold On Me" (Etta James)
Anna Faniello - "Gli Uomini Non Cambiano" (Mia Martini)

Выбыли:
Noah Grech - "Beautiful Mess" (Kristian Kostov)
Clyde Saliba - "She Came In Through The Bathroom Window" (Joe Cocker)

Daily 26: Raquel Seguna - "Rise Up" (Andra Day), Jake Bartolo - "Thank You For Loving Me" (Bon Jovi), Rebecca Bilocca - "" (eliminated)
Daily 27: Odelsie - "", Anthea Bezzina - "Mamma Knows Best" (Jessie J), Mariah Mifsud Bonnici - "We Don't Have To Take Our Clothes Off" (Ella Eyre)
Daily 28: Gabrielle Portelli - "The Voice" (Celtic Woman) / "I Put a Spell on You" (Nina Simone), Cynthia Zaffarase - ""
Daily 29: Nicole Vella - "Stepping Stone" (Duffy), Mark Portelli - "Made Of Stars" (Hovi Star), Mauro Kitcher - ""
Daily 30: Enya Magri - "Alarm" (Anne-Marie), Shaian Debono - "Because We Believe" (Andrea Bocelli), Jake Curti - "In My Blood" (Shawn Mendes)



Шоу 6, 11 ноября:
Тренировочный лагерь / Стена песен
James Mifsud, WER1, Cynthia Zaffarese, Jake Curti - "She Will Be Loved" (Maroon 5)
Kelsey Bellante, Kelly Moncado, Miriana Conte, Nicole Azzopardi - "Be The One" (Dua Lipa)
Kaylie Magri, Elishia Semaan, Nicole Hammett, Kayley Cuschieri - "Bang Bang" (Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)
Lyndsay Pace, Isaac Mersieca, Raquel Seguna, Charisse Azzopardi - "Burn" (Ellie Goulding)
Danica Muscat, Miguel Bonello, Aleandro Pace Tahir, Matthew Anthony - "Human" (Rag N' Bone Man)
Kayati, Clayton Portelli, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Nadine Fenech - "Your Song" (Elton John)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Mireille Rose Borg, Simaria Galea, Anthea Bezzina - "Like A Prayer" (Madonna)
Martha Micallef Attard, Rachel Mamo, Josef Tabone, Kurt Anthony - "Just Give Me A Reason" (Pink)

Шоу 7, 18 Ноября:
Тренировочный лагерь / Стена песен
Raisa Marie Micallef, Martina Micallef, Karin Duff, Michela Pace - "Somebody To Love" (Queen)
Janice Debattista, Vanessa Sultana, Owen Desira, Mikhail Attard - "Get Back" (The Beatles)
Nicole Brincat, Nicole Frendo, Laura Bruno, Nicole Falzon - "Beautiful" (Christina Aguilera)
Denise Mercieca, Sarah Bonnici - "Valerie" (Amy Winehouse)
Kim Cortis, Mark Anthony Bartolo - "Stay" (Rihanna)
Victoria Sciberras, Stefan Galea, Milena Bianco, Francesca Grima - "Alive" (Sia)
Clelis, Claudio Zammit, Kyle Cutajar, Maya Xuereb - "Bloodstream" (Ed Sheeran) / Owen Leuellen, Marley Grech, Owen Stivala, Shannon McEvoy - "Airplanes" (B.o.B ft. Hayley Williams) / Mandy Randon, Gabrielle Portelli, Luana Mifsud - "Memory" (Barbra Streisand) / Dario Mifsud Bonnici, Matthew & Friends, Nazio Rotin, Francesca Scerri - "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" (Marvin Gaye)
Luke Chappell, Aidan Cassar, Shauna Vassallo, G.O.L.D. - "Can't Feel My Face" (The Weeknd)
Franklin Calleja, Norbert Bondin, Ryan Grech, Aaliyah Mallia - "A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri)
Chris Grech, Ben Purplle, Petra, Gail Attard - "One" (U2)
Еще два класса, в которых выступили Anna Azzopardi, Michele Galea, Enya Magri, Nicole Borg / Anna Faniello, Jasmar Cassar, Jade Vella, Janice Mangion не были показаны.

Sing-Off: Laura Bruno vs Francesca Scerri, Isaac Mercieca vs Jake Curti, Michela Galea vs Jade Vella vs Luana Mifsud, Claudio Zammit vs Owen Desira

Выбыли: Jake Curti, Mariah Mifsud Bonnici, Shannon McEvoy, Mireille Rose Borg, Nadine Fenech, Francesca Grima, Jasmar Cassar, Kayley Cuschieri, Charisse Azzopardi, Owen Stivala, Nazio Rotin, WER1, Simaria Galea, Owen Desira, Maya Xuereb, Marley Grech, Mandy Randon, Luana Mifsud, Enya Magri, Nicole Borg, G.O.L.D.



Прошли в Испытание Шести Стульев:

Groups Kayati Clelis 4th Line Horizon Lorelai Prism Radiate Sudden Crowd SYSTM 12 Xtreme

Группы (10) (Александра Олден): Kayati (Mabrouka El Kayati, Fatima El Kayati), Clelis (Cledia Micallef, Lisa Tabone), Xtreme (Nicole Azzopardi, Elishia Semaan, Martha Micallef Attard, Lindsay Pace), 4th Line (Miriana Conte, Anthea Bezzina, Nicole Falzon, Milena Bianco), Systm 12 (Kyle Cutajar, Dario Mifsud Bonnici, Josef Tabone), Sudden Crowd (Stefan Galea, Mikhail Attard, Ryan Grech, Clayton Portelli), Horizon (Kurt Anthony, Matthew Grech), Lorelai (Gabrielle Portelli, Cynthia Zaffarese), Prism (Denise Mercieca, Sarah Bonnici, Martina Micallef, Aaliyah Mallia), Radiate (Raquel Seguna, Rachel Mamo, Danika Cutajar, Nicole Sciberras (из G.O.L.D.).

Girls Danica Muscat Gail Attard Jade Vella Karin Duff Kaylie Magri Kelly Moncado Kelsey Bellante Michela Galea Michela Pace Nicole Brincat Nicole Frendo Raisa Marie Micallef Shauna Vassallo Victoria Sciberras

Девушки (14) (Ховард Кит): Nicole Frendo, Kelsey Bellante, Michela Pace, Kelly Moncado, Karin Duff, Raisa Marie Micallef, Michela Galea, Victoria Sciberras, Shauna Vassallo, Jade Vella, Nicole Brincat, Kaylie Magri, Gail Attard, Danica Muscat.

Boys

Парни (11) (Ира Лоско): Aidan Cassar, Miguel Bonello, Owen Leuellen, Luke Chappell, Aleandro Pace Tahir, Norbert Bondin, Mark Anthony Bartolo, Matthew Anthony Caruana, Isaac Mercieca, Claudio Zammit, James Mifsud.

Overs

Старше 25 (12) (Рэй Мерчиа): Rachel Tedesco Triccas, Ben Purplle, Petra, Anna Faniello, Vanessa Sultana, Laura Bruno, Kim Cortis, Janice Debattista, Janice Mangion, Franklin Calleja, Anna Azzopardi, Chris Grech.

Николь Хамметт, получившая приглашение войти в группу Extreme по настоянию своих родителей отказалась от дальнейшего участия, ее заменили Линдси Пач и Марта Микаллеф Аттард. Мириана Конте, Дениз Мерчиа и Сара Бонничи, несмотря на то, что изначально прошли в следующий этап, все равно были помещены в состав групп.

Испытание Шести Стульев разбивает кандидатов на четыре разные категории, каждой из которых назначается наставник, в то время, как те должны безжалостно сократить группы до шести человек. Участники поют индивидуально перед судьями, и их наставник решает, заслуживают ли они одного из шести желанных мест, - но их можно выбить, если наставник решит заменить их последующим исполнителем. Шесть счастливчиков, которые останутся на стульях, получат место в Доме Судей, последним этапом перед шоу в прямом эфире.

Шоу 8, 25 ноября

Karin Duff - "Can't Help Falling in Love" (Elvis Presley) (1)
Gail Attard - "You've Got The Love" (Florence + The Machine) (2)
Jade Vella - "Ain't Nobody" (Chaka Khan) (3)
Kelly Moncado Rizzo - "Impossible" (James Arthur) (4)
Kaylie Magri - "When I Was Your Man" (Bruno Mars) (-)
Shauna Vassallo - "River" (Bishop Briggs) (5)
Michela Galea - "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) (6)
Nicole Frendo - "Lay Me Down" (Sam Smith) (4)
Raisa Marie Micallef - "When You Believe" (Mariah Carey & Whitney Houston) (-)
Michela Pace - "Praying" (Kesha) (5)
Victoria Sciberras - "Ashes" (Céline Dion) (-)
Nicole Brincat - "Ain't No Sunshine" (Bill Withers) (-)
Kelsey Bellante - "I Like It" (Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin) / "Havana" (Camila Cabello) (2)
Danica Muscat - Fallin' (Alicia Keys) (6)
Sing-Off: Michaela Galea - "Summertime" (Ella Fitzgerald) VS Danica Muscat - "Bound to You" (Christina Aguilera)
Ховард Кит предложил выбывшим исполнительницам создать группу, чтобы продолжить участие в проекте, но это предложение не было принято.

00 Danica Muscat Gail Attard Jade Vella Karin Duff Kaylie Magri Kelly Moncado Kelsey Bellante Michela Galea Michela Pace Nicole Brincat Nicole Frendo Raisa Marie Micallef Shauna Vassallo Victoria Sciberras

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Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 26 November 2018


Шоу 9, 02 Декабря

Norbert Bondin - "Use Somebody" (Kings of Leon) (1)
Miguel Bonello - "Feeling Good" (Michael Bublé) (2)
Isaac Mercieca - "Lonely" (Billie Eilish) (3)
Matt Blxck (Matthew Anthony) - "Side To Side" (Ariana Grande ft. Nicki Minaj) (-)
Aleandro Pace Tahir - "Hey Ya!" (OutKast) (4)
Claudio Zammit - "No Roots" (Alice Merton) (5)
Owen Leuellen - "Rock Solid" (оригинальная песня) (6)
Aidan - "Don't Know Much" (Aaron Neville and Linda Ronstadt) (4)
Luke Chappell - "Photograph" (Ed Sheeran) (3)
James Mifsud - "Fight Song" (Rachel Platten) (-)
Mark Anthony - "Writing's on the Wall" (Sam Smith) (2)

Sing-Off: Miguel Bonello - Rise Up (Andra Day) VS Claudio Zammit - "Toxic" (Britney Spears)

Aidan Cassar Aleandro Pace Tahir Claudio Zammit Isaac Mercieca James Mifsud Luke Chappell Mark Anthony Bartolo Matt Blxck Miguel Bonello Norbert Bondin Owen Leuellen

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Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 3 December 2018


Шоу 10, 9 декабря

Anna Azzopardi - "Son of a Preacher Man" (Dusty Springfield) (1)
Franklin Calleja - "In the Arms of an Angel" (Sarah McLachlan) (2)
Kim Cortis - "Skinny Love" (Birdy) (3)
Janice Debattista - "Dear Mr. President" (Pink) (4)
Laura Bruno - "Clown" (Emeli Sandé) (5)
Vanessa Sultana - "I Am Changing" (Jennifer Hudson) (6)
Chris Grech - "Caruso" (Lucio Dalla) (5)
Janice Mangion - "Stone Cold" (4)
Rachel Tedesco Triccas - Goodbyes (Jorja Smith) (-)
Ben Purplle - "Creep" (Radiohead) (5)
Sing-off: Chris Grech - "Nothing Else Matters" (Metallica) vs Ben Purplle - "Nights In White Satin" (The Moody Blues)
Anna Faniello - "Nessun dorma" (Turandot) (3)
Petra - "Never Tear Us Apart" (INXS) (4)

Anna Azzopardi Anna Faniello Ben Purplle Chris Grech Franklin Calleja Janice Debattista Janice Mangion Kim Cortis Laura Bruno Petra Rachel Tedesco Triccas Vanessa Sultana

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Posted by X Factor Malta on Monday, 10 December 2018


Шоу 11, 16 декабря

Radiate - "Salute" (Little Mix) (1)
Kayati - "Say Something" (A Great Big World) (2)
Sudden Crowd - "Thinking Out Loud" (Ed Sheeran) / "Fix You" (Coldplay) / "True Colors" (Cyndi Lauper) (3)
Horizon - "Don't You Worry Child" (Swedish House Mafia) (4)
Prism - "Chasing Highs" (Alma) (5)
Lorelai - "Clarity" (Zedd) (-)
Systm 12 - "Youngblood" (5 Seconds Of Summer) (6)
Xtreme - "Secret Love Song" (Little Mix) (3)
Clelis - "Ave Maria" (Beyoncé) / "Ave Maria" (Franz Schubert) (-)
Sing-off: Clelis - "Location" (Khalid) VS Radiate - "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" (Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell)
4th Line - "Free Your Mind" (En Vogue) (1)

4TH LINE CLELIS HORIZON KAYATI LORELAI PRISM RADIATE SUDDEN CROWD SYSTM12 XTREME

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Anna Azzopardi Anna Faniello Ben Purplle Danica Muscat Franklin Calleja Jade Vella Karin Duff Kelsey Bellante Michela Pace Nicole Frendo Petra Vanessa Sultana

12 шоу, 23 декабря:


Дома Судей: Девушки: (Ховард Кит + британский аудиопродюсер/инженер Майк Хеджес)

Michela Pace - "Turning Tables" (Adele)
Kelsey Bellante - "What Is Love" (Empire Cast)
Karin Duff - "Run" (Snow Patrol)
Nicole Frendo - "Strange Birds" (Birdy) Danica Muscat - "Your Song" (Elton John)
Jade Vella - "Bang Bang" (Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj)


Дома Судей: Старше 25 лет: (Рэй Мерчиа + автор/исполнитель Мэттью Джеймс Бордж)

Anna Azzopardi - "Tears Always Win" (Alicia Keys)
Franklin Calleja - "Somebody To Love" (Queen)
Anna Faniello - "Questo piccolo grande amore" (Claudio Baglioni)
Ben Purplle - "Iron Sky" (Paolo Nutini)
Vanessa Sultana - "River Deep - Mountain High" (Tina Turner)
Petra - "Make It Rain" (Ed Sheeran)

Шоу 13, 30 декабря:

Дома Судей: Парни: (Ира Лоско + оперный певец Джозеф Каллея)

Owen Leuellen - "My Time" (Original song)
Mark Anthony Bartolo - "Tears In Heaven" (Eric Clapton)
Claudio Zammit - "We Don't Have to Take Our Clothes Off" (Jermaine Stewart)
Luke Chappell - "All I Want" (Kodaline)
Aidan Cassar - "Slow Hands" (Niall Horan)
Norbert Bondin - "You Are the Reason" (Calum Scott)

Дома Судей: Группы: (Александра Олден + радиоведущий Карло Бордж Боначи)

Xtreme - "Greedy" (Ariana Grande)
Prism - "You Don't Know" (Katelyn Tarver)
Horizon - "All Of Me" (John Legend)
Kayati - "Toxic" (Britney Spears)
4th Line - "Don't Let Go" (En Vogue)
Systm 12 - "Polaroid" (Jonas Blue, Liam Payne and Lennon Stella)

Шоу 14, 06 января:

4th Line - "Survivor" (Destiny's Child)
Luke Chappell - "Overthinking" (Original song)
Nicole Frendo - "Too Good at Goodbyes" (Sam Smith)
Franklin Calleja - "Jealous" (Labrinth)
Xtreme - "Side to Side" (Ariana Grande) / "Woman Like Me" (Nicki Minaj)
Michaela Pace - "Lost On You" (LP)
Norbert Bondin - "Say Something" (A Great Big World)
Kayati - "Nobody's Perfect" (Jessie J)
Ben Purplle - "Dancing On My Own" (Robyn)
Owen Leuellen - "Can't Hold Us" (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Ray Dalton)
Petra - What's Up (4 Non Blondes)
Kelsey Bellante - "Chained to the Rhythm" (Katy Perry)

Sing-Off: Franklin Calleja - "Clown" (Emeli Sandé) (1) VS Xtreme - "Take Me Home" (Jess Glynne) (3)



Шоу 15, 13 января:

Xtreme - "They Don't Care About Us" (Michael Jackson)
Kelsey Bellante - "Could You Be Loved" (Bob Marley and the Wailers)
Owen Leuellen - "Boom! Shake the Room" (Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince)
Ben Purplle - "Yesterday" (The Beatles)
4th Line - "It's Raining Men" (The Weather Girls)
Petra - "I Just Want To Make Love To You" (Etta James)
Luke Chappell - "Hey There Delilah" (Plain White T)
Nicole Frendo - "Purple Rain" (Prince)
Norbert Bondin - "Wild Boys" (Duran Duran)
Michaela Pace - The Power of Love" (Frankie Goes to Hollywood)

Sing-Off: Ben Purplle - "Iris" (Goo Goo Dolls) VS 4th Line - "Queen Of The Night" (Whitney Houston)



Шоу 16, 20 января:

Owen Leuellen - "Gangsta's Paradise" (Dangerous Minds)
Ben Purplle - "Oh, Pretty Woman" (Pretty Woman)
Nicole Frendo - "Skyfall" (Skyfall)
Norbert Bondin - "Never Enough" (The Greatest Showman)
Michela Pace - "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" (Armageddon)
Luke Chappell - "Heathens" (Suicide Squad)
Kelsey Bellante - "Pray For Me" (Black Panther)
Petra - "We Don't Need Another Hero" (Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome)

Luke Chappell - "What Do You Mean?" (Justin Bieber)
Petra - "Set Fire to the Rain" (Adele)
Norbert Bondin - "Empty Space" (James Arthur)
Michela Pace - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)
Owen Leuellen - "Believe" (Original song)
Nicole Frendo - "Scared to be Lonely" (Dua Lipa and Martin Garrix)

Sing-Off: Luke Chappell (2) VS Owen Leuellen (2)



Финал, 26 января:

Petra - "You Don't Own Me" (Lesley Gore)
Nicole Frendo - "Russian Roulette" (Rihanna)
Owen Leuellen - "One Day" (Original song)
Michela Pace - "Total Eclipse Of The Heart" (Bonnie Tyler)

Petra - "Be My Guest" (with Ray Mercieca)
Owen Leuellen - "Leave This Town" (with Ira Losco)
Nicole Frenco - "Just Give Me A Reason" (with Matthew James Borg)
Michela Pace - "“Perfect Symphony" (with Joseph Caleja)

Owen Leuellen - "Aħseb fitTifel" (Shazam)
Nicole Frendo - "Kemm hu Sabiħ" (Sammy Bartolo)
Michela Pace - "Inti Djamant" (The Tramps)

Owen Leuellen - "Believe" (Original song)
Michela Pace - "Shallow" (Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper)