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The 10 X Factor Malta finalists revealed

The 10 X Factor Malta finalists revealed

Judges and host starting left Ivan Grech, Philippa Naudi, Ben Camille, Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono

Last night marked the first live show of the third season of The X Factor Malta and tensions were extremely high as two acts were eliminated and the final ten were left standing on the stage.

The live shows are the final phase of the competition, which kicked off on 3rd October 2021, starting with the pre-auditions and judges’ auditions, followed by boot camp, the six chair challenge and finally, judges’ houses.

Filmed at the Malta Fairs & Conventions Centre (MFCC) in Attard, the 12 contestants faced a live audience, as well as the four judges of the competition, Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono, Philippa Naudi and Ivan Grech, and fought tooth and nail for a spot in next week’s live show.

Starting with the Boys category, then Girls, Overs and Groups, here are the final 10 X Factor finalists:

Aidan Drakard

The 18-year-old got the crowd moving last night, as he performed a cover of Shawn Mendes’ Mercy.

Ryan Hili

The ever-inspiring Ryan Hili opened the show last night as he effortlessly performed James Arthur’s song, Impossible.

Kevin Paul

The third boy who is through to the next live show, Kevin Paul bravely opted to perform an original called Hurt.

Timea Farr

Timea Farr performed Control by Zoe Wees and everyone in the stands, as well as at home, was emotional. We can guarantee it.

Aidan Drakard

At just 15 years old, Lisa Gauci got a standing ovation for her performance last night. She sang Run by Leona Lewis.

Cheryl Balzan

Cheryl showed off her rock n’ roll background as she told the audience her story through Pink’s Like a Pill.

Audrienne Fenech

Audrienne showed her talent and versatility as she turned it up a notch with Elle King’s song Ex’s and Oh’s.


Comprised of Luca, Daniel and Felicia, Beyond gave us a super fun rendition of Love Runs Out by OneRepublic.

Ceci & Kriss

Sister act Ceci & Kriss performed Coldplay’s Higher Power and we could not get enough of their harmonies.

Soul Tide

A golden performance by Melusine, Justine and Didi, as they performed Don’t Go Yet by Camilo Cabelo as Soul Tide.

Tune in on TVM next week for the second live show performance, where more acts will be eliminated. 

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