WATCH: New Eurovision Stars Sing Old Eurovision Hits

And here's how we rate them!

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Xarabank's initiative to have this year's Malta Eurovision Song Contest Finalists singing former Maltese contest hits was like the Eurovision gift that kept on giving. We absolutely loved the group medleys – some bits even more than others. 

Here's a countdown of how we rank the performances, medley by medley. 

Medley #01

5. Maxine Pace – One life

Energy – high, looks – great. But vocals were a bit jerky at times. 

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4. Janice Mangion - Angel

Solid performance, but we think cool it with the vibrato.

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3. Raquela Dalli Gonzi - To Dream Again

Amazing revival of a hugely underrated Eurovision gem.

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2. Claudia Faniello - Let me fly

So much drama. Love. 

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1. Kevin Borg - Keep Me in Mind

Anyone wearing polka dots on Xarabank is a winner in our book. And the emotion, the hand conductor moves? Clear winner. 

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Medley #02

6. Janice Debattista ( Crosswalk ) - Singing this Song

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5. Shauna Vassallo - Vertigo

Outfit - on point, stage presence needs work.

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4. Rhiannon Micallef - Desire

Attitude was on par with Claudette, but vocals didn't quite reach her level.

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3. Richard Micallef - This Time

Great voice, not enough confidence.

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2. Klinsmann - Tomorrow

What a hottie. Also – great vocals.

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1. Brooke Borg - Warrior

Great hair and make-up, pure confidence, strong vocals.

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Medley #03

5. Miriana Conte - 7th Wonder

What a little cutie. Lost it a bit on timing, but thumbs up for likability.

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4. Jade Vella - The One that I Love

Points for totes making it her own. Also: major hair-envy.

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3. Cherton Caruana - This is the NIght!

Fierce performance, and props for working the audience!

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2. Deborah C & Josef Tabone - L-imħabba

Love us some good harmonies.

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1. Franklin Calleja - Little Child

We don’t have words for the awesomeness. We’re also busy weeping.

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Overall Winner

Although all the finalists gave awesome performances, we did think one rendition stood out from the rest. It was the emotionally-charged facial expressions that got us. or maybe that hint of a Celine Dione growl. Add to that a cute AF outfit, and perfectly coiffed hair.

Franklin – you're our winner! 

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What did you think of the performances? Let us know in the comments section on Facebook!

READ NEXT: A One-Sentence Summary Of All The Malta Eurovision Song Contest Finalists

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Ann Dingli

Ann Dingli writes mostly about art and design. She enjoys friendly debates and has accepted that she's a small person.

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