EBU has revealed that Malta will once again host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Following Destiny’s win in Sofia, PBS will now stage the show in Valletta.
There will be some major changes to the format of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. First of all, the show will be moved from Saturday evening to Sunday afternoon. This choice has been made to accomodate broadcasters who believe that the old timeslot was not suitable for children.
The show will also be held on several locations in Valletta. How that will work out is yet to be revealed and only time will tell how PBS and EBU see that.
There will also be a new Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, following Vladislav Yakovlev’s exit after Sofia. Jon Ola Sand will take over for 2016. About the hosts PBS he said:
On behalf of the EBU, I am very excited that PBS has agreed to host the event again, and look forward to working with them after the benchmark that they set back in 2014.
The contest will be staged on Sunday 20 November.