Maltese broadcaster PBS has confirmed that they will take part in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The contest will be held in Gliwice, Poland on Sunday 24 November.
Sticking to what they know
As ever, Malta will be using their national selection MJESC. This was first broadcasted back in 2015 and they have continued to use it every year since. This method certainly appears to be working, if you look at their recent run of form.
Artists competing in MJESC are aged between 9 and 14 years old. They are allowed to submit a song of their own or a cover. The deadline to submit a song is 30 June. Once the deadline has been reached, a jury will select 12 finalists who will be shown on TV and social media pages during the first 2 weeks in August. Following from this, people will be able to vote online for their favourites until 13 August. The winner will be revealed on 20 August after the televote and jury have decided on who they want to see represent Malta.
Malta in Junior Eurovision
Malta debuted in 2003 and, in recent years, has shown better results in this contest as opposed to the Eurovision Song Contest. So far, they have won twice, in 2013 and 2015. Since returning in 2013 after a two-year absence in 2011 and 2012, Malta has finished in the top 10 for six consecutive years. Can they make it seven this year?
Last year, Ela Mangion represented Malta in Belarus with her song “Marchin’ On”. She finished 5th with 182 points.
Another participation has been confirmed! Are you looking forward to seeing what Malta has in store for this year? Let us know via our social media pages @ESCXTRA