As we head closer to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the more we are getting closer to finding out, who will be the hopefuls that will be taking the stage in Warsaw. Malta has opened submissions to search for their 2020 Junior Eurovision representative. A week after closing submissions, TVM has now shortlisted the submissions they have received.
Twelve Finalists, Twelve Songs
- Leah Cauchi – ‘Anġli (Angels)
- Leah Mifsud – ‘Anywhere’
- Isaac Tom – ‘Beside Me’
- Mariah Cefai – ‘Change the Silence’
- Chanel Monseigneur – Chasing Sunsets
- Yulan Law and Gianluca Cilia – Deck of Cards
- Kaya Gouder Curmi – Made of Stars
- Emma Cutajar – Modern-Day Cinderella
- Anneka Xerri – Moving
- Zaira Mifsud and Eksenia Sammut – Only Live Once
- Michela Caruana – Replay
- Mychael Bartolo Chircop – The Child from Inside
As we have previously reported, the submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges, who will shortlist applicants into 12 finalists. These finalists will perform their entries in a national final format in September. A combination of jury voting (50%) and public voting (50%) will choose the Maltese representative for Warsaw.
Junior Eurovision 2020 – what we know so far
Junior Eurovision 2020 is to be held on November 29 in the Polish capital of Warsaw. The slogan for the show is ‘Move The World’. Following Viki Gabor’s victory on home soil in 2019, this will mark TVP’s second consecutive time hosting.
Note, unlike previous years, the show is due to be held in a TV studio, rather than an arena. The venue itself is yet to be confirmed, and will either be ATM Studio or Transcolor Studio.
To date, the following countries have confirmed participation in the contest:
Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Malta debuted at the first contest back in 2003, and has only missed two editions of the contest in 2011 and 2012. They have won the contest on two occasions in 2013 and 2015 and since returning in 2013, Malta has placed in the top 10 six times in total.
Last year, Eliana Gomez Blanco placed 19th with “We Are More”, scoring 29 points. This ended their streak of top 10 finishes, but can they resume it this year?
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