After a year like no other, ESCXTRA can’t be in the Polish capital city of Warsaw to bring you live coverage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. Nevertheless, we bring you the next best thing… an overview of each of the twelve participating entries and all the details you need to cast your online votes right now!
Meet Chanel Monseigneur
9 Year Old Chanel Monseigneur was selected to represent the island nation, after winning the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020 selection. She will be performing the song ‘Chasing Sunsets’ at this year’s contest. Her entry was composed by Aleandro Spiteri Monseigneur, Peter Borg, Joe Roscoe and written by Emil Calleja Bayliss.
We managed to speak to Chanel about her Junior Eurovision participation, and you are able to find out more here:
In an interview with junioeurovision.tv, Chanel explains that her favorite lyric from her entry is:
Chasing sunsets here and far,as they follow the southern star
and they travel the world breathin’ out, it’s what their life is all about
what their life is all about
She describes that these lyrics gives a message of hope, to chase your dreams no matter how far and impossible they seem, and this is what life is all about – chasing one’s dreams!
Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
As ESCXTRA team member Riccardo summarised in his 2018 feature article, Malta’s Junior Eurovision journey so far…, Malta has won the competition twice. First in 2013, when they returned after a three-year absence with Gaia Cauchi and her entry ‘The Start’, and in 2015 with Destiny and her song ‘Not My Soul’. Destiny has now moved on to the Eurovision Song Contest, as she is set to represent her country at the 2021 contest in Rotterdam.
Malta also had the pleasure of hosting the contest twice (in 2014 and 2016), where they hosted the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Valletta Malta. During their hosting of the contest, Malta managed to place within the Top Ten in the contest.
Vote for MALTA now!
Votes can be cast via vote.junioreurovision.tv NOW! Viewers from all over the world can vote for three countries.
The first round of voting is open right now and will close at 4.59pm CET on Sunday 29th November, just before the beginning of the live broadcast. Then, voting will reopen during the show for fifteen minutes following the final performance so that any final votes can be cast.
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