Malta 2014

For all the news about the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place on the host island of Malta.

Gaia Cauchi releases the JESC theme song

Gaia Cauchi releases the JESC theme song

Last year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest winner, Gaia Cauchi released the official song for this year’s contest. The song entitled #Together is penned by Elton Zarb, Gordon Bonello and Matthew Mercieca (Muxu). #Together happens to be the theme of this year’s junior contest. The official launch took place at noon at the school which Gaia attends i.e. St. Francis School in Sliema.The participants from sixteen different nations will sing parts of the song during the contest to take place on 15th November at the Malta Shipbuilding hall. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted for the very first time by Malta. The national broadcaster received acclamation for the preparations ahead of the biggest ever show to be hosted by the island. Watch the launching of the official Junior Eurovision Song Contest Song theme song  
Lizi Pop releases film clip to her ‘Happy Day’

Lizi Pop releases film clip to her ‘Happy Day’

Georgia’s 2014 Junior Eurovision entrant Lizi Pop has released the film clip to correspond with her entry ‘Happy Day’. Lizi Pop is the 8th representative of Georgia in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, who have twice won the contest. Lizi performs with the Bzikebi studio who have been responsible for 6 of Georgia’s participations including both of their winning entries. Have a look at Lizi’s clip below. With this release we now have all 16 countries with their film clips released, which is your favourite?
Diamonds by Federica Falzon is premiered

Diamonds by Federica Falzon is premiered

Malta’s Junior Eurovision hopeful Federica Falzon sang for the first time in public her entry Diamonds. The Maltese entry was premiered at Federica’s school i.e. St Benedict’s College in Ħal Kirkop. The song uses diamonds as a metaphor to suggest that no dream is out of reach as long as one believes in one’s own dreams. The song title was revealed last month and it was described by the national broadcaster as a James Bond style song with a lot of emotion. Diamonds is penned by the same writing team behind Gaia Cauchi’s winning JESC 2013 entry i.e. Gillian Attard, Matthew Mercieca (Muxu) and Elton Zarb. Earlier this year the young mezzo-soprano Federica won the Italian junior singing contest Ti Lascio una Canzone. Federica Falzon will represent Malta on home soil when the Junior Eurovision Song Contest takes place at The Malta Shipbuilding Hall on 15th November. Watch the official video clip of Malta’s entry in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Josie’s “Game Over” revealed

Josie’s “Game Over” revealed

Croatian broadcaster held a special press conference this morning where they introduced Josie as their representative for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Her song, Game Over, was also revealed. Josie’s real name is Josephine Ida Zec. She had been announced as the Croatian representative on 3rd October. Josie was born in the United States, but grew up in Croatia. She speaks both English and Croatian fluently. Game Over is a pop song, which Josie wrote herself. The song is, as you may expect from a bilingual girl like Josie, in both English and Croatian. Croatia’s participation in the Junior Eurovision marks a return after a seven year absence after withdrawing in 2006. The country won the first Junior Eurovision Song Contest ever in 2003, when Dino Jelušić sang Ti Si Moja Prva Ljubav to victory. Watch Croatia’s entry, “Game Over”, below!
Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim to sing ‘Planet of the Children’

Krisia, Hasan and Ibrahim to sing ‘Planet of the Children’

As we get closer and closer to knowing the complete line-up for this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Bulgaria has revealed its song. Interestingly, this year’s entry is a collaborative project between Bulgarian public broadcaster BNT and commercial broadcaster bTV. Krisia Todorova is already well-known in Bulgaria through the bTV programme Slavi’s Show, which also featured brothers Hasan and Ibrahim Igantov. ‘Planet of the Children’ featured Krisia as lead vocalist, accompanied by Hasan and Ibrahim on piano. It was written by the three performers along with composer Evgeni Dimitrov, who had this to say: The song ‘Planet of the children’ is one of the most complicated projects we have ever been involved with. It combines the vocal capabilities of Krisia, outstanding Hasan and Ibrahim playing on piano, and the sound of Pleven Philharmonic and KuKu Band. It think that the final product is really promising. You can watch ‘Planet of the Children’ below and stay tuned in the coming days for news on Malta and Croatia, the final two countries to reveal their Junior entries.
Ula Ložar presents ‘Nisi Sam/Your Light’

Ula Ložar presents ‘Nisi Sam/Your Light’

Slovenian broadcaster RTVSLO last night premièred their début entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Nisi Sam/Your Light’ during the talk show Nedeljsko popoldne z Ulo. Ula Ložar co-composed her entry along with Raay and Marjetka Vovk, with the lyrics being written by Erika Mager, Lucienne Lonchina and Raay. Ula announced to be representing Slovenia last month sporting an impressive resume previously coming second in the Slovenian elementary school contest and fourth in the Europop competition held in Hungary. Next summer she will take part in ‘Tra la la’ festival in Bitola, Macedonia. Check out her entry below:
Vincenzo Cantiello to sing ‘Tu Primo Grande Amore’

Vincenzo Cantiello to sing ‘Tu Primo Grande Amore’

Italy has revealed the song in which Vincenzo Cantiello will sing at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Vincenzo will sing the ballad ‘Tu primo grande amore’ (Your First Great Love). At this point in time Vincenzo appears to be the only boy in the competition. Will this make his ballad stand out more? Check out ‘Tu primo grande amore’ below:
Josie to sing for Croatia

Josie to sing for Croatia

After a staggering seven years away, Croatia has decided to send 13 year old Josie to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Josie will sing the song ‘Game Over’ which will be mostly in Croatian with a quarter of the song in English. Interestingly Josie is one of the few entrants in Junior Eurovision this year to have written the entire song herself. Josie was born in Philadelphia, USA but moved to Croatia shortly after her birth. She has been a singer for most of her life, performing with Croatian opera singer Ivanka Boljkovač and as part of the Zvijezdice choir. ‘Game Over’ is expected to be released by HRT in around 9 days.
Maša and Lejla release ‘Budi dijete na jedan dan’

Maša and Lejla release ‘Budi dijete na jedan dan’

Montenegro’s Maša Vujadinović (14) & Lejla Vulić (12) have released the song that they will take with them to the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. The song is entitled ‘Budi dijete na jedan dan’ (Be a child for a day). The song was composed by Slaven Knezović and Miha Radonjić with the lyrics co-written by Lejla Vulić herself along with Sanja Perić. The film clip was directed by the same team behind Rambo Amadeus’ film clip for Euro Neuro and was mastered at the “Edensound” studios in Sydney, Australia. Check out their song below!
Sympho-Nick: “We hope to represent our country in the best possible way” [Interview]

Sympho-Nick: “We hope to represent our country in the best possible way” [Interview]

Ukrainian singers Marta Rak, Sofiia Kutsenko and Amaliia Krymska combined together to form the trio Sympho-Nick and won the right to represent their nation at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. With a few months left before they head to the island, we got the chance to speak to the girls and find out a little more about them. X: Could you introduce yourselves for us? Marta Rak: I am Marta Rak, I am 13 years old, I am from Novoiavorivsk town which is in Lviv region. Sofiia Kutsenko: I am Sofiia Kutsenko, I am 12 years old and I am from Kharkiv. Amaliia Krymska: I am Amaliia Krymska, I am 12 and I am from Simferopol. X: How did you come together to form Sympho-Nick? Sympho-Nick: It was our big dream to represent Ukraine on JESC and a project on the Fist National Channel Music Academy of Eurovision was the first step for our dream to come true. Therefore, we each decided to take part in it and having become a winner of it, we got the chance to be among 20 finalists of the national selection for JESC. We didn’t know each other before this project but we had heard much about each …
Back to top button
Close