Malta 2014

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

SMRTV confirms for Junior Eurovision

SMRTV confirms for Junior Eurovision

Sammarinese broadcaster SMRTV has confirmed participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. The microstate will make its second appearance in the contest, after debuting last year. The General Director of SMRTV personally signed the necessary forms. San Marino will reveal its act at the end of the month. Last year, the country was represented by Michele Perniola, who came tenth in Kiev with his O-o-O Sole Intorno A Me. San Marino is the fifteenth country to confirm for Malta. That’s an increase of at least three countries over 2012 and 2013, a step in the right direction for the contest.
Ula Ložar to represent Slovenia

Ula Ložar to represent Slovenia

Slovenian broadcaster has selected 12 year old Ula Ložar to represent them in their first ever appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Ula, who hails from Ljubljana has taken part in a number of competitions both locally and internationally and in addition to being a singer is also a pianist. The song in which Ula will sing in Malta has yet to be selected, however RTVSLO have stated that it will be released in the coming weeks.
Tickets for JESC 2014 are on sale

Tickets for JESC 2014 are on sale

Tickets sale for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest just kicked-off today. Tickets priced at €20 (gold) and €40 (platinum) are on sale by clicking here. This year’s junior contest is going to be held in Malta. The island will for the very first time host a Eurovision show. Host broadcaster PBS highlighted the Junior Eurovision production as it’s top project and already received acclamation for the preparations which are underway. The 12th annual Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place on 15th November 2014 at the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa. So far 14 countries have confirmed their participation in the contest. Italy, Montenegro and Slovenia will debut in this year’s edition. Last week, Moira Delia was announced as the host for the show. This will be the first time in history of this contest that there will be only one host. Malta won last year’s Junior Eurovision by Gaia Cauchi and her great interpretation of the song The Start.
Betty to Junior Eurovision!

Betty to Junior Eurovision!

In a national final, Armenia has chosen Betty to represent them in the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Betty will sing People of the Sun in Malta in November. Elizabeth Danielyan, Betty’s real name, was born in 2003. The 11 year old singer has composed her song on her own. Armenia’s entry is the fourth entry revealed for this year’s Junior Eurovision. The other three entries are Sweden’s Julia Kedhammar (Du Är Inte Ensam), Ukraine’s Sympho-Nick (Pryyde Vesna) and the Belarussian entry Sokol by Nadezhda Misyakova. Other countries have already revealed their singers or the titles of their songs for the competition, but have not revealed the songs yet. You can watch the Armenian entry, People of the Sun, below!
Moira Delia to host Junior Eurovision

Moira Delia to host Junior Eurovision

Maltese broadcaster PBS, who’s hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest, has announced that Moira Delia will host the contest this year. Delia is known to many as the host of multiple Maltese national finals for Eurovision. In a video recorded for junioreurovision.tv, Delia says she’s very happy to host such a big event, which she calls the biggest on the island. Beside hosting television shows in Malta, Delia also works as a TV producer for PBS. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa. A total of fourteen countries have already confirmed their participation in the event, but more countries are expected to attend. The show will take place on 15 November.
Vincenzo Cantiello for Italy

Vincenzo Cantiello for Italy

Moments ago Italian entertainment news website Sorrisi announced that 13 year old Vincenzo Cantiello will represent Italy in their first participation at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Vincenzo is not a new name to the Italian music scene having participated in the televised singing competition’Ti lascio una canzone’ this year. Interestingly, the winner of this year’s version of ‘Ti lascio una canzone’ was none other than Federica Falzon, who will this year be representing Malta. Last year’s winner, Michele Perniola was the San Marinese performer at Junior Eurovision and in 2011 Maltese winner Gaia Cauchi also participated. It has yet to be revealed what song Vincenzo will be singing in Malta.
Nadezhda Misyakova to represent Belarus.

Nadezhda Misyakova to represent Belarus.

Belarus has selected 14 year old Nadezhda Misyakova to represent them at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta. Nadezhda tied for first place with two other performers before being declared the victor with her song ‘Sokol’ (‘Falcon’) after a jury re-vote. This is the second attempt for Nadezhda to represent Belarus at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after she finished 9th in last year’s selection. Belarus is one of two countries to participate in every edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and is the only nation to début at the Junior edition prior to their début in the adult competition. Belarus is the most successful country in the contest’s history, with two wins, one second place and two third places.
Junior ticket sale delayed until September

Junior ticket sale delayed until September

PBS announced today that the ticket sale for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, originally intended to commence this month, will now take place in mid-September. According to a statement from the broadcaster, this is in order to restructure the seating in the hall to accommodate the high demand for tickets to date. It was also announced that there will be the opportunity to book block tickets for both the Junior Contest and the Maltese national final for the adult competition, which takes place the very next week. The broadcaster had this to say: Due to the high demand, PBS is restructuring the seating to be able to support all the requests. Consequently, PBS has decided to postpone the sale of tickets to mid-September. Travellers from abroad can still book their stay in Malta as they will be guaranteed seating. Meanwhile, we shall soon be able to announce the final list of participating countries and of course the date when the tickets will become available online. In view of the fact that the Malta Eurovision national selection will take place just a week after the Junior Eurovision, block tickets will also be available for all the shows. In the …
Malta finalises JESC song

Malta finalises JESC song

Earlier today it was announced that the Maltese home entry at Junior Eurovision in November will be written by the team behind last year’s winning entry, ‘The Start’ by Gaia Cauchi. We already know that 11 year-old mezzo-soprano Federica Falzon has been internally selected to represent her country on home soil, and now it has been revealed that she will sing a song written last year’s winning team. According to Gillian Attard, one of the songwriters; It’s a super emotional song, which gives me shivers every time I hear it. Gillian Attard wrote the song along with Elton Zarb and Matt Muxu Mercieca. It will be released in due course, but in the mean time, a short sample of the lyrics has been revealed: Shine the light throughout the darkest night / Now I see all we can be / I believe no dream is out of reach.  
Maša & Lejla to represent Montenegro

Maša & Lejla to represent Montenegro

Montenegrin national broadcaster RTCG confirmed last month that the country is to make its debut at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta, and today it announced that it will be represented by the duo, Maša and Lejla. Maša Vujadinović is 14 years old and Lejla Vulić is 12, and they both come from Podgorica. Both girls study music and have already won several awards at music festivals. The girls will represent their country with the song ‘Budi Dijete Na Jedan Dan’ (Be A Child For A Day), the lyrics to which have been written by the Maša and Lejla themselves. Meanwhile, the music has been composed by Slaven Knezović, who co-wrote No Name’s ‘Zauvijek Moja’ (Serbia & Montenegro, 2005) and ‘Ajde Kroči’ by Stevan Faddy (Montenegro, 2007) at the adult contest. ‘Budi Dijete Na Jedan Dan’ will be released in mid-September.
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