PSB has announced changes on the selection method they will use to select entrant for Junior Eurovision 2017. Although the broadcaster initially planned to choose the Maltese singer behind closed doors through a 100% jury decision, they will finally held a national final where the winner will be selected by solely televote.
From 84 submission received, PBS has shortlisted 20 young artists that have been invited to perform in front of a jury panel. However, only 10 of them will go through to the national final where the winner will be decided by 100% public vote. The live auditions will take place on June 12th, while the date for the final hasn’t been revealed yet.
You can find the list of 20 singers selected for internal auditions and the covers they will perform below:
|1||FLOWER OF THE SOUTH||Abela||Martina|
|2||THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD||Aquilina||Thea|
|3||AND I AM TELLING YOU||Azzopardi||Haley|
|5||PIECE OF MY HEART||Camilleri||Julie Ann|
|7||ONE NIGHT ONLY||Cardona||Jahel|
|9||THE VOICE WITHIN||Copperstone||Kira|
|12||MAD WORLD||Drakard||Aidan Jay|
|16||SOMEBODY TO LOVE/WE WILL ROCK YOU MADLEY||Grima||Shazay|
|17||I BELIEVE – FANTASIA||Meilak||Kylie|
|19||AND I AM TELLING YOU||Rotin||Veronica|
As in previous years, PBS will select the singer and song separately as the song the winner of the Maltese national selection will perform will be selected by the broadcaster.
Source : PBS