PBS has started receiving applications for this year’s Junior Eurovision national selection, MJESC.
The host country of Junior Eurovision 2016 has launched and external selection procedure through which they will select the artist to perform on home-ground. All interested Maltese young stars, aged 9-14, are invited to send their applications according to the rules of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest until the 3rd of June against a payment of 150 euros fee.
A maximum of 20 finalists, to be announced by the end of June, will be chosen by an expert panel to compete at the final live show which will be held on the 16th of July at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta. The winner will be selected by a mix of three-person jury and public televote to be allocated as an equivalent fourth member of the jury. With respect to the Jury, each jury member shall award 12 points to his favourite song, 10 points to his second favourite song, 8 points to his third favourite song, 7 points to the next, and so on down to 1 point for his tenth favourite song. The same voting sequence applies to the televoting vote.
During the show, the contenders will perform original songs and covers, but the winning artist will perform, during the Junior Eurovision, a song chosen by PBS in consultation with the artist or his/her representative, which will not be the same song which was performed by the artist in the MJESC.
Malta was the winner of Junior Eurovision 2015 with Destiny Chukunyere performing “Not My Soul”: