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Junior Eurovision: Malta opens submissions for national selection, final on July 16!

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”:

About Belén García (Spain)

Belén García (Spain)
My name is Belén, I am a 25 year-old musician girl from Spain. I have been following Eurovision since I was only 11 and the Junior version since the beginning (expert of this contest).Before ESC+Plus, I have been part of very well-known websites about Eurovision. Apart from writing, I love taking professional photos!I have already travelled to Eurovision three times (Malmö 2013, Copenhagen 2014 and Vienna 2015) and to Junior Eurovision twice (Malta 2014 & Bulgaria 2015). Next stop -> Stockholm 2016