PBS has opened submissions for this year’s Junior Eurovision national selection. The broadcaster will follow a similar procedure to the one that led Ela to represent Malta in Minsk, from which the winner was selected by a mix of public voting and a professional jury.
All young singers willing to represent Malta shall send their applications until 30 June following the regulations published by PBS. Applicants, who have to be aged between 9 and 14 years, may submit an original song, up to 3.00 minutes, or cover versions.
The selection process will be made up of the following stages:
- Applicants will perform in front of a professional jury panel at live auditions that will take place between June 30 and July 7.
- Twelve acts will be chosen to perform at the final stage, which, unlike 2018, won’t be broadcasted live. The announcement of finalists will take place on 7 July.
- On July 12, the finalists will perform in front of an expert jury panel again. This time, however, their performances will be filmed and later shown on TV and PBS’ social accounts for televoting purposes.
- A televoting/online window will be opened 1 to 13 August.
- The winner will be announced on 20 August.
The full set of rules and submission forms can be found here.