PBS has just premiered the song Eliana Gómez Blanco will sing at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019. The 14-years-old artist will perform the song ‘We Are More’ on November 24 in Gliwice.
Eliana Gomez Blanco is a 14-year-old girl who started singing at the age of 6. She has recently obtained her Grade 8 Trinity Rock & Pop singing exam with a distinction.
Eliana is a resident singer on a local TV program and has represented Malta in multiple international festivals in which she achieved great results. She won the ‘Għanja Tal-Poplu Żgħażagħ 2018 as a duet with the song Dwell. In the same year, she was also a finalist in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Besides singing, Eliana loves to read and is currently also working hard at school to pursue her dream of becoming a doctor. She is also passionate about hairdressing and will be sitting for her final exam in September.
Eliana believes that one of the most important things in life is that you should “Always stay true to your own values and don’t be influenced by others”.
The selection process
Eliana was selected to represent Malta from an open selection process aimed to select the country’s performer for Junior Eurovision 2019. She competed in the finals along with other 10 contenders chosen from through live auditions:
- Aiden Aquilina Cohen – ‘Loved Either Way’ (ORIGINAL SONG)
- Francesca Borg – ‘Seven Nation Army’
- Shania Cauchi – ‘O Mio Babbino Caro’
- Maya Cauchi – ‘Creep (Postmodern Jukebox)’
- Leah Cauchi – ‘Illejla’ (ORIGINAL SONG)
- Yarin Coleiro – ‘The Power of Love’
- Martina Cutajar – ‘Dynasty’
- Eliana Gomez Blanco – ‘Sto Male’
- Yulan Law – ‘Speechless’
- Amy Pace – ‘Rise Up’
- Eksenia Sammut – ‘Always Remember Us This Way’
- Kristy Spiteri – ‘Never Enough’
This year, the Maltese broadcaster didn’t hold a live show to select its act for Junior Eurovision. Instead, they ran an on-line procedure in which the singers recorded live performances to help the audience choose the best singer for Gliwice. Those live performances were watched closely by the jury panel and the audience at home, who decided the winner.
What do you think about the Maltese song for Junior Eurovision 2019?