It’s time for Malta, the country which will be hosting this year’s Junior Eurovision and won last year’s edition!
MALTA IN THE JUNIOR EUROVISION SONG CONTEST:
Malta has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest nine times since debuting at the first contest in 2003. Entrants for the Contest were selected by a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS from 2003 to 2010. In 2013, the country opted for an internal selection since the broadcaster decided to return to the contest at a rather late stage (25 September 2013). PBS chose Gaia Cauchi as the 2013 Maltese representative.
On July 16, 2011, Malta decided to withdraw from the ninth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first withdrawal for Malta. Even though Maltese is one of the national languages spoken by some of the people of the island, the young artists representing Malta have always chosen to sing in English hoping that this would grant them a better placing. Malta took a 2 year break (in 2011 and 2012) and decided to return in 2013.
Malta’s best placing in the contest was in 2013, when Gaia Cauchi came first with “The Start”. The country’s worst placing was in 2005, when Thea & Friends came sixteenth and last in the contest with “Make It Right”.
- Junior Eurovision 2003: Sarah Harrison – Like a Star
- Junior Eurovision 2004: Young Talent Team – Power of a Song
- Junior Eurovision 2005: Thea & Friends – Make it Right!
- Junior Eurovision 2006: Sophie Debattista – Extra Cute
- Junior Eurovision 2007: Cute – Music
- Junior Eurovision 2008: Daniel Testa – Junior Swing
- Junior Eurovision 2009: Francesca & Mikaela – Double Trouble
- Junior Eurovision 2010: Nicole Azzopardi – Knock, Knock!… Boom! Boom!
- Junior Eurovision 2013: Gaia Cauchi – The Start
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