Little Child (song)

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Malta "Little Child"
Eurovision Song Contest 1992 entry
Country Malta
Artist(s) Mary Spiteri
Language English
Composer(s) Georgina Abela
Lyricist(s) Raymond Mahoney
Conductor Paul Abela
Finals performance
Final result 3rd
Final points 123
Appearance chronology
◄ "Could It Be" (1991)   
"This Time" (1993) ►

"Little Child" was the Maltese entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1992, performed in English by Mary Spiteri.

The song is a ballad, in which Spiteri addresses the titular "little child" and informs him or her that she has become old and cynical - as well as delivering the warning that this is the result of growing older. All is not lost, however, as the innocence of the child inspires Spiteri to see the world in a more positive manner.

The song was performed tenth on the night (following Cyprus' Evridiki with "Teriazume" and preceding Iceland's Heart 2 Heart with "Nei Eða Já"). At the close of voting, it had received 123 points, placing 3rd in a field of 23—and thus bettering Malta's previous best result set in 1991 by a duo featuring Georgina Abela, who composed this entry.

A Maltese language version was also recorded, titled "Tfajjel Ċkejken".

It was succeeded as Maltese representative at the 1993 Contest by William Mangion with "This Time".