Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Malta
Malta
Member stationPBS
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances15
First appearance2003
Best result1st: 2013, 2015
Worst resultLast: 2005
External links
Malta's page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Malta has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twelve times since debuting at the first contest in 2003 with Sarah Harrison. 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. Malta won the contest twice, in 2013 and 2015, making it one of the most successful countries in the contest. They've also hosted the contest twice, in 2014 and 2016.

On 16 July 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 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 has won the contest twice, in 2013 when Gaia Cauchi won with the song "The Start", and again in 2015 when Destiny Chukunyere came first with "Not My Soul" when it won the contest with 185 points beating the previous record held by Spain for the most points ever given to a winner. The country's worst placing was in 2005, when Thea & Friends came sixteenth and last in the contest with "Make It Right".

Because Malta has multiple official languages, entrants can sing in Maltese and English.

Participation[edit]

Table key
Winner
Second place
Third place
Last place
Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 Sarah Harrison "Like a Star" English 7 56
2004 Young Talent Team "Power of a Song" English 12 14
2005 Thea & Friends "Make It Right" English 16 18
2006 Sophie Debattista "Extra Cute" English 11 48
2007 Cute "Music" English 12 37
2008 Daniel Testa "Junior Swing" English 4 100
2009 Francesca & Mikaela "Double Trouble" English 8 55
2010 Nicole Azzopardi "Knock Knock!… Boom! Boom!" English, Maltese 13 35
Did not participate from 2011 to 2012
2013 Gaia Cauchi "The Start" English 1 130
2014 Federica Falzon "Diamonds" English 4 116
2015 Destiny Chukunyere "Not My Soul" English 1 185
2016 Christina Magrin "Parachute" English 6 191
2017 Gianluca Cilia "Dawra tond" English, Maltese 9 107
2018 Ela Mangion "Marchin' On" English 5 182
2019 Eliana Gomez Blanco "We Are More" English, Maltese

Photogallery[edit]

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Malta's top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2018 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[1]

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenter(s)
2014 Marsa[2] Malta Shipbuilding Moira Delia
2016 Valletta[3] Mediterranean Conference Centre[4] Ben Camille and Valerie Vella[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jordan, Paul (13 May 2016). "Format changes for the Junior Eurovision 2016". junioreurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  2. ^ Burdon, Norman (1 December 2013). "Confirmed: Malta to host JESC 2014!". Oikotimes. Retrieved 1 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Malta to host the 14th Junior Eurovision Song Contest!". eurovision.tv. eurovision. 13 April 2016. Retrieved 13 April 2016.
  4. ^ "Malta to host Junior Eurovision on 20 November at Mediterranean Conference Centre". TVM. 13 April 2016. Archived from the original on 22 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.
  5. ^ Granger, Anthony (27 October 2016). "JESC'16: Ben Camille & Valerie Vella To Host". eurovoix.com. Eurovoix. Retrieved 27 October 2016.