As we get closer to September, another country has revealed that they will be present in this year’s competition in Paris. With the confirmation that they will be present in this year’s competition, it was revealed that MJESC will be the selection method to select Malta’s Junior Eurovision representative.
MJESC to take place on the 9th October
With the reveal that they will be present in this year’s competition in Paris, submissions for MJESC have opened, and TVM has released the rules and regulations for the competition, where they outlined how the competition would take place.
Submissions are now open and will be open until the 5th of September. Once submissions are closed, a preliminary selection (which will be 100% Jury) will take place. A total of 12 participants will be selected to progress on to the live show due to take place on the 9th of October, where Malta’s representative will be selected via a mixture of Jury and Televote (50/50).
The key dates that fans should take note of are:
- 26th July 2021 – Publishing of Regulations
- 5th September 2021 – Deadline for submission of entries
- 19th September 2021 – Announcement of the 12 Finalists
- Start of October – Voting period opens, and footage of the 12 finalists will be shown on TV and released on social media.
- 9th October 2021 – MJESC takes place, and Malta’s 2021 Junior Eurovision representative is revealed.
What we currently know about the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Junior Eurovision 2021 will take place in Paris, France following Valentina’s victory in JESC 2020 with “J’imagine”. The contest will be held in La Seine Musicale on December 19th.
With this latest confirmation, the list of the 11 participating countries is as follows:
- France (Host)
- The Netherlands
- North Macedonia
You keep up with our JESC 2021 coverage here.
Malta’s Junior Eurovision Journey
In 2003, Malta was one of the countries to participate in the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with Sarah Harrison and the song “Like A Star”, which placed 7th. The Mediterranean nation participated until 2010, where it took a break and returned in 2013 with Gaia Cauchi and “The Start”, which was their first win in the competition. It wasn’t long until they achieved their second win in 2015, where Destiny Chukunyere won with her song “Not My Soul”. Destiny went on to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2021 with “Je Me Casse”, where she placed seventh.
Malta’s recent participation was in 2020, where they were represented by Chanel Monseigneur and the song “Chasing Sunsets”, where Malta managed to place 8th in the competition, receiving 100 Points from the Jury and Online Vote.
Are you excited that Malta will be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Who do you think will follow in Chanel’s footsteps? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Don’t forget to follow ‘THAT Eurovision Site’ over at Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
News Source: TVM
Photo Source: EBU / Stijn Smulders