After previously announcing that they will be participating in the 2021 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, TVM has been receiving submissions from aspiring singers who are interested in representing the nation in Paris. The first phase of the selection has now finished, as TVM has announced the 20 finalists that are still in contention.
From 20 participants, 12 will be participating in the live final
In the first phase of the selection, a number of expert jury members listened to the song, and have selected the following finalists.
- Breaking Barriers
- Dear World
- Diamonds in the Skies
- Drops Like Fire
- Good Things
- Keep Your Drama
- My Angles Calling
- My Home
- On My Way
- Once in a Lifetime
- Running Free
- Shooting Star
- When You’re My Age
- Wild and Free
The next part of the selection would see another evaluation of the 20 entries, by a different jury, which is made up of local and international personalities. TVM is set to reveal the 12 finalists on September 26, ahead of the National Final on the 16th of October.
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.
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News Source: TVM
Photo Source: EBU / Stijn Smulders