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. Last week, the first phase was undertaken when 20 of the finalists were revealed. Now, the final 12 was revealed by TVM.
Which of these 12 partcipants will be Malta’s Junior
The name of the participants, as well as the title of their song, the composers, and lyricists of the entries, have been revealed. Familiar names appear on the list, including Amber, who represented Malta at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, with “Warrior”, MUXU, who was one of the songwriters for “Not My Soul” which was Destiny’s winning Junior Euroviison entry, and Jonas Gladnikoff who was one of the songwriters for Ireland’s Junior Eurovision 2019 entry “Banshee” by Anna Kearney.
TVM also stated that because of the number of applications they received, they felt they required more jury members. During the first phase of the selection, the expert jury members heard the songs and selected the 20 entries. In the second phase, international jury members were then involved to select the final 12.
Malta is due to hold the final of MJESC 2021 on the 16th of October, where Malta’s next Junior Eurovision representative will be selected.
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