The participants that are competing in this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest continue to be revealed. This time, it was Malta’s turn to select their representative, as the final of MJESC took place, where it was revealed that Gaia Gambuzza will represent Malta in Yerevan with the song “Diamonds in the Skies”.
16 artists competed to be Malta’s next Junior Eurovision representative
The 16 young artists that competed in this year’s MJESC are as follows:
|1||Emma Kate Formosa||“Bounce”||3rd|
|2||Naomi Busuttil||“Little Cheeky”||–|
|3||Cassidy Gauci||“Light Up”||–|
|4||Kaylyn Mallia||“Here I Am”||–|
|6||Cesca Galea||“See The Invisible”||–|
|7||Isis Jade Miller||“Unbreakable”||–|
|9||Geneve Dimech||“With You By My Side”||–|
|11||Kensley Ciappara||“Tliet Xadini” (Three Monkeys)||–|
|12||Charelle Micallef||“The Extra Mile”||–|
|14||Rih and Bri||“Karma”||–|
|15||Kayleen Mercicea||“Shooting Star”||–|
|16||Gaia Gambuzza||“Diamonds in the Skies”||1st|
Malta’s Junior Eurovision 2022 representative was decided by 75% jury voting and 25% televoting. Only the top 3 will be made public to the viewers, if there was a tie in the scores, the jury will take priority in deciding Malta’s Junior Eurovision 2022 representative.
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 most recent participation was in 2021, where they were represented by Ike and Kaja performing “My Home”. In Paris they scored a total 97 points, finishing 12th.
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News Source: TVM
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