Today rehearsals for the 2022 Junior Eurovision Song Contest kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 1 include Albania, Ukraine, Malta, Serbia, Poland, North Macedonia, and Portugal. Third to rehearse today was Malta’s Gaia Gambuzza.
What did we learn about Gaia’s staging?
Disclaimer: Please note that the EBU has not released footage from the first rehearsals, and that the description detailed in this article is mainly based from the pictures and if available footage from the delegations themselves.
As we have seen from the first rehearsal pictures, we see that Gaia will be joined by two backing dancers, which she had with her perfromance when she participated in MESC a couple of months ago. Another thing we noticed is a massive change of staging from the MESC performance compared to the performance in Yerevan. In MESC, the lighting was teal, but in Yerevan, the performance used purple and blue lighting.
If you are interested in seeing more pictures from Gaia’s first rehearsal today, you can look through them right here.
About Gaia Gambuzza
Gaia is 13 years old, she is from Motsa in Malta.She has been attending performing arts classes since she was four years old. Gaia inspires to be a speech therapist when she is older as well as juggling a singing career. She cites Lizzo, George Ezra, Dua Lipa and The Weeknd as musical influences.
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”.
Malta’s most recent participation was in 2021, where they were represented by Ike and Kaya performing “My Home”. In Paris they scored a total 97 points, finishing 12th.
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News Source: EBU
Photo Credit: Matthew Cutajar