As countries continue on with planning for their Junior Eurovision Song Contest participation, some countries have given an update on its selection of their representative for Nice. After holding the two semi-finals of its selection, the finalists for Malta’s Junior Eurovision 2023 selection MJESC were revealed.
12 finalists still in the running
The 12 finalists (in alphabetical order) that are still in the running are as follows:
- Aaliyah Grech
- Andrea Camilleri
- Anneka Xerri
- Cesca Galea
- Dawn Desira
- Daylin Cassar Randich
- Emma Farrugia
- Kaylyn Mallia
- Keira Farrugia
- Point Blank
- Shyann Cutajar
- Yulan Law
Now that the finalists have been revealed the final is set to take place on the 12th of August, where we will see 12 finalists compete for the win. Once Malta’s representative has been selected, submissions would then open for authors and composers, with the Maltese entry set to be revealed by the 15th of September.
You can find out more about the rules of this year’s MJESC right 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 most recent participation was in 2022, where they were represented by Gaia Gambuzza performing “Diamonds in the skies”. In Yerevan she scored a total 43 points, finishing 16th.
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News Source: PBS
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU