Junior Eurovision in Nice is now less than a month away. In the lead-up to the start of rehearsals, we will get to know a bit more about this year’s artists, their discography, and their Junior Eurovision journey so far. Next up, we will preview Malta’s 2023 representative, Yulan.
Yulan’s Junior Eurovision Journey So Far…
Yulantriumphed over 11 other contestants in MJESC 2023 back in August. She performed “Reflection” by Christina Aguilera and had tried three times previously to represent Malta at Junior Eurovision before finding success this year. In her statement following her win, she said “I have been waiting for years for this day and no words can describe the happiness I am feeling right now”. Malta’s broadcaster PBS opened submissions for her entry and announced in October that she would sing “Stronger” in Nice.
What do we think of “Stronger”
The team at That Eurovision Site have reacted to Malta’s entry for Nice. Lewis gave his thoughts on “Stronger”, which you can check out here:
Who is Yulan?
Yulan began her musical training with singing lessons at the age of 5 and has since picked up the violin and piano. She loves to meet other singers and gain stage experience through festivals and competitions; in addition to her now four appearances at MJESC, Yulan has also competed in The Voice Kids Malta and Malta’s Got Talent. This won’t even be her first time representing her country internationally, as she also appeared on the Russian show New Wave Junior.
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 2022, where they were represented by Gaia Gambuzza performing “Diamonds in the skies”. In Yerevan she scored a total 43 points, finishing 16th.
What do you think about “Stronger”? Are you excited for Malta’s participation at this year’s Junior Eurovision? Let us know in the comments or on social media! Be sure to follow ‘That Eurovision Site’ on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Threads and Bluesky as we prepare for Junior Eurovision 2023!
News Source: Eurovision.tv, Yulan, PBS
Photo Credit: Matthias Brancaleone