As we get closer to this year’s Junior Eurovision, we are starting to get the final details of this year’s contest, including the spokespersons. The next country to reveal their spokesperson this year is Malta, as its been revealed that Gaia Gambuzza will be presenting the country’s 12 Jury points.
A return to the contest after their participation in Yerevan
Gaia’s appointment as the Maltese spokesperson for Junior Eurovision 2023 was revealed on an interview with ESC Insider, with Gaia expressing her excitement to be taking part in some way in this year’s contest.
In 2022, Gaia represented The Netherlands with her entry “Diamonds in the Skies” in Yerevan. Once the combined scores were revealed, Malta finished in 16th place.
Spokespersons already confirmed
All about Junior Eurovision 2023
Junior Eurovision 2023 landed in Nice after France won the competition for a second time in Yerevan, represented by Lissandro with “Oh Maman”. This year’s competition will take place on the 26th of November at 16:00CET, at the Palais Nikaïa.
The competing countries and their representative (where applicable) are as follows:
- 🇦🇱 Albania – Viola Gjyzeli
- 🇦🇲 Armenia – Yan Girls
- 🇪🇪 Estonia – Arhanna Sandra Arbma
- 🇫🇷 France (Host Country) – Zoé Clauzure
- 🇬🇪 Georgia – Anastasia Vasadze, Nikoloz Kharat and Oto Bazerashvili
- 🇩🇪 Germany – FIA
- 🇮🇪 Ireland – Jessica Mckean
- 🇮🇹 Italy – Melissa & Ranya
- 🇲🇹 Malta – Yulan Law
- 🇳🇱 Netherlands – Sep & Jasmijn
- 🇲🇰 North Macedonia – Tamara Grujeska
- 🇵🇱 Poland – Maja Krzyżewska
- 🇵🇹 Portugal – Júlia Machado
- 🇪🇸 Spain – Sandra Valero
- 🇺🇦 Ukraine – Anastasia Dymyd
- 🇬🇧 United Kingdom – STAND UNIQU3
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: ESC Insider
Photo Credit: Corinne Cumming/EBU