Junior Eurovision 2023 is drawing ever nearer, and That Eurovision Site has been lucky enough to interview some of the contestants. Shiloh had the opportunity to chat with Yulan, who is representing Malta with her song “Stronger”.
Check out our interview with Yulan here!
Together, they talked about Yulan’s experience competing in different singing competitions, Yulan’s journey to Junior Eurovision, the songwriting process, and the choice of whether to make music a full-time career.
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!
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