MALTA – JESC


Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest

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Malta
Malta

Member station PBS
National selection events
Participation summary
Appearances 12
First appearance 2003
Best result 1st: 20132015
Worst result Last: 2005
External links
Malta’s page at Eurovision.tv
Song contest current event.png For the most recent participation see
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Malta has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contesttwelve times since debuting at the first contest in 2003with Sarah Harrison. Entrants for the Contest were selected by a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS from 2003 to 2010. In 2013, the country opted for an internal selection since the broadcaster decided to return to the contest at a rather late stage (25 September 2013). PBS chose Gaia Cauchi as the 2013 Maltese representative. Malta won the contest twice, in 2013 and 2015, making it one of the most successful countries in the contest. They’ve also hosted the contest twice, in 2014 and 2016.

On July 16, 2011, Malta decided to withdraw from the ninth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first withdrawal for Malta. Even though Maltese is one of the national languages spoken by the people of the island, the young artists representing Malta have always chosen to sing in English hoping that this would grant them a better placing. Malta took a 2-year break (in 2011 and 2012) and decided to return in 2013.

Malta has won the contest twice, in 2013 when Gaia Cauchi won with the song “The Start“, and again in 2015 when Destiny Chukunyere came first with “Not My Soul” when it won the contest with 185 points beating the previous record held by Spain for the most points ever given to a winner. The country’s worst placing was in 2005, when Thea & Friends came sixteenth and last in the contest with “Make It Right”.

Participation[edit]

Table key

 1st place   2nd place   3rd place   Last place

Year Artist Song Language Place Points
2003 Sarah Harrison “Like a Star” English 7 56
2004 Young Talent Team “Power of a Song” English 12 14
2005 Thea & Friends “Make It Right” English 16 18
2006 Sophie Debattista “Extra Cute” English 11 48
2007 Cute “Music” English 12 37
2008 Daniel Testa “Junior Swing” English 4 100
2009 Francesca & Mikaela “Double Trouble” English 8 55
2010 Nicole Azzopardi “Knock Knock!… Boom! Boom!” English, Maltese 13 35
Did not participate between 2011 and 2012
2013 Gaia Cauchi The Start English 1 130
2014 Federica Falzon Diamonds English 4 116
2015 Destiny Chukunyere Not My Soul English 1 185
2016 Christina Magrin Parachute English 6 191
2017 Gianluca Cilia

Photogallery[edit]

Voting history[edit]

The tables below shows Malta’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.[1]

Hostings[edit]

Year Location Venue Presenter(s)
2014 Marsa[2] Malta Shipbuilding Moira Delia
2016 Valletta[3] Mediterranean Conference Centre[4] Ben Camille and Valerie Vella[5]

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