Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003
This was Malta's first entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The show was presented by Annalise Ellul. The set was designed by Elisa Camilleri. Antonella Vassallo was executive producer for PBS, and the TV director was Frans Lia. Paul Mifsud, MCCA executive director, headed administration from the Malta COuntil for Culture and the Arts on behalf of the MaltaSong committee.
The rules stipulated that the writers and composers of the song must also be children, using no professional help.
Children aged between 8 and 15 performed 10 songs selected from 49 submissions.
The voting was split equally between televoting and an expert jury.
Here are the 10 Songs featured in the final:-
|02||Marilena Gauci||This is Our Heaven|
|03||Brooke Borg & Brendan Borg||Like a Butterfly|
|04||Decoda Buttigieg||Little Angel|
|05||Kylie Coleiro||Share the Joy|
|06||Ylenia Caruana||In Love Unite|
|07||Klinsmann Coleiro||Where There's a Will|
|08||Christine Barbara||My Dear Imaginary Friend|
|09||Sarah Harrison||Like a Star|
|10||Leanne Ellul||Prayer for Peace|
The winning artist, composer and author received a trophy offered from Victor Azzopardi Jewelers.
The 49 submissions to the contest were pre-selected to 10 by a jury made up of ???? ???? ???? ????.
An expert jury judged the songs on the final event. The members of this public jury were ???? ???? ???? ????.
The judging process was overseen by UKAM.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003
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Organised by the European Broadcasting Union, Malta competed against tthe two-hour Junior Eurovision 15 countries taking part: Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, FYR Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, and United Kingdom.
The result will be decided by international televoting, and the winning song will be released internationally by EMI. International stars Robbie Williams, Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears are expected to perform during the show.