Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003

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Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 was the television show by which Malta selected its entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2003 held in Copenhagen, Denmark on 15 November 2003.

This was Malta's first entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

The Event

The national selection show took place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on 5 September 2003. The event was broadcast live on TVM at 8:30 pm.

This local contest was co-organised by PBS, Public Broadcasting Services and the Malta Council for Culture and the Arts.

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.

Tickets for the show, ranging from Lm5.00 to Lm7.50 were available from the MCC and Caesar's Cafè at Portomaso.

The Contest

Children aged between 8 and 15 performed 10 songs selected from 49 submissions.

The voting was split equally between televoting and an expert jury.

Finalist Song

Here are the 10 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Video
01 Christabelle Borg Smile
02 Marilena Gauci This is Our Heaven (Click on Video)
03 Brooke Borg & Brendan Borg Like a Butterfly (Click on Video)
04 Decoda Buttigieg Little Angel
05 Kylie Coleiro Share the Joy (Click on Video)
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 (Click on Video)
10 Leanne Ellul Prayer for Peace

The winning artist, composer and author received a trophy offered from Victor Azzopardi Jewelers.

The Jury

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An expert jury judged the songs on the final event. The members of this public jury were ???? ???? ???? ????.

The judging process was overseen by UKAM.

Guest performers

The highlight of the evening was a performance by Bradley McIntosh, the British former singer from S Club 7. Other international acts include the group L13, Lyndze B, as well as singer Steve Cole.

Local guest acts included the Ray Mangion's Junior Choir Act React, Sophie & Yasmine, The Junior YADA Dance Company, as well as Mitchel & Jessica, Malta's Latin American dance champions.

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.

External links

Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest editions
* 2000s: 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 -
* 2010s: 2010 - (2011) - (2012) - 2013 - 2014 - 2015 - 2016 - 2017 - 2018 - 2019 -