Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2008
Malta Junior EuroSong 2008 was the television show by which Malta selected its entry to the 2008 Junior Eurovision Song Contest held in Limassol in Greece on 22 November 2008.
This was Malta's second entry to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
The event held on Friday at the 'Sir Temi Zammit Hall' at Tal-Qroqq. Three television shows for Junior EuroSong 2008. PBS will organise Junior EuroSong 2008 to select the Maltese entry for the sixth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest - to be held on the 22nd November in Limassol, Cyprus.
Local participants of the Junior EuroSong 2008, aged between 10 and 15 years, may enter the competition with songs written either in Maltese and/or in the English language. Child participants are to be involved in composing/writing their own songs with the active assistance of adults. The children's participation in the composition is essential. The lyrics of the songs, the dance movements (if any), and their clothes, are to respect the young age of the participants and not make the children seen like small adults.
The festival is organised by PBS. 74 entries were submitted for this year’s festival, with 36 qualifying for the two semifinals which were on Tuesday and Thursday. A panel of judges together with televoting determined the final outcome. Junior Eurosong 2008 will be held over three televised shows from PBS studios in September 2008. A shortlist of 36 entries will qualify to the televised shows of the 9th and 11th September. The best 16 entries of the two shows will participate in the final show, which will be held on Saturday 13th September. Singers will be allowed to perform only one song in the final of Junior EuroSong 08. Judges will be looking out for the best voices of the night!
Junior Eurosong 2008 - The 36 Semifinalists PBS would like to announce the 36 semifinalists for the Junior Eurosong 2008. The following songs will take part in the two semifinals to be held on the 9th and 11th September. Sixteen songs will qualify to the finals of Saturday 13th September. Songs are listed below in the order as heard by the judges. This also determines the running order of the two semifinals.
Sixth Edition of the Malta Junior Song for Europe 2008
Semi-Finalist 1 Songs
Here are the 16 Songs featured in the Semifinal 1: Tuesday 9 September:-
|01||Jade Cini||Do it for Me|
|04||Jasmar Cassar||Id-Dinja tiegħi|
|06||Natalia Gili||Magical Shoes|
|07||Denise Spiteri||Eastern Breeze|
|08||Claire Azzopardi||Rainbow Love|
|09||Angelica Portelli||A Dream|
|10||Jade Cini||Endless Voices|
|11||Yazmin Helledie Debattista The Zoo||Scarlet Let's have some fun|
|12||Daniel Testa||Jodie Holiday Express|
|13||Ana Maria Grima||Shout|
|14||Marie Claire Attard Bason||In My Heart|
|15||Ylenia Vella||I Can't live Without You|
|16||Whitney Cremona & Jody Magri||Believe in you|
Here are the 16 Songs featured in the Semifinal 2: Thursday 11 September:-
|01||Danica Muscat||Touch of Joy|
|02||Mariah Mifsud Bonnici||Music of Your Heart|
|03||Norbert Bondin||Young and Free|
|04||Naomi Marie Bugeja||Mr.DJ|
|05||Francesca Sciberras||Fulfill my Dreams|
|06||Shieradye Micallef||Singing in the Street|
|07||Daphne Xuereb||Summer Fun|
|08||Francesca Zarb||I Dream Awake|
|09||Daniel Testa||Junior Swing|
|10||Danica Muscat||Trust and Believe|
|11||Nicole Azzopardi||Good Times|
|12||Bernice Ann Mercieca||Pray|
|13||Denise Spiteri||City of Angels|
|15||Yazmin Helledie Debattista||Fly|
|16||Antonella Abela||The Land Of Make Believe|
|17||Christian Muscat & Maria Cuschieri||Sing your life|
|18||Nicole Azzopardi||Once Upon a Time|
The songs were judged by:
- Kevin Abela (Principal trumpet - Malta Philarmonic orchestra, music director)
- Claire Massa (Voice teacher, singer mezzo soprano)
- Norman Cristina (Musician, music teacher)
- Mike Spiteri (Singer)
- Dr Maria Frendo (musician, academic),
- Jessica Tabone
- Martha Bottari
Results were verified by Dr Romina Bartolo (Notary Public) and Mr Lino Buttigieg (Certified Public Accountant). A meeting for all semifinalists will be held at the PBS premises G'Manġia on Friday 22nd August at 10am.
The Final held on Saturday 13 September, 2008, the songs where judge by a penal of 8 judges , (4 adults 4 children) togerther with televotig , which counted as the ninth member of the jury. The Final was held at the PBS Studios, and was hosted by Pauline Agius, The final classification is as follows.
Junior Eurovision Song Contest