Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017

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On 24 March 2017 was Publishing the Application Forms and Regulations for the Malta Junior Eurovision Song 2017 to choose the Maltese rappresented for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017 this year will be held in Tbilisi, Georgia on the 26 November, 2017.

The organizers PBS, Public Broadcasting Services Ltd, published a call for applications for artists aged between 9 and 14 years.

The Applicants must submit cover versions, which are to be delivered to PBS on a CD including a full playback version (including voice) and also a backing track excluding the voice.

PBS Ltd. will nominate a professional jury wherein all the songs will be heard and judged on the CD submitted by each applicant. During this phase a total of 10 songs will be shortlisted. For the final phase, the shortlisted artists will be required to sing in front of a jury, a viva voce, wherein a winner will be selected to represent Malta in Georgia. There will be no audience present during the selection of the winner.

The winning artist will perform, during the JESC, a song chosen by PBS. And Malta’s representative in the JESC 2016 may not participate, Eligible artists are children who are Maltese nationals.

PBS shall finance the participation, flight from Malta (and return) and accommodation, of the child artist and one parent/legal guardian. No further remuneration will be given.

All participating child artists bind themselves not to take part in talk shows, interviews or any other programmes dealing with their participation in this song selection, be it on television, on radio, on printed media or on the web. If necessary, PBS will take care to give equal publicity to the finalists.

All decisions taken by PBS, in all stages are final, binding and non-appealable.

Timeline

  • 24th March 2017 Publishing of Application Form/Regulations
  • 21st April 2017 Submission Date
  • 20th May 2017 Announcement of 10 Finalists
  • 10th June 2017 Live Performance in front of Jury
  • 1st July 2017 Announcement the Winner
  • 26th November 2017 JESC – Georgia

The 20 Finalist

On Saturday 20 May, 2017 was annouced the 20 finalist for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This year 84 singers submited there songs who were a cover versions.

Originarly 10 songs where made it to the final. But the Head Executtiv John Bundy said that they found a lot of great talent, and they decided to choose 20 finalist and from them must choose 10 finalist songs for the final night.

The Final night will shown on TVM on a special night and the winner who will be rappresent Malta in Georgia next November, will be choose by a 100 percent televoting by the public.

No Singers Songs Video
01 Martina Abela Flower Of The South
02 Thea Aquilina This Is A Man’s World
03 Haley Azzopardi And I Am Telling You
04 Sky Busuttil Chanderlier
05 Julie Ann Camilleri Piece Of My Heart
06 Kelsey Carabott Harem
07 Jahel Cardona One Night Only
08 Gianluca Cilia Perdere l’Amore
09 Kira Copperstone The Vcoice Within
10 Riona Degiorgio True Colors
11 Rianne Demicoli Satellite
12 Aidan Jay Drakard Mad World
13 Mardy Farrugia Imwarrbin
14 Kiana Fenech I’m Here
15 Demi Galea Breathing Underwater
16 Shazay Grima Somebody to Love / We Will Rock You Medley
17 Kylie Meilak I Believe - Fantasia
18 Cledia Micallef Fifth Element
19 Veronica Rotin And I Am Telling You
20 Kristy Spiteri La Voix

The 10 Finalist

On Monday 29 May, 2017 was annouced the 10 finalist singers for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017. This year 84 singers submited there songs who were a cover versions.

Alfred the Head Executtiv John Bundy said that in this year the talent was so great, that decided to choose 20 finalist, and from them must choose 10 finalist songs for the final night.

The Final night will shown on TVM on a special night and the winner who will be rappresent Malta in Georgia next November, will be choose by a 100 percent televoting by the public.

The Final Night

The Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be held on the 1st July, 2017 at 18:15, in PBS studios. The show is going to be broadcasted live, where we will watch and listen to the 10 finalists perform their entry. Once again the winner will be determined by 100% televoting at the end of the 10 performances.

Each telephone line is equivalent to 1 vote and the call costs €1.00 + applicable normal call charges. Those who will vote for their favourite song will get the chance to be the winners of a hoverboard or any of the three 17″ tablets that will be drawn after the contest.

One could find more information on each finalists you can visit this link http://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/junior-eurovision/participants/

The finalists are:-

No Singers Songs Televoting Video
01 Rianne Demicoli Satellite 52302101 (Click for Video)
02 Demi Galea Breathing Underwater 52302101 (Click for Video)
03 Aidan Jay Drakard Mad World 52302101 (Click for Video)
04 Kylie Meilak I Believe - Fantasia 52302101 (Click for Video)
05 Gianluca Cilia Perdere l’Amore 52302101 (Click for Video)
06 Veronica Rotin And I Am Telling You 52302101 (Click for Video)
07 Riona Degiorgio True Colours 52302101 (Click for Video)
08 Kira Copperstone The Voice Within 52302101 (Click for Video)
09 Jahel Cardona One Night Only 52302101 (Click for Video)
10 Thea Aquilina This Is A Man’s World 52302101 (Click for Video)
  • Second place was win by Veronica Rotin
  • Third place was win by Rianne Demicoli

Special Guest

The last four singers who rapresented Malta in the last four years Gaia Cauchi, Federica Falzon, Destiny Chukunyere and Christina Magrin gives as a song during till was announced the winner.

Compere

The festival was presented by Francesca Zarb