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San Remo Junior Malta 2019

Sanremo Junior [[1]] is a well known Festival all over the world organized by Societs Kismet Srl. – Italy – This is the sixth year that this festival is being organized. It is a singing and musical contest among the younger people, putting them in touch with professionals in this sector in an International and Multiethinic Environment.

For the 6th consecutive year the festival is under the directorship of Antonella Vassallo has been entrusted with the exclusivity of the Malta National Finals for Sanremo Junior international singing festival for children between the ages of six years (6) and fifteen years (15) which will take place in the famous TEATRO ARISTON, in SAN REMO, Italy on Wednesday 1 st May, 2019, where the singers will perform LIVE accompanied by the Sanremo Orchestra.

Approximately twenty songs will be slected from the singers category The selected ones will perform live for the Finals of San Remo Junior Malta 2019.

Sanremo Junior Malta Information

As in previous years the TV transmission is going to be LIVE on TVM 2. This year’s finals is going to be held on Saturday 30 th. March, 2019 at 5.00pm the The Grandmasters Suite – The Hilton Malta.

The Rules

1) Singers must choose one song only which has to be the same one in all eventual following phases, and eventually at the San Remo Junior Festival in Italy. The song can be a cover version or orginal, in any language, and must not be longer than 3 minutes 30 seconds. In case the language is not Italian or English, it is compulsory to present a text with translation into English. The lyrics in competition must not contain expressions which could be found offensive to common decency, and / or the Sate, Institutions, the Church or any Religion.

The Categories

(02) There will be one 3 Categories: *Solo Singers* sectioned as follows:-

  • Section A – From 6 to 9 years old.
  • Section B – From 10 to 12 years old.
  • Section C – From 13 to 15 years old.

There will be 2nd runner up, 1 st runner up and Winner from each category. However, there may be changes after the audition. It all depends on the number of finalists chosen from each category for the final show. The Grand Prix winner singer will represent Malta in the Sanremo Junior World Finals on the 1st May, 2019 at the ARISTON Theatre in Sanremo, Italy.

VERY IMPORTANT:- Participants must have reached the required age between 1st January and 31st December, 2019.Italic text

THE SONG:- Should there be any applicants having same song during the application period, the first applicant will be given first preferenceBold text.

(3) The registration closing date is Saturday 9 th March 2019.

There is an entry processing fee of €150 including VAT. When paying the fee you must also hand the registration form duly filled in an envelope. Copy of the form is attached with these rules. The Registration form has to be filled and signed by parents or Guardian of the minor. No other material is to be handed at this stage Payments


Registration Forms together with the payments may be delivered at PBS Creativity Hub, G’Manġia.

Cheques must be payable to Ms. Antonella Bugeja Conti. This can be done during working hours. Please call beforehand.

(4) The selection will be done on Saturday 16th March 2019, from 10am onwards, half playback where the performers will be singing live in front of a panel of jury. Location will be given on a later date.

(5) You are to handle the following material:

a) The backing track and full version on CD of the song:-

  • (track 1 - Backing version)
  • (track 2 - Full version if you already have it ready.
  • (Mp4 version) - may be sent by email to as soon as you are chosen for the Malta Finals)

No other voices are allowed on the backing track.

b) Copy of the Lyrics in the language that the song will be sung. In case the language is not Italian or English, it is compulsory to present a text with translation into English.

c) Copy of the parents or the tutors identity-cards.

d) 3 passport size photos of the performer.

f) Write up about the performer in English, max.10 lines about the artist.

g) The song / performance must not exceed three and a half minutes.

6) No dancers or other acts are allowed to accompany the singer during the performance in all phases of the competition. It is advised that the performers concentrate on the interpretation of their song.

7) Judging will be based on technical and artistic criteria, (intonation, colour, performing technique, expression, musicality and interpretation), and also on potential emerging both from the pieces performed and their performance.

No dress which is not suitable for children will be allowed during the performances. Selected Jury members will be experts in their fields.

(8) The committee’s decision is final.

(9) For further information, you may contact Antonella Vassallo on 79970017. Send emails to and copy to

Auditions for all Singers

On Saturday 16 March, 2019 at The Hilton was held the audition for the final of San Remo Junior Malta 2019 held between 11.30am till 4.00pm

The Judges

The members of the Jury was:-

The Finalist

Total of 47 singers taken part in this audition and from them 24 passed for the final Night of San Remo Junior Malta 2019 held on 30 March, 2019.

Here are the 24 Finalist Songs:- This is the order for Sanremo Junior Malta 2019 FINALS - 30th March at The Hilton.

SECTION (A) – 6 to 9 years
No Singers Songs Televoting No Placing Video
01 Shaznay Mangion Don’t Rain On My Parade 52302101 3 (Click for Video)
02 Eve Tabone Memory 52302102 2
03 Elai Abela Borg L.O.V.E 52302103 (Click for Video)
04 Sara Baldacchino I Surrender 52302104 (Click for Video)
05 Beppe Camenzuli Kerr New York New York 52302105
06 Briannah Caruana Wellidni 52302106 (Click for Video)
07 Kaya Gouder Curmi Bring Him Home 52302107 1
SECTION (B) – 10 to 12 years
No Singers Songs Televoting No Placing Video
01 Jordy Green Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag 52302108
02 Yulan Law A Moment like This 52302109 2 (Click for Video)
03 Mathias Vella Se Brucciasse La Citta’ 52302110 (Click for Video)
04 Mariah Briffa Hopelessly Devoted to You 52302111 (Click for Video)
05 Kylie Anne Cassar Always Remember Us This Way 52302112 (Click for Video)
06 Jan Camilleri Barcelona 52302113 (Click for Video)
07 Kylie Micallef Somebody To Love 52302114 (Click for Video)
08 Aaliyah Vella Mama Knows Best 52302115 (Click for Video)
09 Krista Šujak She Used To Be Mine 52302116 1 (Click for Video)
10 Elli Konidaris Demajo Off With their Heads 52302117 3 (Click for Video)
11 Chloe Farrugia Zammit Run To You 52302118 (Click for Video)

SECTION (C) – 13 to 15 years

No Singers Songs Televoting No Placing Video
01 Luana Schembri Just Gve Me A Reason 52302119 (Click for Video)
02 Luca Cesare Perdere l’Amore 52302120 (Click for Video)
03 Eliza Andrea Muscat Cabaret 52302121 1 (Click for Video)
04 Shiraya Busuttil Rise Like a Phoenix 52302122 3 (Click for Video)
05 Amy Micallef I Didn’t Know My Own Strength 52302123
06 Leah Cauchi Who’s Loving You 52302124 2 (Click for Video)


For the televoting you can phone by using the local landline or mobile services provided by GO, Vodafone or Melita. SMS are will not be valid for the competition.


In the intermission till one could known the winners, their will be entertaiment by four singers by the winner of San Remo Junior Malta 2018 Haley Azzopardi, Luke Chappel, Maxine Pace and Christina Magrin winner of San Remo Junior Malta 2015.

The Special Guest for the night, was Emma Muscat and the italian singer Giulia Beretta.

Also was guest Dancers by The College of Dance, and Shake Dance Company who will dance and perform numbers during the show.


The Comperes for this edition of San Remo Junior Malta 2019 was the Tv presenter Clara Farrugia and the singer Kurt Calleja

The winners results where this

  • Winner of Gran Prix of San Remo Junior Malta 2019
No Singers Songs Video
01 Kaya Gouder Curmi Bring Him Home
02 Eve Tabone Memory
03 Shaznay Mangion Don't Rain On My Parade (Click for Video)
No Singers Songs Video
01 Krista Šujak She Use To Be Mine (Click for Video)
02 Yulaw Law A Moment Like This (Click for Video)
03 Elli Konidaris Demajo Off With Their Heads (Click for Video)
No Singers Songs Video
01 Elisa Andrea Muscat Cabaret (Click for Video)
02 Leah Cauchi Who's Loving You (Click for Video)
03 Shiraya Busuttil Rise Like A Phoenix (Click for Video)
Section Singers
Section A Elai Abela Borg
Section B Yulan Law
Section C Leah Cauchi
  • The result of televoting ended until the broadcast was not known yet, due to a technical difficulty. After the winner has been announced and was Beppe Camenzuli Kerr.

The Judges

The members of the Jury was:-

The jury was under the osservation of Notary Dr.Daniel Caruana

Overall Winner

Kaya Gourder Curmi
Kaya Gourder Curmi the winner of San Remo Junior Malta 2019, singing after the result
Kaya Gourder Curmi
Kaya Gourder Curmi singing after the result
Krista Šujak
Krista Šujak get the runner up trophy

No Singers Songs Video
01 Kaya Gouder Curmi Bring Him Home (Click Video)
02 Krista Šujak She Use To Be Mine (Click for Video)
03 Eve Tabone Memory

Importants Appointments of this Festival

No Date Events
01 Saturday 2 March, 2019 Appications Closed
02 Saturday 16 March, 2019 Audiotions for all Singers taken part, to Selected semi finalists
03 Saturday 30 March, 2019 Final Night at the Grandmasters suite in Hilton Malta
04 Wednesday 1, May, 2019 Final Night at San Remo Teatro Ariston in San Remo Italy.

N.B:- Those who will participate in the festival must be willing to attend for rehearsals and final evenings.

Other Editions

San Remo Junior Malta Festival Editions
* 2010s: 01 (2012) - 02 (2013) - 03 (2014)04 (2015)05 (2016)06 (2017)07 (2018)