PBS has this morning launched its selection for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Paris, France.
MJESC will be used to select the Maltese representative for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021. The Maltese representative will be selected by a combination of jury and televote through a televised national final in October.
The rules of the selection are as follows:
- All artists must be Maltese nationals
- Songs may not have been commercially or publicly performed by the 1st of May 2021
- Songs must last between 2 minutes 30 seconds and 3 minutes long
- Lyrics may be written and performed in English or Maltese
Song submissions are open from today until September 5, at which point PBS will select twelve participants to go through to the national selection. On September 19 the finalists will be revealed, at the start of October voting will open in the selection process. On October 9 the live national final will be held.
Junior Eurovision 2021
Paris will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 on December 19 in La Seine Musicale. The following countries have confirmed their participation so far:
- North Macedonia
- Portugal – Simão Oliveira
Image Source: EBU/Stijn Smulders | Source: TVM
Malta debuted in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in 2003 and has gone on to win the contest twice. In 2013 on their return to the competition in Kyiv, Gaia Cauchi won the competition with “The Start”, she was the first winner of a Eurovision event for Malta. In 2015 Destiny Chukunyere took victory in Sofia, Bulgaria with the song “Not My Soul”. Malta finished last at the 2005 contest in Belgium with the song “Make It Right” performed by Thea & Friends.