Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
Malta has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contest sixteen times since debuting at the first contest in 2003 with Sarah Harrison. Entrants for the Contest were selected by a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS from 2003 to 2010. In 2013, the country opted for an internal selection since the broadcaster decided to return to the contest at a rather late stage (25 September 2013). PBS chose Gaia Cauchi as the 2013 Maltese representative. Malta won the contest twice, in 2013 and 2015, making it one of the most successful countries in the contest. They've also hosted the contest twice, in 2014 and 2016.
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2013, 2015|
|Malta's page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see|
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
On 16 July 2011 Malta decided to withdraw from the ninth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first withdrawal for Malta. Even though Maltese is one of the national languages spoken by the people of the island, the young artists representing Malta have almost always chosen to sing completely in English, hoping that this would grant them a better placing. Malta did not participate in 2011 and 2012, and decided to return in 2013.
Malta has won the contest twice, in 2013 when Gaia Cauchi won with the song "The Start", and again in 2015 when Destiny Chukunyere came first with "Not My Soul" when it won the contest with 185 points beating the previous record held by Spain for the most points ever given to a winner. The country's worst placing were in 2005, when Thea & Friends came sixteenth and last in the contest with "Make It Right" 2019, When Eliana Gomez Blanco came nineteenth and also last in the contest with "We Are More".
|Sarah Harrison||"Like a Star"||English||7||56|
|Young Talent Team||"Power of a Song"||English||12||14|
|Thea & Friends||"Make It Right"||English||16 ◁||18|
|Sophie Debattista||"Extra Cute"||English||11||48|
|Daniel Testa||"Junior Swing"||English||4||100|
|Francesca & Mikaela||"Double Trouble"||English||8||55|
|Nicole Azzopardi||"Knock Knock!… Boom! Boom!"||English, Maltese||13||35|
|Gaia Cauchi||"The Start"||English||1||130|
|Destiny Chukunyere||"Not My Soul"||English||1||185|
|Gianluca Cilia||"Dawra tond"||English, Maltese||9||107|
|Ela Mangion||"Marchin' On"||English||5||181|
|Eliana Gomez Blanco||"We Are More"||English, Maltese||19 ◁||29|
|Chanel Monseigneur||"Chasing Sunsets"||English||8||100|
Winners of the press voteEdit
|2015||"Not My Soul"||Destiny Chukunyere||1||185||Sofia|
Commentators and spokespersonsEdit
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|2004||Valerie Vella||Thea Saliba|
|2010||Eileen Montesin||Francesca Zarb|
|2011||No broadcast||Did not participate|
|2013||Corazon Mizzi and Daniel Chircop||Maxine Pace|
|2014||Daniel Chircop||Julian Pulis|
|2015||Corazon Mizzi||Federica Falzon|
|2016||No commentary||Gaia Cauchi|
|2014||Marsa||Malta Shipbuilding||Moira Delia|
|2016||Valletta||Mediterranean Conference Centre||Ben Camille and Valerie Vella|
- Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest – Senior version of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
- Malta in the Eurovision Young Dancers – A competition organised by the EBU for younger dancers aged between 16 and 21.
- Malta in the Eurovision Young Musicians – A competition organised by the EBU for musicians aged 18 years and younger.
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