Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015

Malta selected their Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 artist through a national selection on 11 July 2015, while their song was selected internally. The twenty acts competing to represent Malta were released on 26 June 2015.[1] They performed covers or non-Eurovision candidate songs during the national final, and the winner's Junior Eurovision song was revealed at a later date.[2][3] Destiny Chukunyere represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015 in Sofia, Bulgaria with the song, Not My Soul. Malta won the competition with a record of 185 points, breaking the previous record held by Spain in the 2004 contest.

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
Country Malta
National selection
Selection processArtist: Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015
3/4 Jury
1/4 Televoting

Song: Internal selection
Selection date(s)Artist: 11 July 2015
Song: 24 October 2015
Selected entrantDestiny Chukunyere
Selected song"Not My Soul"
Finals performance
Final result1st, 185 points
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
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National finalEdit

Each of the 20 participants sang a song of their own choice. After all of them had performed, the jury and televoting cast their votes - each juror had a 25% weighting in the final result (so 75% overall), with the televoting also having a 25% share. The contestants were ranked from 1-20, with 1 being the best. Destiny Chukunyere was announced as the winner of the national final.

Draw Artist[1] Song[4] Place
1 Nicole Frendo "I'm Not the Only One"
2 Raisa Marie Micallef "Wishing You Were Here Somehow Again"
3 Sarah Micallef "Respect"
4 Nicole Sciberras "I Will Be"
5 Veronica Rotin "Mamma Knows Best" 2
6 Ilenia Camilleri "One Night Only"
7 Francesca Dimech "Blank Space"
8 Aidan Cassar "Kemm hu sabiħ"
9 Christina Magrin "I Surrender" 3
10 Thea Aquilina "That's Life"
11 Andy Shaw "Breakeven"
12 Sarah Farrugia "Skinny Love"
13 Kelsey Farrugia "Strange Birds"
14 Destiny Chukunyere "Think" 1
15 Gabrielle Portelli "I Could Have Danced All Night"
16 Haley Azzopardi "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going"
17 Amy Marie Borg "Wishing You Were Here Somehow Again"
18 Rebecca Scicluna Rizzo "Yours"
19 Isaac Mercieca "Mama"
20 Victoria Sciberras "Feeling Good"

At Junior EurovisionEdit

At the running order draw which took place on 15 November 2015, Malta were drawn to perform fifteenth on 21 November 2015, following San Marino and preceding Albania.[5][6]

VotingEdit

Detailed voting resultsEdit

The following members comprised the Maltese jury:[8]

Detailed voting results from Malta[8]
Draw Country A. Bondin G. Abela C. Borg D. Cassar D. Cassar Average Jury Points Televoting Points Points Awarded
01   Serbia 5 1 1
02   Georgia 12 8 6 5 6 1
03   Slovenia 1 1 2 6 3
04   Italy 8 8 5 8 12 12 8 12
05   Netherlands 3 4 4 4 4
06   Australia 6 10 7 10 1 7 10 10
07   Ireland 5 1 6 3 7 6
08   Russia 6 3
09   Macedonia 2
10   Belarus 7 3 12 8 5 2 4
11   Armenia 12 3 12 10 8 5 7
12   Ukraine 2
13   Bulgaria 4 6 1 12 8
14   San Marino 5 4 3
15   Malta
16   Albania 2 2 7 2 4 2
17   Montenegro 10 7 10 3 7 10 5

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All countries received one set of 12 points to ensure no country finished with nul points.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Leakey, Hana (26 June 2015). "Malta: Junior Eurovision Hopefuls Announced". Eurovoix. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  2. ^ Granger, Anthony (29 May 2015). "Malta: JESC'15 Selection Final July 11". Eurovoix. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  3. ^ Granger, Anthony (1 June 2015). "Malta: More JESC'15 Selection Details". Eurovoix. Retrieved 26 June 2015.
  4. ^ d’Anastasi, Daniel (11 July 2015). "Malta selects the 2015 JESC artist tonight". TVM. Retrieved 11 July 2015.
  5. ^ James-Fisher, Luke (15 November 2015). "Running order for Junior Eurovision 2015". junioreurovision,tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  6. ^ "Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b "Results of the Final of Sofia 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 31 May 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2021.
  8. ^ a b "Detailed Voting Result | Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 29 March 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2021.