Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018

Malta participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 on 25 November 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.[1] The Maltese entrant for the 2018 contest was selected through a national final, organised by the Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) on 8 September 2018. A total of 16 finalists performed original songs for the first time since 2010.[2] Ela Mangion was chosen to represent the island nation with the song "Marchin' On".[3][4]

Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Country Malta
National selection
Selection processMalta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018
Selection date(s)8 September 2018
Selected entrantEla Mangion
Selected song"Marchin' On"
Selected songwriter(s)Emil Calleja Bayliss
Cyprian Cassar
Ela Mangion
Finals performance
Final result5th, 181 points
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
◄2017 2018 2019►

BackgroundEdit

Prior to the 2017 Contest, Malta had participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest twelve times since its first entry in 2003 only opting not to participate at the 2011 and 2012 contests. Malta has won on two occasions: 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, breaking the previous record held by Spain for the most points ever given to a winner.[5]

Before Junior EurovisionEdit

Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018Edit

Competing entriesEdit

The national final was held on 8 September 2018.[2]

Draw Artist Song Songwriter(s) Place
1 Giorgia Borg "10" Muxu, Gillian Camenzuli Kerr 3
2 Thea Aquilina "Back to My Freedom" Bruce Robert Francis Smith, Ylva Persson, Linda Persson, Rickard Bondel Truumeel
3 Isaac Tom "Bonfire Nights" Emil Calleja Bayliss, Dario Bezzina, Isaac Tom
4 Yarin Coleiro "Can You Be the One" Muxu, Cyprian Cassar
5 Kylie Meilak "Crystals" Muxu, Elton Zarb
6 Lora Grech "Finish Line" Muxu, Elton Zarb
7 Jahel Cardona "Home" Muxu, Cyprian Cassar
8 Riona Degiorgio "Infinity" Muxu, Dominic Cini
9 Ela Mangion "Marchin’ On" Emil Calleja Bayliss, Cyprian Cassar, Ela Mangion 1
10 Eliana Gomez Blanco "Music Takes Control" Muxu, Cyprian Cassar
11 Kristy Spiteri "Nann" (Grandparents) Ritienne Frendo, Cyprian Cassar & Mark Scicluna
12 Luana Schembri "No Rest for the Wicked" Emil Calleja Bayliss, Philip Vella, Luana Schembri
13 Albert-Lauren Agius "Paper Boats" Emil Calleja Bayliss, Cyprian Cassar, Albert-Lauren Agius
14 Zaira Mifsud "Shout Now" Muxu, Cyprian Cassar
15 Katryna Borg & Rihanna Azzopardi "The Puppet and the Clown" Christopher Azzopardi, Kaya, Katryna Borg, Rihana Azzopardi 2
16 Aiden Aquilina Cohen "Wherever You Go" Muxu, Cyprian Cassar

Artist and song informationEdit

Ela Mangion
 
Background information
Birth nameEla Mangion
Born (2006-01-06) 6 January 2006 (age 15)[6]
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2012–present
"Marchin' On"
Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Ela Mangion
Language
Composer(s)
Cyprian Cassar, Ela Mangion
Lyricist(s)
Emil Calleja Bayliss, Ela Mangion
Finals performance
Final result
5th
Final points
181
Entry chronology
◄ "Dawra Tond" (2017)   

Ela MangionEdit

Ela Mangion (born 6 January 2006) is a Maltese child singer. She represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus with the song "Marchin' On". This is not to be confused with the OneRepublic song with the same name.

Marchin' OnEdit

"Marchin' On" is a song by Maltese child singer Ela Mangion. It represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Minsk, Belarus.

At Junior EurovisionEdit

During the opening ceremony and the running order draw which both took place on 19 November 2018, Malta was drawn to perform nineteenth on 25 November 2018, following Wales and preceding Poland.[7]

VotingEdit

The results of the 2018 Junior Eurovision Song Contest were determined by national juries and an online audience vote. Every country had a national jury that consisted of three music industry professionals and two kids aged between 10 and 15 who are citizens of the country they represent. This jury was asked to judge each contestant based on: vocal capacity; the stage performance; the song's composition and originality; and the overall impression by the act. In addition, no member of a national jury could be related in any way to any of the competing acts in such a way that they cannot vote impartially and independently. The first phase of the online voting started on 23 November 2018 when a recap of all the rehearsal performances will be shown on junioreurovision.tv before the viewers can vote. After this, voters had the option to watch longer one-minute clips from each participant’s rehearsal. This first round of voting stopped on Sunday, 25 November, at 15:59 CET. The second phase of the online voting took place during the live show and started right after the last performance and will be open for 15 minutes. International viewers could have voted for a minimum of three countries and a maximum of five. They could have also voted for their own country’s song. These votes were then turned into points which were determined by the percentage of votes received. For example, if a song receives 20% of the votes, thus it will receive 20% of the available points. The public vote will count for 50% of the final result, while the other 50% will come from the professional juries.

Detailed voting resultsEdit

Detailed voting results from Malta[8]
Draw Country Juror A Juror B Juror C Juror D Juror E Average Rank Points Awarded
01   Ukraine 12 3 7 8 7 7 4
02   Portugal 17 19 17 13 19 19
03   Kazakhstan 6 8 3 11 6 5 6
04   Albania 9 10 4 14 3 6 5
05   Russia 4 7 6 19 8 9 2
06   Netherlands 15 13 11 9 10 13
07   Azerbaijan 5 11 5 7 11 10 1
08   Belarus 3 4 2 5 12 2 10
09   Ireland 18 16 13 16 14 17
10   Serbia 13 14 15 10 13 15
11   Italy 1 6 9 15 2 3 8
12   Australia 10 5 18 6 15 11
13   Georgia 7 12 8 18 16 14
14   Israel 16 15 10 2 4 8 3
15   France 2 1 1 1 1 1 12
16   Macedonia 19 18 12 4 18 16
17   Armenia 11 2 14 3 5 4 7
18   Wales 14 17 16 17 17 18
19   Malta
20   Poland 8 9 19 12 9 12

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Granger, Anthony (11 June 2018). "Malta: Junior Eurovision 2018 Participation Confirmed". Eurovoix. Retrieved 11 June 2018.
  2. ^ a b Granger, Anthony (3 August 2018). "Malta: Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018 Finalists Announced". Eurovoix. Retrieved 4 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Ela Mangion wins Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2018". esc-plus.com. 8 September 2018. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  4. ^ Herbert, Emily (8 September 2018). "Malta: Ela Mangion to Junior Eurovision 2018". Eurovoix. Retrieved 8 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Malta – Country Profile". junioreurovision.tv. Retrieved 29 July 2017.
  6. ^ MJESC 2018:- Get to know Ela Mangion
  7. ^ Zwart, Josianne (19 November 2018). "Running order of Junior Eurovision 2018 revealed". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 19 November 2018. Retrieved 1 June 2021.
  8. ^ a b c "Results of the Final of Minsk 2018". European Broadcasting Union. Archived from the original on 1 June 2021. Retrieved 1 June 2021.