Malta: PBS announces the 20 shortlisted entries for Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021

Malta: PBS announces the 20 shortlisted entries for Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021
Sunday, 19 September 2021

  • The Maltese national broadcaster, PBS, has revealed the 20 entries that have been shortlisted for the first phase of Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021, the show that will determine the country's JESC 2021 hopeful. 

    The 20 finalists of the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2021 have gone public. The winner of this competition will be representing Malta in the 19th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be held on December 19, 2021 in the French capital, Paris.

    This year Malta Junior Eurovision Content saw a substantial increase in the number of applications. That's why PBS decided to split the process in two, with more jurors sifting through the submitted songs.

    In the first phase of this process, a number of expert jurors listened to all the songs and decided on the first 20 finalists to be listed below in alphabetical order. The second phase of the trial will continue with another evaluation by a different jury made up of a local and international jury. After this second evaluation on September 26,  the 12 acts that  will be taking part in the MJESC will be unveiled. 

    The 20 shortlisted entries  in alphabetical order are:

    1. BLOSSOM
    2. Breaking Barriers 
    3. Building 
    4. CHANGE 
    5. DEAR WORLD 
    6. Diamonds in the Skies
    7. Drops like fire 
    8. Good Things 
    9. Heartbeat
    10. Keep Your Drama 
    11. Limitless  
    12. MAGIC 
    13. My Angels Calling 
    14. My Home 
    15. ON MY WAY
    16. Once in a Lifetime
    17. Running Free
    19. When you’re my age

    The 12 finalists thst will be chosen in the second phase of judging will take part in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be held on 16 October,2021 and will be broadcast live on TVM and


    Malta in Junior Eurovision 

    Malta is one of the most succeful nations in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, having won already twice: in 2013  with Gaia Cauchi and her entry The Start” , and in 2015 with Destiny Chukunyere singing “Not My Soul,”. The nation debuted in the competition at the first contest back in 2003, and has only missed two editions, in 2011 and 2012. Since then apart from the two victories it has accomplished six times to finish in the top 10 spots on the scorebaoard. 

    In JESC 2019 Eliana Gomez Blanco represented Malta in  Gliwice- Silesia  with “We Are More”, and came 19th with a totlal of 29 points.

    Last year the national final winner, Chanel Monseigneur , flew the flag in Warsaw with her song "Chasing Sunsets" which finished 8th with a total of 100 points.


    News Source: TVM