Over the course of November and on the lead up to the 2020 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, we will be celebrating the countries that have participated at the Contest. Today, we celebrate Malta.
Malta debuted at the inaugural Contest in 2003, in Copenhagen, Denmark. Sarah Harrison finished in seventh and last place with her entry “Like A Star”, scoring 56 points.
The most successful entry from Malta was in both 2013 and 2015. In 2013, when the Contest took place in Kyiv, Ukraine, Gaia Cauchi finished in first place with her entry “The Start”, scoring 130 points. This included six sets of twelve points – from the Kid’s Jury, Moldova, North Macedonia, The Netherlands, Ukraine and the EBU.
In 2015, when the Contest took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, Destiny Chukunyere finished in first place with her entry “Not My Soul”, scoring 185 points. This included nine sets of twelve points – from Albania, Armenia, Australia, Bulgaria, the Kid’s Jury, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia and the EBU.
The most recent Maltese entry was in 2019, when the Contest took place in Gliwice, Poland. Eliana Gomez Blanco finished in nineteenth and last place with her entry “We Are More”, scoring 29 points.
Following her rehearsal in Gliwice last year, I had a chance to speak to Eliana Gomez Blanco:
This year, Malta will be represented by Chanel Monseigneur with her song “Chasing Sunsets”. Will Chanel take Malta to their third victory?
Join us tomorrow and throughout November, as we celebrate the countries that have participated at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Author: Richard Taylor
Source: Eurovision Ireland