Maltese PBS has revealed the names of the young artists and songs which will compete for a chance to represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The finalists of their national selection are as follows:
Leah Cauchi – “Angli”
Leah Mifsud – “Anywhere”
Isaac Tom – “Beside Me”
Mariah Cefai – “Change the Silence”
Chanel Monseigneur – “Chasing Sunsets”
Yulan Law and Gianluca Cilia – “Deck of Cards”
Kaya Gouder Curmi – “Made of Stars”
Emma Cutajar – “Modern-Day Cinderella”
Anneka Xerri – “Moving”
Zaira Mifsud and Eksenia Sammut – “Only Live Once”
Michela Caruana – “Replay”
Mychael Bartolo Chircop – “The Child From Inside”
All of the twelve finalists will be performing for the jury in the first two weeks of September. The performances will be recorded and broadcasted on TVM and through social media where the audience will get a chance to hear them and vote. It is expected that the voting will be opened from the middle of September while the winner will be announced by the end of it.
Malta will be participating for 16th time (they skipped the contests in 2011 and 2012) and they have managed to win twice. In 2013, the year of their return Gaia Cauchi with “The Start” marked first Maltese victory while Destiny Chukunyere won with “Not My Soul” in 2015. Each year followed by their victories they were the hosts of Junior Eurovision in Marsa 2014 and Valletta 2016. Last year they ended up on last place for the second time.
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