The song submission opened yesterday and the deadline is 5th of September. During the selection process, a professional jury will evaluate all the submissions, the twelve finalists will be selected on 19th of September. At the beginning of October the voting will open while the televised final of the show is set to take place on 9th of October.
The rules of the selection are following:
- The nationality of artists must be Maltese;
- The music and the song shouldn’t have been publicly released or performed prior to 1st of May 2021;
- The duration of the song should be from 2:30 to 3 minutes;
- Lyrics of the song should be written in English or Maltese.
Malta debuted at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at its inaugural edition back in 2003 edition until 2010 they participated consecutively with the best placement at the show in 2008 represented by Daniel Testa with “Junior Swing” who ended as 4th. The country returned in 2013 represented with “The Start” by Gaia Cauchi who achieved the first victory of Malta at the contest. The second time Malta won the show was in 2015 with “Not My Soul” by Destiny Chukunyere. Malta also hosted the show in the 2014 and 2016. Last year Malta ended the show on 8th place being represented by Chanel Monseigneur with “Chasing Sunsets”. You can check her performance below.
The countries which confirmed their participation at Junior Eurovision 2021 so far are Serbia, North Macedonia, Spain, Ukraine, Germany, France, The Netherlands, Russia, Ireland ,Georgia. Poland and Portugal who has also selected their entrant for the contest.Albania is expected to make their decision soon while broadcasters from Slovenia, Romania, Lithuania, San Marino, Slovakia, Moldova, Austria, Estonia, Latvia, Denmark, Iceland, Bulgaria, Norway, Finland, Scotland, Sweden, Switzerland, Wales, Czech Republic as well as Belgian broadcasters VRT and RTBF confirmed they won’t be taking part at the show. The contest will take place on 19th of December in Paris .
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