Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest
|National selection events|
|Best result||1st: 2013, 2015|
|Worst result||Last: 2005|
|Malta’s page at Eurovision.tv|
| For the most recent participation see
Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2017
Malta has entered the Junior Eurovision Song Contesttwelve times since debuting at the first contest in 2003with Sarah Harrison. Entrants for the Contest were selected by a national selection, organised by the Maltese broadcaster PBS from 2003 to 2010. In 2013, the country opted for an internal selection since the broadcaster decided to return to the contest at a rather late stage (25 September 2013). PBS chose Gaia Cauchi as the 2013 Maltese representative. Malta won the contest twice, in 2013 and 2015, making it one of the most successful countries in the contest. They’ve also hosted the contest twice, in 2014 and 2016.
On July 16, 2011, Malta decided to withdraw from the ninth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the first withdrawal for Malta. Even though Maltese is one of the national languages spoken by the people of the island, the young artists representing Malta have always chosen to sing in English hoping that this would grant them a better placing. Malta took a 2-year break (in 2011 and 2012) and decided to return in 2013.
Malta has won the contest twice, 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 beating the previous record held by Spain for the most points ever given to a winner. The country’s worst placing was in 2005, when Thea & Friends came sixteenth and last in the contest with “Make It Right”.
- Table key
1st place 2nd place 3rd place Last place
|2003||Sarah Harrison||“Like a Star”||English||7||56|
|2004||Young Talent Team||“Power of a Song”||English||12||14|
|2005||Thea & Friends||“Make It Right”||English||16||18|
|2006||Sophie Debattista||“Extra Cute”||English||11||48|
|2008||Daniel Testa||“Junior Swing”||English||4||100|
|2009||Francesca & Mikaela||“Double Trouble”||English||8||55|
|2010||Nicole Azzopardi||“Knock Knock!… Boom! Boom!”||English, Maltese||13||35|
|Did not participate between 2011 and 2012|
|2013||Gaia Cauchi||“The Start“||English||1||130|
|2015||Destiny Chukunyere||“Not My Soul“||English||1||185|
Gaia Cauchi at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013, Kiev
Destiny Chukunyere at Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Sofia
The tables below shows Malta’s top-five voting history rankings up until their most recent participation in 2016 and takes into account the new voting system which allows the adult and kids juries each to award a set of points, introduced by the European Broadcasting Union from the 2016 contest onwards.
|2014||Marsa||Malta Shipbuilding||Moira Delia|
|2016||Valletta||Mediterranean Conference Centre||Ben Camille and Valerie Vella|