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The first 20 singers for the Malta JESC 2017 announced

The list was announced of 20 singers which were selected among 84 submissions for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

10 finalist singers will now be selected from this list so that eventually the public will select the singer that will represent Malta in Georgia next November.

 

PBS Chief Executive, John Bundy, said that the young singers were of such high standard that it was decided that instead of choosing immediately the 10 finalists, a list of 20 singers are selected.

“Even the jury votes was close on these songs and on singers, so we decided to select 20 from which 10 finalists are chosen and these will compete at the television spectacle – a television show – and through the Maltese and Gozitan public’s 100% televoting the selection can be made of the singer who will represent Malta in Georgia next November”.

Mr Bundy said that the selection of the song that will represent Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is organised by the Public Broadcasting Services Limited. Therefore, the selected singers will sing songs of already established artists.

“The 20 songs we chose are cover versions of already known singers that the young singers will sing. The 10 finalists will pass through the same system, that is they will sing cover versions songs and the public with 100% televoting will not select the song but the singer who will represent Malta in Georgia next November”, Mr Bundy said.

The list of the 20 singers is the following, in alphabetical order:

Numru Kanzunetta Kunjom Isem
1 FLOWER OF THE SOUTH Abela Martina
2 THIS IS A MAN’S WORLD Aquilina Thea
3 AND I AM TELLING YOU Azzopardi Haley
4 CHANDELIER Busuttil Sky
5 PIECE OF MY HEART Camilleri Julie Ann
6 HAREM Carabott Kelsey
7 ONE NIGHT ONLY Cardona Jahel
8 PERDERE L’AMORE Cilia Gianluca
9 THE VOICE WITHIN Copperstone Kira
10 TRUE COLORS Degiorgio Riona
11 SATELLITE Demicoli Rianne
12 MAD WORLD Drakard Aidan Jay
13 IMWARRBIN Farrugia Mardy
14 I’M HERE Fenech Kiana
15 BREATHING UNDERWATER Galea Demi
16 SOMEBODY TO LOVE/WE WILL ROCK YOU MADLEY Grima Shazay
17 I BELIEVE – FANTASIA Meilak Kylie
18 FIFTH ELEMENT Micallef Cledia
19 AND I AM TELLING YOU Rotin Veronica
20 LA VOIX Spiteri Kristy