Over the next six weeks the Mediterranean Conference Centre will be transformed into a television complex in preparation for this Valletta locality to host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
This will be the second time when Malta will be hosting this popular festival following last year’s success obtained by highly-talented junior singer Destiny Chukunyere with her song ‘Not my Soul’.
This year’s festival will be based on the Malta-chosen theme ‘Embrace’ and will be attended by representatives from 17 countries, including Malta. The theme was inspired by the core values of this festival, that is, connectivity, diversity, creativity and respect.
The bulk of the contest will take place in the MCC’s main hall where the stage will be totally transformed into a modern television complex with a live audience.
Earlier this week the festival’s production team met and explained details to visiting delegations on the way the stage will appear which will be energetic and modern but still retain the hall’s characteristics.
Delegations and international media will also have the opportunity to be able to admire the beauties of other Mediterranean Conference Centre areas as the building will serve to cater for all other matters related to the festival’s production. The Infirmary will present one of the innovations as it will be covered with a red carpet and will host the ‘green room’ with a live audience.
The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is intended to be a family spectacular and has thus undergone a fundamental change in that for the first time it will be transmitted live on Sunday 20th November at the family convenient time of 4 pm.