PBS confirms participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held at Arena Armeec, in Sofia, the capital city of Bulgaria on 21 November 2015.
The Maltese representative will be chosen by means of an open selection which will take place on Saturday 11th July 2015 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, in Valletta.
All songs submitted for selection will be heard in full playback by a Jury selected by PBS. Twenty songs will be chosen to perform in the final phase (one song per contestant). The qualifying twenty songs will be performed live on stage, without live backing vocals.
The Jury will be made up of three persons appointed by PBS. Televoting will have the equivalent weight of the fourth Jury member. Each Jury member shall award the points in a Eurovision fashion, 12 points to the first favourite song, 10 points to the second favourite son, 8 points to the third favourite song, 7 points to the next, and so on down to 1 point for his tenth favourite song. The same voting sequence applies to televoting.
The selection of the song to be performed during JESC in Sofia will be chosen by PBS in consultation with the artist or his/her representative. The song selected for JESC will not be the same song which was performed by the artist/s in the MJESC.
Candidates between the age of 10 and 15 by 21 November 2015 need to be Maltese nationals or residents. There can be up to six persons on stage. The song may be original or a cover version in Maltese or English and it must be sung live during the rehearsals and the final show.
Submissions for participation shall be received at PBS Creativity Hub in Gwardamangia on 19th June 2015 between 09:00 and 16:00. The participation form must include a CD including a full playback version of the participating song, together with a backing track including backing vocals (but excluding the main voice). The participation fee is €150 per application.
A copy of the full regulations and application form may be obtained by sending an email to [email protected] .