Junior Eurovision

16 Maltese schools preparing for JESC

Junior EurovisionPreparations for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be held in Malta in November are well underway.

PBS has confirmed today in a Press Conference that this Eurovision will have a different identity than the previous eleven versions. “PBS is working together with the Ministry of Education to prepare a number cross cultural and educational events to take place between local and foreign youth during the Junior Eurovision week” expressed Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer at PBS and Executive Producer of the show.

Fourteen Maltese schools and two schools from the sister island of Gozo were selected out of all the schools that showed an interest to take part in the Junior Eurovision activities.  During a meeting with all the Head of Schools, Mr Attard clarified what is expected out of the school children and presented a summary of the proposed activities.  Each of the schools will choose fifty students who will be assigned with the foreign guests.  PBS will be organising a number of educational events as well as cultural activities.  Each school will also be in charge of putting up a small concert.  All the school children involved in the activities will be allowed free entrance to the show.

Malta will host the Junior Eurovision Song Contest after Gaia Cauchi won the last edition of the contest in December in Kyiv, Ukraine with the song ‘The Start’.  This year Malta will be represented by Federica Falzon, the winner of the Italian TV song contest ‘Ti Lascio Una Canzone’.

Daniel d’Anastasi

Malta Eurovision Head of Press