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escflashmalta.com will continue reporting from the national selections preceding the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as Malta returns to the competition following a two year absence with Gaia Cauchi who was internally chosen by the Public Broadcasting Services. During the course of the evening, it was the Netherlands which selected their entry in what has been annually coined as an oustanding selection process encompassing some of the best talent that the nation can offer. Indeed, the line-up was stunning and any one of the top three entries would have made the country proud at the event organised by the European Broadcasting Union.

Mylène and Rosanne won the ticket to represent the Netherlands with their entry Double Me following a successful vote by the professional jury made up of Brownie Dutch, Katja Schuurman and Tim Douwsma; a kids jury which included last years' representative, Femke and of course, tele-voting. The song is an uptempo number which will surely entertain the crowd in Kiev, Ukraine. It is to be noted that this is the second set of twins to go to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the previous set of twins, known as the Tolmachevy Sisters going onto win the competition with their entry Vesenniy Jazz.

Maltese representative; Gaia Cauchi is yet to reveal her entry but is thought to be working with vocal coach Gillian Attard and songwriters Elton Zarb and Matthew Mercieca, who were also responsible for the song Betrayed, the second runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013. More information about her proceedings and so forth will be published in a first exclusive interview on this web portal. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news about this years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place on the 30th November in Kiev, Ukraine.

Source: Avro

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kf_K9KH63qs

Wednesday, 25 September 2013 19:35

JESC 2013: Gaia Cauchi Chosen to Represent Malta

In a surprise announcement, the Public Broadcasting Services will be returning to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest set to take place in Kiev, Ukraine on the 30th November. Gaia Cauci, a student of La Voix Academy under the tutelage of Gillian Attard was chosen internally by the broadcasting house after being on the receiving end of the International Achievement Award at this years' edition of the Malta Music Awards.

Nicole Azzopardi, an upcoming figure within the local music industry was the last artist to represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with her entry Knock Knock!… Boom! Boom! finishing in thirteenth (13th) place with just thirty-five (35) points. The announcement was a complete surprise considering that Malta has never resorted to an internal selection beforehand despite having been suggested by several individuals over the years. At the moment, La Voix Academy is enjoying huge success in foreign waters with two female vocalists currently part of this years' edition of Io Canto on Canale 5.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0r3ZfhLiXQ

Gaia Cauchi was the winner of the illustrious Sanremo Junior where she had the opportunity to perform at the Ariston Theatre which also hosts the senior edition of Sanremo. There, she was accompanied by Maestro Paul Abela, who was also the composer of three entries at the Eurovision Song Contest; Could It Be (1991), In A Woman's Heart (1996) and Another Summer Night (2001). It is worth denoting that apart from winning several international competitions, Gaia Cauchi was also part of the programme Ti Lascia Una Canzone on RAI, where she had the opportunity to perform with the likes of Italian superstar, Alessandra Amoroso.

Gillian Attard is ecstatic and overjoyed at the astonishing success of her students owing everything all to hard work and sheer determination. Malta is officially the ninth country to confirm participation in the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest alongside Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.

Source: Public Broadcasting Services, ONE Productions (Video)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP7qb0c8Rd8

In 2003, Malta was one of the sixteen countries which competed in the inaugural edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and started on a positive note with Sarah Harrison and her entry Like a Star garnering fifty-six points to finish in seventh place. The Public Broadcasting Services confirmed participation for the following seven years with the latest entry being Knock Knock! ... Boom! Boom! performed by Nicole Azzopardi which achieved a mid-table finish. Unfortunately, that was in 2010 and Malta decided to call it a day after that with finances put forward to the actual Eurovision Song Contest participation. 

Multiple Sources close to escflashmalta.com have confirmed that there have been a number of conversations and discussions with regards to a possible return to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the simple reason that the younger generation of artists are lacking major opportunities to present themselves to a European audience. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest is not the competition it used to be with support fluctuating due to the economic crisis but nevertheless eight countries including; Albania, Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine are still participating.

The European Broadcasting Union is currently negotiating with a number of countries, hopefully to reach a minimum threshold. Malta's return into the competition would surely create a number of opportunities for the young stars. The same exponents who brought forward such rumours also shed light on the possibility that the nation could be interested in hosting the event in the next couple of years in order to showcase that the Public Broadcasting Services is ready to host a major event on our shores. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com in the coming days, weeks and months as this story continues to evolve. 

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CubOLL5y37Y

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