How Serbia & Italy will decide for Malta?
BELGRADE, SERBIA – Local Eurovision fans were thrilled to hear that Serbia is returning to Junior Eurovision this year. There were some talks about a possibility of organizing a national final to choose to entry, but RTS has announced that due to lack of time, the choice of the representative will be internal. A team will be gathered to pick the composer(s) and a young singer. For now we know that the song will be made by a professional artist as it is now allowed to do so. Last time Serbia participated in the Junior Eurovision was back in 2010, when Sonja Skoric achieved third place what is equal to Nevena Bozovic’s result from 2007 and it is still Serbia’s best result. As soon as the name of the next representative and the song are revealed, we will let you know.
ROME, ITALY – Also, we have some news coming from Italy. Ti Lascio Una Canzone is a popular kids’ talent show, where children from most prestigious music schools compete every week as solos, duets and trios. There they sing the most popular Italian pop songs. There are no eliminations in the show, but there is a wining song every week, and in the final, all the wining songs from previous shows compete. Show is airing on RAI Gulp, the channel that will be responsible for JESC. We know that there will be some kind of connection between this show and the choice of Italy’s first representative at Junior Eurovision. Interesting thing is that Michele Perniola, who represented San Marino last year, won the show back in 2012, and in 2011, Gaia Chauci wasn’t the only Maltese representative who’s done that. Federica Falzon, who will represent Malta on homeground did it also this year.
with the kind contribution of Stefan Resimic & Luka Popovic (Serbia)
DID YOU KNOW?
Serbia last participated at JESC in 2010 when Sonja Škorić represented the country with the entry “Čarobna noć” (Magical night), which came third and only seven points behind the winning song from Armenia.