MALTA READY TO HOSTS IT’S FIRST EUROVISION
VALLETTA, MALTA – EBU’s Executive Supervisor for Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Vladislav Yakovlev is in Malta to continue the discussions for the hosting of the 2014 edition of the show.
It was a day after Gaia’s victory in Kyiv, that PBS posted on their Eurovision Facebook page the announcement that the country is going to host the upcoming Junior Eurovision edition.
The same week we got to know that at least 7 countries (newcomers and returning ones) are in direct contact with the EBU regarding the contest and the new rules of it.
Today judging from what we got to know and the photos on Facebook, EBU’s Vladislav Yakovlev visited the national broadcaster, met with the government officials and supervised the venue Ta’ Qali, where the Eurovision national final is taking place and Mediterranean Conference Centre
Official announcement of the EBU and PBS for the hosting of 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest (besides the one on Facebook) is expected soon.
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It’s clear that Malta’s victory in Junior Eurovision 2013 boosted the interest and the respect of many countries towards the Junior Eurovision as a contest. A potential venue of 10,000 spectators and in combination with a potential low cost or free tickets will allow the 2014 edition to be spectacular and the entire island of Malta to enjoy their first Eurovision event in the island. One notice! No matter if they don’t have spectacular venue or experience I do expect from PBS a unique, revamped and totally modern show! Otherwise they would have won and hosted for nothing! Sorry, Malta but I have to warn you!