The national broadcaster of Malta have decided to move the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in a new direction. As previously announced this years contest is aimed at older children, and the format will be slightly different.
PBS the national TV company have announced that they will be working with the Ministry of Education in order to bring together the children of Malta into to the contest. Sixteen schools (14 from Malta, 2 from Gozo) will each choose fifty of their students to take part in a number of activities surrounding Junior Eurovision, including a concert each. The fifty students from each school will be designated to a foreign guest, and the children will decide on the activities that they will on embark in with the foreign guest.
This year’s contest is aimed at culture, education and bringing the community together, and this part of their plans proves this, by bringing 800 Maltese school children to the contest. Each of these children involved in the activities will receive free tickets to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Final 2014.