Gaia Cauchi brought Malta its first win at Junior Eurovision. Now she’s bringing them something else: thousands of tourists and the honor of hosting JESC 2014!

Junioreurovision.tv confirmed the news earlier today.

Anton Attard, CEO of Maltese broadcaster PBS, finalized the deal on December 17. It’s a thank you to Gaia, but also a major opportunity to shine the light on Malta’s musical kiddies.

“We’re proud of our local girl, Gaia Cauchi winning Junior Eurovision in Kyiv in December and want to continue to showcase our talents here,” he said.

PBS Chairman Tonio Portughese sees hosting the contest as part of the broadcaster’s mission.

“The JESC is a competition, but it is also a celebration of youth achievement,” he said. “As a public service broadcaster and also a small island, our vision is to unite Europe in a musical feast.”

Gaia, who won European hearts with her power ballad “The Start”, has become a national hero. She was recently awarded state honors from Malta in recognition of her achievements.

We are thrilled for several reasons. First, Malta has one of the most enthusiastic group of Eurovision fans in all of Europe. They deserve the chance to showcase their love of ESC.

Second, we are sick of freezing at JESC. Kyiv, Amsterdam, Yerevan, and Minsk did a great job. But bring on the sun!

Third, we are going to tear up some Maltese food. The Mediterranean diet is totally gonna nourish us, y’all. Then we can give birth to our own JESC stars of the future.

What do you think? Are you excited about the news we’re heading south for Junior Eurovision 2014?

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Fine way of telling, and nice paragraph to obtain facts concerning my presentation subject, which
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Patrick Schneider
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Patrick Schneider

Good nows for JESC, bad ones for ESC: Bosnia now finally withdrew from ESC 2014…

mary
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mary

i hope that this is a lesson to all those europeans who think that we are not able to host such events! I hope that malta’s dream to host the eurovision song contest..the adult one..will become true soon!! welcom in malta europe <3

Danny
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Danny

FINALLY MALTA HOSTS SOMETHING RELATED TO ESC!! I’m so happy for them!

beccaboo1212
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SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

redarrow
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welldone malta .. europe you all be welcome in our beutifull island … bring on eurovision 2014 …

Joseph
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Joseph

YAY.!!! I’m going to JESC next year! 😛 Bring on 2014 😀

Angus Quinn
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Beautiful news from the beautiful island!