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.”
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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Photo: junioreurovision.tv (EBU)