Gaia Cauchi did it. Destiny Chukunyere did it too. And now Malta’s Junior Eurovision enthusiasts are hoping that 13-year-old Christina Magrin can secure the Mediterranean nation its third win at JESC, after the pint-sized dynamo won Malta’s national selection on Saturday evening.

Lil’ Christina competed against 19 other finalists in Valletta. All of them performed a cover of an iconic song, with the choices ranging from Sia’s “Titanium” to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball.”

Christina stole the show with her version of  “No More Tears” (Enough is Enough) — the high-octane duet originally performed by Barbara Streisand and Donna Summer in 1979.

The number showcased her impressive range and big set of lungs, but also her ability to strut and pout and put on a show. Watch as she works the purple tutu realness. We’re getting major shades of Armenia’s Betty…

The result was determined by a jury, who accounted for 75% of the overall score, and televoters, who made up the remaining 25%.

Christina will now work with composers to create the perfect JESC song. We’d expect her to team up with JESC songwriting sensations Matthew “Muxu” Mercieca and Elton Zarb — the brains behind the winning songs “The Start” and “Not My Soul” — but we have nothing on record about that.

Christina has slayed Eurovision covers previously. Here she is owning Rona Nishliu’s 2012 song “Suus” on the fifth season of the Romanian singing contest “The Next Star”.

JESC 2016 FINALISTS

  • FIFTH ELEMENT, DIVA DANCE – Miguel Bonello
  • LISTEN – Kira Copperstone
  • SEE YOU AGAIN – Dylan Curmi
  • DEAR FUTURE HUSBAND – Francesca Dimech
  • AND I AM TELLING YOU – Layla Fitouri
  • IN LOVE WITH A MONSTER – Fusion
  • TITANIUM – Francesca Grima
  • GLITTER & GOLD – Krista Hili
  • I SURRENDER – Rachel Lowell
  • WHEN WE WERE YOUNG – Kaylie Magri
  • NO MORE TEARS – Christina Magrin
  • LISTEN – Eila Mangion
  • BRING HIM HOME – Cledia Micallef
  • THE SILENCE – Alexia Micallef
  • WRECKING BALL – Luana Mifsud
  • I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU – Veronica Rotin
  • I’D RATHER GO BLIND – Justine Shorfid
  • AT LAST – Lisa-Marie Tabone
  • ALL I ASK – Mariah-Nicola Vella
  • HOLLOW – Chanelle Zarb
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Chanelle Fenech
Chanelle Fenech
4 years ago

Sorry I meant sure and at the end five !!!!!

Sorry ????

Chanelle Fenech
Chanelle Fenech
4 years ago

It was a great pick picking Christina Magrin she has an amazing voice and I am surea she will make malta proud

Well done CHRISTINA ?????

Benger
Benger
4 years ago

She screams like a hawk!

(J)ESC Fanatic
(J)ESC Fanatic
4 years ago

@Niceee

What’s your problem? Stop being a sexist, the freaking gender doesn’t matter!!!

And what does the EBU have to do with that? Every country chooses the best singer and then they try to find the perfect song. Nobody cares about the gender, only misogynists like you.

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Well if it’s not a song like No More Tears, then i have high hopes for Malta (again).

Niceee
Niceee
4 years ago

Next girl? Last reason to ignore this competition. Who wants to watch competition with 14 teen girls? Nobody. VARIABILITY PLS, DEAR EBU.

Jeac
Jeac
4 years ago

My favourite was Lisa not veronica!

Adam
Adam
4 years ago

What I’m more excited about is the adult version of ESC in the next 10-15 years. I expect Malta will become the Sweden of the 20’s and 30’s!!

ESCFan
ESCFan
4 years ago

Malta’s 4th star in a row.

Christina Magrin is amazing <3.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

@Jeac Seriously, it’s NOT that disappointing. Christina was chosen because many people voted for her. There should be no need to get all angry because your favorite wasn’t chosen to represent Malta. In other words, you’ll have to wait until next year for Veronica Rotin to represent Malta. 😉

Jeac
Jeac
4 years ago

Very disappointing. She looked awful and all the shouting hurt my ears. Sorry malta

Hanner McSinny/Calvin
Hanner McSinny/Calvin
4 years ago

Gahhhh one of my favorite songs ever!!!!! This and “Suus” – I like this girl’s taste in music.

beccaboo1212
4 years ago

If Malta wins this year, then which country will host next year? 😮

Either way, great job Christina! 🙂

Paul D.
Paul D.
4 years ago

Malta is bidding for the win once again… for the fourth time in a row. Impressive!

NarJag
NarJag
4 years ago

2/3 singer for the JESC has a TV Program of talents singin ‘Suus’….
emmm,…..
next please?

DenizNL
DenizNL
4 years ago

How come that such small island Malta, has so many great vocalists?