Malta has managed to secure their second Junior Eurovision victory in three years time. Destiny Chukunyere scored 185 points with her Not My Soul, beating Armenia into second and Slovenia in third.
The voting was close until the end, with Armenia falling just nine points behind Destiny. The final vote in Montenegro had to bring the decider and saw Malta keeping their lead.
The full result:
- Malta: Destiny Chukunyere – Not My Soul: 185 points
- Armenia: MIKA – Love: 176 points
- Slovenia: Lina Kuduzović – Prva Ljubezen: 112 points
- Belarus: Ruslan Aslanov – Volshebvto: 105 points
- Albania: Mishela Rapo – Dambaje: 93 points
- Russia: Michail Smirnov – Mechta (Dream): 80 points
- Serbia: Lena Stamenković – Lenina Pesma: 79 points
- Australia: Bella Paige – My Girls: 64 points
- Bulgaria: Gabriela Yordanova & Ivan Stoyanov – Colour of Hope: 62 points
- Georgia: The Virus – Gabede: 51 points
- Ukraine: Anna Trincher – Pochny Z Sebe: 38 points
- Ireland: Aimee Banks – Réalta na Mara: 36 points
- Montenegro: Jana Mirković – Oluja: 36 points
- San Marino: Kamila Ismailova – Mirror: 36 points
- The Netherlands: Shalisa – Million Lights: 35 points
- Italy: Chiara & Martina – Viva: 34 points
- FYR Macedonia: Ivana & Magdalena – Pletenka: 26 points
This marks the second time that Malta has managed to win the contest – something they’ve not yet achieved in the adult Eurovision Song Contest. The last time was just two years ago, when Gaia managed to bring her The Start to victory.
Whether Malta will decide to host the contest next year remains to be seen.