Malta, represented by 12 year old Gaia Cauchi, has won the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013!
This is the first time that Malta has won a Eurovision Song Contest..
It has been announced that Gaia Cauchi will be receiving the Gieh ir-Repubblika award. She will be they youngest person at age 12 to receive this national award.
Times of Malta said that “It will be conferred on Republic Day, December 13 and Gaia will be enrolled in the National Order of Merit.”
So one asks, is it Gieh ir-repubblika or National Order of Merit / Qadi r-Repubblika?
Do you agree that she should have been given the Gieh ir-Repubblika award just for winning a children’s festival – given that it is a very important award?
Or should it have been given to well established (internationally) singers like Joseph Calleja or well known performers like Charles Thake?
Don’t they merit an award too?
UPDATE: News source The Malta Independent confirms that Gaia will not be given Gieh ir-Repubblika, but the Midalja ghall-Qadi tar-Repubblika.
Some have expressed their opinion that she should have been given a sponsorship instead or even in addition to the medal. What do you think?
yes it is the first time Malta has won the Eurovision but it took a little girl to do it and good for her
lets see what happens next year if we win it as well and yes she had every right to win on the night
all the country’s put there vote and the points to Malta so why say on the net should gaia have won
she song like every one less did and she got the points to win
so leave the little girl ALONE
LET HER HAVE THE NATIONAL AWARD SHE SING AND WON SO LET HER HAVE IT AND LEAVE HER ALONE FOR GOD SAKE