23 December 2014

Sweden: Kevin Borg in Year End Songwriting Success

In 2013, male singer/songwriter Kevin Borg, made a much anticipated return to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with "Needing You" co-written with Danne Attlerud, Thomas Thornholm, Michael Clauss and Simon Gribbe. In a surprise first runner-up finish, the singer/songwriter stated that while he will not be making a return as a singer, he would dabble into songwriting. He kept to that promise, and submit "Breakaway", a track co-written with Simon Gribbe, for former Eurovision Song Contest representative, Glen Vella. The result was extremely respectable, finishing in third place, behind "Warrior" sung by Amber and "Rush" performed by Christabelle. Spending Christmas in Sweden, Kevin is busy working on new songs with Starlab Publishing, and reaping the rewards of earlier work in the year. You might remember that "Sweat" by Japanese sensations TVXQ/Tohoshinki peaked at number #1, but now their latest studio album has become the best selling studio effort of 2014. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Kevin Borg (Official Facebook Page) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Young Stars in Original Christmas Song

In just a couple of days, various areas of the world will be celebrating Christmas, a joyous holiday which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. An original song with the title "Milied ta' Tama", composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Peppi Azzopardi, was originally published in 2011 featuring the vocals of Petra (MESC 08, 11, 13), Mikaela, Mike Spiteri (ESC 1995), Pamela (MESC 05-09, 14), Neville Refalo (MESC 05) and Vince Fabri, but now been re-recorded. In this new version, one could note the Ekklesia Sisters (MESC 15), Gaia Cauchi (JESC 13), Federica Falzon (JESC 14) and two upcoming stars in the form of Destiny Chukunyere and Veronica Rotin. With a fresh new coat of paint, the song is very much relatable to the season, whilst acknowleding a local element. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: XarabankMario Mintoff (Photo) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: F Living Spotlight Shines On Karen DeBattista

'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style. Karen DeBattista, a female vocalist, who gained recognition following her triumphant victory at L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014 with "Jien Ma Naħdimx", written by Mark Scicluna and Rita Pace, is somewhat having a stellar, having recently been in the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, with the unique "12, Baker Street", written by Jan Van Dijck and Emil Calleja Bayliss. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Whilst being the most recognisable guest in this week's episode, she will be joined by another two personalities; Raquel who also happens to be another female vocalist, and a two time semi-finalist in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, with tracks "Invisible" written by Philip Vella and Gerard James Borg as well as "Stop Haunting Me" written by Elton Zarb and Muxu and Pearl Haber, who will represent Malta in the upcoming Miss World competition. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: F Living


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Malta: Charity Song features Ensemble of Stars

Malta: Charity Song features Ensemble of Stars

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:53

In the past couple of years, charity has been one of the most pivotal aspects in the creation of a state, which while somewhat limited in resources, is not lacking...

Malta: Veronica Rotin in Debut Collection of Songs

Malta: Veronica Rotin in Debut Collection of Songs

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:12

Veronica, a ten year old female vocalist, who was also a finalist in the 4th edition of the hit television programme Io Canto, has been busy in the recording studio...

Malta: Red Electrick Take a Risk with New Single

Malta: Red Electrick Take a Risk with New Single

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 15 December 2014 19:46

It is a fair comment to pass that bands whose sound does not evolve, are somewhat archaic and stuck. Red Electrick have definitely made this their mantra, having developed a...

Local News

Malta: Charity Song features Ensemble of Stars

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 18 December 2014 16:53
Malta: Charity Song features Ensemble of Stars

In the past couple of years, charity has been one of the most pivotal aspects in the creation of a state, which while somewhat limited in resources, is not lacking...

Malta: Veronica Rotin in Debut Collection of Songs

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 16 December 2014 16:12
Malta: Veronica Rotin in Debut Collection of Songs

Veronica, a ten year old female vocalist, who was also a finalist in the 4th edition of the hit television programme Io Canto, has been busy in the recording studio...

Malta: Red Electrick Take a Risk with New Single

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 15 December 2014 19:46
Malta: Red Electrick Take a Risk with New Single

It is a fair comment to pass that bands whose sound does not evolve, are somewhat archaic and stuck. Red Electrick have definitely made this their mantra, having developed a...

International News

Italy: Sanremo 2015 Participants Officially Public

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 14 December 2014 17:37
Italy: Sanremo 2015 Participants Officially Public

In 2015, the prestigious Italian Festival, Sanremo wlil take place between the 10th and the 14th February, with the main host being none other than Carlo Conti, one of the...

MESC 15: More Digital Releases Through CAP-Sounds

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 12 December 2014 19:06
MESC 15: More Digital Releases Through CAP-Sounds

Since 2011, all songs competing in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, have not been published through a compilation album, as previously done, and therefore a number of record labels such...

Belarus: Alexander Rybak Written Song Makes Debut

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 04 December 2014 12:29
Belarus: Alexander Rybak Written Song Makes Debut

Alexander Rybak, a male singer/songwriter whose ascent to fame came as a result of a record breaking triumph at the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song...

Interviews

MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Karen DeBattista

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Monday, 17 November 2014 15:23
MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Karen DeBattista

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be...

MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Raquel Galdes

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Friday, 14 November 2014 12:46
MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Raquel Galdes

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be...

MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Deborah C

WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Friday, 14 November 2014 12:42
MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Deborah C

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be...

Editorials

Discovering Malta: the Magic of Gianluca Bezzina

WRITTEN Jorge Portoles On Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:22
Discovering Malta: the Magic of Gianluca Bezzina

What is the Eurovision Song Contest all about? Apparently it is only a song contest with a nationalist side, but I would like to tell you how this worked for...

Malta: Awe Inspiring Local Tune for August

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:55
Malta: Awe Inspiring Local Tune for August

And here we are, presenting to you all another monthly Maltese awe-inspiring tune. Riflessi (Reflections), sung by Karen DeBattista and composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Emil Calleja...

Malta: Davinia Shares Sizzling Tunes for July

WRITTEN Davinia Pace On Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:12
Malta: Davinia Shares Sizzling Tunes for July

escflashmalta.com in collaboration with Ironic PR Artist Management is proud to present a monthly blog written by Davinia, a two-time Malta Eurovision Song Contest participant, and currently one...