27 May 2015

Eurovision 15: Mans Earns Sixth Victory for Sweden

It's a wrap! Vienna, the capital city of Austria, known as the epitome of culture has had the opportunity to play host to the Eurovision Song Contest, and setting the record for boasting equal opportunities throughout the whole show. At the end of the spectacle, "Heroes", sung by Mans Zelmerlow, on behalf of Sweden was crowned winner, with "A Million Voices", sung by Polina Gagarina on behalf of Russia finishing in second place and "Grande Amore", interpreted to perfection by Il Volo for Italy landed third place. In Malta, it was the usual chant of "let's boycott the event", following the non-qualification of Amber whose entry "Warrior" was penned by Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca to the music of Elton Zarb. Not all was lost, as the semi-final results proved to tell a different story with Malta finishing in 5th place with the professional jury, and 14th place with the public at home. Once more, the overall result was 11th place, a feat which Malta had the misfortune to also face back in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest when Glen Vella sang "One Life", composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan. In this competition, it is important to be innovative not only in the creation of the song, but also in the visual aspect of the presentation, and that is something that each singer, songwriter, manager and publicist should look to prior to entering next year's edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. On another note, I would like to personally thank the editorial team of escflashmalta.com including our affiliates Radio International and ESCnews for their continued support, as well as the special guest bloggers; Lyndsay, Marilena Gauci, Christabelle, Claudia Faniello, Brooke, Marie Claire Attard Bason, Danica Muscat, Tinatin Japaridze and Karen DeBattista. Until next year, in Sweden, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Eurovision 2015: Final Running Order Made Public

In Vienna, the capital city of Austria, dress rehearsals for the final night of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 are currently taking place, as twenty (20) participating countries were selected from the semi-finals through a mixture of public and jury voting in order to join the seven (7) pre-determined finalists, who secured their place as part of the guidelines of the event, as set forth by the European Broadcasting Union. As participants drew their part of the running order in the post semi-final press conferences, the excitement grew with regards to how the final line-up will look like, and in the wee hours of morning, the European Broadcasting Union made public the running order in which each of the finalists will be presenting their respective entry. 01. Slovenia 02. France 03. Israel 04. Estonia 05. United Kingdom 06. Armenia 07. Lithuania 08. Serbia 09. Norway 10. Sweden 11. Cyprus 12. Australia 13. Belgium 14. Austria 15. Greece 16. Montenegro 17. Germany 18. Poland 19. Latvia 20. Romania 21. Spain 22. Hungary 23. Georgia 24. Azerbaijan 25. Russia 26. Albania 27. Italy Unfortunately, Malta is not part of this line-up, despite the fact that Amber gave a stunning interpretation of her entry "Warrior", her original entry penned by Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca to the composition of Elton Zarb. Nevertheless, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter as our LIVE blogging continues, with Antoine Farrugia, Marc Calleja Bayliss, Brooke Borg and Davinia Pace during the final night of the worlds' most prestigious event in Malta. Source: eurovision.tv You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Eurovision 2015: Awesome Dress Rehearsal for Amber

Earlier this afternoon, the first dress rehearsal for the second semi-final took place at the Wiener Stadhalle in Vienna, Austria as the Eurovision Song Contest heads into another eventful showcase, after noting the success of Albania, Armenia, Russia, Romania, Hungary, Greece, Estonia, Georgia, Serbia, Belgium. In a striking performance, filled to the brim with confidence, Amber gave her utmost and shone as she sang "Warrior", her original song penned by Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca with music by Elton Zarb. Tonight! Our "Warrior" will have another dress rehearsal, and it is quite an important one, noting that the professional juries across the 17 competing countries as well as Australia, Italy, Germany, and the United Kingdom will be deciding 50% of the final results. Remember that escflashmalta.com will be LIVE blogging through the Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the three shows with stars such as; Davinia, Brooke, Danica Muscat, Christabelle, Marie Claire Attard Bason and Karen DeBattista amongst others. Stay tuned! Source: eurovisionaryeurovision song malta You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Eurovision 2015: Amber Stuns on the Red Carpet

On Monday, the Wiener Stadhalle in Vienna, Austria will be welcoming an audience for the very first time, as the dress rehearsals for the first semi-final kick-off an extremely busy week, one which will lead to the grand final on Saturday 23rd May 2015. In a formal event, used an an introductory meet and greet, the participants of the biggest music competition in the world gather round and relax, prior to the week long journey. Clad in a beautiful emerald green dress, Amber took to the red carpet, accompanied by songwriters Elton Zarb and Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca, whilst accompanied by the Maltese Delegation, led by Anton Attard. Our "Warrior" will take to the stage on Thursday in slot number #5. Remember that escflashmalta.com will be LIVE blogging through the Facebook and Twitter accounts for all the three shows with stars such as; Davinia, Brooke, Danica Muscat, Christabelle, Marie Claire Attard Bason and Karen DeBattista amongst others. Stay tuned! Source: eurovision.tv You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Eurovision 15: Mans Earns Sixth Victory for Sweden

Eurovision 2015: Final Running Order Made Public

Eurovision 2015: Awesome Dress Rehearsal for Amber

Eurovision 2015: Amber Stuns on the Red Carpet

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