27 August 2014

MESC 2015: Gozitans Opt Out of Submission Process

Gozo, sister island of Malta, and home to an incredible amount of talented singers and songwriters, will be lacking in submission numbers according to our intelligence, with both Pamela and Ruth Portelli opting out of the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. With the time-frame being respectfully limited and with other projects, it does not come as a surprise that a couple of vocalists will be sitting a year out. Ruth Portelli spoke directly to the editorial team of escflashmalta.com whilst Pamela stated her intentions during a recent interview she gave to Natius Farrugia and Deo Grech during the Summer Hit Song Contest which airs on F Living. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Between them, the talented ladies had been part of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest set-up a total of eight times, with Pamela participating on seven occasions between 2005 and 2014, and Ruth Portelli making it through to the final back in the 2010 edition. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available. Source: F Living, escflashmalta.com You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 2014: Anticipated Celebrity Duets Commence

Tonight! The Summer Hit Song Contest continues. A music competition which originally took place between 2008 and 2011 and featured Miriam Christine, Neville Refalo, Romina Mamo, Minik and Siconix as winners, with a brand new selection of original songs. The celebrity-packed show is set to host leading singers from the local entertainment scene. It's Time for the Celebrity Duets on the Summer Hit Song Contest! The third phase of the Summer Hit Song Contest series kicks off tonight at 20:30 on f Living Channel with the much-awaited Celebrity Duets phase. Top local artists will be invited by this year's participants to feature as special guests in a duets-version rendition of their songs.     Fiona Vella from Fiona Couture will spice up the show with her critique on the artists' fashion sense. Miriam Christine, the very first winner of the Malta Hit Song Contest (2008) will return to the show with a specific role ... one, which will be revealed during the show. During this week's show we will be able to follow the following Celebrity Duets: Mark Tonna will feature in Rita Pace and Audrey Marie's entry, 'Overboard'; Annabelle will feature in Danica Muscat's entry, 'Fearless'; Pamela will feature in Roberta Briffa's entry 'If I Was Her' and in Joseph's entry 'Fool for Love'; Amber will feature in Rachel Verzin's entry 'The Joke Is On You'. The guest artists will also perform songs from their own repertoire, whilst the Summer Hit Song Contest participants will draw their own place in the final's running order. The competition aims to promote the local music artists in search of a true hit song. The show is produced and hosted by Deo Grech and Ignatius Farrugia. Stay tuned escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for the latest news from this year's edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. Show is aired on Mondays and Sundays at 20:30 CET on F Living channel, your favourite tv channel for the best music this summer. Source: Summer Hit Song Contest You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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MESC 2015: Claudia Joins Davinia on the Sidelines

Claudia Faniello, a regular face at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest throughout the years, has decided to opt out of the competition for the second consecutive occasion. The reasoning behind this is relatively straightforward, with the female singer/songwriter currently working on her sophomore album, the follow-up to the successful debut "Convincingly Better" which was released on the CAP-Sounds imprint. The lead single off the record, "When It's Time" was a participating entry in the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and peaked at number #2 on Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D. It was the beginning of a different journey for Claudia, something that was given more life with the release of the second single "One Fine Day". Supported by a music and lyric video, all done in an extremely professional manner, the song managed to top Malta's Top Ten on 89.7 Bay for more than 3 weeks in a row. Claudia Faniello follows in the footsteps of Davinia, as former runner-ups who will not be sending in any submissions for the 2015 Malta Eurovision Song Contest. You may support both female singer/songwriters through their official accounts on social networking website, Facebook. In the meantime, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: A Series of Unplugged Sessions by Jessika

Malta: A Series of Unplugged Sessions by Jessika

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:45

Jessika, winner of the TVM Award and the Tele-Voting portion of the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with 'Hypnotica' composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of...

JESC 2014: Federica Falzon Never Ceases to Impress

JESC 2014: Federica Falzon Never Ceases to Impress

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 22 August 2014 13:30

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Norway: Alexander Rybak in Surprise Visit to Malta

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WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 22 August 2014 03:10

Surprise! Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with “Fairytale” is currently on a short private visit to Malta, most likely inter-related to either the...

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Malta: A Series of Unplugged Sessions by Jessika

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 23 August 2014 20:45
Malta: A Series of Unplugged Sessions by Jessika

Jessika, winner of the TVM Award and the Tele-Voting portion of the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with 'Hypnotica' composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of...

JESC 2014: Federica Falzon Never Ceases to Impress

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 22 August 2014 13:30
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Federica Falzon, co-winner of the 7th season of Ti Lascio Una Canzone and representative of Malta at this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest recently had the opportunity...

Malta: The New Victorians Release Extended Play

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 19 August 2014 18:25
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International News

Norway: Alexander Rybak in Surprise Visit to Malta

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 22 August 2014 03:10
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Surprise! Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with “Fairytale” is currently on a short private visit to Malta, most likely inter-related to either the...

JESC 2014: Slovenia Becomes the Latest Addition

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Wednesday, 20 August 2014 17:29
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JESC 2014: Participants List bound for September

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 18 August 2014 17:54
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On the 15th November, Malta will be playing host to this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and with 13 countries officially confirmed, it seems that both the...

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SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Anna Azzopardi

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 22 August 2014 03:00
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Anna Azzopardi

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Janice Mangion

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 16 August 2014 13:42
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Janice Mangion

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Julie Pomorski

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 14 August 2014 21:23
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In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

Editorials

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WRITTEN Davinia Pace On Thursday, 31 July 2014 13:12
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Malta: Rumours Spread about a Possible Duet

WRITTEN Elaine Camilleri On Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:58
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Rumours are spreading like a wild fire that Ira Losco and Gianluca Bezzina would be submitting an entry into the next edition of the Malta Eurovision. Both singers were contacted...

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WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:28
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