28 July 2014

SHSC 2014: The Anvils Highlight Third Programme

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. Father and daughter, Janvil and Jade Marie Vella are among the special guests of this week's Summer Hit show. Jade Marie Vella, fresh from her success in the Romanian 'Ti Amo' Festival will perform her winning entry 'Unica' (S.Galea/J.J.Farrugia).  Jade's father will be the next celebrity to take the show's hot seat. Leading singer and tv personality Janvil will also perform his rumba-version of the New Cuorey's classic 'Għajnejn Sbieħ' a track taken from his cd 'Maltese Gem'.  The final six Summer Hit Song Contest 2014 entries premiered on the show will be: Domenique's ''Back To'' (Mark Scicluna / Emil Calleja Bayliss); Christian's ''Another Night In Heaven'' (Philip Vella / Rita Pace); Roberta Briffa's ''If I Was Her'' (Renato Briffa / Rita Pace); Anna Azzopardi's ''My Hero'' (Renato Briffa / Keith Zammit); Kelly Cassar's ''One Precious Mile'' (Philip Vella / Gerard J. Borg); and Dayle Camilleri's ''You'' (Minik / Alison Ellul). 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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SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Mauro

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 the re-introduction of the Summer Hit Song Contest which returns to F Living as from the 14th July 2014. A total of 18 entries got through to the final stage of the competition with no less than 8 of them having already made it to the top of the music scene by virtue of reaching the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on at least one previous occasion. We're going to chat to ALL the artists in contention so that you, our readers will have the opportunity to get to know them better. The second artist in our series of interviews is Mauro, and the song which he is presenting bears the name "Fire Spell" composed by DJ Toby to the lyrics of Natasha Turner. In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is a major outlet for the music industry, but then again, with such a mindset, what role does the return of the Summer Hit Song Contest have in your opinion and would you like it to be part of the music calendar? Is it true that the eurovision Malta is the major outlet for the maltese singers to expose their selves in the maltese industry but regarding the summer hit song contest it’s a big boost to expose the singers singing their orginal songs in english..... singing in English its not an easy task cause of diction etc..... but the summer hit song contest is helping local singers reach their dreams of being part in the maltese charts. Summer hit song contest should be an annual appointment to find a true summer hit. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Mauro, back in 2007, you reached the final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest following the triumphant wildcard phase which the Public Broadcasting Services organised between 2006 and 2007. Could you walk us through the whole journey? It was a long journey i must say..... I submit my song Unite composed by Augusto Cardinali and written by Giovann to a competition called opportunity two challenge. A competition for new comers who never reached the finals of the malta song for europe and i was one of the chosen singers among 15 other songs.... first round was the live phase where all the singer had to sing  their song live and a panel of judges had to choose the best 5 songs from the whole lot .....  I was one of the top 5 and the second round we had to sing the song again and the best two song chosen by the judges and televoting will make it throught the finals of the malta song for europe 2007.... first it was julia grima who was announced and i was very pleased fr her coz she had a rally great song and after  she was announced my name was mentioned and i was truly surprised coz i didnt expected i could make it that far...... then all the preparations had started and my dream came true when i sang on that big stage ....... it was an experience of a lifetime!! Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics? My entry for the summer hit song contest is called Fire Spell written by Natasha Turner and music by DJ Toby....the meaning of the song is that to show someone that u like him/her you don't need to act just be you, because with someone’s simplicity can attract more attention than someone who is so fake. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video One of the key elements which have transpired upon the return of the Summer Hit Song Contest is the promotion of each artist and entry. How has f living re-defined the competition and what has been the general public reaction?  I had a huge response from the public .. I work as a hairstylist so I meet lots of people and every is telling me that they saw me on television .. although F Living is relatively a new television station in Malta it has already gained the respect of the viewers which is great .. Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com? I would like to say hope you like my song Fire Spell.. keep following escflashmalta.com like I do cause its very interesting and always updated with such interesting news .... and support local talent .... thanks for your support. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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JESC 2014: Twelve Countries Confirm Participation

It seems that the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services are working extremely well together to ensure that this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is successful considering that 12 countries have already confirmed participation. This is the same number of countries which had participated in the 2013 edition which took place in Kiev, Ukraine although it seems that a couple of more participating nation will be either making their return or their debut according to circulating rumours. Apart from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Ukraine who all took part in the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, there will also be the debut of Italy and Montenegro, as well as the return of Cyprus and Serbia. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Gaia Cauchi, a student of La Voix Academy and a client of Ironic PR & Artist Management was the winner of the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with "The Start", a song which she co-wrote with Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and Matt Mercieca. Fast forward a couple of months, and Malta will be using the same formula as Federica Falzon who holds the same credentials will be representing the country with a song written by the same aforementioned trio. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Source: Junior Eurovision (Official Website) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 2014: The Anvils Highlight Third Programme

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Mauro

JESC 2014: Twelve Countries Confirm Participation

Latest News

Malta: Claudia Faniello Unveils New Music Video

Malta: Claudia Faniello Unveils New Music Video

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 25 July 2014 18:57

Claudia Faniello, a female singer/songwriter and three-time runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has released a music video to accompany her latest single "One Fine Day". The song co-written...

Exclusive: No Participation Planned for Davinia

Exclusive: No Participation Planned for Davinia

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 25 July 2014 18:12

In 2013, one of the surprise packages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest was female singer/songwriter Davinia, whose entry "Betrayed" composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matt Mercieca...

MESC 2015: Ira Losco Discusses Gianluca Duet

MESC 2015: Ira Losco Discusses Gianluca Duet

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 24 July 2014 23:06

It was just a couple of days ago that newsbook.com published an article pertaining to the possibility of a duet between Ira Losco and Gianluca, one which would then be...

Local News

Malta: Claudia Faniello Unveils New Music Video

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 25 July 2014 18:57
Malta: Claudia Faniello Unveils New Music Video

Claudia Faniello, a female singer/songwriter and three-time runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has released a music video to accompany her latest single "One Fine Day". The song co-written...

Exclusive: No Participation Planned for Davinia

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 25 July 2014 18:12
Exclusive: No Participation Planned for Davinia

In 2013, one of the surprise packages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest was female singer/songwriter Davinia, whose entry "Betrayed" composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matt Mercieca...

MESC 2015: Ira Losco Discusses Gianluca Duet

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 24 July 2014 23:06
MESC 2015: Ira Losco Discusses Gianluca Duet

It was just a couple of days ago that newsbook.com published an article pertaining to the possibility of a duet between Ira Losco and Gianluca, one which would then be...

International News

Netherlands: Corinna Chats to Radio International

WRITTEN Juergen Boernig On Wednesday, 23 July 2014 18:53
Netherlands: Corinna Chats to Radio International

Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 Cable...

JESC 2014: Montenegro Set to Debut in Malta

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 19 July 2014 18:22
JESC 2014: Montenegro Set to Debut in Malta

RTCG, the public broadcaster of Montenegro, responsible for the nation's participation in events organised by the European Broadcasting Union have confirmed their debut in this year's edition of the Junior...

Cyprus: CyBC Set for MAD TV Collaboration

WRITTEN Lee Harley On Sunday, 13 July 2014 02:05
Cyprus: CyBC Set for MAD TV Collaboration

CyBC, the public broadcaster responsible for the participation of Cyprus in events organised by the European Broadcasting Union is expected to confirm the selection method for the upcoming edition of...

Interviews

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Joseph

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Wednesday, 23 July 2014 19:45
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Joseph

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...

San Marino: Interview with Valentina Monetta (12, 13, 14)

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 20 April 2014 13:41
San Marino: Interview with Valentina Monetta (12, 13, 14)

In recent years, escflashmalta.com has been on the forefront in chatting to artists who would be heading to the Eurovision Song Contest and hopefully representing their country and achieving a positive result....

Armenia: Interview with Aram MP3 (2014)

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 18 April 2014 10:23
Armenia: Interview with Aram MP3 (2014)

In recent years, escflashmalta.com has been on the forefront in chatting to artists who would be heading to the Eurovision Song Contest and hopefully representing their country and achieving a...

Editorials

Malta: Rumours Spread about a Possible Duet

WRITTEN Elaine Camilleri On Sunday, 20 July 2014 19:58
Malta: Rumours Spread about a Possible Duet

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...

Malta: An Awe Inspiring Local Tune for July

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Tuesday, 15 July 2014 13:28
Malta: An Awe Inspiring Local Tune for July

Welcome to a new initiative by escflashmalta.com. Given that a lot of our readers are not Maltese, on a monthly basis, we will be reviewing two songs in Maltese so...

Malta: Rumours of Possible FiKM Removal Surface

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 29 June 2014 13:04
Malta: Rumours of Possible FiKM Removal Surface

In 2013, following an 11-year absence, the International Festival of Maltese Song returned to the local cultural calendar under the auspice of the Secretariat for Culture, then led by the...