02 May 2016

Malta: Brand New Single Release by Kevin Borg

"Young at Heart", an emotional roller-coaster of words, all leading to an extraordinary climax is the right balance of pop and balladry, a comfortable zone for singer/songwriter Kevin Borg, and his co-writer Simon Gribbe. The solo single release, a first in three years for the male vocalist re-ignites a passion, a yearning for a sound which the public at home have grown to love. Since finishing as the first runner-up at the 2013 Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the self-penned "Needing You", Kevin Borg embarked on a songwriting journey, notching up successes in both the Asian and European markets, apart from also being responsible for the 2015 Malta Eurovision Song Contest second runner-up "Breakaway", sung by Glen Vella. In support of the release of "Young at Heart", a music video has been produced by Brand Expo Design, or rather more specifically Samuel Agius Livori and Derston Aquilina. It has already made the iTunes Charts in Malta, Sweden and Finland, making it another success for the male singer/songwriter. 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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GħTP – FKM 2016: Shortlist of 40 Songs Published

In a Press Release issued by the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, it has been made public that 40 songs have been shortlisted out of 144 submissions that were received at the Youth Travel Circle (YTC) on Tuesday 19th April. This year's edition of the music competition is being organised  under the auspices of Spazzju Kreattiv, the Public Broadcasting Services, Pjazza Teatru Rjal and Fondazzjoni Valletta 2018. During the course of the weekend, kicking off on Friday 22nd April, a professional panel of judges set forth to listen to all of the submissions, commenting that the songs were of an extremely high level, as has been the case in recent years. From the 40 shortlisted songs, 18 will get through to the first phase of the final, set for the 7th July, and then eventually the second phase of the final, set for the 9th July. Anġlu tas-Skiet Bħal Tifla Żgħira Bit-Tikketta Dak Li Nisma’ Dellu Tqil Eku Mill-Belt Għanja Miċħuda Għanjiet Ħabta u Sabta Ħallejt il-Passi Wrajk Ħanini Hemm Futur Ħsibijiet Id-Dieher Il-Biża’ u Jien Illum Is-Sinjur It-Tifel tal-Ktieb Jien Biss Kantali Waħda Kelma li Ma Ngħidx Kuraġġ Le Ma Nerġax L-Għadu Tiegħi Ma Ninsiex Mellisni Ngħidlek Normali Ottimista Paġna Ġdida Pupa tal-Plastik Ta’ Billejl Tama Taptipa Fuq L-Ispallejn Tibqa’ Anġlu Tibża’ Xejn Tiegħek Waħdi Miegħek Xagħar Twil X’Se Jsir? L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija will be a coordinated effort, with the support of the PBS Orchestra, led by Mro Paul Abela and Mro Joe Brown. The last winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was “Ġismi”, written by Mark & Matthew Pellicano, with vocals provided by Ecca whilst the last winner of the Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija was “Hawn Mill-Ġdid”, written by Paul Abela & Joe Julian Farrugia with vocals provided by Olivia Lewis. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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JESC 2016: Malta Confirmed as Host Country

It's Official! Malta has been chosen as host country for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, making the Public Broadcasting Services the host broadcaster for the second time in three (3) years. This time round, the small nation in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea will be hosting the event in Valletta, the capital city, and also European City of Culture 2018. This opportunity comes as a result of Destiny Chukunyere who blew everyone away with her clear distinctive soulful voice during a masterful rendition of "Not My Soul", an original song composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca, with Destiny aiding in both fields. This year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be undergoing some format changes. The main change which has been pointed out is that the event will be moving from Saturday evening slot to Sunday afternoon, with 20th November chosen as the preliminary date. At this point in time, there is no fixed venue, noting that the Public Broadcasting Services and the European Broadcasting Union will be making use of various venues around Valletta. Anton Attard, the Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broacasting Services will again act as Executive Producer having taken the role in 2014. He said he was thrilled to organise the event again: "Within PBS we have tried to challenge every aspect of Junior Eurovision, based on our experience of hosting in 2014. We can again promise a high-quality production, together with some new additions to the format, as well as our Maltese hospitality to everyone who joins us in Malta this November." More details about the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be given during a joint press conference between the two entities at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: junioreurovision.tv, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Photo) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Revealing the On Stage Team for #WoW

At the moment Ira Losco is extensively touring Europe attending one preview party to another in a bid to promote "Walk on Water", the original song which she co-wrote with Tim Larsson, Lisa Desmond, Molly Pettersson-Hammar and Tobias Lundgren, which she will present on behalf of Malta during the 1st semi-final on the 10th May 2016. Although surprise is a key-element in the presentation, certain details about the on-stage team have already been made public with Skorpion, a renowned male dancer who has accompanied Kylie Minogue, Taylor Swift and Madonna chosen to choreograph and Anna Azzopardi and Pamela Bezzina picked as backing vocalists. This will not be the first time that either of the two ladies have gone to the Eurovision Song Contest as a backing vocalist, noting that Anna had previously accompanied Lynn Chircop during "To Dream Again" back in 2003, and Pamela had been on stage with Thea Garrett and "My Dream" in 2010 as well as Glen Vella and "One Life" in 2011. It is well worth pointing out that Pamela was also the vocal coach for Firelight in 2014, and Amber in 2015. She will be taking on the dual role at this years' international music competition. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden. Source: Ira Losco (Official Facebook Page) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Brand New Single Release by Kevin Borg

GħTP – FKM 2016: Shortlist of 40 Songs Published

JESC 2016: Malta Confirmed as Host Country

Malta: Revealing the On Stage Team for #WoW

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GħTP – FKM 2016: Record Number of Submissions

GħTP – FKM 2016: Record Number of Submissions

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 21 April 2016 16:01

In a Press Release issued by the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, it has been made public that 144 submissions were received on Tuesday 19th April...

Malta: Eurovision Fever on F Living with Deo Grech

Malta: Eurovision Fever on F Living with Deo Grech

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:31

Deo Grech will initiate 'Eurovision Fever', a special set of episodes during 'The Celebrity Night' which celebrates the Eurovision Song Contest, and in particular, the entries in contention at this...

Malta: #WoW Set for Warner Music Sweden Release

Malta: #WoW Set for Warner Music Sweden Release

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 02 April 2016 13:49

Earlier today, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) revealed that following discussions with three major international record labels, Warner Music Sweden has been chosen to release “Walk on Water” on all...

Local News

GħTP – FKM 2016: Record Number of Submissions

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 21 April 2016 16:01
GħTP – FKM 2016: Record Number of Submissions

In a Press Release issued by the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, it has been made public that 144 submissions were received on Tuesday 19th April...

Malta: Eurovision Fever on F Living with Deo Grech

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 09 April 2016 12:31
Malta: Eurovision Fever on F Living with Deo Grech

Deo Grech will initiate 'Eurovision Fever', a special set of episodes during 'The Celebrity Night' which celebrates the Eurovision Song Contest, and in particular, the entries in contention at this...

Malta: Claudia Faniello in Emotional New Single

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Wednesday, 23 March 2016 03:08
Malta: Claudia Faniello in Emotional New Single

Claudia Faniello, a female singer/songwriter who requires no introduction whatsoever, having made her mark in the local music scene by partaking in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on various occasions,...

International News

Malta: #WoW Set for Warner Music Sweden Release

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 02 April 2016 13:49
Malta: #WoW Set for Warner Music Sweden Release

Earlier today, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) revealed that following discussions with three major international record labels, Warner Music Sweden has been chosen to release “Walk on Water” on all...

Malta: "Walk On Water" Officially Unveiled by PBS

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 17 March 2016 20:41
Malta: "Walk On Water" Officially Unveiled by PBS

Through the 8 o'clock news bulletin, the Public Broadcasting Services gave the first airplay to "Walk On Water", an original song co-written by Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly...

Iceland: Yohanna Teams Up with Gerard James Borg

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 17 March 2016 01:46
Iceland: Yohanna Teams Up with Gerard James Borg

Gerard James Borg, one of Malta's most successful songwriters, responsible for penning the lyrics for no less than 6 competing entries in the Eurovision Song Contest has recently been involved...

Interviews

Switzerland: Interview with Bella C (NF 2016)

WRITTEN Frank Feiler On Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:18
Switzerland: Interview with Bella C (NF 2016)

Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices...

Latvia: Interview with Justs Sirmais (NF 2016)

WRITTEN Frank Feiler On Tuesday, 09 February 2016 22:43
Latvia: Interview with Justs Sirmais (NF 2016)

Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices...

Iceland: Interview with Sigga Eyrun (NF 2014,2016)

WRITTEN Frank Feiler On Saturday, 06 February 2016 01:38
Iceland: Interview with Sigga Eyrun (NF 2014,2016)

Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices...

Editorials

Malta: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment Light Up the Stage

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 06 February 2016 01:17
Malta: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment Light Up the Stage

On the 30th and 31st January 2015, the Catholic Institute in Floriana played host to "Abba, Soul and Rock ‘n’ Roll" produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment. Ample media coverage was...

2015: Reviewing a Successful Year in Music

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Friday, 01 January 2016 15:02
2015: Reviewing a Successful Year in Music

Every year brings with it a number of events, festivals and lots of new material that many appreciate and play over and over throughout the year. The editorial board of...

Malta: Jaw Dropping Headliners at Rockestra 2015

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 13 September 2015 13:29
Malta: Jaw Dropping Headliners at Rockestra 2015

Stunning! One word, commonly used as a phrase to describe perfection. Somewhat rare that I use such language, for those who have come to know me, believe that I am...