26 April 2015

Malta: Eurovision Roundtable of Artists on F Living

'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. Since the Eurovision Song Contest is now just a month away, the programme has taken a different twist, as entries competing in this year's musical extravaganza in Vienna, Austria are being reviewed by some of the most recognisable faces in the local music industry.  Tonight! William Mangion, a male singer/songwriter who represented Malta in the 1993 Eurovision Song Contest with "This Time", along with Jessika, a female singer/songwriter who has taken part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on six non-consecutive occasions including being the public choice in 2014 will be discussing joined by Karl Bonaci, Fiona and Deo Grech to discuss the competing entries from Serbia, Hungary, Belarus, Russia, Denmark, Albania, Romania and Georgia. Remember that 'The Celebrity Night' airs on Saturday night at 20:30 and Sunday night at 18:30 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 You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Amber Jets Off on a Short Promotional Tour

In November 2014, a panel of professional judges from five different countries, along with the public unanimously agreed that "Warrior", written by Elton Zarb and Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca with vocals provided by Amber would represent Malta at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. It has been a busy fortnight for the female singer, going onto give two sold-out concert at the Mediterranean Conference Centre before jetting off to Russia and the United Kingdom on a promotional trip, which will see her perform in two major events. First up is the Eurovision Gala Concert organised by Graffa Media and Communications Agency which is taking place this evening at 19:00 (GMT+3) at the Place De Paris, Korston Hotel, which is one of the major hotels in Moscow. Amber, will be starring along with another eleven international acts from the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest including representatives from Belarus, Iceland, Australia, San Marino, Montenegro, FYR Macedonia, Israel, Azerbaijan, the United Kingdom and Russia as well as a number of former participants. This event in particular is being highly publicised in Russia, and will be preceded by a red-carpet entrance. The second event on the itinerary is the London Eurovision Party which is taking place at the Cafe de Paris and which Malta has taken part in for the past couple of years, noting that Firelight, Gianluca Bezzina, and Kurt Calleja were all amongst the acts to have made the trip. Fifteen acts will be present this time round, those coming from the United Kingdom, Australia, Sweden, Norway, Switzerland, Germany, Malta, Latvia, Austria, Hungary, Montenegro, Cyprus, Greece, Moldova and the Czech Republic. A couple of former representatives, including the aforementioned Kurt Calleja and Ray Caruana, who represented the United Kingdom in 1989 will be amongst the special guests. A quick reminder that the Maltese entry "Warrior" is available for purchase through iTunes, and also available for streaming on Spotify. In Vienna, Amber will be taking to the stage in position number #5 during the second semi-final slated for the 21st May 2015. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Source: tvm.com.mt, JJ Chircop You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: New Single and Music Video for The Crowns

"Mary Jane", the brand new single released by The Crowns, a pop/rock band which features; Gianluca Cappitta, Chris Ciantar, Victorio Gauci, Jean Paul Mollicone and Luke Vella Clark is the first track off the continuation of a journey, one which started in 2010, eventually leading to the release of the debut album "Someone Else" in 2013. Spawning 7 successful singles, including a remix, The Crowns have never looked back, and it seems like this new release will only lead to an extremely busy 2015. Co-produced by David Vella from Temple Studios, and mastered by Fred Kevorkian from Avatar Studios in the United States, “Mary Jane” is fresh, modern and finds itself promoting a lyrical twist, a twofold-meaning so to speak, due to the fact that it primarily refers to a woman, whilst secondarily referring to that same woman as a drug, which is addictive, and eventually destructive. In support of the release, a music video has been directed, produced, filmed and edited by Matthew James Borg. The main aim was to create a party scene, where everyone is having fun. The Crowns would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this project, including Marc Calleja Bayliss of Ironic PR & Artist Management, Luke Engerer for styling the guys with brands from IQ at Baystreet, Charmaine Gauci for the make-up as well as Keith Shaw and Josephine Abela for their hospitality. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 15: High Quality of Entries Leads to 21 Finalists

On Saturday 18th April, a special edition of The Celebrity Night, hosted by Deo Grech on F Living led to the revelation of the finalists for the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. In a surprise twist, the organising committee thought it best to include 21 entries, rather than the original 17 for the simple reason 'that the quality of entries is much higher than in previous years'. This year, a record number of 89 submissions were sent in for the Summer Hit Song Contest, with a professional panel of judges first whittling them down to 30, before eventually making the final selection, thus eliminating a total of 10 songs, all of which were deemed to be possible qualifiers. In a statement to this portal, Deo Grech stated that 'another successful edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest' is on the agenda with a mixture of new, and established artists, all seeking the main prizes. Amour (Philip Vella) - Danica Muscat Astronaut (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar Bandwagon (Pamela Bezzina / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Sarah Bonnici Bounce Back (Renato Briffa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Michela Galea Dangerous (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Jillianne Camilleri Do It Better (Rita Pace) - Rita Pace & Audrey Marie Eclipse (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Ana-Maria Grima Escape (Carlo Gerada / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Stefan Galea Feel (Joe George Micallef) - Odessa Freedom (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Simaria Galea Guess What? (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Christian Arding Hurricane (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Marilena Gauci  If I Only Knew (Pamela Bezzina / Sarah Crystal) - Sarah Crystal Lessons in Love (Ray Agius / Rita Pace) - Dario Mifsud Bonnici Lucky Me (Kaya / Rita Pace) - Graziella Vella One of a Kind (Andrew Zahra / Rita Pace) - Michela Dalli Remember (Yann Charpentier / Emilio Martinez Verdejo / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire Shattered Dreams (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Annalise Psaila Summer Time (Marco Debono / Doris Chetcuti) - Kurt Cassar  Tabula Rasa (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard) - Julie Pomorski  Unbreakable (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Cherylis In support of the local music scene, and the festival circuit, escflashmalta.com will be interviewing all of the acts competing in the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest over the next couple of weeks and months, following the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest. We kindly urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. Source: F Living You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Eurovision Roundtable of Artists on F Living

Malta: Amber Jets Off on a Short Promotional Tour

Malta: New Single and Music Video for The Crowns

SHSC 15: High Quality of Entries Leads to 21 Finalists

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SHSC 15: Shortlist of 30 Entries Made Public

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 13 April 2015 21:14
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WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 11 April 2015 18:08
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'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...

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WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 14 April 2015 19:44
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One of the most talked about acts preceding the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest has surely been Genealogy, a 6-piece super group comprising of Essai Altounian, Tamar Kaprelian,...

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WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 09 April 2015 18:28
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