22 July 2017

Malta: Crosswalk Continue Journey with Debut Single

Broken Unprepared” is an intriguing title for a debut single, and no one at this portal would have expected any different from Crosswalk, who first emerged onto the scene with their promotional track, “So Simple” at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Written by Boris Cezek, the song has an interesting flair to it, almost out of a musical, to be more direct, “Rent”. Despite having formed back in 1999, as a band between two friends, Steve Camilleri Bowman and guitarist Kenny D’Ugo, 2017 seems to be a year of firsts, adding vocalists Janice DeBattista to the line-up as well as songwriter and producer Boris Cezek. In support of the release, the band have also issued a lyric video, created by Duane Laus, the same mastermind behind lyric videos of Firelight, Gianluca Bezzina, Avenue Sky, and Janice Mangion amongst others. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Crosswalk You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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GħTP 2017: New and Veteran Faces in 18 Finalists

The 41st edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija is going to take place on the 2nd September at Pjazza Teatru Rjal with the accompaniment of the Malta Concert Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Paul Abela and Maestro Joe Brown. This year saw 131 entries received by the L-Għanja tal-Poplu Committee, which they whittled down to 48 semi-finalists thanks to a jury panel which consisted of Maestro Manuel Pirotta, Dr Michael Spagnol, Alfie Fabri and Joe Piscopo, after hearing the CD recordings. In the second phase, the semi-final, another jury panel, this time consisting of Vince Fabri, Christopher Spiteri, Justin Galea, Phyllis Debono, Noel D’Anastas and Frank O’Neill, picked 18 finalists, all of which will get the opportunity to share their songs, their messages to a wider audience.  The list of finalists in alphabetical order is as follows: 13, Strada Stretta (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Dario Bezzina) - Dario u Grecia Bezzina Antifona ta’ Mħabba (Joseph Calleja / Edward Magri) - Kapitlu Tlettax, Dominic Cini u Ina Robinich Arani Ngħix (Andy Muscat / Cyprian Cassar) - Andy Muscat B’Kelma (Charlie Dalli) - X-Tend Dil-Qalb (Fleur Balzan / Paul Giordimaina) - Anna Azzopardi Dwejra B’Tieqa Fiha (Giovann Attard / Mark Spiteri Lucas) - Charlene Rae Muscat Għanjiet (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Andrew Zahra) - Michela Galea Ħallejt il-Ħolm Iġorrni (Mario Scerri / Brian Abela) - Amplified Ħolqa (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Luke Agius / Julie Pomorski / Augusto Cardinali) - Julie Pomorski Kliem Ix-Xiħ (Mark Cachia) - Mark Cachia Li Kien Għalija (Rita Pace / Marco Debono) - Rachel Mamo Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ (Paul Ellul / Pamela Bezzina) - Jessica Magro Mill-Għatba ‘l Barra (Dario Bezzina) - Sebastian Calleja u Michela Dalli Min Jaf (Ryan Grech) - Ryan Grech Narak Kuntent (Odelsie Camilleri) - Odelsie Camilleri Ritratt (Philip Vella) - Monica Said Rutina Tgħallina (Xarulu) - Xarulu Stalett (Paul Ellul / Glen Vella) - Jurgen Xerri This festival is being organised by L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjazza Teatru Rjal and with the collaboration of L-Akkademja tal-Malti. L-Għanja tal-Poplu is supported by Arts Council Malta – Cultural Partnership Agreement. 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: għanjafest.com You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Fresh Sound for Sarah Bonnici in New Single

Born on the 30th May 1998, Sarah Bonnici is an extremely talented female singer/songwriter whose reputation in the local music scene is growing at a pulsing rate. During the past couple of months, she has been working on her sophomore single, following her debut with “Bandwagon”, written by Pamela Bezzina and Emil Calleja Bayliss back in 2015.     “Breathe Your Love”, co-written by Kevin Borg and Simon Gribbe is a fusion of Pop and Electronic Dance music which is surely going to get people groovin’ on the dancefloors this summer. The new single is being released by K_Records with coordination by Ironic PR & Artist Management.   “I am thrilled to have had the chance to work on a song with Kevin Borg, one of the most recognisable names in the pop music industry” said Sarah adding that the song is “fresh, current and an absolute joy to perform”.   Kevin Borg, one of the two co-writers on the track was “impressed by Sarah’s abilities as a performer during a gig and had to work with her” continuing to say that when “the muse flowed, I knew that Sarah had to be the one to perform, Breathe Your Love”.   In support of the release, which officially took place on the 30th June 2017, Sarah Bonnici and her team thought it would make sense to work on a lyric video, hoping to get the song’s message across through a myriad of colours and designs. This lyric video which was launched on the 28th June 2017, was produced by Jordan DeGiorgio and Rebecca Barry on behalf of DeeMedia.   “Breathe Your Love” is available for purchase on all major digital stores such as iTunes, Amazon and Apple Music as well as streaming through Spotify and Deezer. 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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ESC 2017: Completely Different Options for Claudia

It is no secret that following the first rehearsal, countries make amends to their respective stage performances in order to improve in time for the live broadcast, either during the first semi-final or the second semi-final unless the host country or part of the big five, cause in that case, the grand final. Malta’s very own Claudia Faniello will be treating the audiences at the rehearsals a completely different look on Friday 5th May. It has been promised that the second outfit will be less demure, and thus showing some skin. It is following this particular rehearsal that #TeamMalta will be deciding which look to go for, and then unveil it during the jury dress rehearsal which take place on Wednesday 10th May. I think it is important to mention Claudia’s styling team which comprises of Justin Brincat, who’s responsible for the make-up; Ritianne Borg who’s responsible for her hair, and Gaetano Busuttil who’s responsible for the custom dresses that she is wearing. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from Claudia Faniello and #TeamMalta. Source: Thomas Hanses (EBU) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Fresh Sound for Sarah Bonnici in New Single

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ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:03

There are no words to describe the excellent rehearsal that Claudia Faniello gave yesterday morning as she left everyone gasping for air, breathless really. She wore a rather demure white...

GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

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WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Monday, 27 March 2017 21:10

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WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 09 March 2017 00:54

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GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Monday, 27 March 2017 21:10
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L-Għanja tal-Poplu committee invites authors, composers, musical groups and singer-songwriters to participate in the 41st edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, a festival of original songs in Maltese....

Malta: An Entertaining Saturday Night Line Up

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 09 March 2017 00:54
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Through our social media platforms on Facebook, and Twitter, we have proudly supported Spiteri Lucas Entertainment and their weekly production of “The Entertainers”, hosted by Janvil on NET Television by...

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WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 09 March 2017 00:17
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ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Wednesday, 03 May 2017 08:03
ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

There are no words to describe the excellent rehearsal that Claudia Faniello gave yesterday morning as she left everyone gasping for air, breathless really. She wore a rather demure white...

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