28 July 2017

Interviews

Valentina Monetta, a young artist from San Marino who will always be known in the history books for having represented the micro-state on two occasions having donned the same honour last year with her entry The Social Network Song which was also composed by Ralph Siegel. San Marino is one of the few nations which is yet to make it through to the final of the Eurovision Song Contest unfortunately and it seems that they have their best shot ahead of them. escflashmalta.com with the help of Fernando Mercieca, part of the Delegation of San Marino this year has managed to get in touch with the female artist and speak to her about a variety of things including last years' representation, her career in San Marino and what she expects out of this years' competition. This will be the fourth participation of San Marino in the Eurovision Song Contest with…
Gianluca, the representative on behalf of Malta at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat has just concluded his promotional tour across Europe. He had the pleasure of visiting a number of countries including; Armenia, The Netherlands, Bulgaria, Hungary, Romania and the United Kingdom respectively. The media was present at every event and our colleagues at Radio International led by Juergen Boernig who is the escflashmalta.com Head of Communications spoke to our representative during the Eurovision In Concert within The Netherlands. Despite being an apparent newcomer to the local music scene, Gianluca rose to fame relatively quickly having managed to come out of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest as the victor ahead of artists such as Kevin Borg whose presence was well respected by the crowd. Juergen basically asked Gianluca of his plans in the lead up to…
L'Essenziale, co-written by Roberto Casalino, Francesco De Benedettis and Marco Mengoni, the latter of which also offers the vocal prowess will be representing Italy at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. This is one of the most popular tracks in the nation at the moment, having won the Sanremo competition and ranking at number #1 on the singles chart for more than a month. In recent weeks, he has been to several television and radio broadcasters in Italy promoting both the single as well as the sophomore album entitled #PRONTOACORRERE but he made time to attend the Eurovision In Concert within The Netherlands where fans and media alike swarmed him as one of the favourites in this years' international showcase. Eric Lehmann, President of OGAE Luxembourg and one of the several collaborators of Radio International and escflashmalta.com had the opportunity to speak to the renowned artists about his…
Alyona Lanskaya, the third female to represent Belarus at the Eurovision Song Contest in ten participations noting that male soloists have somewhat dominated the music scene. It is worth noting that in ten participations, only Dmitry Koldun and Work Your Magic achieved a respectable sixth place within the final with a mixed-gender group managing to make the final a couple of years later with the song Butterfly. escflashmalta.com with the help of Olivier Vanhoutte, part of the Belarussian Delegation this year has managed to get in touch with the female artist and speak to her about a variety of things including last years' attempt, this years' entry and what lies ahead in the future as a vocalist. Let’s take a trip down memory lane to last year, when you were initially selected by the public and a professional jury to represent Belarus in the Eurovision Song Contest with the song…
The editorial board of escflashmalta.com has continued to get in touch with artists competing in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and in this specific case, the semi-final in which Malta will be competing with the song Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals by Gianluca. As a matter of fact, before he takes to the stage, there will be Finland whose surprise winner at the end of the national selection was Krista Siegfrids with the song Marry Me which she co-wrote with Erik Nyholm, Kristoffer Karlsson, Jessica Lundström. Finland will be hoping to return to the final this year, having been disappointed last year with their entry När Jag Blundar performed by Pernilla Karlsson. Finland is one of the most unsuccessful countries to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest having only managed one victory, that being in 2006 at the hands of Lordi with…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 05:00

Ukraine: Interview with Zlata Ognevich (2013)

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Robin Stjernberg and Despina Olympiou will both be hoping to achieve success at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and it is intriguing to note that their selection was quite different with the lady from Cyprus chosen internally as opposed to the man from Sweden who had to go through several phases within the annual Melodifestivalen. Both artists have had the chance to speak to the editorial board of escflashmalta.com with interviews being conducted by Marc Calleja Bayliss and Antoine Farrugia. As a matter of fact, our third interview in the build up towards the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden is with Zlata Ognevich who will be representing Ukraine with Gravity composed by Mikhail Nekrasov to the lyrics of Karen Kavaleryan. 2003 was the year in which Ukraine joined the family of the Eurovision Song Contest with this year marking the eleventh participation. The nation has been…
 A number of interviews with artists competing in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest are currently being set up by the editorial board noting that we already had the pleasure of speaking to Robin Stjernberg courtesy of Lionheart Music Group. He was still competing in the Melodifestivalen at the time but nevertheless, You ended up making it through to the second chance, and then also the final where it topped the international jury vote and came second with the public. In the meantime, our second interview in the build up towards the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden is with Despina Olympiou who will be representing Cyprus with An Me Thimase composed by Andreas Giorgalli to the lyrics of Zenon Zindillis. Cyprus will be participating in this years’ Eurovision Song Contest for the thirty-first time and unfortunately, there has not been a victory despite a number of positive…
Tonight! The fourth and final semi-final of the Melodifestivalen will be taking place in the same city which is hosting the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest, not only that but also in the same venue, albeit worked to fit the smaller scenario of the Swedish national final which despite lacking slightly in quality this year is still very much strong in terms of production values. Earlier this week, escflashmalta.com had the opportunity to speak with the group, Army of Lovers who are staging their comeback through the competition and today, we are bringing you a chat with none other than Robin Stjernberg who was the Idol runner-up a couple of years back behind now Melodifestivalen 2013 eliminated participant, Amanda Fondell. Have a look at what he had to tell us just below. Following your participation of Idol, you were signed to Lionheart Music Group and released your debut album entitled My…
Thursday, 21 February 2013 04:07

Exclusive: Zoe Alexis speaks to escflashmalta

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One of the most anticipated national finals this season seems to be the one taking place in Ireland and this is due to the fact that it is somewhat wide open with the artists gathering endorsements from renowned personalities in the entertainment industry to garner public acknowledgment and indeed, support. Zoe Alexis is one of the five artists competing for the right to represent the country in the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest having been selected by mentor and songwriter; Niall Mooney to perform the song Fire which he co-wrote alongside Lauren White and Willie Weeks. escflashmalta.com had the opportunity to have a chat with her prior to the actual final which is taking place tomorrow evening. Ireland has managed to come out on top at the Eurovision Song Contest on an astonishing seven occasions, but nevertheless, the last time that this happened was way back in 1996 with Eimear Quinn…
Melodifestivalen is somewhat keeping an intriguingly low profile thus far considering that Sweden is hosting this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest but nevertheless, SVT is making sure that showcase is successful and as a matter of fact, viewing rates have been stunning thus far. The fourth and final semi-final will be taking place this Saturday evening and based on just the names of the artists, it will surely be a firecracker with two potential winners competing. As a matter of fact, the first are a group who barely need any introduction within a European front following their success during the nineties where they defined a distinctively different form of pop. Army of Lovers will take to the stage in Malmö Arena, the venue of the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest to perform the song Rockin' The Ride written by Per QX, Andreas Öhrn and Henrik Wikström. Several individuals were…

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