Gianluca, the artist who will represent Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat will be making a television appearance alongside his band this evening. On the programme Close Up hosted by Pierre Portelli on TVM 2, Gianluca will be revealing the deepest and darkest secrets of his life with his collaborators and team doing more of the same to each other in what has been coined as a reflection into the real life of the performer.
According to the host, Pierre Portelli, the 'light hearted programme turned out to reveal a very serious and scary background story'. You can watch the programme on the official website of the Public Broadcasting Services. Malta will be performing in the first half of the second semi-final alongside countries such as Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Finland, Iceland, Latvia, FYR Macedonia and San Marino. The draw is yet to be determined but the producers of the competition revealed that they will be able to make revelations by the end of this month, with the European Broadcasting Union stating that they 'want every song to shine' and thus a careful assessment needs to take place which results will be out by the 29th March 2013. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Source: Pierre Portelli Official Facebook, PBS, Kris Micallef (Image)
In recent years, one of the most recognisable artists in the world of classical music has surely been Joseph Calleja who hails from the Maltese Islands. This is definitely not an artist one would expect to be associated with the Eurovision Song Contest but nevertheless, has played his fair share in terms of support throughout the years. In 2011, when the international competition was taking place in Germany, he had been the one to introduce One Life performed by Glen Vella to the music of Paul Giordimaina and the lyrics of Fleur Balzan. With the release of the official music video of Tomorrow sung by Gianluca to the music and lyrics of Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek being extremely fresh, Calleja took to social networking website, Facebook to share his thoughts.
Despite the extremely busy schedule that Joseph Calleja is known to have throughout the year, he has always managed to fit in a number of regular appearances in Malta including his summer concert series in which he has duetted with a number of international stars including; Ronan Keating, Hayley Westenra, Lucio Dalla, Gigi D'Alessio and Dionne Warwick amongst others. In the meantime, just last week, he was also on the popular television programme; Xarabank hosted by Peppi Azzopardi which not only ran a profile about the artist but also saw him perform live on television and to the studio audience. With regards to Tomorrow, Calleja kept is short and simple by stating 'This guy has it period - like the song the video is fresh and unassuming. Love the retro look. I have a feeling this will bring the Eurovision to Malta.' Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as we continue following all of the latest news with regards to Gianluca and his entry Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek.
Source: Official Facebook Page, Allen Venables (Image)
Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the first half of the second semi-final in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malmo, Sweden. In an extremely close competition during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the juries spoke in favour of the bubbly, cheery entry which is bound to put the audience in a good mood as already seen during a promotional visit to Armenia earlier this year. Gianluca along with his team of musicians and backing vocals are looking forward to representing the country on an international platform as evidenced within the Official Music Video released by the Public Broadcasting Services a couple of minutes ago.
The preview video has become an essential tool of promotion throughout the years and therefore, the broadcaster has always managed to get the best possible people on board. As a matter of fact, the producers this year were none other than Angie & Duane Laus, the power couple who despite working independently on this project are known of their work with Where's Everybody. Speaking to the artist manager, Peter Carbonaro, the list of thanks goes on to the actors within the video, being Peter & Emma, as well as French Connection for the clothes of the band, Blush and Panic for the outfits of the actors, Marielle at Prive' for the hair, Louise Ann Bugeja Tate for the make-up, as well as Luke Engerer for the styling. The editorial team would like to congratulate the Public Broadcasting Services, Peter Carbonaro as well as Mediterranean Bank for the support that they're giving to the Maltese entry, Tomorrow. Have a look at the video below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news.
Source: Television Malta, Public Broadcasting Services
D.R.E.A.M.S is the musical drama series which many have grown to enjoy in the past couple of months and therefore, audiences were somewhat dismayed to learn that their programme was going to be put in hiatus due to the political campaign that was taking place in the past couple of weeks. Nevertheless, one should not fret because this evening will mark the return of the series on Television Malta with Rewind Productions ready to roll on the next episode, fifteen. Putting one within the perspective of things as they were left is definitely not easy but one has to remark that tension was growing into a budding relationship between Saidah (Drizilla Bakoush) and Keith (Leander Schembri) as well as into a supposedly solid relationship between Brandon (Jean Pierre Cassar) and Antoinette (Annalise Psaila).
This evening, the episode will somewhat start focusing on these elements in particular for the simple reason that continuity is going to be the main spotlight as the series continues rather than creating new storylines. Keith is on yet another date with Saidah and decides to tell her about his past, although as has been seen in other episodes, he is trying to play the role of the victim whilst making sure that she falls for him and ultimately becomes his prey. On the other hand, Antoinette and Brandon are still suffering over what happened during his parents' anniversary dinner, following the traces of nut found in the cake which Antoinette baked for Brandon's parents. Ultimately, she is the only one who knows that Tiffany (Kristen Camilleri) might have played a role. Tiffany on the other hand is still trying to win back Brandon and is plotting more schemes but will she succeed?
Moving away from the typical teen storylines within the college itself comes Diane (Michela Galea) who has been seen on a handful of occasions this series. She is working out a relationship with her father now that she has decided to embrace her completely but is it really working out as one believes it to be? That is yet to be seen but as mentioned before, the storylines will be developing at a rather fast pace now. Peter Fava (JJ Curmi) and Jessica Spiteri (Maria Louise Wiffen) return to the series and yet they might still be haunted by Greta (Stephanie Vella) with whom Peter slept with despite his current relationship. Tiffany continues to lie about her relationship to Brandon with her father Richard (Michael Mock) for the reason that he will not remember her answer anyways. Well, be sure not to miss the return of the series this evening on Television Malta (TVM) after the evening news at around 20:45 CET.
Source: Rewind Productions
Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca seemingly had a music video recorded in preparation to the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and it will be published at some point on Friday, most likely during the evening. In recent years, the music video has been a critical element of promotion and also given accolades at the Malta Music Awards in 2011 for example whilst also being nominated in 2012. The idea of the production team led by Angie and Duane Laus is to tell the story of the song, considering that the lyrics have been written in this manner.
Malta will be competing in the first half of the second semi-final in a position which is yet to be determined by the host broadcaster, SVT in accordance to the several music genres that will be present. On Monday, all of the entries competing in this years' Eurovision Song Contest will be officially presented to the European Broadcasting Union in what has become known as the Heads of Delegation Meeting. The Official YouTube Channel of the competition is already uploading some of the videos which were sent in so that people could start listening to final versions of the songs. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about this years' international showcase.
Source: TV Hemm, Where's Everybody
This years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest could not have finished with a more positive surprise noting that the surprise winner at the end of the evening was none other than Gianluca with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat. The song has received positivm criticism from abroad noting that the first runner-up track was said to be quite dated by several exponents of the local and foreign music industry whom nevertheless remarked Kevin's stunning vocal abilities. Tomorrow has been released onto iTunes in recent days and has been performing significantly well. You may purchase your copy here.
Public Broadcasting Services officially released a press release a couple of days back issuing the full days of the iTunes release and stating that the song is being given digital promotion through Sony Music in the United Kingdom which is definitely positive for the entry as it represents the country at the international music event. The extended play has been published with a total of four tracks, three of which are different versions of the song Tomorrow including a Eurovision version, a Family Version and an Instrumental Version and last but not least, a brand new track entitled I'll Be There. The extended play is currently at number #1 on iTunes whilst the single of the actual song Tomorrow could be found at number #6 with I'll Be There at number #57. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
89.7 Bay is the leading radio station in Malta for four years in a row and has a positive track record in supporting the local music scene. On a weekly basis, Nathan D counts down the ten most played tracks from Maltese artists and for the second year in a row, an entry for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has made the cut, in the form of When It's Time performed by Claudia Faniello and co-written alongside Errol Sammut of the popular band, Airport Impressions. Claudia is one of the nations' leading female artists has decided to rebrand herself this time round with a song which was appreciated by the public and the jury alike.
During the 2012 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Claudia found herself within grasp of victory with the song Pure composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg but she did not wish to take up the genre once more with the idea of embracing the style that she sees herself evolving with, noting that a sophomore album is seemingly on the way. The track which was released through iTunes by virtue of CAP-Sounds is currently at number #7 on 89.7 Bay as a new entry, hoping to rise further in the coming weeks cementing her success within the genre. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Source: 89.7 Bay
Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek to the vocals of Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest set to take place in Malmo, Sweden. The Public Broadcasting Services is committed towards promoting our entry prior to the actual event noting that Gianluca returned earlier today from a visit to Armenia where he performed during the national final which saw Gor Suyjan winning with the song Lonely Planet co-written by a member of the rock group, Black Sabbath.
The Netherlands is the next known stop for the young representative but in the meantime, people can continue to enjoy Tomorrow by purchasing it through iTunes noting that a deal was struck with Albam Records for the release of several versions which people which thoroughly enjoy and a brand new track entitled I'll Be There written by the same songwriters. Albam Records, situated in Herts, England are an up and coming company who have already taken an interest in the local music scene having worked on My Body Fighting, the debut album release of Bletchley Park. The same record was nominated for Best Album during the Malta Music Awards earlier this year and was worked upon in conjuction with Howard Keith of Jagged House Records.
Tomorrow has already risen to the top position in the Maltese iTunes chart as the main track whilst the extended play of the same name is currently in slot number #2 behind a preorder of The Fire, the brand new studio album by former Eurovision Song Contest representative, Ira Losco who is set to become an escflashmalta.com guest writer as well. Support Gianluca on his trip to the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest so that we see him rise up the ranks and qualify to the final of the esteemed event. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Sweden and like all of the representatives in recent years will have to face the task of the semi-final first and foremost. This years' track is considered to be a strong one in international communities who have somewhat been praising the staging of the song for keeping it simple and just giving a performance which is worth watching. In recent days, the lyric video created by Duane Laus has been receiving a lot of positive feedback having even reached more than 20,000 views in less than 48 hours.
Foreign websites such as esckaz have been in contact with songwriter Boris Cezek, running a profile and a background check which has of course unveiled his Serbian heritage, so much so that it has been noted in several Serbian newspapers such as Blic and Politika amongst others. One has to denote that this will all be worth it in the long run especially should Malta manage to qualify to the final, which is always a stern test but extremely possible due to the exposure and positive criticism that the track has been achieving. Within the next couple of days, Gianluca along with his manager; Peter Carbonaro will be heading to the Armenian final where our representative has been invited to perform. The eastern nation will be competing alongside Malta in the second semi-final and amongst there guests there will also be Esma & Lozano whose entry Imperija was revealed yesterday. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Source: esckaz, escflashmalta.com
The Fire is set to be the fifth studio album released by Ira Losco, one of the most high profile artists to grace the local music scene. The female singer is teasing her fans with material off the record by releasing debut single What I'd Give featuring a mixture of funk and reggae, and more recently The Person I Am, a pop/rock track which is aided by David Leguess as a rapper. Many have thought that maybe variety will not be the key to this comeback noting that Ira might have decided to play it safe but this is certainly not the case when one considers how different the two tracks are in terms of genre.
Since returning to the scene during this past summer, Ira Losco has been giving out a lot of interviews and making a number of headlining performances, all of which have been live including at the Bay Music Awards, The Summer Music Festival, Christmas in the City and The Malta Music Awards. Faithful fans and followers have been extremely positive with regards to the recently released material but it has to be noted that a new generation of people is somewhat following the brand new tracks due to the fact that there has been progression. 89.7 Bay, the most followed radio station in the country for four consecutive years has been playing the song in the past couple of days and with a commitment to the local music scene, it seems that Ira Losco continues to be receiving airplay, charting as a new entry at number #8 with The Person I Am. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about Ira Losco and the local music scene.
Source: 89.7 Bay, Shane Watts (Image), escflashmalta.com