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.
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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.
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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.
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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
Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the first part of the second semi-final at the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Public Broadcasting Services are currently making use of all of the resources at their disposal in order to make sure that our participation in this years' foray is successful as it was last year when Kurt Calleja had performed the track This Is The Night, reaching the final where he managed a lower mid-table position.
Tomorrow has been receiving a lot of positive acclaim just as around half of the tracks for this years' Eurovision Song Contest have been chosen, with the second semi-final nevertheless proving to be the obstacle at this point in time. The Public Broadcasting Services wrapped up filming for the official video today and whilst waiting in anticipation until when it is released by the European Broadcasting Union just after the Heads of Delegation meeting on the 18th March, a lyric video created by Duane Laus has been officially published. Gianluca will be heading to Armenia on Saturday evening where he will be a guest alongside Esma & Vlatko for the FYR Macedonia. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.
Source: Public Broadcasting Services
Brooke, one of the female artists who ranks highly above many others in the local music scene has somewhat surprised her fans with her latest release and this because, she has gone for an acoustic setting in the track Something That I Said. In recent weeks, the renowned local star managed to beat another three nominees for the Best Solo Artist accolade at the Malta Music Awards and this seems to have given her the courage to continue releasing professional music whilst studying vocal technique in the United Kingdom. Emerging as a prime artist throughout the years, it has to be noted that the vocal acrobatics have become very popular in music and thus, this element is very much prevalent in this track.
Brooke has had an extremely hectic past couple of months with the release of her comeback single Fairytale which was also supported by a music video exclusively published through escflashmalta.com and featuring Pretty Little Liars actor, Brant Daugherty. Following the positive acclaim by fans in Malta, which saw it rise to significant positions on local radio, Brooke decided to change the vibe ever so slightly and as a matter of fact, went onto release a second song entitled B.I.N.G.O which she performed at the 2012 Bay Music Awards, a performance which many will remember for the energy and the several hundreds of fake dollars thrown towards the end of the performance. Have a listen to the brand new song released by one of the artists who certainly has a bright future and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news in the coming weeks.
Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca Bezzina, is the entry that will be representing Malta in the first part of the second semi-final within the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. The Public Broadcasting Services are currently preparing all possible means of promotion pertaining to the available budget in order to promote our act prior to leaving for the international showcase which is taking place in Malmö, Sweden. The first means is seemingly through the increasingly popular lyric video, which will be published on the official website of the broadcaster tomorrow at 20:30 CET.
Currently, the broadcaster is also in the process of recording the official preview video set to be submitted to the European Broadcasting Union on the 18th March 2013. Filming has been ongoing for the past four days, with the final day set to take place tomorrow amidst a number of extra which were called on hand last week by artist manager; Peter Carbonaro as well as the band and apparently, two renowned local television celebrities. In the meantime, Gianluca Bezzina will also be flying to the Armenian final this coming Saturday to perform the track Tomorrow in the recently mastered and reworked version. The lyric video was produced by Duane Laus. The show will be aided by a LIVE Report on escflashmalta.com as Emil Calleja Bayliss follows the proceedings. Stay tuned for all of the latest news.
Source: TVM, PBS, escflashmalta.com, Eurovision.tv
The Team of Radio International is back following yet another enchanting visit to Germany due to the fact that ARD were hosting the national selection, the first one we have attended since the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & cable 88.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when Eurovision fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.
Last years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest produced a star in the form of Amber, who then went onto join Kurt Calleja abroad as a backing vocalist. She returned this time round with quite a lot of hype surrounding her participants and with the snazzy jazzy In Control composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan. It might not have been meant to be but with the support of the public and the jury, she managed to finish in fourth place and therefore, kept within the placing she received the previous year, roundabout. Within this interview, Amber spoke about her recent experiences within the world of the Eurovision Song Contest and what lies ahead as her career in music continues to progress in a natural manner.
In the meantime, the interviews continue with the fifth place finisher at the 2013 Malta Eurovision Song Contest in the form of Chris Grech whose entry Never Walk Away co-written with Peter Borg, Matthew James Borg and David Cassar Torreggianni. The public were seemingly all out in favour of Chris Grech and as a matter of fact put the performer in third place on the evening with the jury taking him down to fifth place, this being their verdict. The singer was also the leader of the escflashmalta.com Public Choice Award in the lead up to the competition and expected to be announced as the winner this Saturday through Sas-Sitta. Chris speaks to Radio International about his background in music and how he came to take part in this competition. What experience could he draw and how will eventually move forward.
Moving away from Malta, members of the Team of Radio International were present during the German national final and had the opportunity to speak with Cascada's lead singer, Natalie Horler who will be represent the Western country in the Eurovision Song Contest following the victory with the track Glorious which has been received a lot of negative press in recent days of reports of plagiarism. The renowned group has been around for quite a couple of years and have had success all over the world including the United Kingdom, Australia and the United States. The fourth and final interview of the evening will be LIVE during the programme and it will be with Zoe Alexis who is hoping to represent Ireland with the track Fire.
Radio International is always keen to present songs during the show apart from the weekly features and therefore, collaborating the two ideas together will see the emergence of Eurovision UnverCover whereas tracks performed at the Eurovision Song Contest will be covered by other singers. The actual tracks will be played first followed by the cover and this will make things interesting. Apart from this feature, there will be new material played on the show by a number of former representatives. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. A round up of the national finals thus far is set to be conducted by Alasdair Rendall. Follow the show through the official website and also send your requests through the contact link which is found on the aforementioned website.
Source: Team of Radio International