23 November 2017
Emil Calleja Bayliss

Emil Calleja Bayliss

ONE Radio 92.7 will also be joining the traditional coverage of the Eurovision Song Contest this evening with a LIVE broadcast set to take place during the evening featuring running commentary by Daniel Falzon Mallia, Charlene Azzopardi, Kelly Peplow and Donna Marie Ellul. The latter being a singer/songwriter, most recently a finalist in the International Festival of Maltese Song. The show which will bear the name ESC Live! will provide extra insight to this year's showcase.

In the absence of Deo Grech, who is part of the Delegation representing Malta at this year's edition of the Eurovision Song ontest, Daniel Falzon Mallia was his substitute on Eurovision Radio and previewed the songs in contention during the semi-finals on each of the past two shows alongside a panel which included three local writers from escflashmalta.com and esctoday.com, a fan as well as a renowned songwriter. ESC Live! will be running on ONE Radio 92.7 as from 20:00 CET whilst the Facebook & Twitter acounts of escflashmalta.com will provide a running blog with Antoine Farrugia, Danica Muscat, Daniel Testa, Miriam Christine and Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca.

Source: ONE Radio 92.7

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The Austrian singer has been chosen internally and ever since the choice was done, one can say it was surrounded by controversy. In fact a lot of online groups and petitions cropped up trying their best to stop Conchita Wurst from competing in Denmark. This made the singer stronger and in the Eurovision Song Contest, Conchita is not only competing to win the song competition but she’s also in Copenhagen to pass on a strong message. 

In fact whilst meeting the press and also the other singers in the competition, Conchita keeps doing her best to pass her message of embracing tolerance and acceptance without any discrimination. Firelight had the opportunity to meet Conchita Wurst in the press centre and after chatting a bit, the Maltese band was seen sporting the ‘Knit for Tolerance’ joining her in her quest of promoting  her cause. 

Conchita Wurst will be singing Rise like a Phoenix in the second semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest – the same semi-final in which Malta will be competing in. Both songs are being seen as qualifiers both by the fans and also by the press in Copenhagen – hopefully the two countries will have the opportunity to compete against each other also in the finals.  Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: PBS, TVM, Deo Grech (Maltese Delegation)

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Malta has been nicknamed by many as the small country with big talent and after a number of close finishes in the Eurovision Song Contest and victories in foreign festivals, Malta was able to win the Junior Eurovision Song Contest last year thanks to Gaia Cauchi, Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and Matthew Mercieca. It was no surprise when after Gaia’s emergence from La Voix Academy, that Federica Falzon from the same academy made the headlines by making it through to the finals of ‘Ti Lascio Una Canzone’.

The young Maltese starlet was partnered with Vincenzo Carni and together they formed a lyrical duo. The duo hit the right chord straightaway as they impressed from the very first programme where they went on to win it. After that the duo had another four victories – something impressive especially considering the talent of all the singers competing in this show. The duo did not compete in one of the ten programmes because Federica was unwell but in the others they left their mark as when they did not win they still managed to reach the finals in that particular programme.

Tonight the lyrical duo sang two songs ‘Un Amore Cosi Grande’ and ‘Il Mare Calmo Della Sera’. Federica was impressive in both songs tonight whilst Vincenzo after a small glitch in the first song picked up well and was as equally impressive. This never hindered them in anyway, as the song ‘Un Amore Cosi Grande’ went on to the final three. After the super finalists sang again, it was very evident that the Maltese/Italian duo meant business as they managed to up their game to a new level and their performance had everyone on their feet right from the start. 

Federica Falzon and Vincenzo Carni were announced as the winners of the seventh edition of ‘Ti Lascio Una Canzone’ with the song ‘Un Amore Cosi Grande’. Another feat for our country, especially considering the amount of talent one finds in Italy, known for its culture and musical capacity. A well deserved mention goes to Federica Falzon’s teachers Gillian Attard and Matthew Mercieca from La Voix Academy who have guided the young star throughout her impressive journey. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Rai Uno

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Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:14

ESC 2014: An In-Depth Review of Montenegro

It has become customary for the escflashmalta.com editorial board to engage professional individuals from the music industry to assess the songs competing in the Eurovision Song Contest as presented to the European Broadcasting Union during the Heads of Delegation Meeting. Martin Isherwood, Deo Grech, Stano Simor and Matt Mercieca from the United Kingdom, Malta and the Czech Republic have been entrusted with the first semi-final, comprising of sixteen songs and set to take place on the 6th May 2014 at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark. Making use of the running order and thus moving onto number #16, we catch up with Montenegro (RTCG) who will be represented by Sergej Cetkovic and the song Moj Svijet co-written with Emina Sandal.

His talent was noticed so he became one of the best students in piano classes, in the primary and as well in the secondary music school "Vasa Pavic". During the day, at school, he played Bach, Mozart, Schubert, and at night, at home, he played Peter Gabriel, Beatles, Joe Cocker. Sergej was definitely “infected” with pop-rock sound, therefore three years later in 1989 his official musical career started with the band "Burning Heart" in which he played keyboard and sang back vocals. Five years later, in 1994, he sang in a full capacity in the band "Amphitheatre", where he began as a keyboardist and back vocal and he later became the lead vocal. Four years later, in 1998, Sergej begins his solo career by appearing at the summer pop festival "Sunny Skale" in Herceg Novi, where he sang the song You Were A Rose. 

Early in the new millennium, driven by his musical feeling, Sergej announced a new sound in our pop music. His first album Kristina was published by "Goroton" in 2000. New musical tendencies, which were felt in the sound of his compositions, were accepted even prior to the official appearance of his CD. That summer at the prestigious Budva festival called "Song of the Mediterranean”, Sergej sang the song Hours, Days, Years and was well received by the audience and the critics. In addition to the above mentioned song, the following songs I Will Stop The Time, Wake Me Up, City were included on the first album made by the author himself who set a "new sound" so the songs topped all the charts and became the most popular songs of the year. 

Carried by the good feeling that his musical formula is verified by the enormous number of fans of the new pop sound, two years later, in 2002 Sergej released his second studio album Be Like Water, published by "Goroton". With his performances in 2003 at the Mediterranean Festival in Budva where he sang I Exist As Well, which is still the ultimate hit, and a year later at the festival "Eurovision – Euro song Monte Negro" where he sang I Can Not Forgive You he confirmed the position of his musical direction. Next year, in 2005, he released his third studio album When You Need It published by the record company "City records". This album break all records, both in circulation and the audience: songs Look Into The Darkness, Damn You, The Ring On The Table for two years were in the top of the charts in all the countries of former Yugoslavia. 

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With his fourth album, Half Of My World published in 2007 by “City Records”, Sergej Cetkovic definitely placed his music disc into the history of pop music in the Balkans. The fifth CD 2 Minutes published by “City Records” and “Aquarius Records” was released in the year when this well known musician celebrates a decade of work on Balkan music scene. After ten years of professional career singer and composer Sergej Cetkovic can boast the success of the artist and the businessman, the qualifications for top pop star. This fact supports figures, which are related to album sales (CD), visitors at concerts or any other parameter that is taken into account when the music industry is concerned. Montenegro are yet to find success in the international event with an 11th placing in the semi-final achieved in 2009 still their best result.

Professional Critics Voice their Opinion

Rating: 73%

Martin Isherwood: Good voice Feels like it should be Ireland's entry   Great sounding song and production with flavours of ''You raise me up'. 

Deo Grech: Here goes my bias again. I have to declare that this entry hits all the right keys to earn my respect!  Ethno-ballads are amongst my all time favourites. So this follows close on the heels of 'Lane moje' (Serbia 2004), 'Lejla' (Bosnia & Herzegovina 2006), and 'Nije Ljubav Star' (Serbia 2012), amongst others.   It's downside might be that it is far too predictable. However, with an elegant presentation on stage this will surely soar high towards the finals.

Stano Simor: A ballad, which in modern design doesn’t forget to decorate a national tradition.There is emotive text, which supports the melody and great voice of Sergej Cetkovic. I believe that "Moj Svijet" will have a place in the final.

Matt Mercieca: Sounds like a nice song production is really nice, I wish I knew what he was saying but either way its a beautiful song.

Source: eurovision.tv

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As it was the case in most years, the Public Broadcasting Services has once again taken the initiative of producing a video for the Maltese entry Coming Home. Gianluca’s video was a massive success and it was never a surprise that PBS led by Tonio Portughese and Anton Attard decided to go to the man behind its success. Duane Laus along with his spouse Angie Laus were the brains behind the promotional video of Malta’s entry. Along with the input of PBS, Rodney Gauci and Gordon Bonello they came up with a product that will fit amongst the best popular videos in the music scene. 

The idea behind the Maltese video this year was exceptional and the cast and crew made sure that the message came across well. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the First World War and the video is “REMEMBERING THOSE WHO NEVER CAME HOME.” As any Brit would tell you, the idea of the 100th anniversary of this event has take the country by storm, as the media has been promoting this event for quite a long time now. Surely the Maltese video will feel right at home there and one would think, we really hit the right spot by appealing to the emotions of the public and gave the song a newfound meaning. Having said that, the perspective from where you actually look at it plays a vital role.

In fact one could say not everyone took a liking to our creative masterpiece or rather it was misinterpreted. The first reports of complaints came flooding in, after our video was previewed on BBC. A senior representative released an official statement earlier this week saying: “My heartfelt sympathy goes to all the families who have lost someone dear to them during the First and Second World War. The Maltese video has been sent to us by the European Broadcasting Union to promote the Maltese entry at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and like every other promotional video we were obliged to air it - we never thought it would touch so many people. We would like to express our sincere apologies but the video intended no harm.”

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A number of nursing homes reported that after the preview of the Maltese video most of the patients were moved to tears. In fact in some extraordinary cases there were patients who needed medical attention as they started hyperventilating and went into a panic attack during and after the video was previewed. One disgruntled family member went on to comment that if she knew what the video was about she would have never let her mother watch it especially since she her mother had lost her father in the First World War and her husband in the Second World War. After the St Catherine’s Nursing Home in Surrey revealed their story to thesun.co.uk another twenty-four nursing homes said that they had experienced a similar situation.

In an ironic tone some even went on to comment that after the preview video was aired they had estimated that for this particular week they have used 5% more toilet paper as they had to provide their patients with a lot of tissue paper to wipe away their tears. Local markets also said they saw a sudden increase of sales in tissue paper but never thought that the reason behind all this would be a Eurovision video from the tiny country of Malta. On the other hand locally, the video was well received although some senior citizens did comment that the video was a bit overwhelming but would have loved to see more scenes featuring the happy moments were families of the lucky ones who actually made it home were reunited.  

Well, not all press is bad press because thanks to this those who hadn’t yet watched the video went on to the popular website YouTube to watch the most talked about video in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and thanks it the video has garnered almost 170,000. In fact most the hits came in the past week after it was previewed on BBC. Coincidence or not, the video is a strong one and perhaps in the light of recent political turmoil Malta’s song and video will make the troubled countries realize that in every war there are no winners - only martyrs – the ones who never come home. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news.

NOTE: We would like to inform everyone that this was the April Fools Article for the day. It is pivotal to point out that the reception for the video has been more than satisfactory. We would like to wish Firelight the very best of luck as they represent Malta with Coming Home.

Source: BBC, escflashmalta.com

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Thursday, 27 February 2014 02:00

Malta: Nadine Launches Debut Album this Evening

On the 27 February 2014, the album Velvet by local singer Nadine Axisa will be launched. The album includes twelve original songs in the ‘easy listening jazz’ style, penned by various composers and authors. The album features a total of 38 top musicians renowned in the local jazz scene such as Dominic Galea, Sandro Zerafa, Charles ‘City’ Gatt, Paul Abela, Vinny Vella and Paul Giordimaina amongst others. Nadine is also collaborating with foreign musicians in this album, where two tracks feature bass player Roberto Badoglio and saxophonist Gabriele Comeglio respectively.

Although all tracks fall under the jazz idiom, there is a variation in the style of songs which include latin, swing, blues, ballads and funky tunes. Eleven tracks have lyrics in English while one song (1) entitled Għanja is in Maltese and boasts a certain musical charm. This was in fact the tune which Nadine launched as a single a couple of weeks ago. The album was named Velvet after one of the tracks which talks about the passion for music, which in turn is compared to velvet.

This album is a very special project for Nadine since it reflects her passion for this style. It encompasses the experiences she lived for the past ten years with some of the musicians she collaborated with in events such as the recording of other albums, gigs in Malta and outside Malta, and the Malta Jazz Festival. The album shows her versatility and brings together the talent of local composers and authors together with the ability of all these musicians. Nadine admits that this project is a dream that became a reality and thanks the Malta Arts Fund and other contributors for their support.

Nadine enjoys an interesting track record both in Malta and abroad, however she considers this project to be the most satisfactory accomplishment she has experienced until now. The album was recorded, mixed and mastered by David Vella at Temple Studios. For more information on the album, visit Nadine's Facebook Fanpage whilst the event page encompasses the creation of the concept to the actual release of the album. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news and a review of the album to follow in the next couple of days.

Source: Press Release, Bernard Polidano (Photograph)

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Saturday, 01 February 2014 19:45

Finland: Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) - LIVE

Espoo, a small town in the Scandinavian country of Finland will be hosting the final of Uuden Musiikin Kilpailu (UMK) with eight (8) entries in contention to keep the strong tradition that the international music competition has upheld for the nation in recent years. The national selection was divulged back in 2012 with Pernilla Karlsson winning with the track När Jag Blundar written by her brother and dedicated to their mother, and evolved with Krista Siegfrids and her entry Marry Me which made headlines for a risquè stage performance.

Barona Arena will be playing host to this magnificient event, with Anne Lainto and IIe Uusivuori being the hosts to take you through most of the evening. As has been the case in recent years, the final result will be decided by a mixture of jury and public voting, the latter having had the opportunity to cast their vote since last Monday. The professional judges forming part of the panel this evening are none other than Aija Puurtinen, Redrama, Tomi Saarinen and Toni Wirtanen. Krista Siegfrids, representative of Finland in 2013 will be amongst the special guests. You may follow the LIVE stream for this national final through the official website of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The Show (Part 1)

Krista seems to be singing one of her hit songs, she seems like she is still wearing the bridal dress she wore at the Eurovision Song Contest and judging by its colour, it seems she hasn’t even removed it since May. She is joined on stage by three female dancers in yellow dresses and all of a sudden a group of male dancers come to ‘Marry Me’ and the song plays in the background as the finalists of this year’s show are introduced one by one on stage. The fun continues and Krista changes her outfit and bursts singing what she declares as the most beautiful song in the world. Guess what is it? Yeah….. You’re there. It is Marry Me . Surprised much? The judges are introduced and the voting numbers are now on screen and off we go.

Softengine - Something Better (Topi Latukka, Henri Oskár)

A great show opener tonight and if this is anything to go by we should expect a great show. A great soft pop rock number which gets you moving – the five piece male band do a great job at delivering the song and the added pyrotechnics give the performance a great touch. Unfortunately, towards the very end of the song the emotions get the better of the singer as he sounds a bit shouty but it shouldn’t stop them from doing well. Surely a favourite to win tonight’s show.

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Hanna Sky - Hope (Hanna Sky)

An interesting song which you’ll either love or hate – it does have a great feel but some might think that the subject is a bit cheesy. It does have a feel of an R&B hit though. The vocals of the singer get better as the song goes on. The backing singers do a good job and the amazingly flexible dancer seems to show the free spirit element of the song. Not entirely sure on this number though – something is not working for me unfortunately but a good effort nonetheless.

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MIAU - God/Drug (Anu Kaukola, Henna Juvonen)

An electro pop rock number with a very strong performance – the outfits are crazy but they work with the song and the staging is interesting too. The band seems to be enjoying themselves performing and their performance comes across as strong. Something very typical from Finland but they know how do it best when it comes to a good rock number. Strange but I like this one too – something bizarre in it but it works.

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Lauri Mikkola - Going Down (Lauri Mikkola)

Another good number but I don’t think the song is memorable enough to do so well tonight. The singer’s red suit is surely something you can’t forget though. He is accompanied on stage by a band and two backing singers who harmonize throughout the song. Vocally, the song is possibly the strongest yet and the singer’s good looks will surely get him some extra votes but I don’t think it is a strong song, good effort still.

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Madcraft - Shining Bright (Tom Nuorivaara, Juho Rinne, Jesse Mäläskä, Otto Uotila)

Madcraft seem mad! Their school boy images with some crazy outfits on stage and street like graphics give the song an authentic feel. Unfortunately it seems that the music is a bit too high in comparison to the voice. Yet the band give a very energetic performance of their alternative rock number with pyrotechnics and some bikers doing stunts on stage which send the audience into frenzy. They might have a chance I think considering that the energy transmitted on stage.

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Mikko Pohjola - Sängyn Reunalla (Mikko Pohjola)

A simple effective ballad enhanced entirely by the visuals on stage. The black and white element works perfectly on stage and the colour comes in just in time when the pace of the song picks up. I doubt this is a winner tonight but considering how different it is to all the other songs in the selection it has a chance in doing well. It’s a kind of song that if it wins it can either do very well or end towards the bottom of the table I guess as a lot of elements come into play.

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Clarissa feat. Josh Standing - Top Of The World (Oxley, Neisser, Rabb, Lundell, Standing)

A dance number by a duo who seems to feel on top of the world - the graphics on stage for this number are great and the simple choreography makes you feel like standing up and dancing along with them. 

They all seem to having a party on stage and surely create a dynamic atmosphere on stage. The vocals were good throughout but overall the song seems to be missing that something special for it to stand out. The energy on stage though SCREAMS WINNER.

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Hukka ja Mama - Selja (Lasse Hukka)

I can’t understand the cake on top of her head and even if it has to do with the song you just do not wear a cake hat. The folk number itself is not bad, it is easy and fun to listen to but the staging and the outfits are too bizarre and distract from the song. The audience seems to have loved it though. Oh guess, she is a popular Finnish artist and the joke doesn’t transmit beyond the country.

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The Show (Part 2)

Following a recap of all of the songs performed this evening, one of our members in the professional jury takes to the stage for a special performance. The jury is now announcing the first result as we expect the TOP THREE (3) for a super-final. Following yet another guest appearance, one of the dancers gave an envelope with the all important result of the super-final it seems. The winner of the selection is;

Softengine - Something Better (Topi Latukka, Henri Oskár)

Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, in conjuction with Media.Link Communications retired the format of Sas-Sitta in favour of a fresh take on a Saturday afternoon programme, Sibt Familja, which also incorporates light entertainment, interviews and a lot of laughter. Ray Attard, is joined by Debbie Scerri, 1997 representative in the Eurovision Song Contest as hosts and are known to welcome a number of personalities from all walks of life. The programme kicks off at around 13:30 CET and finishing at about 16:00 CET, meaning around two and a half hours of pure family entertainment for all. It is broadcast on NET Television.

Marc Calleja Bayliss, editor-in-chief of escflashmalta.com will be featuring on the programme as one of the guests, joined by none other than former Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Talent Żagħżugħ runner-up, Michela Dalli. They will be battling it out against Dorothy Bezzina, sister of Gianluca, Malta's representative at the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and a four time national finalist herself. The programmes' vocal entertainment will be provided by former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Ludwig Galea as well as former national final participant and Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza runner-up, Neville Refalo, as always accompanied with a LIVE band led by Maestro Mark Spiteri Lucas. This weeks' one-on-one interview will be with Corazon, who has just launched her debut album Hawn Jien to highly positive acclaim. Other attractions  include female fashion trends by resident experts Rita Gatt and photographer Clint Gerald together with a team of models as well as comedian, Toni Busuttil. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more news.

Source: Press Release

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Corazon is slowly becoming a household name in our country, the young talented singer songwriter has slowly established herself as one of the best contemporary artists on our islands – with three Malta Eurovision appearances to her name and three ‘Għanja Tal-Poplu’ wins, the name Corazon is surely a name to look out for years to come. Simplicity has always been the key for Corazon and when you see her performing, you would expect to see her behind a piano – a sound she truly cherishes. Apart from being the girl behind the piano, Corazon is popularly known for her crystal clear diction, something a lot of her critics praise her for. 

Defying all the odds, Corazon has finally managed to release her first studio album – surely a milestone especially since the album itself includes songs only in our mother tongue language, Maltese. The work on this album has been substantial and in all it took around five year to complete but the singer songwriter wanted this project to be launched at the right time, when every single thing would have come together. Surely, the wait was worth it as the tracks on the albums along with the arrangements and the detail in the production come together to perfection. Every little detail is important in fact even the CD cover and booklet compliment this maginifcent work.

Album Title: Hawn Jien

Released: 11th January, 2014

Escflashmalta.com had the pleasure to be invited to this album launch which took place at Sir Temi Żammit Hall at the University of Malta and it was surely an absolute pleasure to be able to listen to the album carefully whilst enjoy each track in order to review it for our readers. I dare say it is one of the best releases in recent years. Unfortunately, most artist seem to focus a lot on releasing material in English and lately we did not have any artists releasing albums entirely in Maltese but Corazon has always been one to challenge the norm. 

The album is sophistacted with different musical genres and various subjects explored and exploited to perfection by the talented singer songwriter. Some of the subjects Corazon writes about, challenge the usual subjects we get to hear in songs and her insight into every little detail of the Maltese society makes you envious. In fact, a number of artists would tell you that you know how good a song is when they wish that a particular number is written by them and most of the tracks on this album would surely be the envy of many. 

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Tracks to look out for:

Jgħidu Kien Hawn Raġel – This track for me is surely the stand out track of the whole album. Musically is so different to what we are used to hearing that automatically makes this song and intruinging one for the listener. The music is complimented perfectly by the lyrics which speak about betrayal and mystery and this is also translated into the general feel of the song. The mastery of all this is that in this track one could hear the typical Maltese sounds and as the song progresses you find yourself tapping and also singing along to its lyrics. After it finishes, you find yourself wondering how it finished so quickly and without even thinking you would want to listen to it again.

Fid-Dar Tan-Nanna – A track I first heard live on television and as soon as I heard it stopped dead in my tracks, listening to every single word. It pictures the old Maltese household to perfection, to every single detail. Those listening to it will surely be reminiscent of either the houses they lived in or else the houses of their parents or grandparents. The younger generations can only picture the typical Maltese house which by time has been replaced by small apartments. The music serves as a bridge that takes you back to the old days and then brings you back to shock you with what the current generations are faced with. The mix itself is sophisticated and done so delicately that without wanting the listener stays on reflecting on what is happening to our generation.

Illejla B’Xejn – This is possibly the most sensitive subject Corazon exploits on this album – the theme of prostitution and someone desperately yearning to be loved. The way she puts the words helps in making the song acceptable. There is a very fine line when dealing with these theme but Corazon has the class to know that she does not need to cross it to get her point across. Musically the song it compliments the lyrics and strings are used to give the song a very intimate feel and her velvety voice help create the desired effect of lust. The song itself won the best social theme in ‘L-Għanja Tal-Poplu’ and this goes on to show that you do not need to conform to the norm to get good results in festivals – if it is done properly one can challenge the norm and achieve great results, something which Corazon keeps doing. 

Final Verdict:

Narrowing down three tracks from eleven tracks on the album have surely been challenging and I would simply put it down to a matter of taste. Each track can stand alone and carries an even weight. I guess this album sends out a clear sign to all doubters of local music and the Maltese lanaguge that songs in our native tongue can sound great and have a contemporary feel to them. Some might argue that this review is a tad too positive but when something is good, you can really fault it in any way especially when Corazon has made sure that even the nitty gritty things critics would normally pick on have been taken care of and dealt with to perfection. A big well done to all the people involved in this album – it surely worth listening to and its songs will surely be ones that will be played on for generations to come.

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Christmas songs in Maltese are not unheard of but you do not get to hear them so often – the more popular songs in English get priority and in recent years it seemed quite an unusual to hear a Christmas song in Maltese around this time of the year. One of the first song in Maltese to make a hit in recent years was the release of Ħelu Bambin sung by the popular Chiara alongside Ludwig Galea. The popular gospel choir Animae have decided to get into the Christmas spirit too with their take on one of the most popular Maltese Christmas songs Ninni La Tibkix Iżjed. The original song was written by Fr. Andrew Schembri back in 1846 but Animae alongside young talented singer Isaac Mercieca gave a song a facelift with a modern touch.

It is always great to hear a popular song with a different vocal arrangement to the one we are used to and Pamela Bezzina did a great job on that, whilst alongside Christian Borg, she also took care of the musical arranagement. The direction of the choir was left in the capable hands of Pamela Bezzina too, who seems to be the mastermind behind this track. Animae Gospel Choir is known for their perfect harmonies and takes on different popular songs. The journey started back in 2008 with ten well-known performers, nowadays the group is made up of 21 well established performers and their aim is to provide those listening to some true soul music. Have a listen to the track and leave your comments below on what you think about this number. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Animae Gospel Choir (Facebook)

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