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On the 3rd October, Xarabank will kick-off for another season, and it will do so with a bang, as the revelation of the acts through to the semi-final of the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest will be made public. Following the initial submission process, where the Public Broadcasting Services received 134 entries, a shortlist of 48 entries has now been published through the official website. A quick glance at the list of shortlisted entries, one would realise that the list features a relative amount of established artists including; Glen Vella (ESC 11), Miriam Christine (ESC 96), Olivia Lewis (ESC 07), Lawrence Gray (MESC 98-99, 01-04, 09, 11), Gianluca (ESC 13), Trilogy (MESC 05-07, 09), Daniel Testa (JESC 08), Chris Grech (MESC 13-14), Jessika (MESC 08, 11-14), Amber (MESC 11-14), Domenique (MESC 11, 13), Danica Muscat (MESC 12-13), Marilena Gauci (MESC 11, 13), Andreana (MESC 98, 02-06, 09-10,…
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:24

SHSC 2014: Triumphant Domenique in First Victory

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The 5th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest, hosted by Deo Grech & Natius Farrugia, at The Dome Theatre within the Seabank Hotel, was truly a memorable night, a triumphant journey. 18 acts, carefully chosen by a select panel of professional judges, took to the main stage to perform their entry, having received ample promotion throughout the summer season, courtesy of F Living, Music News, escflashmalta.com and RTK Radio. Lyndsay Pace, Mireille Bonello, Marisa D'Amato, Charlene Azzopardi, Daniel Falzon Mallia, George Cremona and Heathcliffe Balzan were solely responsible for the result last night, picking Domenique and her entry "Back To...", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss in first place. Nevertheless, with around 10 points separating the top three, one has to commend the first runner-up, "My Hero" composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Keith Zammit with vocals provided by Anna Azzopardi as…
After several weeks of anticipation, the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just revealed that the Maltese representative, Federica Falzon will be performing the song "Diamonds", an original number co-written by Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard, Matthew Mercieca and Federica Falzon. The few people who have heard "Diamonds" have said that it somewhat resembles a James Bond theme with it's sound. Everyone will have the opportunity to give their feedback and their opinion within the next two weeks, with the entry set to make it's debut prior to the end of September. Following last year's success with Gaia Cauchi and "The Start", Malta is hoping to achieve another stellar result with the mezzo-soprano Federica Falzon, winner of Ti Lascio Una Canzone. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news about Malta's participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest…
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:38

JESC 2014: Moira Delia Confirmed as Hostess

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On the 15th November, Malta will be playing host to this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and with 15 countries officially confirmed, it seems that both the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services are working hard to ensure that this is the most successful broadcast of the show in recent years. It seems that the #Together, the tagline chosen to accompany the event is working like a charm. escflashmalta.com is in a position to reveal that hosting duties for the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest have been given to Moira Delia. This comes directly from a source close to the Public Broadcasting Services, who went onto state that she will be doing it alone, with no co-hosts. The female hostess, a veteran of the local television scene has most recently been involved in two programmes; "Animal Diaries" on Television Malta and "Ilsien…
Alexander Rybak, male singer/songwriter who ascent to fame came to fruition following his triumph at the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with his "Fairytale" has made it public knowledge that he has 'a clear desire to write a song for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest', thus confirming the recent rumours published by escflashmalta.com when the Norwegian/Belarusian artist was in Malta for a short visit just a couple of days ago. The local artist he met up with was none other than two-time Malta Eurovision Song Contest participant, Franklin Calleja. In an interview with The Sunday Times of Malta, Alexander Rybak also showed willingness to support the Public Broadcasting Services in putting on this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, stating that he 'would definitely on a great show for all of you to enjoy'. The singer/songwriter's scope of the interview was to promote his latest release,…
Surprise! Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with “Fairytale” is currently on a short private visit to Malta, most likely inter-related to either the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is being staged in the Marsa Shipbuilding on the Mediterranean Island or to work on a track for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with rumours connecting him to two-time Malta Eurovision Song Contest participant; Franklin. Since winning the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2009, Alexander Rybak has had an extremely respectable career, releasing four studio albums, and most recently having had a song included in the soundtrack of the DreamWorks Motion Picture “How to Train Your Dragon 2”. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place on…
Vladislav Yakovlev, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the European Broadcasting Union is proud to confirm that the latest addition to the family will be none other than Slovenia. RTVSLO, a proud member of the senior edition of the Eurovision Song Contest since 1993 will be making their debut in Malta, encompassing the slogan #together which the Public Broadcasting Services decided to work upon. "We believe that this is good news and will offer Slovenian viewers a first-class children's festival, and magnificent show in which they will be rooting for their favorite" added Mario Galunič, Head of Entertainment at RTVSLO. The national broadcaster will be selecting both the artist and the song internally, with both the entertainment and the children's departments coordinating together on the selection process. Slovenia is the third country to debut, following in the footsteps of Montenegro and Italy who recorded positive…
On the 15th November, Malta will be playing host to this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and with 13 countries officially confirmed, it seems that both the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services are working hard to ensure that this is the most successful broadcast of the show in recent years. In a post on social networking website, Facebook, It was confirmed that a full list of participating countries would be made public by September, in order to ensure that everything is transparent and organised in a correct manner. At this point in time, the confirmed countries for this event are as follows; Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Italy, Malta, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia, Sweden, The Netherlands and Ukraine. It is heavily rumoured that Portugal are also about to submit their paperwork for participation in the event. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even…
Emma Marrone, the female singer/songwriter who represented Italy in this year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song "La Mia Città", receiving the maximum 12 points from Malta, has just teamed up with Spanish singer/songwriter and superstar David Bisbal on an original song, one entitled "Hombre Te Du Vida". Despite the disappointing 21st position in Copenhagen, Emma aims to follow in the footsteps of Marco Mengoni, representative of Italy in the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with "L'Essenziale", a song which finished in 7th place, and got rave reviews from all over the continent, by launching a career in Spain. We urge you to listen to the track below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Emma Marrone Official Website You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
Earlier this afternoon, the European Broadcasting Union made public their selection for both host city and venue of the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Conchita Wurst and her entry "Rise Like a Phoenix" written by Mason, Patulka, Zuckowski and Maas gave Austria a second victory at the esteemed international victory, noting that it was eagerly awaited considering that the other one took place almost 50 years ago. Vienna, capital of Austria, has been selected as the host city of the 60th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, following a bidding process which lasted several months and saw three cities battle it out towards the end. ORF, the host broadcaster and the EBU, organising committee also confirmed that the venue will be the Wiener Stadhalle with an overall capacity of approximately 16,000 people. Set to take place on the 19th, 21st and 23rd May 2015, the Vienna was seen…

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