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Tuesday, 11 November 2014 17:50

JESC 2014: First Run of Rehearsals Complete

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escflashmalta.com has always been present to bring you the latest updates from the local music industry and with the Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malta, it should not come as a surprise that this event will be wholly covered as well. Members of the editorial team have been viewing the first rehearsals, and have recapitulated their thoughts. LIVE blogging will kick-off as from tomorrow through Facebook and Twitter. The Netherlands kicked off proceedings yesterday and things surely started on a positive note as Julia gave a strong vocal rendition of her up-tempo number. The visuals on stage are spectacular and the predominant colours are orange and red. This will be closing the show on Saturday and it is surely one to watch out for. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
#Together, the slogan and concurrent theme for this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Malta is definitely being exercised to the maximum, if last night's successful event is to be taken into account. As the delegations made their way to the Summer Residence of the President of Malta in Verdala, the production team assembled to create a harmonised running order, following the initial draw ceremony which saw Federica from Malta pick number #15, Julia from The Netherlands pick number #16 and Nadezhda from Belarus pick number #1. A quick glance at the full running order, it seems that the production team wanted to re-assure that a bell curve of genres is very much applicable to the audience watching in the arena and at home. A mixture of ballads, mid-tempo and up-tempo songs were slotted in according to the section of the draw in which the artists drew.…
Internal, or external, it has become somewhat custom to plan well ahead of time, in order to fine tune both the act and the entry that will represent a country at the Eurovision Song Contest. In just a matter of 3 weeks, entries from the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Malta will be officially revealed in a mixture of public and jury voting. In the meantime, Montenegro and Belgium have gone ahead selecting their participants, Knez and Loic Notter, with their respective entries set to be revealed at a later date. Knez, a singer/songwriter who requires no introduction to the balkan region was "not so surprised by the invitation to represent Montenegro at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest" and this is because he cites himself as a true "Eurovision Fan". He will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sergej Cetkovic whose entry "Moj Svijet" saw the nation…
On the 7th November, a week prior to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Federica Falzon will be making a guest appearance on the programme Xarabank, produced by WE Media and hosted by Peppi Azzopardi, in order to give a LIVE performance of "Diamonds". This is the same song with which she will be representing Malta, on home soil, during the international showcase. Co-Written by Elton Zarb, Matthew Mercieca and Gillian Attard, the song showcases the versatility in Federica's vocal range. Federica Falzon came to prominence following her success on "Ti Lascio Una Canzone", a singing competition which airs on RAI Uno, specifically designated for children. She overcame the odds, to win the juries and the public vote, as she took on majestic songs on a weekly basis, giving masterful performances, whilst being accompanied by tenor, Vincenzo Carni. We urge you to support Federica Falzon, by following her on Twitter, Facebook…
Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:06

Netherlands: Federica Chats to Radio International

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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 8.1Mhz 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 fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry. Radio International has built a name for itself throughout the years by bringing about exclusive video and audio interviews with some of the most notable names to have either participated in the Eurovision Song Contest or even in national selections preceding the continental event. In this week's episode, listeners will have…
On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest within the Marsa Shipbuilding, host venue of this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. 20 acts will have the opportunity to perform on an incredible stage, one which has been specifically designed and create for the international competition. Earlier this afternoon, the running order of the semi-final was made public. With the Public Broadcasting Services having already drawn Lyndsay in slot number #1 and Ekklesia Sisters in slot number #2, during the initial meeting held earlier this month, it was down to the producers to select the rest of the running order, hoping to create a mixture of genres, aiming to keep the public entertained. A quick glance at the list, one would realise that wherever the genre is seemingly similar, they are grouped in a…
“Flame”, co-written by Kelly Schembri, Katie Jones and Warren Meyers, with vocals provided by the group Monroe, was a submission in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place on the 21st and 22nd November at the Marsa Shipbuilding. Nevertheless, after failing to get through to the final phase of the competition, the songwriters thought it best to release the song, and they have done just that by sending it in as a submission in Switzerland, a competing country in the Eurovision Song Contest which allows foreign singers, and songwriters to put their names forward. “Flame” which features the vocals of Katie Jones, Kelly Schembri and Nadia Vella is a modern ballad which would definitely not be out of place on a studio album released by The Saturdays or Little Mix. Warren Meyers, one of the songwriters and also the lead producer of the track,…
BHRT, the public broadcaster of Bosnia & Herzegovina, responsible for the participation of the country at the Eurovision Song Contest has released a press release, making it public that they do want to return to the international music competition in Vienna, Austria should they be able to secure the necessary funding. An official announcement is expected in a week, on the 31st October 2014. Media in the Balkan country have gone on record stating that Hari Mata Hari will be the artist that Bosnia & Herzegovina will send to the Eurovision Song Contest.It would be his second participation, having managed to finish in 3rd place back in the 2006 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. "Lejla", his entry that year, was co-written by singer/songwriter and former representative, Zeljko Joksimovic. This announcement comes as on the same day that the European Broadcasting Union confirmed that there will be at least 37…
In just 4 weeks, Malta will have a national final, in hope of selecting the best possible entry to represent the nation at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. The selection, spread over two nights, on the 21st and 22nd November, is set to take place at the Marsa Shipbuilding and will feature a host of well known and upcoming stars, all vying to present themselves in a professional manner, in hope of gauging public reaction and receiving support. Earlier this afternoon, the Public Broadcasting Services published the Official Music Videos accompanying the entries competing in what has been dubbed the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. Recorded at WE Media Studios, the genres of the competing entries are varied, although one thing is clear, this is a different Mediterranean country than what the public were used to several years ago with the…
Monday, 20 October 2014 07:18

MESC 2015: Official Promo Campaign Kicks Off

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Dubbed as the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, due to the fact that the selection process is taking place in around 4 weeks time, the official campaign accompanying each of the 20 semi-finalists will kick-off today, with six different entries set to be presented through all mediums of the Public Broadcasting Services; Television Malta, Radju Malta, Magic Malta, and Radju Malta 2. Whether local or foreign, one will be able to follow everything through the official website of the public broadcaster. During the day, you will be given the opportunity to either listen or watch the competing entries through programmes including; TVAM & TVPM on Television Malta, DanuSan on Radju Malta 1, Filgħodu ma Frederick Zammit on Radju Malta 2, Breakfast Show ma' Carlo Borg Bonaci on Magic Malta, and also before the 6pm and 8pm news on Television Malta. In just a matter of weeks, the…

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