During the opening ceremony which took place last night, the allocation draw of the Junior Eurovision which will be taking place on Sunday, 20th November was decided. During the show, they actually chose at random the country singing in first place and the country singing in last – Ireland drew first, whilst Georgia drew last.
The other countries then were either drawn in either the first half of the show or in the second part of the show. Malta was drawn up in the first half of the draw. The final running order is determined by the producers of the show. The running order of the 2016 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is as follows:
01. Ireland: Zena Donnelly - Brice Ar Bhrice
02. Armenia: Anahit & Mary - Tarber
03. Albania: Klesta Qehaja - Besoj
04. Russia: The Water of Life Project - Water of Life
05. Malta: Christina Magrin - Parachute
06. Bulgaria: Lidia Ganeva - Magical Day
07. FYR Macedonia: Martija Stanokjkovic - Love Will Lead Our Way (Ljubovta ne Vodi)
08. Poland: Olivia Wieczorek - Nie Zapomnij
09. Belarus: Alexander Minyonok - Musyka Moih Pobed (Music is my Only Way)
10. Ukraine: Sofia Rol - Planet Craves for Love
11. Italy: Fiamma Boccia - Cara Mamma - Dear Mum
12. Serbia: Dunja Jelicic - U La La La
13. Israel: Shir & Tim - Follow My Heart
14. Australia: Alexa Curtis - We Are
15. The Netherlands: Kisses - Kisses & Dancin'
16. Cyprus: George Michaelides - Dance Floor
17. Georgia: Mariam Mamadashvili - Mzeo
Throughout the week, escflashmalta.com will be on hand at the Mediterranean Conference Centre proving you with recaps of the events that take place during the day, while giving extra attention to Christina Magrin, who is representing Malta at this year’s Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Stay tuned to this portal even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
Ben Camille and Valerie Vella will be hosting the 14th edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place in Valletta, Malta on the 20th November at the Mediterranean Conference Centre.
Ben Camille, started out as a model, before turning his attention to acting taking on a lead role on the popular television series “Strada Stretta”. In recent months, following his successful hosting of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016, he has also been asked to host the television programme, “Twelveto3” taking over from Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalist, Corazon Mizzi.
On the other hand, Valerie Vella is a seasoned female host, having been asked to host the national final for the senior edition of the Eurovision Song Contest on three occasions, the most recent being in 2011, been the spokesperson giving out the points and also serving as the Head of Press in one of the Advisory Teams that had been appointed to oversee Malta’s participation.
We're not done yet though, as the hosts of the red carpet and the opening ceremony will be none other than two female actresses whose star has been on the rise in recent years: Taryn Mamo Cefai and Larissa Bonaci. We are more than sure that they will be up to the task at hand.
We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and Malta’s participation with Christina Magrin and her entry “Parachute”.
Source: PBS, JuniorEurovision.tv
The Public Broadcasting Services has just released the running order of the semi-final of the 2016 Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which is taking place on the 22nd January at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.
Hosted by Ben Camille, the show will feature 20 original entries, sung by 19 participants, all vying to represent the Mediterranean country of Malta in the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden.
All the above acts will get the opportunity to perform LIVE in front of a professional panel of judges, and the general public who will be applauding from the venue, and at home. Together, they will select 14 artists, those who stand a very good chance of representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Source: PBS / TVM
Over the past couple of years, there has been renewed interest in the local music scene and this is due to the major advancements made in the production session which has seen songs taking up more of an international feel with the possibility of being sent abroad to a number of music stations with the top of airplay. The success of the likes of Chiara, Ira Losco, Winter Moods, Fabrizio Faniello, Airport Impressions, Red Electrick, Joseph Calleja and Tenishia amongst others give hope that one can achieve in the industry they put their heart and soul in. One of the singers who is hoping to succeed is none other than upcoming Adie who has already worked with one of the leading rappers in the country; Hooligan apart from taking up the best video award through the Mużika Mod Ieħor series of podcasts as hosted by music expert; Toni Sant.
The brand new single entitled Cry For You stays true to the music that Adie has performed in recent years but this particular track has more of a kick than expected featuring a vocal style of rhythm and blues apart from keeping the tempo slow in the form of a ballad. The mixture of the two represents an urban modern style which is well and truly appreciated by the audiences in Malta. The launch took place about three weeks ago within a leading wine-bar in the country at the Valletta, Waterfront and there was quite a number of high profile people in the entertainment industry including Antonella Vassallo, Julie Pomorski, Angela Agius, Lara Azzopardi and Ben Camille amongst others. The latter two were also the stars of the video which you can see below. Keep tuning into www.escflashmalta.com for all the latest news about the local artists.
Source: Facebook, Adie Press Release