Malta: Mid-Season for 'Don't Stop Me Now'Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
Over the course of the past couple of months, one of the most important programmes on local television has surely been 'Don't Stop Me Now', a reality television programme in the vein of Pop Idol where a number of singers auditioned live and got shortlisted by a panel of four judges made up of Richard Edwards, Moira Stafrace, Ray Mangion and Catherine Mifsud. One can always remember that the show is it's a second season having commenced through the Favourite Channel just a year ago. This time round, it is being hosted by the national broadcaster, meaning the Public Broadcasting Services. The contestants of this years' edition include none other than; Ann Marie, Carl, Corinne, Derrick, Letizia, Raisa, Ramona, Shirley, Therese and Ylenia. All of the acts fight it out for sets of points given by the Jury through the power of song and also through the weekly tasks.
This week, the series reaches a half-way point and what a show has been lined up for the people to see. All of the participants in the programme will be performing live duets with established artists and this might also show a change of guard within the actual music industry noting one generation to the next. Hosted by Eileen Montesin, the acts will be judged on their ability to perform by former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Moira Stafrace, Classically Trained performer; Ray Mangion and Entertainment Figure; Catherine Mifsud. In the meantime, in another segment of the show, Christine Haber will be taking the acts on yet another extra-curricular task where they will be vying to use their skills outside of performing with the aim of them releasing their inner characters so that the people at home can get to watch them better. One final deed that will take place is of course the weekly duet that this years' Malta Eurovision Song Contest runner-up will be doing with one of the participants. So this week, tune in to 'Don't Stop Me Now' on Television Malta hosted by Eileen Montesin.
Source: Press Release (Frederick Zammit)