"Not My Soul", an original song co-written by Elton Zarb, Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca and Destiny Chukunyere, the latter of whom is also the performer, was officially presented at mid-day with a preview video on tvm.com.mt, the official website of Television Malta (TVM), the flagship media outlet of the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS).
Drawing positive feedback from both the foreign and local press, "Not My Soul" seems to have made an instant impact, aiming to continue Malta's recent string of results, noting 1st place with "The Start" by Gaia Cauchi in 2013, and 4th place with "Diamonds" by Federica Falzon in 2014. This is Malta's third successive entry in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest to be co-written by Elton Zarb and Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca.
13-year old Destiny Chukunyere was selected as Malta's representative following an exceptional performance of "Think", a cover of the song made famous by Aretha Franklin, in a 20 participant strong national selection. We would like you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about Malta's participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015.
Gaia Cauchi, winner of the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with "The Start", an original song co-written by Elton Zarb, Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca and Gillian Attard, was recently the subject of much attention, after having successfully been the first representative of Malta at the prestigious 'New Wave Festival' in Russia.
In contention with several other participants from all around the globe, the young bundle of joy was awarded top spot by the professional panel of judges, closely followed by Krisia of Bulgaria, whom had also participated in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, albeit in 2014, also finishing in the 1st runner-up position.
"I was a little bit scared ... but it was a true honour and honestly, I worked really hard for it ..." stated Gaia Cauchi in exclusive comments to escflashmalta.com following her victory. Once more, this was not only a personal achievement but also one for Malta. For more information about Gaia and other eurostars, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter.
Source: New Wave Festival
For the 3rd consecutive year, Malta was triumphant on "Una Stella Sta Nascendo", an Italian television programme which airs on Sky Italia. This year, the list of finalists included; Ethan Attard & Miguel Bonello, Mikhail Attard, Kelsey Bellante, Giorgia Borg, Kelsie Borg, Kassidy Calleja, Cherylis, Kelsey Farrugia, Kiana Fenech, Emma Muscat and Rachel Lowell. At the end of the adventure, Giorgia Borg, Rachel Lowell, and Cherylis won their respective sections, whilst Emma Muscat ended up becoming the overall winner.
The resident jury, a set of professional music industry professionals were impressed with the Maltese singers and said that they elevated the level, with an impeccable level of singing. "Una Stella Sta Nascendo" has been a highly successful event for upcoming talent noting the previous successes of Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 winner; Gaia Cauchi and radio sensation; Maxine Pace.
After participation in this competition, Gillian Attard, vocal director of La Voix Academy is in discussion with producers of Disney Channel Italia to see whether Emma would be a possible fit, and thus continue elevating her status, abroad. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about Malta's participation in international competitions.
Andy Shaw, a skilled 14-year old male singer/songwriter whose breakthrough appearance was at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a special guest, and Gaia Cauchi, a female singer/songwriter best known for winning the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with "The Start" co-written with Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and Matthew Mercieca (Muxu), have decided to share their mutual love towards music, by recording "Love Me Like You Do", a song from the highly acclaimed motion picture 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as a duet.
Recorded, mixed and produced by Cyprian Cassar at Tenishia Studios, the release of "Love Me Like You Do" is supported with a monochromatic music video, specifically created by Joseph Agius to reflect the lyrical context of the song. "Love Me Like You Do", written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami and Tove Nilsson is an emotional ballad which would be best described as synthpop, originally interpreted by British female singer/songwriter Ellie Goulding.
As a duet, Andy and Gaia gave the song a completely different feel, altering the meaning of the lyrics ever so slightly, encompassing the true meaning of friendship, rather than staying loyal to the lustful meaning, as exhibited in the original version. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.
In just a couple of days, various areas of the world will be celebrating Christmas, a joyous holiday which commemorates the birth of Jesus Christ. An original song with the title "Milied ta' Tama", composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Peppi Azzopardi, was originally published in 2011 featuring the vocals of Petra (MESC 08, 11, 13), Mikaela, Mike Spiteri (ESC 1995), Pamela (MESC 05-09, 14), Neville Refalo (MESC 05) and Vince Fabri, but now been re-recorded.
In this new version, one could note the Ekklesia Sisters (MESC 15), Gaia Cauchi (JESC 13), Federica Falzon (JESC 14) and two upcoming stars in the form of Destiny Chukunyere and Veronica Rotin. With a fresh new coat of paint, the song is very much relatable to the season, whilst acknowleding a local element. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.
Source: Xarabank, Mario Mintoff (Photo)
In the past couple of years, charity has been one of the most pivotal aspects in the creation of a state, which while somewhat limited in resources, is not lacking in generosity, with record funds being targeted and achieved every year. "L-Istrina" is the most important charity event, with funds given to various organisations.
As a means of supporting this noble gesture, a theme song is recorded, and what is intriguing is that several familiar faces make an appearance, all in the face of charity. This year, the song is entitled "Int Min Int", and is composed by Dominic Cini to the lyrics of Giovann Attard with production entrusted to Elton Zarb of Freetime Productions.
"Int Min Int" features the vocals of; Amber (ESC 2015), Dominic (MESC 2015), Renato (ESC 1975) , Ina Robinich, Federica Falzon (JESC 2014), Gaia Cauchi (JESC 2013), La Barokka, Mary Spiteri (ESC 1992), Mary Rose Mallia, Noel Zarb, Georgina (ESC 1991), Janvil (MESC 2005-2006, 2009), Josmar, Iona Dalli (MESC 2015), Lawrence Gray (MESC 1998, 1999, 2001-2004, 2010, 2012, 2015), Ludwig Galea (ESC 2004), Deborah C (MESC 12-14).
We urge you to watch, and donate during this year's edition of "L-Istrina" as it is aired on Television Malta, ONE Television, NET Television, F Living and Smash Television during the traditional "Boxing Day", otherwise also known as the 26th December, the day following Christmas. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
Source: L-Istrina (Official Page)
Following the success of the second edition of the concert ‘The Prayer’, organized by Blue Circle Events and Aldo Busuttil, a new Christmas concert with a difference will be organized this year. When the lyrical singer was preparing material for his new album ‘Con Amore’ he got the idea of including other songs synonymous with the Christmas festivities. As the name of the album and the fourteen tracks imply, Christmas is the time to celebrate and spread the love The Lord Himself has shown us when he come amongst us as a human being.
The concert ‘Con Amore on Christmas’ will not only include traditional Christmas songs but also various songs starting from the Operatic and Neapolitan repertoire and modern day songs. From Naples we will listen to the Tarantella, and a collection of popular songs, which will certainly bring a smile to your face under the direction of Mro. Manoel Pirotta with the participation of the ‘La Voix’ choir under the direction of Mro. Joseph Chircop. Also from Naples we will hear a rendition of ‘O Sole Mio’ during which Aldo Busuttil will interpret the version ‘It’s Now or Never’ in honor of the legendary Elvis Presley on the eightieth anniversary of his career.
The Christmas songs will get the audience in the mood for this wonderful time of year and will include Mro. Pirotta's classical adaptation to the popular song ‘Santa Clause is Coming to Town’. Other popular numbers include Do Hear The People Sing’ from the musical ‘Les Miserables’, Mamma and Parlami D’Amore Mariu.
Other highlights will include various duets with guest artists Gaia Cauchi, Eleanor Cassar and Karl Luke Schembri who together with Aldo Busuttil will interpret Un Amore Cosi Grande, In Amore, Vivo Per Lei and Caro Gesu Bambino. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for more of the latest news from the local music industry.
Source: Press Release
Gaia Cauchi and Veronica Rotin, both vocally trained by Gillian Attard at La Voix Academy and looked after by Ironic PR & Artist Management, will be part of an upcoming radio programme on RTK 103FM. “Is-Sewwa Magħruf” hosted by George Cremona and Martha Carabott will be featuring the prominent vocalists, one winner of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and the other, a finalist in the hit television programme “Io Canto”, as well as Dr Samuel Aquilina in answering questions about health, music, food, and more.
In comments made to escflashmalta.com, Gaia Cauchi and Veronica Rotin are “excited, and looking forward to sharing their opinion on the various topics which are brought up”. With the subjects set to focus more or less on the common knowledge in life, the listeners will enjoy having the girls around, getting to know them better away from their craft, that of performance. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene.
Source: RTK Radio 103FM, Marlon Polidano (Image), Missey & Bo (Clothing of Gaia & Veronica)
In less than 2 days, on the 7th August, the Għaxaq Music Festival in collaboration with La Voix Academy will be putting on a nationwide concert featuring Gaia Cauchi, Federica Falzon, Ludwig Galea, Vincenzo Carni, Davinia, Marco Vito, Shauna Vassallo and Maxine Pace, all of whom will be accompanied by a LIVE orchestra under the direction of Maestro Joseph Chircop.
escflashmalta.com had the pleasure of attending this evening's rehearsal and was gobsmacked by the astonishing line-up of songs that the organisers have in store for those who will be present, either standing or else sitting down. It is to be noted that all proceedings from the three evenings will go forward to support the Malta Community Chest Fund, a philanthropic organisation which aids those in need.
Peter Carbonaro and Moira Delia will be ensuring that the evening runs smoothly whilst La Voix Academy's vocal tutors; Gillian Attard, Matthew Mercieca and Ritienne Azzopardi will all play a role in the show, mostly in a supportive manner. The lime-light is definitely on the vocal talent which is being brought up, and given such marvelous opportunities. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
On the 7th August, the Għaxaq Music Festival in collaboration with La Voix Academy will be putting on a nationwide concert featuring Gaia Cauchi, Federica Falzon, Ludwig Galea, Vincenzo Carni, Davinia, Marco Vito, Shauna Vassallo and Maxine Pace, all of whom will be accompanied by a LIVE orchestra under the direction of Maestro Joseph Chircop.
Due to the sheer grandeur of the event, the organisers thought long and hard before making a decision with regards to the hosts, but a final choice has indeed been made. escflashmalta.com is in a proud position to confirm that they will be none other than; Moira Delia, hostess of the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest as well as Peter Carbonaro, artist manager for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest between 2011 and 2013.
For more details about the concert, including on how to get there and so forth, we invite you to visit the event page through social networking website, Facebook. In the meantime, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news in relation to artists who make up the local music scene.