On the 11th December, 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 2016 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest will be made public. Following the initial submission process, where the Public Broadcasting Services received 153 entries, a shortlist of 49 entries has now been published through the official website.
A quick glance at the list of shortlisted entries, one would realize that the list features a relative amount of established artists including; Ira Losco (ESC 2002), Lawrence Gray (MESC 98-99, 01-04, 10, 12, 15), Daniel Testa (JESC 08), Deborah C (MESC 12-15), Klinsmann Coleiro (MESC 07-13), Jessika (MESC 08, 11-15), Domenique (MESC 11, 13, 15), Kaya (MESC 00, 10, 12), Danica Muscat (MESC 12-13, 15), Christabelle (MESC 2014-2015) & Franklin Calleja (MESC 13-15).
96 - Francesca Bonanno
Alive - Jasmine Abela
All Around The World - Deborah C
Bare Your Soul - Chaya Fenech
Battle Zone - Kurt Cassar
Beautiful - Lyndsay
Brave - Andre Curmi (Dre)
Breaking Point - Cherylis & Mikhail (Dwett)
Breathe - Cherylis
Can't Let Go - Jessika
Castle - Danica Muscat
Chameleon (Invincible) - Ira Losco
Dancing In The Rain - Francesca Borg
Empty Hearted - Domenique
Exceptional - Jean Claude Azzopardi
Falling Glass - Corazon
Feeling Alive - Kelly Ann Mintoff
Fire Burn - Dominic
Fireworks - Iona
Flashing Lights - Raquel Galdes
Flawless - Franklin Calleja
Frontline - Danica Muscat
Go Beyond The Shore - Paul Cuschieri
Golden - Brooke
Gone - Nazio Rotin
Higher - Q
Hush Hush - Jessika
I Love You - Dario Mifsud Bonnici
I Won't Surrender - Franklin Calleja
Kingdom - Christabelle
Light Up My Life - Stefan Galea
Lighthouse - Kimberley Cortis
Little Love - Franklin Calleja
MI-MI-MIND - Neville Refalo
Paper Boats - Joseph Portelli
Reaching - Panama Band (Simaria)
Right Here With You - Sarah Crystal
Rule The World - Aidan Cassar
Someday - Klinsmann
Tell Me What You Wanna Do - Julienne Liberto
That's Why I Love You - Ira Losco
The Flame - Jessika
Tonight - Kyle Mangani & Maxine Pace
Under The Sun - Daniel Testa
Victory - Amy Agius
Without You - Kaya
Young Love - Maxine Pace
Your Kiss - Malcolm
You're Beautiful - Lawrence Gray
Apart from the established names, it seems that the line-up thus far comprises of several newcomers. Well, the journey to find Amber's successor has officially begun! 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.
Source: PBS / TVM
Gillian Attard, on behalf of La Voix Academy, has been invited to assemble a group of students to attend a masterclass in Italy. This opportunity will give upcoming artists the chance to showcase their vocal talent, and train with some of the best people in the music industry, including none other than escflashmalta.com collaborator; Charlie Rapino who produced the first major single for British Band; Take That. The masterclass; Master-Festival Discografico e Teleivisivo will be taking place between the 12th and the 15 June in Scalea, a southern town in Italy.
Whilst communicating with escflashmalta.com about this incredible opportunity, Gillian Attard revealed that the artists who will be a part of this project are; Clive Gauci, Karine Caruana, Jean Claude Azzopardi, Naolene Borg, Amy Mizzi, Rutger Scicluna Galea, Naomi Roberts, Nicola Saliba, Shania Mallia, Kiana Fenech, Kyra Licari, Kelsey Farrugia, Jade Camilleri, Nazio Rotin, Andy Shaw, Krista Calleja, Kylie Meilak, and Francesca Bonanno. This is a prestigious masterclass, one which will garner attention with some of the most influential bosses of Mediaset and RAI, two of the main broadcaster companies in Italy. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news.
Gillian Attard, of La Voix Academy as well as Ironic PR and Management, has recently been in contact with escflashmalta.com in order to announce that all of the participants on the programme Una Stella Sta Nascendo, a vocal talent show which airs on Sky Italia, have made it through to the final phase of the competition. This is another successful story for the elite academy, having seen artists succeed on Io Canto, Ti Lascio Una Canzone and the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.
Therefore, the final which is set for a couple of week's time will include several artists from La Voix Academy including none other than; Sarah Farrugia, Shauna Vassallo, Maxine Pace, Miriana Conte, Nazio Rotin, Jean Claude Azzopardi, Clive Gauci, Cain Portelli, Nicole Hammett, Christina Magrin, Jahel Cardona, Mardy Farrugia, Karine Caruana and special guest; Michaela Caruana who is just a mere four (4) years old. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.
Source: La Voix Academy, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Image)