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The 39th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, considered to be one of the most renowned local competitions, will be officially launched on the 15th January 2015 at the St James Cavalier in Valletta, with the inclusion of a select number of successful former participants. Karen DeBattista, Rita Pace, Olivia Lewis, Miriam Christine and Frank O'Neill are currently on the performers' bill as the competition evolves by another year. Due to the fact that attendance for the event is limited, an email could be sent to Noel D'Amato, who is coordinating this event on behalf of the committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. In the meantime, due to the interest in the upcoming edition of the local music competition, the committee has thought it best to extend the pre-submission period by a couple of weeks, with submission day now set for the 23rd January 2015. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even…
'The Celebrity Night' is the new Saturday night show which will be broadcast at 20:30 on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago, revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style. Christabelle, a female vocalist, who gained notoriety as a result of her first runner-up finish in the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the song "Rush", written by Elton Zarb and Matthew Mercieca, is clearly on a high, and the most current guest on this evening's programme. She will be joined by another female guest, Angie Brown, a legendary singer/songwriter from South London, whose hit singles include "Took My Love" and "I'm Gonna Get You", the latter of which she performed on The Voice UK just a couple of months ago. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
This Monday, Fabrizio Palma will be over to give out a masterclass to all the singers who apply for it. The better part of this opportunity is that one will not just be working with, but the Maltese will be singing a part of a song, preferably in Italian or English, and before he leaves Malta, Palma will pick one of the artists that has been at his masterclass, for him to write a single to. Fabrizio Palma is a well renowned artist when it comes to the Italians and enjoys wide fame throughout Europe, mostly in Malta too. He is best known for being a vocal coach on the shows with worldwide fame ‘Ti Lascio Una Canzone’, where the last winner was our very own Federica Falzon, and also he is the vocal coach on the competition ‘Amici’ of Maria De Filippi. This event is available at our singer’s…
ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television merge into a professional broadcasting house, whose output is of extremely high quality. One such programme delivered through this system is "Clint on ONE" hosted by Clint Bajada, which aims to brings musicianship back into the term artist, promoting the singer in a setup where being comfortable is a necessity. Following the inauguration of the autumn/winter schedule, the programme made a much anticipated return, and later on, will be welcoming, isabelleluca. Isabelleluca is a talented female singer/songwriter who made it clear on social media networks that she submit entries for the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, won by Amber and her song "Warrior" written by Elton Zarb and Matthew Mercieca just last week. Cincidentally, the same team of songwriters had also written "Ladies Night", the song which the female singer/songwriter had presented in the 2011 edition of the Summer Hit Song…
L-Għanja tal-Poplu is considered to be one of the most renowned local competitions. It is one of the very few that promotes our national songwriters to the full and it also makes it an important point that our mother language, Maltese, could be sung in a music competition. In 2015, the showcase is set to take place on the 21st of March. After analysing the regulations, it can be said that there were no major amendments to the rules and regulations of the festival. Earlier this year, the competition was won by a relative newcomer, Karen DeBattista, with the song "Jien Ma Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace. It garnered national acclaim, having been discussed on several talk-shows, over the notoriety of the lyrical prowess which it possessed. Since then, Karen DeBattista has been through to the final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with…
Friday, 21 November 2014 01:07

MESC 2015: Hype Returns at the Shipbuilding

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Here in Malta, the hype did not come to an end right after hosting the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, it is still going on and will continue up till next Saturday. This is due to the fact that the tiny nation in the middle of the Mediterranean will have a representative for the next edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Vienna, Austria. Without a doubt, it goes without saying that rehearsals are in full swing and the Shipbuilding has never looked so beautiful and energetic, except for last Saturday. After three days of rehearsals, each and every singer had two (2) rehearsals. Therefore we have seen the twenty (20) competitors twice on the magnificent stage presented to Europe last weekend. Later on this morning, a couple of hours before the actual show commences, there is the dress rehearsal which will allow all the singers to utilise the…
Monday, 10 November 2014 20:59

MESC 2015: Male and Female Hosts Made Public

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With the Junior Eurovision Song Contest literally days away, the Public Broadcasting Services has gone on record stating that Daniel Chircop and Lyona Xuereb Gatt will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which will see to the selection of the act that will represent the nation in Vienna, Austria next May. Daniel is a prominent local television host and comedian whereas Lyona is a competing newcomer. Both will be pushed into the forefront of Maltese television when they host one of the country’s most popular annual television shows. The selection is to be held over two days with the semi-final being held on Friday 21st November and the final on Saturday the 22th November. Six acts will be eliminated on the first show with fourteen acts competing in the final on Saturday. As with previous years a combined jury and public vote will determine the…
'The Celebrity Night' is the new Saturday night show which will be broadcast at 20:30 on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago, revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style. Michela Galea, a relatively young female artist, who triumphed in this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the song "Mixja Li Bdiet", written by Renato Briffa and Alfred E Baldacchino, is the most instantly recognisable guest on this evening's programme, and will be joined by another versatile artist, Ana-Maria Grima, fresh off international success in Turkey with the track "To Hell and Back" written by Philip Vella and Rita Pace, which also competed in the Summer Hit Song Contest 2014. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television merge into a professional broadcasting house, whose output is of extremely high quality. One such programme delivered through this system is "Clint on ONE" hosted by Clint Bajada, which aims to brings musicianship back into the term artist, promoting the singer in a setup where being comfortable is a necessity. Following the inauguration of the autumn/winter schedule, the programme made a much anticipated return, and later on, will be welcoming, Kevin Paul & Kurt Calleja. Kurt Calleja, representative of Malta at the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with "This Is The Night" is a singer/songwriter who knows what it means to succeed on the international stage. Having amassed a hit record, he ensured that his career flowed in the proper direction with his debut album "Love on Mars" comprising of a series of catchy tunes, all of which sought out to merge…
Wednesday, 05 November 2014 17:13

Exclusive: Maxine Pace to Unveil New Single

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On the 11th November, female singer/songwriter, Maxine Pace will be releasing her third solo single, “Take Me Back” through the programme “Big Time” which airs daily on NET Television. Co-written alongside Ramzi and produced by RDS Studios in London, United Kingdom, the song features a boppy tune, one which has become somewhat attributed to the young artist. Maxine Pace will definitely recall 2014 as to being a landmark year in her career, having started off the year with a Best New Artist nomination at the Malta Music Awards, and moving onto the release of her sophomore single “Alive”, also co-written with Ramzi, and last but not least, being given the role to co-host two shows; “KKI Junior” as “Big Time”. The young female singer/songwriter is currently being tutored by Gillian Attard of La Voix Academy as well as Joshua Alamu whilst being taken care of Ironic PR & Artist Management.…

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