29 June 2017

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Devised as an international spectacle with the aim to bring about countries together through the medium of song, the Eurovision Song Contest has served a purpose for no less than 61 years, with Ireland holding the baton as the most successful participating country with 7 victories, the last of which coming back in 1996, at the hands of Eimear Quinn and "The Voice". Malta, a 28-time participant is stir-crazy for the event, noting that the national selection coined as the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (previously; Malta Song for Europe) seeking the interest of every living song as the winning entrant is taken through a flurry of emotions prior to the experience in May. As a result of this fanatic approach, it should come as no surprise that both television and radio, with the latter in particular dedicate specific programmes in support of the event. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest took place at the City Theatre in Valletta, signalling the beginning of a new trend for the European Capital City of Culture 2018, with two (2) events in a short space of three (3) weeks occurring just a couple of metres away from one another. The local competition, featuring a total of 20 participating entries, 19 of which qualified on merit, and 1 which won the right to compete following the triumph in last years' tele-voting, all competed for six (6) different trophies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd as chosen by the professional jury, 1st in the Duet Phase, first 1st in the Maltese Song Phase, and 1st in tele-voting. Hosted by Deo Grech, under the hospices of F Living Channel, who will be airing the competition on Saturday 3rd October at 8:30 pm, the event went without a…
Wednesday, 30 September 2015 16:07

Malta: Stunning Debut for Soundhouse Productions

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On the 26th July 2015, in the midst of an extremely temperamental summer, Soundhouse Productions organised the 1st edition of 'Battle of the Voices' at the Montekristo Arena. Filled to the brim with talent, upcoming artists, all of whom are willing to showcase their vocal range, and artistic skills put their names forward, in the hope of being recognised by a panel of professional judges, and thus rewarded with points, and eventually trophies. From Sections A to D, a 7 year-old girl by the name of Giorgia Borg was the most impressive, winning plaudits from all the judges present, and thus crowned the overall winner of those respective sections. Born in Australia, yet a resident in Malta for more than 6 years, Giorgia is an only child and has been training at La Voix Academy. From Sections E to Maltin Biss, all the focus was on Nicole Borg, an outstanding…
Saturday, 19 September 2015 20:49

SHSC 2015: Draw for the Running Order Revealed

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On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest will be taking place at the City Theatre in Valletta. 20 participating entries, all of which are both original and in English will have the opportunity to be presented to the public on a larger stage, noting that all of the songs had been previously made public through lyric videos on viral website, YouTube, as well as to being performed during the programme which preceded the competition, which aired on F Living every Monday evening. Deo Grech, organiser, and host of the local music competition is in 'awe of the talented singers, and entries that have been submitted into the competition' and is excited to see the final outcome of several months of hard work. On Friday afternoon, between 16:05 and 16:45 pm, a select number of participants were present on the F Living Show in order…
It has been 48 hours since the sun set on the 24th edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the 1st to take place at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta as part of the celebrations encompassing Independence Day in Malta. At the end of the evening, following the performance of 23 participating entries; 20 pre-qualified in the 'Talent Stabbilit' and another 3 which came through 'Talent Ġdid', the winner was revealed to be "Kuraġġ", performed by singer/songwriter Analise Mifsud. Hosted by Peter Carbonaro, Claire Preca Taroum, and Christine Haber, this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which was aired on NET Television, was given a brand new image, one which was very well appreciated by the competing artists, and their respective songwriters. With no major technical issues, most performances ran smoothly. This year, the list of participating artists was a good mixture of newcomers and veterans. The professional members…
Tuesday, 08 September 2015 20:00

KKI 2015: Draw for the Running Order Revealed

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Through their Official Facebook Page, the organising committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza revealed the draw for the running order of the three different categories; Talent Stabbilit, Talent Ġdid, and Junior. This was done at the studios at Media.Link Communications in the presence of a notary public, as well as a small number of participants or their respective representatives. The first of the three (3) shows will be taking place on Sunday 13th September at Media.Link Communications against an entry fee of €10. Such events are required in order to ascertain the growth of the local music industry, assuring that talent has a means to promote themselves through original work. KKI Junior 01. Quddiem Għajnejja (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Wynona Bartolo 02. Kunċert (Priscilla Psaila / Rita Pace) - Emma Cutajar 03. Ngħix Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nicole Falzon 04. Kastelli fuq ir-Ramel…
Through their online news portal MaltaRightNow, Media.Link Communications issued the names of the finalist entries, and their respective performers for the 2015 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior. Following an unspecified number of submissions, as received on the 17th July 2015, a professional panel of judges whittled down the entries. They chose those which stood out and reflected the saying 'music to their ears' before coming up with 21 songs, all of which were interpreted with LIVE vocals by their respective artists. All music videos have also been shot and should be made available through YouTube in the coming days. Attenzjoni (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Nathaniel Attard Ċikkulata (Dominic Cini / Gillian Attard / Ingrid Vella) - Amy Mizzi Erġa' Ejja (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Martina Galea Lofreda Għada Jasal (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Hayley Bonnici Għeżież Ġenituri (Priscilla Psaila / Joe…
Through their online news portal MaltaRightNow, Media.Link Communications issued the names of the finalist entries, and their respective performers for the 2015 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. Following an unspecified number of submissions, as received on the 17th July 2015, a professional panel of judges whittled down the entries, choosing those which reflected the saying 'music to their ears' before coming up with 40 songs, all of which were re-interpreted with LIVE vocals by their respective artists. At the end of this process, the 20 finalists were selected. In the lists below, there are two (3) singers with more than one (1) entry, and the song which has an asterisk (*) next to their name will either have to be given to another performer, or else be withdrawn from the competition, and thus replaced by the 21st entry in the original list of results. At this stage of the…
Maltese singer Charlene Mercieca Magro was invited to take part in Euroritm international music festival in Romania last weekend and managed to accomplish a prestigious 3rd place from all the various participating countries around the world. She was cordially invited to participate in this festival by Mr Martin Degabriele, director of Malta International Singers Festival - Eurostars. Charlene, who is vocally trained by Pamela Bezzina from VocalBooth Studios, sang 2 cover songs, one in Maltese "Mill-Għajnejn ta' Tifla" originally sung by singer/songwriter Corazon and "Dear Future Husband" originally by Meghan Trainor. Charlene received very positive feedback about her performances and she feels very honoured to have represented Malta in such a prestigious event. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about upcoming local talent. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
Tonight! For the second consecutive week, we urge you to switch to F Living Channel, in order to witness the spectacular entries competing in this year's edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. Following the victory of Domenique, and her entry "Back To", an original song written by Mark Scicluna and Emil Calleja Bayliss, the bar has been set high, and one of the twenty competing entries will be following it up as this year's winner. This year, a record number of 89 submissions were sent in for the Summer Hit Song Contest, with a professional panel of judges first whittling them down to 30, before eventually making the final selection. Hosted by Deo Grech, and featuring several guest panelists, who will also act as one total juror during the final of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015, the programme will kick-start at 20:30 CET on F Living. Bandwagon (Pamela…

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