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As part and parcel of our 2010 Eurovision Song Contest coverage, we have contacted all of the former Maltese representatives at this prestigious event and some of them came to us with their greeting for the jolly Thea Garrett who will be performing My Dream penned by Sunny Aquilina and written by Jason Paul Cassar  in the first semi-final of this years' event. Today we will be bringing you the greeting of Chris and Moira.

The dynamic duo first burst onto the scene as a duo in the 1994 Malta Song for Europe when they performed the song their self-penned entry More Than Love which blew away the judges of the national selection toppling people such as Ray Caruana who represented the United Kingdom in the 1989 Eurovision Song Contest finishing in second place. Alas, the duo went to Dublin and finished in 5th place which was another brilliant result for our country with the performance being outstanding. The duo would go on to write the 1999 entry Believe In Peace to which they accompanied as backing vocalists and also an entry within the Malta Eurosong competition in 2008 entitled All Right Now which failed to make it through to the final round of the competition. They are currently working on a new album which will be released in due course.

"All the best for the Contest, we are sure you will do your utmost but whatever the result, you make sure you enjoy every bit of it cos that's what you will carry along with you all your life, the great moments!!

Take care and break a leg, regards
Chris & Moira"

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Safura had to flight to Athens on 7th May but turmoil in the Greek capital forced the Azerbaijani participant to called of her trip. The Azerbaijani artist was poised for intensive promotion in the Greek capital, with numerous high-rated TV and radio shows lined up to receive her. Among others, Safura would’ve appeared in various shows on ERT, Greek public broadcaster, MAD TV, ALTER TV, MEGA Channel, STAR Channel, and ALPHA TV. Safura was also about to meet with the Greek Eurovision representative George Alkaios.



Safura and team were sorrowed from the tragic events taking place in Athens. Greece was a very important country in singer’s promo tour schedule but social and political situation made this trip impossible. Safura sends all the best wishes to her Greek fans and hopes that all conflicts will be solved in near future. Safura hopes to visit the Greek islands after Eurovision 2010 for her summer holidays. For now Safura is getting ready to proceed with her promo tour. She will visit Switzerland, Poland and Russia. Check Safura’s updated schedule and all news about tour at www.eurovisiontalents.com

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Source: Konstantin Hudov (Euromedia)

The newly created website has contacted most of the former Maltese Eurovision Song Contest representatives in order to pass on their message to this years' representative namely 18 year old Thea Garrett who will be performing the song My Dream during the first semi-final in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest being held in Oslo, Norway.

Paul Giordimaina has managed to establish a name for himself as both an artist and a songwriter having been the main individual to look out for in recent years having been nominated for Album of the year as well as impressing people when speaking about the national final for the Eurovision Song Contest having finished in second place in 2009 with Eleanor Cassar and her song Someday as well as 2010 with Glen Vella and his song Just A Little More Love. He had taken part along with Georgina Abela in the 1991 Eurovision Song Contest garnering 106 points and finishing in 6th place.

Paul Giordimaina: "Hi Thea, I wish you and all the team the best possible for a great performance in Oslo. No matter what you see  and hear when you're there, STAY FOCUSED only on your song believe in your song like I'm sure you do,believe and be true to all those who will be with you on and off the stage and express your opinion how you are feeling on stage. Don't be afraid to speak out whats bothering you  and what may be adjusted during the performance. Be yourself with the media and talk with feet on the ground, to them. Malta will be with you all the time. Good luck Thea."

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Despite being a brand new website, we have decided to start awarding our local readers with some prizes following the massive input and feedback that we have so far with regards to the way that the site has been designed as well as the way it has been run. As you all know the Eurovision Song Contest is not that far away and therefore, we would like to send us your predictions for the top 10 qualifiers in each semi-final.

We have been in contact with several local artists such as Eleanor Cassar, Pamela Bezzina, Jessica Muscat and Paul Giordimaina amongst others who have offered us a copy of their latest album. In the meantime, we can also say that we have in our hands a copy of the Albanian press pack along with some Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza compilation discs and therefore, we are ready to give away these prizes to those who are closest within their prediction. We are not looking for placings but we are looking for the qualifiers. Therefore send us your emails to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and put your name in the possible winners' circle.

Thursday, 06 May 2010 23:32

ESC 2010: Stage Unveiled to the Media

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A few hours ago NRK presented the stage for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. In 10 days from now the first participants will rehearse their song in the Telenor Arena on the Eurovision stage. It consists of a performance area, which is a circle with an 18 meters diameter, surrounded by various layers of light & physical material.

The stage floor is made of glass and mirrors which has an in depth effect specially combined with the lights. The light design was again taken care of by Al Gurdon & his team. Riggs of light surround the stage and are stretched far into the arena with light elements attached to them, so the audience becomes a part of the stage. The riggs have a capacity of 16 000.

Source: Eurovision.tv

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Thursday, 06 May 2010 13:52

Sweden: Brita Borg died last tuesday

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Brita Borg died last Tuesday at the golden age of 83. She had represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 with “Augustin”. She reached 9th place back then which despite not being that amazing, managed to become quite well known.



Brita Borg (full name Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg) was born in Stockholm in June 10, 1926. She was singer, actress and variety show artist. Her variety show career spanned from 1943 into the 1970s, while her singing career trailed away at the end of the 1960s. However, she was still an active actress in the 1980s.

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Source: Esctoday.com, Oikotimes.com

The popular magazine Life & Style which is normally released on every second Sunday of a new month will be released next week and apart from the typically interesting editorial work with titles ranging about every possible subject. The focus though turns to the Eurovision Song Contest this month knowing that the event will soon be staged.

This months' magazine will also include an interview with the Maltese representative in this years' Eurovision Song Contest set to be held in Oslo, Norway. The interview deals with all her aspects since her victory, her personal life, the way she will tackle her performance abroad and other things so make sure to buy a copy of the "Mument" newspaper to get a free copy.

Source: Media.Link Communications

Another Nordic nation has now held their own set of previews and this is none other than Finland whose broadcaster YLE has appointed a number of well known people in the music industry in order to see the video clips of this years' participating entries and giving them points. It is quite interesting to note the similarities between the results achieved in Sweden and Finland.

Qualifiers:

1st: Portugal - 19 points
2nd: Latvia - 18 points
2nd: Finland - 18 points
4th: Iceland - 16 points
4th: Albania - 16 points
6th: Greece - 12 points
6th: Malta - 12 points
6th: Slovakia - 12 points
9th: Serbia - 11 points
10th: Moldova - 10 points

It is interesting to note that Malta placed quite well with both Scandinavian nations and one should keep in mind that the Juries will be playing an important role this year and therefore Thea Garrett's chances of qualification are improving day by day. Checking in the betting odds today, Malta has gone up some four to six places with the best odds offered at 60/1.

Source: Oikotimes

Thursday, 06 May 2010 00:32

Sweden: Expert Panel thinks Malta will fly to Final

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Like in the previous years, SVT is making four preview shows featuring all the 39 countries participating in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest which will be held on the 25th, 27th and 29th of May respectively.

These shows started on April 27th till May 18th. There are five experts reviewing the songs weekly. The show is hosted by Melodifestivalen producer Christer Björkman. Last April 27th and last night, these five experts voted for all of the 17 songs participating in the first Semi-final.

These are the results:

19 Points to Latvia
18 Points to Portugal
18 Points to Albania
16 Points to Iceland
16 Points to Moldova
16 Points to Malta
13 Points to Greece
13 Points to Slovakia
13 Points to Belgium
13 Points to Belarus
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12 Points to Russia
09 Points to Bosnia & Herzegovina
09 Points to Finland
09 Points to Poland
08 Points to Serbia
04 Points to Estonia
03 Points to FYR Macedonia

The five experts are none other than: Lena Philipsson (2004 Swedish Eurovision representative), Kayo Shekoni (singer, former member of Afro-dite, 2002 Swedish representatives), Rennie Mirro (musician), Thomas Lundin (Eurovision expert, TV host ) and Marie Serneholt (singer, former member of A-Teens). You can watch the latest show here.

Note that the reviews for the second semifinal will start as from May 11th and will take up till May 18th.

Source: SVT

Our site has only been open for a few days yet we have managed to garner quite a nice amount of readers thanks to the massive Press Relations work that is being carried with mentions on X Fm, Radio 101, Radju Malta, Favourite Television and more still to come. We are in the process of contacting professional people within the music industry to help us out with Guest commentating during this years' Eurovision Song Contest. At this moment in time, we are in a position to confirm the first person.

The Guest commentator for the second semi-final on the 27th May 2010 will be featuring a man who started to perform on the Talent Show in Ireland entitled You're A Star which went on to select the entrant and song for that years' Eurovision Song Contest. Following his appearance on the show, we studied speech and drama scoring some charting hits with the song Church Mice. Following this, he signed a contract with Universal Music in Ireland which saw him release two successfully charting singles in the form of A Better Plan (#1) and Come Back to My Heart (#3) released from the album entitled The Heart which was certified Double Platinium and number 3 in the charts. This material was followed by a second album bearing the name Not Like Me which got certified Gold and included hit songs such as Here Comes My Baby, I Still Believe in You and Hope for Me Yet. He is currently working on his own for his third album because he wishes to take up such a challenge. We are proud to have such a star guest commentating with us, Ladies and Gentlemen put your hands together for Simon Casey.

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