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Monday, 03 May 2010 01:39

Croatia: Feminnem dazzle Malta

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In recent years, Malta has become quite an interesting promotional destination for several Eurovision Song Contest participants yet due to the world economic crisis many nations opted on other form of promotion and therefore the tours really dwindled with countries selecting parties with massive media exposure to attend to. The Croatian representatives only visited some neighbouring countries yet decided to come to Malta.

The female beauties performed on several programs throughout their visit to our country but were heavily promoted during the Malta International Hit Song Contest were they performed their Eurovision entry Lako Je Sve along with another track for album. During their stay the audiences really warmed up to them due to their fantastic character and they might be even with a chance of winning the maximum points from our nation due to their visit alone. This can only happen if they reach the final due to the fact that we are in different semi-final stages. In the meantime, you can see part of their interpretation from their Eurovision Song Contest entry below.

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One of the most anticipated events on the Maltese musical calender surely has to be the Konkors Kazunetta Indipendenza which is an open air event held in the Floriana Granaries during the Independence festivities. Several local stars participate in the event promoting Maltese culture and lyrics. It is truly a spectacle for all. The 2010 edition is in it's preliminary stages actually and the organisers are getting ready to gear up for another year.

Tomorrow marks the submissions phase of this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which are set to be received at Media.Link Communications  which is also the main building of the Nationalist Party found within Herbert Ganado Street in Pieta. Entries will be taken up from as early as 08:00 CET till as late as 19:00 CET. The organising committee led by Frederick Zammit will then proceed to the next phase of the competition. It is expected that the eliminatory phase will be taking place at some point at the end of May. Stay tuned to ESCflashmalta.com as we will be following this festival quite closely.

Source: KKI Chairman (Frederick Zammit)

The Malta International Hit Song Contest is one of the premier events in our nation with regards to the local festival scene being the second after the Malta Eurosong competition which features songs in English. Several performers might have tried out in the Eurosong event first but they always have a second option with this contest. This years' final features a total of fifteen finalists who were chosen by a panel of judges out of the initially submitted entries amounting to sixty three.

Following the performances from this years' finalists which included none other than former Eurosong entrants Isabelle (2007),  Grecia Bezzina (2009), Romina Mamo (2003, 2005), Rita Pace (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004), Dario Mifsud Bonnici (2009), Audrey Marie Bartolo (2010) and Corazon (2009). The final results of the evening were as follows:

Public Award with 55% of the total votes received on Celebrity Sundays: Domenique with the song Violet Skies (Philip Vella / Gerard J Borg)

Third Place: Christian with the song You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Clinton Paul)

Second Place: Corazon with the song You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube videoYou need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube videoYou need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Philip Vella)

First Place: Romina Mamo with the song You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video (Clinton Paul)

Saturday, 01 May 2010 20:28

Album Releases: What's New?

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It is quite interesting to note that this years' Eurovision Song Contest artists are using the event as a marketing tool for their musical material which is set to be released within the next couple of days. Some of the artists which are releasing brand new albums include Ovi who will be representing Romania along with Paula Seling in the second semi-final, Tom Dice who will be representing Belgium within the first semi-final, Daniel Diges who will be performing on behalf of Spain in the final stage of this years' competition along with Lena Mayer-Landrut who seems to be the main contender for victory representing Germany.

The first album already in the Belgian music scene comes from the former X Factor runner-up Tom Dice who seems to be the best chance for Belgium in years as he performs the song Me and My Guitar which is also a track on the album Teardrops along with his former singles Bleeding Love and A Soldier for His Country. The album is the singers' debut release by his record label Sonic Angel and will surely be looking for one of the higher places within the charts as soon as it is released. You can listed to some excepts from his songs here. In the meantime, the second album comes from the Norwegian nation Ovi who will re-release his album entitled The Gig That Almost Killed Me in his native country having only released it within the confines of Romania.

In the meantime, two finalists who have been quite busy with their albums are the interesting Daniel Diges who overcame the favourite Coral to win the Spanish selection. His recording label namely Warner Music Spain will probably be named after his Eurovision Song Contest entry Algo Pequenito and will be released on the 11th May 2010. Huge favourite Lena Mayer-Landrut will be releasing her debut album under Universal Music Germany and USFO entitled My Cassette Player. This collection of songs will include 11 tracks, the three which she performed at the national final, two of which are cover versions performed during the pre-selection phase and others which are completely original. We will be keeping you updated with the latest news from all of this years' Eurovision Song Contest artists.

Source: Esctoday.com

Saturday, 01 May 2010 19:43

Contacts

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The team of ESCflashmalta is not a new group who have joined together for this particular project yet have come together once more because they believe that together they can create something which no one else can. The team is made up of people from Malta, Belgium, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and more within the form of collaborations. Here you are going to find the editors of this website within their roles as well as their contact information with the main contact for the website.

Senior Editorial Board

Editor In Chief - Antoine Farrugia (Malta) 

Head of Press & Communications - Marc Calleja Bayliss (Malta) 

Senior Editor - Lee Harley (United Kingdom)

Senior Editor - Patrick Strouk (France)

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Friday, 30 April 2010 18:09

Malta: Thea Garrett in Belgium

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The Maltese representative in this years' Eurovision Song Contest namely Thea Garrett has embarked on a trip that will take her to the city of Antwerp in Belgium where she is set to be promoting her entry You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video composed by Jason Cassar and written by Sunny Aquilina which will be performed in the 11th position within the first semi-final to be staged on the 25th May 2010.

Apart from several media exposure through the television and also the radio stations, Thea was given an extra event to deal with yesterday having met with the Belgian Ambassador to Malta. The culmination of the trip will be taking place this evening when a party is set to be hosted. A total of seven participating countries will be making the trip as seen below:

  • Armenia - Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone
  • Belgium - Tom Dice - Me and my guitar
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina - Vukasin Brajic - Thunder and Lightning
  • Greece - Giorgios Alkaios - Opa
  • Ireland - Niamh Kavanagh - It's for you
  • Malta - Thea Garrett - My Dream
  • Serbia - Milan Stankovic - Ovo Je Balkan

After all of the participants assemble at the Ramada Plaza Hotel within Antwerp, Belgium, the media will be taking pictures. This will be followed by the introduction of the seven artists who will all be given exposure through interviews. A welcome reception is then set to be held for all the media and invited guests within the AEC Antwerp. An hour later, a speech by the host of the event namely Bram Bierkens from the organising committee of the event. The performances would kick off straight after mixed with some interesting forms of arts including a fashion show and a tribute act.

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