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At this point in time, the local festival circuit has been witnessing a surge in competitions where the original songs have to be in Maltese, noting that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest remains to be the only one where English is the predominant language. This will not be the case in a couple of days time, as the organising committee of the Summer Hit Song Contest, which we are proud to support, will be receiving applications from those willing to partake in the event, being broadcast on F Living throughout the summer months. For the FULL version of Regulations along…
The news portal of the Public Broadcasting Services, TVM has just published a story in relation to the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, stating that the venue will be none other than the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa. It won't be the first major music event to take place though considering that the Music & Steel Festival featuring well known bands such as; Airport Impressions, Red Electrick and Tribali amongst others took place on the 30th March. Whilst a proper announcement is yet to be made by the Official Website of the Junior Eurovision, this was announced during…
Earlier this afternoon, the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services held a joint press conference in order to address the format changes with regards to the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. During the same period, Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services and Executive Supervisor for the European Competition presented the vision that the Maltese broadcaster has, including how local schoolchildren will be involved. Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev spoke to the assembled press about the history of the competition, as well as the format changes that have been introduced recently to increase…
In 2008, a brand new competition known as the Summer Hit Song Contest was given birth, with the aim being to submit entries with a particular flavour, one which the radio stations across the country would have no issue in promoting through airplay. A professional panel of judges assessed the quality of each respective submission before reaching a verdict, one which gave rise to the comeback of Miriam Christine. Alone Today which the female singer/songwriter wrote also got a music video which was played on national television. In the following years; Neville, Romina Mamo, Minik and Siconix also established themselves…
Just an hour prior to her arrival at the Malta International Airport, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) announced through the eight o'clock news bulletin that Federica Falzon will be representing the country in the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Due to the fact, that the senior edition of the international competition is slated to take in three weeks time, the announcement is thought to be early, giving the broadcaster ample time to work on the organisation of the competition. In an exclusive comment made to esc-plus earlier this morning, it was revealed that the song that Federica…
In a couple of months, the Public Broadcasting Services and the European Broadcasting Union will be joining forces to host the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, following up the victory achieved by Gaia Cauchi and her entry The Start which she co-wrote with Gillian Attard, Matt Mercieca and Elton Zarb. The search for the next representative has also been intact for the Mediterranean Country with Federica Falzon being the internal choice of the public broadcaster. Upon the arrival of Federica Falzon at the Malta International Airport, it was revealed that the young starlet and reigning winner of…
Earlier this afternoon, Media.Link Communications held a press conference launching the 23rd edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza to much fanfare with Claudette Buttigieg announced as the new chairperson, whilst being supported by Noel Castillo, Charles Stroud and Frederick Zammit. The latter two, both being former Chairmen of the competition bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the table having together orchestrated some of the most successful editions of the local song competition. With songwriters such as Chan Vella, Marlon Polidano, Renato Briffa and Joe Chircop in attendance along with representatives of Kurt Galea and Domenique amongst others, it…
In the local music industry, the Eurovision Song Contest is one of the most coveted events to garner the opportunity to perform in, noting that it has also spurred on the beginning of some astonishing careers, including those of Ira Losco, Fabrizio Faniello and Miriam Christine to name a few. These three though have another successful victory in hand that differs them from all the rest, and that has come during the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza organised by Media.Link Communications. escflashmalta.com is a covering the event, having also been represented on the committee in the past seeing to the editions from…
On the 15th March, Sir Temi Żammit Hall played host to the 38th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a revitalised music competition for which there were a total of seventy-one (71) submissions, sixteen (16) of which were presented to the audience present in the venue and at home with ONE Television broadcasting the event directly in real-time. Josephine Ebejer Grech & Clint Bajada presided over the competition as hosts, not only introducing the song title, artists and songwriters but even the musicians on stage, something which was innovative and well planned. Supported by the Malta Arts Fund and Fondazzjoni Ċelebrazzjonijiet Nazzjonali,…
On the 3rd February, the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu released the song titles and the names of the songwriters of each of the sixteen (16) qualifiers. It was also announced that seventy-one (71) submissions were received, the highest since its return to the local music scene a couple of years ago, denoting that the changes made to the competition have been appreciated by artists, songwriters and producers alike. In the coming days, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with each of the artists confirmed as participants in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, dealing with the social…