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"Eurovision Talk", a 15-minute segment, featuring guest panelists from renowned websites which cater to the latest news from the music scene, inter-related to the Eurovision Song Contest, will start airing on Strada, the most watched television programme on Saturday afternoon.

Hosted by Wayne Aquilina every Saturday between 12:40 pm and 15:00 pm, "Strada" is a programme where youths discuss a spectrum of subjects. It aims to shed light on various topics, whilst acquiring different opinions, based on facts and life experiences. Instead of solely providing debate, it is enhanced through entertainment slots provided by LIVE unplugged sessions, creating a truly vibrant and unique atmosphere.

Due dilegence is to be given to the Maltese Delegation, specifically Gordon Bonello for the support required in putting on this weekly slot. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria.

Source: ONE Television

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Ira Losco, Malta's representative at the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest, has just launched a new music video to accompany her 6th single ‘Dead or Alive', from her album ‘The Fire”. The singer/songwriter has been lying low for a few months in anticipation of this release, which has yet again, given her fans much to talk about.

 

The video was shot in Manchester with Video Ink, the dynamic team who also directed her number 1 single ‘The Way It’s Meant To Be.’ Fans will be surprised to see a very different Ira performing in the mysteriously beautiful Morecambe Winter Garden Theatre built in the 1800s. Ira also had to brave the icy January cold on Morecambe Beach, in yet another scene in the video.  Two fighters in silhouette represent the internal conflict, which Ira sings about in the track. 

“Dead or Alive’ is, lyrically, one of the darkest tracks on the album. It is a track which underwent a major change during its recording. Originally the song had a more country approach, but once I heard Howard’s (Jagged House) take on it we both knew this was the way to go.  It is a high-energy song, which many of the fans kept insisting should be a single when ‘The Fire’ came out, and they were right, it totally works” said Ira Losco. 

The singer/songwriter  is currently about to enter the recording studio to start work on her new album in preparation of another busy year ahead. Howard Keith added “ Ira’s determination to try out new things and to avoid repeating herself makes her very unpredictable as an artist. It’s not the easy road to take but artistically I would say far more rewarding. I would like to thank all the endorsements supporting our ideas with a special mention to Vodafone for their collaboration on this video“.

Ira Losco’s latest album ‘The Fire’, which is still in the top 10 iTunes album charts since its release in March 2013, can be purchased from all digital portals. Fans are asked to visit Ira Losco’s popular YouTube channel, and Official Facebook Page where they can find more info about the artist as well as the latest news. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene.

Source: Press Release, Benjamin Stanton (Photo)

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'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

Danica Muscat, a recognizable female vocalist, having had the opportunity to perform with Ornella Vanoni, The Priests and Pierdavide Carone, while taking part in the talent show “Io Canto”, hosted by Gerry Scotti on Canale 5. Upon her return to Malta, the young female vocalist has not ceased to put herself out there, getting through to the LIVE stages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on no less than 3 occasions, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on a remarkable 4 successive tries, and also the Summer Hit Song Contest less than 12 months ago. She is part of the roster at Ironic PR & Artist Management, headed by Marc Calleja Bayliss.

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Malcolm Pisani, a male vocalist, is the second guest of the programme. He started his singing career at the early age of ten years under the tuition of well-known vocal coaches. In recent years, he has seemingly conquered radio, through a string of original songs, written by Matthew Mercieca (Muxu) and produced by Carlo Gerada, the most recent being "Enough". It is worth noting that he has taken part in a number of music competitions, one of them being the Summer Hit Song Contest 2011, where his song "Ale'O" finished in second place with the general public. The third and final guest is Jean Pierre Cassar, a male actor, who played a lead role in the series D.R.E.A.M.S and is currently on "Ħbieb u Għedewwa".

This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: F Living

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Il Volo, an operatic-pop trio, comprising of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble have just been revealed as winners of the 2015 Sanremo. Their song entitled "Grande Amore", written by Francesco Boccia and Ciro Esposito managed to beat stiff competition from pre-competition favourite, Nek and his song "Fatti Avante Amore", written by Nek, Luca Chiaravalli, Andrea Bonomo and Luigi Fazio.

As a result of their overwhelming victory, with initial reports stating that they managed to win both the televoting and the professional jury, Il Volo will represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest. It is has also been confirmed that "Grande Amore" will be their entry, having also successfully international exposure, peaking at number #1 in Malta's Official iTunes Chart.

Once more, escflashmalta.com would like to thank a select number of people who offered their time to contribute as guest bloggers during the 2015 Sanremo including; Audrey Marie, Karen DeBattista, Andrew Zahra, Marilena Gauci and Brooke. We urge you to stay tuned for all the latest news about the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria.

Source: RAI

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'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

Eleanor Cassar is one of the leading pop singers in Malta with remarkable voice capabilities. She specialises in pop, ballad and dance music.  She was born in 1982.  Her success story started in 1993 at the age of 11 after her school teacher encouraged her to participate in musicals and theatrical events.  Eleanor’s passion for music and acting led her to join her home town theatrical group Skene, whereby she was entrusted with main roles and solos as well as a number of a cappella during several acts throughout the years. She is a veteran of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, having made the finals in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012, respectively. She will be joined on the show by Jolene Micallef, an actress as well as Gordon Bonello, Producer of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 and also a Delegation Member of the Eurovision Team in Copenhagen, and Vienna, respectively.

This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: F Living

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In 1951, following the aftermath of the Second World War, it was decided that a music competition was to be held, eyeing to strengthen the economy and lighten up the mood. It is quite remarkable, that the same competition, Sanremo, is still running strong in 2015. During the course of the next 5 days, Italy will not only be showcasing the best their local music scene is known to offer, but will also provide lots of entertainment, even courtesy of foreign guests.

With such a strong following in Malta, escflashmalta.com has enlisted the support of five celebrities in Malta, all of whom are familiar faces in the music industry, who will help assess the quality of the songs, and also the vocalists, in what has been coined the most reputable line-up for the Sanremo Music Festival in years.

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During the first night (10th February), the dubious honour will be given to Audrey Marie Bartolo, a female vocalist from Gozo, who has made it through to the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, L-Għanja tal-Poplu and the Summer Hit Song Contest on multiple occasions, whilst also having had the opportunity to participate in the Malta Eurosong competition back in 2010 with “Good Intentions” written by Rita Pace and Miriam Christine.

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During the second night (11th February), the chosen celebrity blogger is Karen DeBattista, another female vocalist, who requires no introduction, having been a finalist in the Summer Hit Song Contest, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and the latest esition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the song “12, Baker Street”. She gained fame and credibility for her triumph in the 2014 L-Għanja tal-Poplu with the song “Jien Ma Naħdimx” written by Mark Scicluna and Rita Pace. She is a signatoree of Ironic PR & Artist Management.

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During the third night (12th February), our special guest will be none other than male songwriter, Andrew Zahra, whose songwriting credits include “Fomm il-Vjolin”, winning entry of the International Festival of Maltese Song in 2001, “L-Arka tal-Liberta” winning entry of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2004 and “Stejjer”, a fan-favourite entry during the International Festival of Maltese Song in 2013, amongst others.

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During the fourth night (13th February), the tapped special guest will be none other than Marilena Gauci, a female vocalist whose first ascent to fame came back in 2004, when she represented Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the Young Talent Team. Since then, she has made it through to the final of the Summer Hit Song Contest on multiple occasions, as well as reaching the first runner-up slot at the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza twice, and also reaching the final stages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest twice. She is a signatoree of Ironic PR & Artist Management.

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During the fifth and final night (14th February), Editor-In-Chief Marc Calleja Bayliss, and special guest blogger, Brooke. The female singer/songwriter whose hit songs include “Fairytale”, “Bingo”, “Young and Free” and “Love Not War” is currently based in the United Kingdom, but has always made positive headlines in Malta, especially having been recognised by both the Bay Music Awards and the Malta Music Awards, on multiple occasions.

Campioni

Annalisa Scarrone - Una finestra fra le stelle

Malika Ayane - Adesso e qui

Marco Masini - Che giorno è

Chiara Galiazzo - Straordinario

Gianluca Grignani - Sogni infranti

Nek - Fatti avanti amore

Nina Zilli - Sola

Dear Jack - Il mondo explode

Alex Britti - Un attimo importante

Biggio & Mandelli (I soliti Idioti) - Vita d'inferno

Moreno - Oggi ti parlo cosi

Bianca Atzei - Il solo al mondo

Raf - Come una favola

Lara Fabian - Voce

Grazia Di Michele & Platinette (Mauro Coruzzi) - Io sono una finestra

Il Volo - Grande amore

Anna Tatangelo - Libera

Nesli - Buona fortuna amore

Irene Grandi - Un vento senza nome

Lorenzo Fragola - Siamo Uguali


Nuove Proposte

Serena Brancale - Galleggiare

Giovanni Caccamo - Ritornerò da te

Kaligola - Oltre il giardino

KuTso - Elisa

Enrico Nigiotti - Qualcosa da decidere

Rakele - Io non lo so cos'è l'amore 

Amara - Credo

Chanty - Ritornerai

All the LIVE blogging will be done through the Official Accounts on Facebook and Twitter, so whilst urging you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as the main portal, we hope that you will follow our comments throughout the rest of the week, and also share your opinion on the songs competing in Sanremo. The winner of the ‘Campioni’ will also have the first right of refusal to represent Italy in the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Source: escflashmalta.com

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After an eventful weekend, we are getting slowly but surely closer to seeing who will be representing the Nordics in Vienna, Austria, during the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. As ever, Melodifestivalen kicked off with a bang. Hosted by 2014 winner Sanna Nielsen whom made a surprisingly decent hostess. Eric Saade qualified for the final as expected and Jessica Andersson also qualified directly to the final whilst the unique Dolly Style and Behrang Miri featuring Victor Crone will participate in the Andra Chansen round in Helsingbrorg on 7th March.

Fredrik Kempe already has one song in the final upholding his seemingly annual tradition. An all-round successful evening but nothing scandalous or controversial. Jessica performed well and Eric, despite the negativity managed to stir the crowd. We now have a pleasant ballad and upbeat, up-tempo song already in contention.

With Eric an early favourite to win we need to see if other big names manager to challenge him for the chance to represent Sweden. Denmark has confirmed it’s participant and the the unexpected winner Anti Social Media and the song “The Way You Are”. After being the clear favourite with the juries Anti Social Media had a clear lead and coming second in the viewer’s votes the win (albeit marginal) secured their place in Vienna.

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This meant that they had early favourites such as "Suitcase" and "Mi Amore" into second and seventh respectively. The reaction to the Danish entry has been somewhat negative and the entry has quickly become one of the least favourite contenders in Vienna thus far. Three entries also progressed to the final from the Icelandic making the line-up for next Saturday’s final complete. With all entries in the native Icelandic it could prove to be an interesting finale.  

The first step has been taken for the Nordic entries this year I would love to have them all in the final again, I am sceptical given my disappointment with the Danish entry. I am hoping it is a grower but time will tell. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Source: eurovision.tv

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'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

Glen Vella, a male singer/songwriter who requires no lengthy introduction, having amassed considerable a positive reputation over the years, and as a result, becoming one of the most recognizable faces in the local music industry, was Malta’s representative in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the song “One Life”. He tried his luck once more, in two different scenarios, the first being in 2014 as a songwriter for the song “Love Will Take You Home” sung by Franklin Calleja, which managed a respectable 7th place, and the second as a lead vocalist with the song “Breakaway” co-written by Simon Gribbe and Kevin Borg. The male vocalist also plays an instrumental part in the Gospel Choir, Animae and has recently taken on the position as Director and Tutor at Vocal Troupes.

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Nadine Axisa, a veteran female vocalist, who has taken part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with a total of nine (9) entries, the most recent being Once In a Lifetime composed by Jason Paul Cassar to the lyrics of Mario Farrugia and performed in a duet with Clifford Galea. She has recently made a much anticipated return to the local music scene, albeit within a new genre, Jazz. Looking back to 2006, Nadine had already experimented with this style but nevertheless, compiling an album of original material is another story. “Velvet” which is available for purchase in local record shops as well as iTunes has been well received by the industry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjCAc0NFlEM

The third and final guest this week will be none other than Paul Ellul, a songwriting legend, having written countless hits for the a number of established performers, amongst them; Nadine Axisa, Neville Refalo, Danica Muscat, Marilena Gauci, Graziana Axisa, Eleanor Cassar, Glen Vella, Roger Tirazona, Debbie Scerri and Mark Tonna. This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: F Living

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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 a much anticipated return, this week, the programme will be welcoming, Amber.

Amber, a female vocalist, winner of the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, with the song "Warrior", composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matthew Mercieca, has truly been a stalwart of the local music scene, having taken part in the Summer Hit Song Contest, her first music competition as well as the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which she won on her debut, back in 2010.

"Clint on ONE" airs every Saturday morning as from 11am onwards, so make sure to tune into ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television. Any foreign fans will also be able to follow the show through the LIVE streaming portion which is offered through the official website of ONE. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music industry.

Source: Clint on ONE

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Stefan, an 18 year old student and music artist, has spent months in the studio working hard on his new sound, vocally and musically. This time he has teamed up with a successful team of local writers who have written and produced various hits for the Maltese market. ‘Escape’ is written by Matt (Muxu) Mercieca and produced by Carlo Gerada. Dance is the genre which best describes this song, setting out to appeal to the club dancefloors. The modern sound gives it a fresh twist, something which is very current in today’s music industry. 

The song puts forward a message of a relationship which is not living up to it’s expectations, and even though the individual seeks to try everything in order to save his relationship, he knows that it is still of no use, which is why he must forget and move on, therefore he must ‘Escape’ from the love he shared with his partner. 

Stefan gained critical acclaim for his debut single ‘Disco Lemonade’ which charted at 12 on the local iTunes charts, and for being a finalist in the Malta Junior Eurosong 2009. He has had the opportunity to perform as a supporting act for Malta's best selling singer/songwriter Ira Losco, the UK pop duo The Cheeky Girls, The beatles tribute band, and also Texanna at the Farsons Great Beer Festival. Last December he also formed part of the cast as a chorus member in the highly acclaimed MADC panto ‘Rapunzelstiltskin’. 

The single ‘Escape’ was mixed and mastered by Elton Zarb, special thanks to Ally for the vocal coaching, with credits to Marlon Polidano for the official press photo and also to the fashion designer, Parascandalo Marco who dressed up Stefan with items from his collection. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene.

Source: Press Release

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