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On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, Let's continue and follow things up with Franklin Calleja.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

Hello Everyone! This is ‘Still Here’ composted and written by Alexander Rybak. A song which talks about the persistence for love. If you love someone, you’ll do everything and anything to be with them again.

In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?

It means everything! Music is a big part of my life! Since young, I used to watch the Malta Eurovision song contest from home and now I’m taking part in it. I can’t imagine myself not being in the contest now a days. Obviously like every other singer, I would love to have the privilege to represent my small country in front of Europe one day.

Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?

I believe that us Maltese has a great potential in the music industry but unfortunately our country is too small to make a hit in the charts. Always in my opinion. I believe that this year I have a song who everyone can relate to and also it’s a powerful modern ballad. All Eurovision Fans love ballads do we? :P

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

If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?

I would do a mash up, with all the refrains of all the songs haha! You can’t choose. All the songs are really good.

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

I would love to keep on going with my music career, and spread the love to my fans through my music.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Hiya everyone, I really hope that you enjoy my song as much as I do. Hope to see you in the nearer future! Thank you for the wonderful support! Much love xx

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJkRUy-qdqk

Internal, or external, it has become somewhat custom to plan well ahead of time, in order to fine tune both the act and the entry that will represent a country at the Eurovision Song Contest. In just a matter of 3 weeks, entries from the Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia and Malta will be officially revealed in a mixture of public and jury voting. In the meantime, Montenegro and Belgium have gone ahead selecting their participants, Knez and Loic Notter, with their respective entries set to be revealed at a later date.

Knez, a singer/songwriter who requires no introduction to the balkan region was "not so surprised by the invitation to represent Montenegro at the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest" and this is because he cites himself as a true "Eurovision Fan". He will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Sergej Cetkovic whose entry "Moj Svijet" saw the nation move into the final for the first time. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9c7UPBiNa44

Loic Nottet, a relative newcomer to the music scene, having garnered considerable fame following his appearance on The Voice of Belgium, where he finished as the first runner-up. This is not the first time that the broadcaster has made a choice through this talent show, having previously selected Roberto Bellarosa. His entry "Love Kills" had finished in 12th place in the final, a successful result.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QL5CL0ygLc

Whilst it is somewhat unknown how the song choices will be made, it is expected that Knez will write his own song, and present it to the public in a similar fashion that Sergej did earlier this year, whilst Loic will be discussing with his record label and presumably presenting a couple of songs which the public will decide upon. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, Let's continue and follow things up with Jessika.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

Fandango in my opinion is written by two exceptional people, Gerard James Borg and Philip Vella. After working together for several years now, I personally think we’ve achieved a great chemistry and love to work together as we get so creative… In fact, they created a catchy and above all a modern vibe to this song that does not only make it a good Eurovision contender but can also climb the charts. Fandango is a couple’s dance….  

In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?

I sincerely believe that the Malta Eurovision song Contest is a great showcase for us singers and I wish that every singer gets to experience it as it’s so much fun and through it people get to know us and our music. I believe that this experience makes me grow as a person and artist and I truly love it!!!

Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?

I personally think that it’s a question of the other countries’ representatives and what the jury and the public like. If they happen to like modern, catchy and original dance tunes then I think Fandango would do well but who knows … 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8LziOIr3Zc

If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?

I do believe that my song was written with me in the author and composer’s mind and thus it fits me well, therefore I would think that the others did just the same. That’s what makes this competition a great one as every artist represents his or her own style.

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

Right now I’m really focused on the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and I’d love to get the chance to represent my country. As I love music so much, I’m planning to work on a new album, am already writing and humming some tunes and I hope to sing at some events abroad.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I hope you all support the Maltese talent as it’s important to us singers, this also makes us work more to prepare a better project you can be proud of every time. I always try to give my utmost to have a great project and I really believe in my song Fandango. I hope you do so too!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC_sfbt_rCs&list

'The Celebrity Night' is the new Saturday night show which will be broadcast at 20:30 on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off a couple of weeks ago, revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style.

Tonight's special guests are the singers; Odessa Green and Anna Azzopardi, the recent runner-ups of the Summer Hit Song Contest, with "Pretend" and "My Hero", both composed by Renato Briffa, one to the lyrics of Doris Chetcuti and the other by Keith Zammit. Joining them will be none other than; Angela Coleiro, a veteran radio broadcaster and actress. This and much more during  this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs tonight 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, Press Release

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

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 the inauguration of the autumn/winter schedule, the programme made a much anticipated return, and later on, will be welcoming, De Bee.

It has become somewhat custom  that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest reels in previously unheard of talent, and showcasing it to the general public. This is definitely the case with De Bee, whose song "Pin The Middle", written by Peter Paul became an instant hit, finishing in second place, following a good showing both with the public and the professional jury. Interested in a fusion of pop, rock and world music, the elements are present for a long lasting successful career. 

"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: ONE Television, ONE Radio 92.7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpE_4_Av9gc

On the 7th November, a week prior to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Federica Falzon will be making a guest appearance on the programme Xarabank, produced by WE Media and hosted by Peppi Azzopardi, in order to give a LIVE performance of "Diamonds". This is the same song with which she will be representing Malta, on home soil, during the international showcase. Co-Written by Elton Zarb, Matthew Mercieca and Gillian Attard, the song showcases the versatility in Federica's vocal range.

Federica Falzon came to prominence following her success on "Ti Lascio Una Canzone", a singing competition which airs on RAI Uno, specifically designated for children. She overcame the odds, to win the juries and the public vote, as she took on majestic songs on a weekly basis, giving masterful performances, whilst being accompanied by tenor, Vincenzo Carni. We urge you to support Federica Falzon, by following her on Twitter, Facebook and VK. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter.

Source: TVM / PBSEmil Calleja Bayliss (Image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kz4VRp3Xmc

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, Let's continue and follow things up with Trilogy.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

Our song is called “Chasing a Dream” and it’s composed by Paul Abela with lyrics by Joe Julian Farrugia.  The theme of the song is that no matter what life deals us, even if we are oppressed, we must find the strength and courage to keep chasing our dreams.  Hope and love never die and they will enable us to make our dreams come true.

In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?

We consider ourselves to be very lucky to be with the final 20 for a variety of reasons.  Malta’s music industry is booming with talented Eurovision hopefuls and to be with the finalists is a great honour as it is.  Moreover this year will be a special edition because it will follow Junior Eurovision and we will be very lucky to also enjoy the magnificent stage that PBS has prepared for this occasion. 

Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?

From the feedback that we have been given since the beginning of Trilogy back in 2006 from both the general public and people in the music industry internationally, we firmly believe that we have something unique to offer with our sound and our music, irrespective of the Eurovision and its results.  We are confident that we would be able to carry Malta’s aspirations with dignity.  We are a very hard working team and take Eurovision very seriously and perhaps it is this serious attitude to Eurovision that has enabled us to gain better standing in the contest.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TpyBDmHq0k

If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?

In reality we haven’t had time to listen to all the other songs because of our very busy schedule.  We would probably pick a favourite somewhere close to the final nights.  Having said that, songs for Trilogy need to be specific in style and music to suit the sound, voices and the use of harmony so we can’t really see other songs in the competition that could fit that requirement.  Our sound and song is truly unique.

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

As individual performers we also have major projects coming up, including Malta’s biggest Musical Theatre concert hosted by the PBS Orchestra on the 1st of November at MFCC, in which Eleanor and Roger will be interpreting some of the most favourite show tunes.  You will also see them together in The Phantom of the Opera as the phantom and Christine.  As Trilogy, we will surely be working together in the future as part of this new team that includes Ludwig Galea.  One of our plans is to eventually release a first Trilogy Album.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

We sincerely hope that you will enjoy this great show in which each and every participant is putting a lot of energy and effort and please do come to the venue to support all of the participants! Love to all!

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

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, Let's continue and follow things up with Domenique.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

"Take Me As I Am" - Songwriters:  Sara Biglert, Christian Schneider, Madeleine Jangklev, Aidan o'Connor - The meaning of the lyrics is very simple. Accept a person as she is and take her as she is with her flaws.

In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?

I believe that the Eurovision Song Contest is a huge stepping stone that will help you grow more and develop more.

Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?

I believe that we always had an impeccable package through out these last years and therefore I do believe that my entry has got it all to make success and to continue this positive trend.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vq0g1-picjs

If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?

I would choose the song Rush by Christabelle as it has a different style that I don't usually sing.

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

Apart from the Eurovision, I am currently starring as a resident singer on the major hit programme Sibtek, and also planning to release an album apart from other projects.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

I would like to thank everyone for their support through out these last 15 years.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5u9DzyLulXo

Apart from the means of FM Radio in the Netherlands on FM 106.8 and the audio stream from the studio via www.radiointernational.tv and on Digital Cable 781 & Cable 8.1Mhz in the Netherlands, the show will also be web-televised via the Radio International TV Channel from the studio and linking up the many international Eurovision fans and friends and play your requests and read your messages out on air. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET when fans can join in and chat amongst each other via the Chat Room and request their favourite Eurovision entry.

Radio International has built a name for itself throughout the years by bringing about exclusive video and audio interviews with some of the most notable names to have either participated in the Eurovision Song Contest or even in national selections preceding the continental event. In this week's episode, listeners will have the opportunity to hear interviews with; Federica Falzon, Malta's representative at the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Vladislav Yakovlev, Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and Alexander Rybak, singer/songer who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 2009.

As the curtain on the 2014 season of the Eurovision Song Contest is brought down, David Mann will continue to look at cover versions from the event whilst the latest news from escXtra and escflashmalta.com will be read out. In the meantime, former representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest are always looking for ways to please their fans and thus new music is being recorded and published throughout the year. Radio International will be playing the most recent singles as sent in by several record labels. We urge you to tune into Radio International this evening at 20:00 CET in order to request your favourite entry from the Eurovision Song Contest and listen to the special features.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Kz4VRp3Xmc

On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be taking centre stage, in hope of representing the country at next year's edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, being held in Vienna, Austria. Over the next couple of weeks, escflashmalta.com will be publishing a series of interviews with all the participants. Whilst thanking the Public Broadcasting Services for this opportunity, Let's continue and follow things up with Glen Vella.

Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics?

It’s a very catchy tune. The style is upbeat and makes you feel good. Certainly you can dance along to it.

In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is considered to be a major outlet for the music industry, and you stand here as one of the semi-finalists. What does the whole experience mean to you?

I am a huge fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and after the experience of 2011 it was my dream to one day take part in this great spectacle again. I hope that my dream will become a reality with this song!

Recently, Malta has been rather successful at the Eurovision Song Contest, making the final on four of the last five participation attempts. What do you think is the reason for this success, and do you believe that your entry has what it takes to continue this positive trend?

I believe that many talented singers have been sent to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest over the years. They have enjoyed their chance to represent the country and always to the best of their abilities and the audience has always appreciated their efforts. I really hope so!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9YRL_pHxvU

If you were given the opportunity to sing another one of the competing entries in the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which one would it be and why?

There are so many other good songs in this year’s competition that it would be unfair to choose one!! 

Do you have any plans to release more music in the future, and do you have any particular projects in the pipeline?

I have recently embarked on an exciting new project at Vocal Booth Studios. I am director and tutor of Vocal Troupes. The aim behind Vocal Troupes is to teach different techniques that are necessary for singing in a group which are different to individual singing.

Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?

Your support and love means a lot to me! I hope you like my song and that I am able to repay your loyal support with a great performance. Wish me luck!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE99nwlkG8E