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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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0JBpM7bnjI

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHw25TnOCYE

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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBmPN2nlgjs

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.

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

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.

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPrKYs2iDKQ

Published in Sanremo

In recent months; SkyCity, The Crowns and Skinny Genes have been amongst the newest bands to enter the local music scene providing music which has been enjoyed by the masses either during a series of gigs or on the radio. As of today, that list will add at least one new name, that of The Madhatters, a foursome of young talented males who have come forth with their debut single My Remedy. This track which they co-wrote together will get it's first exclusive airing through escflashmalta.com as part of the commitment to promoting new and upcoming talent, which shows promise.

At this present moment, the song is currently being set to radio stations across the country in hope of finding solace in the ears of the public. The Madhatters is made up of Robert Muscat on lead guitar, Ismael Bonello on drums, Daniel Cachia on bass and escflashmalta.com's very own Senior Editor, Antoine Farrugia on lead vocals. On first listen, the realisation of the band seems to have been very much inspired by one of the most successful groups in the Island, that being Airport Impressions because there is the typical element of pop/rock with a slight tinge of country. That particular sound should make them stand out in an industry which has been said to be extremely alternative. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com in the coming days, weeks and months for all of the latest news from the music industry.

Source: escflashmalta.com, The Madhatters on Twitter and Facebook

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

Published in Local Music News

Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Sweden. As has become customary in recent years, the editorial team of escflashmalta.com will be collaborating with Juergen Boernig and his team at Radio International to keep you posted on the latest happenings directly from the venue throughout the two weeks. In the meantime, from home base in Malta, we are pleased to announce that for the third year running, a number of guests have been enlisted to aid in covering the semi-finals and the actual final respectively. It is a case of letting the people know what individuals from the music industry think of the international showcase. The line-up this year is quite strong and we are pleased to welcome all of them on board as guest commentators.

This years' Eurovision Song Contest officially kicks off with the first semi-final on the 14th May 2013 and will ultimately feature seventeen (17) entries with another three (3) countries having the right to cast their vote despite already having a place in the final. This is the semi-final in which Malta will not be competing and therefore, we thought it best to have two local stars in the form of Claudia Faniello and Errol Sammut whom as many people know have become a powerhouse couple in recent months and are working together on new material. Claudia Faniello is a two time first runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and earlier this year competed with the song When It's Time co-written with Errol Sammut. The male singer/songwriter is mostly known as being the lead vocals of the popular band, Airport Impressions who are also working on a brand new album at the moment. Emil Calleja Bayliss, Head of Press for escflashmalta.com has been enlisted to carry out this report alongside two of the nations' leading vocalists.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yY13kBBlQFU

Following the first semi-final is the second semi-final taking place on the 16th May 2013 which will feature a total of sixteen (16) entries with once more another three (3) countries having the right to cast their vote despite already having a place in the final. This is actually the semi-final in which Malta will be competing in and with nerves running high on qualification, we thought to mix it up a bit within this evening. From a local front, we are pleased to have with us, Davinia who was the second runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Betrayed composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matt (Muxu) Mercieca whilst from a foreign front we will have, Simon Casey who definitely does not need any introduction having amassed Gold and Platinum discs in Ireland for his first two albums apart from an Irish number #1 single entitled A Better Plan which was also runner-up to represent Ireland at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2003. Antoine Farrugia, one of our brightest new talents on the escflashmalta.com editorial team will be carrying out his duty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8DH26TKwtzw

The final of the Eurovision Song Contest is always an interesting spectacle because the qualifiers would have upped their game from the semi-final stage whilst the big five perform along with the previous years' winner which in this case will be Sweden with Robin Stjernberg at the track You. We have decided to go almost completely female for the final noting that all of the three guest commentators, two being Maltese and the other being Irish are female. As a matter of fact, Brooke and Christabelle who are two of the leading artists in the local music scene will be analysing the performances with a critical eye following the success of Fairytale and Say respectively. Joining them is Lauren White, a singer/songwriter who just signed a publishing deal with Universal Music and working on some material material. She was co-writer of the song Fire in this years' Late Late Show Eurosong special alongside Niall Mooney and Willie Weeks. Marc Calleja Bayliss, Editor-In-Chief of escflashmalta.com will co-ordinate proceedings from the editorial board.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k7GNFjM_rms

Published in Editorials
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 03:19

Malta: Third Episode of Musical Drama Tonight

Fall has become one of the most intriguing elements in between seasons and this is due to the fact that the younger demographic is known to return to school whilst at the same time that the media is picking itself up and creating a brand new schedule for itself. Many people during the week, find it somewhat difficult to adapt to their routines and therefore, there is nothing better than a little bit of a rest mid-week to ensure that final dose of energy that will keep the individual on the go prior to the weekend where relaxation should then ultimately take centre stage. The hit musical drama series entitled D.R.E.A.M.S plays a pivotal role in the current television schedule noting that the script written by Michael Vella Haber and Evelyn Saliba La Rosa is as real as can be and tries to analyse the lives of upcoming individuals within the world itself. In the past two weeks, characters from the first season were given continuation whilst brand new individuals were introduced and a slight story to begin their journey. All of the songs in series are composed by Maestro Ray Agius to the lyrics of the scriptwriters which have proven to be very popular.

The shot taken above is from the second episode as Jade Vella Petroni (Rachel Genovese) got into a little bit of a tussle in class with Carlo Francolanza (Joe Tanti) who becomes the new English lecturer following the promotion of Robert Soler (Andre Penza) to headmaster of the sixth form. The epitome of the third episode seems to be related towards the latter character mentioned actually especially now that problems seem to be brewing up in the Soler household now that the pictures which had been deliberately taken have officially come out in the open where they could play harm on the relationship between Gloria (Joanne Busuttil) and Robert. It seems that relationships will be the ones encountering problems in this episode because it seems that the love between Brandon Cutajar (Jean Pierre Cassar) and Antoinette Balzan (Analise Psaila) is somewhat fading into jealousy because of a former flame, Tiffany (Kristen Camilleri). It seems that Tiffany is just trying to be a good friend and thus tries to convince Antoinette this but will she succeed in doing so? The final element to be analysed even further is the upcoming school election noting the competition between Jade Vella Petroni and Chloe Stafrace (Michela Dalli). Will one be able to come out ahead of the other in the long run or will there be surprises in store? Stay tuned for this evenings' episode of D.R.E.A.M.S on Television Malta as from 20:40 CET onwards.

Source: escflashmalta.com, Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzUHrSenGf4

Published in Local Music News