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In recent years, the Eurovision Song Contest has been regaining prestige with music labels across the continent due to the fact that exposure is guaranteed especially for those who make it through to the final and therefore get to be seen by millions of people across the world. Malta, for the second consecutive year will be participating tomorrow evening with all of the success definitely merited to Anton Attard, Head of Delegation for Malta who has redesigned the selection procedure from the initial stages in order to attract the foreign whilst keeping the product genuine and local. 

Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca is a track which has a happy go lucky feeling and the charm and grace of the lead vocalist has been essential towards the success of the semi-final last night. Commercial success is not easy to achieve and whilst This is the Night did managed to have such positive acclaim, it was only after the final rather than the semi-final. Tomorrow has entered the iTunes Charts in several countries, with the most predominant though being The Netherlands where he peaked at #55 as well as Norway where he managed to climb to number #80 apart from managing positions #2 and #3 in Malta. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for amore of the latest news as soon as it becomes available. 

Source: esctracker

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MWJQG6--rVE

Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with vocals provided by Gianluca has just qualified into the final of this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest following what has been described by foreign critics as a solid performance. Apart from a catchy tune which definitely got the crowd going in the arena, the whole team impressed the audience with their onstage charisma, one which has shined through every performance during the promotional tour as well as the rehearsals in the lead up to this evening. 

Gianluca who took to the stage following a promotional advert which aired on Television Malta as well as a break within the arena for a comic sketch by Lynda Woodruf (Sarah Dawn Finer). As soon as the envelopes were being called out, there were several gasps in the audience for the simple reason that people were not expecting countries such as Hungary and Armenia to qualify despite their impressive performances. Malta was called as the ninth qualifier in a random order and frankly, the same position that Kurt Calleja and his entry This is the Night was called. The running order for this evening will be drawn momentarily. escflashmalta.com will keep you updated with all of the latest news.

  • Azerbaijan - Second Half
  • Finland - First Half
  • Iceland - Second Half
  • Malta - First Half
  • Greece - Second Half
  • Armenia - Second Half
  • Hungary - Second Half
  • Norway - Second Half
  • Georgia - Second Half
  • Romania - Second Half

Source: eurovision.tv

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

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 09:25

Malta: 'Tomorrow' Released in Swedish

Tomorrow, sung by Gianluca Bezzina to the music and lyrics of Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek will be representing Malta in the second semi-final of this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest as many have surely heard in recent weeks. Written in English, the song has been translated into Spanish and following a couple of rehearsals and promotional visits across the host city, it has also been translated into Swedish by television characters; Igo and Petter. The new track bears the name Imorgon. 

Dr Igor Zindovic is a doctor at Skane University Hospital (SUS) cardiac surgery department in Lund whilst Petter Oest is studying to become a doctor at Lund University. This doctor and soon-to-be doctor are both famous on television in Sweden. Igor is currently playing the leading role in a television series called ‘Junior Doctors’ and Petter hosts the show called ’Bacillakuten’.  The lyrics of ‘Imorgon’ are kept to the general feeling of the song, keeping faithful to the original version as much as possible. 

The video used for the promotion of this version features the several tour visits across the host city that Gianluca and his team of musicians have encountered including the visit to the SUS hospital which specializes in pediatric intensive care for children from really young ages to adolescents from all over Sweden. The same video also includes shots of Gianluca meeting other Eurovision Stars, including Loreen, last year’s Eurovision winner representing Sweden, and also other meets with various singers from this year. 

Amongst them being Koza Mostra (Greece), Sopho & Nodi (Georgia), Valentina Monetta (San Marino), Krista Siegfrids (Finland), Marco Mengoni (Italy), Eythor Ingi (Iceland), Cezar (Romania) and Bonnie Tyler (United Kingdom). Gianluca will be performing Tomorrow to the general public tomorrow evening within the second semi-final, where I will be leading the commentary team with guests bloggers including Davinia, the second runner-up of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and Christabelle, four time winner of the Best Solo Artist at the Bay Music Awards. Stay tuned to escflashamlta.com for more of the latest news.

Source: TVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H0Uih0sDpQ

In 2011, Glen Vella represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest with the track One Life composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan. It was rather unfortunate not to see him qualify by a mere one point especially following such a brilliant performance on the night. Glen has increased his fanbase over the past couple of years and at the moment, he is in Sweden supporting Gianluca, this years' Maltese representative. Glen is a major fan of the Eurovision Song Contest and has gone on record stating that he would absolutely love to return to the competition in the future should the right track come along.

SVT, host broadcaster of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 invited Glen Vella to attend the reception held last night in accordance with this years' competition. The festivities were incredible and Glen had the opportunity to meet quite a large number of fans with whom he also took the liberty of speaking to apart from posing for some pictures. This evening, as already mentioned on escflashmalta.com, Glen will be performing the EuroCafé in the Malmö City Centre alongside the likes of former winners; Bobbysocks and Linda Martin whilst there will also be the representatives of Armenia and Albania who are known for their rock numbers in the second semi-final. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Press Release

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

This years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will definitely be regarded as a catalyst for change noting several alterations to the system were implemented, amongst them being the withdrawal of the running order as well as to increasing the weighing of the jury. In an exclusive announcement on escflashmalta.com yesterday, it was revealed that Gordon Bonello and Rodney Gauci will be the ones doing the commentary on both nights of the semi-final taking place this Tuesday and Thursday as well as on the Final on Saturday evening respectively. Viewership on Television Malta is already high and therefore, having a comical duo will definitely help increase this in a respectful manner.  In the meantime, in an article posted by our colleagues at escXtra, it has just been announced that Emma Hickey will be the individual reading out the Maltese Points on the night of the final. 

Emma Hickey is the same girl who appeared in the official preview video of the song Tomorrow, which will represent Malta in this years' Eurovision Song Contest. Hickey is a model but she is also studying interior-design. It seems that the positive Irish comments are somewhat rubbing off well considering that Emma Hickey has a genealogy which goes to Ireland. Some of the other spokespersons include; Lena Meyer Landrut, who won the Eurovision back in 2010 with her song 'Satellite' for Germany and presented Germany in 2011 with 'Taken By A Stranger', for Germany. Also Tooji, last year's Norwegian representative, will be reading the points from Norway. Emma Hickey, the Maltese spokesperson for this year, is a model and we are all waiting anxiously about what she is going to say and how we voted. Keep up with escflashmalta.com for further news!

Source: escXtra

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

Saturday, 11 May 2013 14:17

Malta: Gianluca Oozing Charisma on Stage

The nerves of the very first rehearsal conducted earlier this week were clearly nowhere to be seen as Gianluca alongside his team made up of Samaria Bezzina, Louise Ann Bugeja Tate, Christopher Tate, Gabriel Cassar and Kenny D'Ugo took to the stage for the second technical rehearsal. Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat has gone down well at the Eurovision Song Contest, achieving positive comments throughout and with competent rehearsals, the foreign media has only words of praise. The second semi-final despite weaker is known to have a series of good songs including the section in which Malta will be performing but hopefully, the charm and fresh quality of the song along with a sublime performance will take it through to the final. 

It is said that the Delegation were absolutely delighted with the shots used for the performance and the effect that the lyric video is having in terms of colour scheme is quite emphatic noting that the shots will ultimately provide such a sense of security. In rehearsal videos posted by fan-sites the true colours are not being emitted properly as one could see either in the photo above of even in the official video of the rehearsal posted below. Tomorrow, is definitely one of the best entries that Malta has ever sent to the Eurovision Song Contest and therefore, it just has to be in the Saturday show because charisma and talent infused together go a long way. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSrYk3ujYTA

Television Malta, the main channel of the Public Broadcasting Services will be airing all of the shows which incorporate the Eurovision Song Contest but nevertheless, have yet to reveal the individuals who will be providing the commentary for all of the show. The editorial team of escflashmalta.com has always worked alongside the team that represents Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest, bringing you all of the latest news in an exclusive capacity where possible. Anton Attard, Head of Delegation for Malta has just been in contact with the editorial team to confirm that the commentators for this years' edition of all of the shows will be none other than comic duo, Gordon Bonello and Rodney Gauci. Remember that Television Malta is showing both semi-finals and the final as are most of the broadcasters competing in this years' competition.

Gordon Bonello and Rodney Gauci are truly an inseperable duo when it comes to television noting that one does not appear without the other. They came to fame in a local television series known as Deċeduti but then gained more recognition taking on the roles of Ġorġ and Pawlu in a local television talkshow. To the european audience, they are known for being involved in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with Gordon Bonello being the main host alongside Elaine Saliba and with Rodney Gauci being the man who was interviewing the artists backstage. The commentary will surely be light and enjoyable to those watching the Eurovision Song Contest on Television Malta. The individual who will read out the points yet to be revealed but rumours has it that it will indeed be another male. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as we follow Gianluca and his entry Tomorrow in this years' showcase.

Source: Television Malta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

Published in Local Music News

Gianluca, representative of Malta at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is currently visiting a children's hospital at Skane University in Lund. The aim of the visit is to enlighten the mood of the children who have been handed down a harsh judgement through life through their ilnesses. Whilst there, Gianluca will also be performing his entry for the international showcase entitled Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat whilst also performing with another singing doctor whose name is Igor Zindovic, a popular protagonist on the show Junior Doctors which airs on TV5.

Gianluca will be returning for his second rehearsal tomorrow afternoon but until then will continue to tour the sights and also practice the song alongside his team in order to ensure that the rehearsal tomorrow will be even stronger than it was the first time round. Juergen Boernig, our Head of Press alongside with his team of collaborators had the opportunity to speak to Gianluca and the rest of his team during the meet and greet session held a couple of days back and we are pleased to promote it just below. We would like you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news related to Malta and the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest. 

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Egmj15a2y4A

Published in Interviews

escflashmalta.com had the opportunity to have a short conversation with Daniel D'Anastasi, Head of Press for the Maltese Delegation at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest following the first technical rehearsal that took place. Despite some early issues which were encountered during the first run, they were quickly fixed as Gianluca and the rest of the team including Samaria, Louise Ann, Kenny, Gabriel and Christopher grew in confidence. There are a couple of things which need to be altered slightly including some camera shots but nevertheless, it was an extremely positive rehearsal.

In the meantime, as per the typical schedule setup by the European Broadcasting Union and the respective host broadcaster, this year being SVT, Gianluca and the rest of the delegation will tomorrow embark on a tour across Sweden and therefore, that is the plan for the itinerary. Friday is another 'off' day for the whole team noting that the schedule is currently being filled up with a series of events including a trip to a hospital where Gianluca, our representative will be meeting up with some young children who are braving the elements and surviving through sickness. This is an incredibly touching moment and means even more considering that Gianluca is a doctor and therefore has a tendency to meet with patients on a daily basis. Gianluca's second rehearsal will be taking place on Saturday afternoon and it will be open to the media so therefore, in collaboration with Radio International, Eurovision Ireland, and escXtraescflashmalta.com will be bringing you all of the latest news.

Source: Daniel D'Anastasi (Head of Press), Television Malta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WmJXIR9xtw

Tomorrow, co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat with lead vocals provided by Gianluca had a first go on the stage of this years' Eurovision Song Contest as rehearsals from the second semi-final commenced. The afternoon has somewhat been plagued by a series of sound issues that have effected rehearsals of Finland, Malta and Bulgaria when it comes to the first run but all of the technicalities are fixed as countries head into the rest of their allocated time. Following Azerbaijan and Finland was always set to be a challenge for our entry but the sheer excitement of the actual performance continues to ascertain positivity amongst the international community. 

The lyric video created for the international and local public to sing-a-long to the song in preparation for the Eurovision Song Contest is being used as a backdrop, an effective idea as the audience could grasp the concept and sing-a-long. The lighting used on stage is relatively light featuring a mixture of orange, blue and green as opposed to the darker colours being used by other countries. For most of the performance the staging is kept very similar to the national final performance with Gianluca making use of the catwalk towards the end of the song before turning back to the main stage where he joins all the rest of the team on a park bench, as is reminiscent of the music video. The vocals following the first run got better as Gianluca grew in confidence whilst noting that is saving his voice for the actual performance next week as the fourth run came to an end. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKJt13kxzeU

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