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In 2010, the Eurovision Song Contest was hosted in Oslo, Norway and the broadcaster responsible for the event held an extravagant national selection process which saw to the victory of Didrik Solli-Tangen with My Heart is Yours, a co-write between Frederik Kempe and Hanne Sørvaag. A cover version of the song by a local artist appeared on the internet in the past couple of hours with the vocalist being none other than Roger Tirazona, a former finalist at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and recent participant at the International Festival of Maltese Song.

Roger Tirazona is one of the most respected soloists in the local music scene and has been twice been close to representing Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest, first time in 2006 with the track This Heart of Mine and the second time in 2007 with the song Startlight, both composed by Paul Abela to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia and with the group, Trilogy. When it comes to the cover of My Heart is Yours, one could denote that the approach to the music is a quiet one and the song has been stripped down a little bit more than the original. The aim is surely to let Roger’s vocals do all the required work without any musical interference. The result is stunning and remarkably better than the original. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Roger Tirazona (Official Page)

Published in Local Music News

In 2009, Alexander Rybak secured the third victory for Norway at the Eurovision Song Contest with his song Fairytale and that has led to a rise in profile within the surrounding nations. Nevertheless, the Scandinavian country is not short of success within the annual competition having managed to win on three occasions including with the group Bobbysocks and Secret Garden in 1985 and 1995 respectively. Elisabeth Andreassen, who was part of the group Bobbysocks has joined Alexander Rybak and Didrik Solli-Tangen, representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest for a setlist of concert dates.

The setlist of concerts which took place during the month of July and came to an end during this past week was met with great approval for the second year running with tickets selling out at an extremely quick pace. All of the performances were accompanied by a five-man orchestra under the leadership of Maestro Øystein Lund Olafsen. The director of the show was Tom Sterri. This was the second year in a row that Bettan, Alexander & Didrik joined forces during the summer within the city of Tønsberg and the public clearly can't get enough. Elisabeth Andreassen recently tried to represent Sweden as a lead vocalist whilst Alexander Rybak wrote the Melodi Grand Prix entry I'm With You by Annsofi. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Official Website (Alexander Rybak)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfYM7EAeIxM

The recent news is that Malta could possibly re-enter the Junior Eurovision Song Contest at the European Broadcasting Union works hard to convince a couple of broadcasters to return to the competition. At the moment, there are only eight confirmed countries but many are on the brink of joining so keep an eye out on escflashmalta.com as we follow the latest developments. We would like to invite you to the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. 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.

Ryan Dolan was selected to represent Ireland at this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Only Love Survives which he co-wrote alongside Wez Devine. Unfortunately, the track was not appreciated by the juries and the public on the night of the final mustering only five (5) points and finishing in last place, the second time that the nation had to endure such a fate in recent years, noting this also happened in 2007 when Dervish took to the stage with the track They Can't Stop The Spring. Despite the disappointment at the Pan-European competition, Ryan Dolan has released his debut album entitled Frequency through digital media store, iTunes. The male vocalist had a chat with the Radio International team about the whole experience.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4tgtyl_5x5Y

Thomas G:Son, is quickly becoming a veteran of the Eurovision Song Contest noting that he is involved in a number of entries competing in selections all over the continent. He was also one of the co-writers behind the winning entry of the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, that being Euphoria performed by Loreen. GPB, the broadcaster in Georgia commissioned the songwriter to pen an entry and alongside the stylings of Erik Bernholm, he came up with the ballad Waterfall which was typically Eurovision by numbers according to fans. The performance, remiscent of the Ell & Nikki performance did not prove to be as successful as thought of with Sopho and Nodi only managing to qualify in tenth place before reaching a mid-table finish for the country making it the worst result for the nation when competing in the final. Both the songwriter and the performers were interviewed by the team of Radio International.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-n3mwx0vQDE

Elitsa Todorova & Stoyan Yankoulov represented Bulgaria for the very first time back in 2007 achieving fifth place at the Eurovision Song Contest with their entry Voda (Water). BNT, the broadcaster responsible for the participation of Bulgaria have been trying to find a solution for the nation to get through to the final of the Pan-European event for the second time noting that they have come extremely close in recent years, finishing eleventh and twelfth in the semi-final round. This year, the renowned duo who had brought them success took to the stage once more with the song Samo Shampioni managing to rack up forty-five points, the same amount of last year but finishing twelfth place failing to get through because of the lack of support from the juries who awarded them last place. The public would have put them through in sixth place. They spoke to the team of Radio International about their previous experience and how they were looking at this years' participation.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cb46Mhy_mCI

The final interview of the week is with the lead singer of the group, Koza Mostra. Illias has been noted for his charm and good looks by several fans of the Eurovision Song Contest. As a matter of fact, Greece is currently in turmoil when it comes to their state broadcaster but despite this, expectations for the nation within the competition will always remain high. Koza Mostra won the right to represent the Hellenic nation by virtue of getting through a national selection process organised by ERT and MAD Television. This was the first time that such a collaboration took place making the event a huge success, drawing huge crowds as guests included Helena Paparizou, Dima Bilan, Alexander Rybak and Marija Serifovic amongst others. This interview focuses on the pressure of one representing Greece. The song which represented Greece, and reached a top ten position at the end of the evening bore the name Alcohol Is Free

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

There will also be a number of new releases played throughout the three hours, including tracks by Tina Karol, who represented Ukraine at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2006; Didrik Solli-Tangen, representative of Norway at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Jessy Matador, French representative at the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest; Maya Sar, the last representative for Bosnia & Herzegovina thus far and last but not least; Kevin Borg who came in second place at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. All of the latest news is also covered during the weekly broadcast noting resources from escflashmalta.com and escXtra where Luke Fisher, the Editor makes a weekly round-up. David Mann will be discussing cover versions from the Eurovision Song Contest. Make sure to tune into this evenings episode of Radio International on the links offered above as we help you get through your post Eurovision depression.

Source: Team of Radio International

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGiJxMd3UI