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According to close sources to the Public Broadcasting Services, escflashmalta.com can proudly announce that the most likely combination of hosts for the upcoming edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest will feature none other than former representatives; Ira Losco and Gianluca Bezzina. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, this portal was the one to confirm the hosts of the event to be Keith Demicoli and Valerie Vella, Elaine Saliba and Ronald Briffa as well as Elaine Saliba and Gordon Bonello. The Public Broadcasting Services is yet to confirm the news although it is expected that an official announcement will be made in the next couple of days.

Ira Losco, Malta’s most successful female artist, represented the country at the 2002 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song 7th Wonder composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg, eventually finishing in second place. In recent months, she released her sixth studio album, The Fire which has spawned three successful singles; What I’d Give, The Person I Am (ft David Leguesse) and Me Luv U Long Time. Ira has just set plans in motion for the release of a fourth single entitled The Way It's Meant to Be to which an official music video will be released in due course. The album, which you may still purchase through iTunes managed to stay on top of the local charts for more than two months.

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Gianluca, Malta’s most successful male artist, represented the country at the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat, finishing in eighth place, the nations’ best result since Chiara’s Angel managed a second place finish in 2005. Since returning from the international spectacle, Gianluca has been on a high, performing in concerts such as the Isle of MTV and Teatru Unplugged as well as sharing the stage with Joseph Calleja. He also released his debut album Waiting for Tomorrow with independent record label, Albam Records. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more of the latest news.

Source: escflashmalta.com

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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

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Published in Local Music News

This years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is taking place in less than a month and the preparations on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Services are currently well underway noting that the twenty-four semi-finalists are being interviewed and promoted on several television and radio programmes but nevertheless, one question is yet to be answered and that seems to regard the hosting duties. As one could denote from the picture below, we are proud to exclusively reveal that this year the station has decided to call upon Gordon Bonello and Elaine Saliba as hosts for the main stage with Rodney Gauci set to tackle on the backstage where a better insight to the excitement behind the scenes will be given. This news item has been confirmed to members of the editorial team of escflashmalta.com by multiple sources close to the Public Broadcasting Services and Television Malta.

Rodney Gauci will be adding to the sibling intrigue in the 2013 Malta Eurovision Song Contest being the brother of Marilena who entered the competition following the withdrawal of Saska Hunt. He is not a newcomer to music having been part of the group that represented Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Lillehammer, Norway back in 2004. Since then, he has garnered esteem as a comical actor in the hit television series Deċeduti and more recently as Ġorġ on the daily talk show, TV Hemm. Moving onto the main hosts and beginning with the female; Elaine Saliba who returns as a host of the popular competition following her first experience last year in which she notably wore pink gloves which seemed to make everyone giggle at the sight of them despite chosen by a fashion consultant.

At the end of the semi-final she had removed them though and continued presenting the graceful manner she had begun. Her English was coherent and well executed and apart from mixing up some foreign names, she did a stunning job. Joining her as her main male co-host will be Gordon Bonello, who is predominantly a remarkable actor having had several roles in televised series but most notably also in Deċeduti and more recently as Pawlu on the daily talk show, TV Hemm. The trio will surely add to the entertainment of the evening which will as previously revealed by escflashmalta.com include a performance by the cast of D.R.E.A.M.S on the night of the final. The announcement of the hosts will officially be made by the Public Broadcasting Services very soon. Stay tuned for more exclusive news.

Source: escflashmalta.com

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Published in Local Music News