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Since 2010, Romania has been absent from the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, owing to lack of interest and an extremely disappointing last place finish back in 2009 with the track 'Ai Puterea în Mâna Ta' sung by Ioana Bianca Anuta. In a reply to an email sent to Bianca Dinescu of TVR, a representative of the public broadcaster in Romania, it seems that there is a slight possibility that the country could return to the competition although 'It's too soon to tell'.

Romania was one of the first countries to partake in the international competition, with their seven consecutive participations commencing in 2003 and coming to an end in 2009. During their seven year stint, their best result was a fourth place finish in 2004 with the track 'Îți Mulțumesc' performed by Noni Ene. Further to that though, they managed a top eight result on another two occasions, in 2005 and 2006, respectively. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: TVR, escflashmalta.com

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

Gaia Cauchi, winner of the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with 'The Start', co-written alongside Elton Zarb, Matt Mercieca and Gillian Attard, has followed up her triumph at the international event with another successful result in Romania where she finished as the first runner-up in the Next Star competition. Shown on Antena 1, Gaia truly had a ball at the event, and gave mesmerising performances as the weeks went by.

Gaia Cauchi, alongside Federica Falzon, Maxine Pace, Shauna Vasallo and Veronica Rotin is one of the several musical prodigies coached at the prestigious La Voix Academy which features several well regarded tutors including; Matt Mercieca (Muxu), Ritienne Azzopardi, Gillian Attard, Claudia Magrin, Sylvana Camilleri and De Bee amongst others. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Antena 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPPrwBEu0dM

Published in Local Music News

It has only been a couple of days since the curtain came down on yet another successful edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and whilst attention is shifting to the Eurovision Young Musicians which is taking place in Cologne, Germany on the 31st May 2014, preparations are also well underway for this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be staged in Malta.

MTVA and RUV, the respective public broadcasters in Hungary and Iceland have recently both made public their positive sentiment in taking part in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest for the very first time as key interest in the event increases. This comes on the back of their success at the senior edition of the Eurovision Song Contest where Hungary recorded their second best result with "Running" finishing in 5th place and Iceland managing yet another qualification with "No Prejudice".

At this stage; Belarus, Georgia, Netherlands, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and host country Malta have confirmed their presence in the event, although Cyprus and Greece are also hoping to return meaning that this could be the most contested Junior Eurovision Song Contest since 2008 when 15 countries had taken part. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: eurovoix, junioreurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thje0DAh_lU

The news portal of the Public Broadcasting Services, TVM has just published a story in relation to the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, stating that the venue will be none other than the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa. It won't be the first major music event to take place though considering that the Music & Steel Festival featuring well known bands such as; Airport Impressions, Red Electrick and Tribali amongst others took place on the 30th March.

Whilst a proper announcement is yet to be made by the Official Website of the Junior Eurovision, this was announced during a meeting between Minister Manuel Mallia and European Broadcasting Union Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev. It is expected that several countries wish to partake in the event for the very first time including; Italy, Ireland and Hungary although negotiations are at an early stage between the Public Broadcasting Services, the European Broadcasting Union and the respective broadcasters. 

Gaia Cauchi brought the competition to Malta following her success with the song The Start co-written with Elton Zarb, Matt Mercieca and Gillian Attard. This year, Malta will be represented by Ti Lascio Una Canzone Winner; Federica Falzon. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: TVM / PBS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thje0DAh_lU

Earlier this afternoon, the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services held a joint press conference in order to address the format changes with regards to the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. During the same period, Anton Attard, Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services and Executive Supervisor for the European Competition presented the vision that the Maltese broadcaster has, including how local schoolchildren will be involved.

Executive Supervisor Vladislav Yakovlev spoke to the assembled press about the history of the competition, as well as the format changes that have been introduced recently to increase the number of participating countries. Anton Attard, CEO of PBS, will be the Executive Producer of the 2014 Edition. He presented Public Broadcasting Services' vision for this year's competition in Malta, including how local schoolchildren will be involved.

Apart from #together being unravelled as the slogan, the Public Broadcasting Services also published the logo, which as you may see above, is designed on the elements of the Maltese eight pointed cross and its different segments are connected together in such a way that specific shapes are created. The dynamics of the connections make the logo clever, changeable and challenging. The colour palette is bold and dynamic and takes its inspiration from the richness and diversity of the Maltese landscape: Sand, Sea, Stone, Grass, Sky, Dusk and Sunset. 

The harmonious blend of colours provides flexibility and vibrancy to all communication materials. At this stage of preparations, 7 countries have confirmed participation; Belarus, Georgia, Malta, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine whilst there are several rumours about the possible debuts of Hungary, Italy and Ireland. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malta.

Source: junioreurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thje0DAh_lU

Just an hour prior to her arrival at the Malta International Airport, the Public Broadcasting Services (PBS) announced through the eight o'clock news bulletin that Federica Falzon will be representing the country in the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Due to the fact, that the senior edition of the international competition is slated to take in three weeks time, the announcement is thought to be early, giving the broadcaster ample time to work on the organisation of the competition.

In an exclusive comment made to esc-plus earlier this morning, it was revealed that the song that Federica Falzon will be performing in the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be co-written by Elton Zarb and Matt Mercieca, the latter being a vocal coach at La Voix Academy and together making up a formidable team who went onto win last years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. It is well worth noting that they were also responsible for writing Betrayed sung by Davinia, the second runner-up entry in the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and Until We Meet Again performed by Deborah C, which finished in fifth place at this years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Federica Falzon will be the second winner of Ti Lascio Una Canzone to appear on the stage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The first was Michele Perniola who represented San Marino with the song O-o-O Sole Intorno a Me in 2013 was also a former champion of the Italian talent show. More details with regards to the song and the presentation will be made in due course, and thus we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for news about both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malta, as well as the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Denmark.

Source: esc-plus

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thje0DAh_lU

In a couple of months, the Public Broadcasting Services and the European Broadcasting Union will be joining forces to host the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, following up the victory achieved by Gaia Cauchi and her entry The Start which she co-wrote with Gillian Attard, Matt Mercieca and Elton Zarb. The search for the next representative has also been intact for the Mediterranean Country with Federica Falzon being the internal choice of the public broadcaster.

Upon the arrival of Federica Falzon at the Malta International Airport, it was revealed that the young starlet and reigning winner of Ti Lascio Una Canzone will be representing Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as it takes place on home soil. This is going to be an astonishing honour for both the young starlet and La Voix Academy, whose music director Gillian Attard has been training these children to become voices of the future. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for more details as they are made available.

Source: PBS / TVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaR3ASjQvpU

The European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services have come to an agreement that the next edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, taking place in Malta, is set for Saturday 15th November 2014. This information was made public in an interview that Tonio Portughese, Chairman of the Public Broadcasting Services had with Television Malta, following the announcement of the Malta Eurovision Young Musicians as well as the concept of founding an orchestra specifically for cultural events. The Public Broadcasting Services would like to be at the centre of Malta’s cultural spectrum and in accordance with the European Broadcasting Union, aim to achieve this position. 

At the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, Malta entered with its head held high, and saw to the success of Gaia Cauchi and her entry The Start, co-written with Elton Zarb, Matt Mercieca and Gillian Attard. This gave rise to a whole new meaning to the participation of Malta in such events and Tonio Portughese has also gone on record stating that a brand new concept is being developed by the European Broadcasting Union to host a competition for ballet performers. The Public Broadcasting Services is showing interest in taking part in this event to, making the small Mediterranean nation, participant in four events organised by the European body. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Television Malta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thje0DAh_lU

The Public Broadcasting Services and the European Broadcasting Union might have just come to an understanding with regards to the hosting of next years’ edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, yet it is pivotal to denote that certain details are also being decided by both parties over the next couple of weeks, including the venue, the dates, and of course, the hosts. It comes as no surprise that most of the current roster at Television Malta are seemingly interested in this gigantic opportunity and the general public are putting forward their favourites, according to a doodle poll in which anyone could select anyone of three (3) sets of presenters, a male and a female.

At this current moment, the winning team is quite simple, the female host being none other than former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Ira Losco who is yet to ever be appointed host and, the male host being the experienced, Keith Demicoli who has already hosted the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on two occasions; in 2010 and 2011, with Pauline Agius and Valerie Vella respectively. The renowned newscaster, Keith is running away with the others on the list, including Pablo Micallef and Janvil, both of which were also hosts of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in the past, and both currently hosts on Television Malta. Who would you like to host the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest? Let us know and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o9sgAHsTN4

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 12:55

JESC ’14: Malta Confirmed as Host Country

Earlier this month, The Start co-written by Matt Mercieca, Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and vocalist Gaia Cauchi was selected by the general public, a kids jury and an international panel of experts as the winning entry of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. As soon as this was announced, the media pounced on the delegation by asking them, whether they would be able to host the upcoming edition of the international showcase, especially following such a transitional year in which several aspects of the showcase are still being altered. The answer is a categorical yes, according to a Press Release published on the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Speaking to the official website, Anton Attard, Malta’s Head of Delegation and Chief Executive Officer of the Public Broadcasting Services went on record stating ‘We’re proud of our local girl, Gaia Cauchi winning Junior Eurovision in Kyiv in December and want to continue to showcase our talents here’. This will be the very first time that Malta will be hosting an event to be shown worldwide, and it will also be a co-production between the Public Broadcasting Services and the European Broadcasting Union. Yesterday, the Executive Supervisor of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was in Malta, and visited two potential venues, the Mediterranean Conference Centre (approx 1500), and the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre (approx 10000). We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malta.

Source: junioreurovision.tv, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Image)

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

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