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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.

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

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsL5MU5bRWw

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

Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, in conjuction with Media.Link Communications retired the format of Sas-Sitta in favour of a fresh take on a Saturday afternoon programme, Sibt Familja, which also incorporates light entertainment, music, interviews and just pure family fun. Ray Attard, and Debbie Scerri, a former Eurovision Song Contest representative act as hosts and welcome a number of diverse personalities to the programme, which is about two and a half hours long, kicking off at 13:30 CET and finishing at about 16:00 CET, on NET TV.

On todays' edition of the programme; one will be following a series of games featuring well known newscaster, former host of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest; Keith Demicoli and recent commentator of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest; Daniel Chircop. They will both be accompanied by their respective relatives. Once more, there will be a stupendous line-up of guests in this weeks' edition, including none other than former Malta Eurovision Song Contest finalists; Franklin Calleja, Neville Refalo and Ivan Spiteri Lucas as well as upcoming talent; Amelia Hope. Please note that all music is played live by the programme's resident band under the direction of Maestro Mark Spiteri Lucas. Toni Busuttil will be up to his usual antics in a hilarious comedy sketch. Other attractions  include female fashion trends by resident experts Rita Gatt and photographer Clint Gerald together with a team of models.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrlQxg2whug

escflashmalta.com takes absolute pride in the success of bands like The Crowns who were first promoted through the portal. Gianluca Cappitta, Jean-Paul Mollicone, Chris Ciantar, Luke Vella Clark and Victorio Gauci make up the group which burst onto the scene around two years ago but much has changed since then, with the release of a debut album, Someone Else, a nomination at the Bay Music Awards 2013 for Best Band and also being part of the line-up at this weekends' Teatru Unplugged. They have found some time for a guest appearance on Sibt Familja, one which we fully endorse. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRWv9OQMyK4

Published in Local Music News

The Malta Music Awards will be turning seventeen in a couple of weeks time as another edition encompassing the very best of the previous year is set to take place at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre. In a press conference held this morning at the Grand Hotel Excelsior in Floriana, it was revealed that for the second consecutive year, Mega Music Management and the Public Broadcasting Services will be joining forces to organise a spectacle on a national level, promoting the show across the Maltese Islands as the official awards ceremony. It was also revealed a couple of weeks back and reiterated this morning that the Public Broadcasting Services will be organising a music weekender starting with the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on the 1st and the 2nd February 2013 and then followed by the Malta Music Awards on the 3rd February, all held at the Malta Fairs and Conventions Centre where a masterful stage is being put in place following a large investment by the national broadcaster.

The nominees for each individual award will be published later on tonight within this article because they will be aired for the very first time on Television Malta at around 21:45 CET during the programme Mixage but nevertheless, one should also expect a news bulletin which will support the official launch of the ceremony. Co-Organiser of the Malta Music Awards, Noel Magri stated that there will be eleven (11) awards to be given during the evening, eight (8) of which are competitive and have been judged by a panel of music critics, and another three (3) which have been selected through international recognition and newcomer status. The tickets for the event will be published through www.ooii.com.mt in the coming days and will be priced at just €10, both standing and seated in a bit to keep the prices as low as possible. Those who purchased any tickets for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest can also redeem a ticket for the showcase for free. 

Best Solo Artist

  • Aaron Benjamin
  • Brooke
  • Hooligan
  • Muxu
Best Video
Best Band
  • Bletchley Park
  • Red Electrick
  • Scar
  • Tribali
Best Song
Best Album
  • My Body Fighting (Bletchley Park)
  • The Unplugged Sessions (Red Electrick)
  • Grandiloquence (Stalko)
  • The Traveller (Tribali)
Best Hip-Hop / R'n'B Artist
  • DK & Bobby
  • Hooligan
  • Muxu
  • Sempliċiment tat-Triq
Best New Artist
  • Beheaded
  • Insurgence
  • Myopic Destiny
  • Weeping Silence
There are an incredible amount of performers expected during the showcase including former Eurovision Song Contest representative; Ira Losco who has just revealed the name of her album exclusively through escflashmalta.com in the past couple of days, that being The Fire but not only as it is expected that there will also be performances by Planet Seed led by frontman; Klinsmann, Red Electrick, Stalko, Monroe amongst others which will also include the winner of the Saturday nights' Malta Eurovision Song Contest. escflashmalta.com will be focusing on the Malta Music Awards along with the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2013 during the coming weeks attending both events and bringing you the latest in multi-media content so do not fret. We would like to wish all of the nominees as announced during the programme Mixage the very best of luck in this years' edition of the Malta Music Awards.

Source: Press Release, Mega Music Management

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Hd1wE4UtzA

Published in Local Music News