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Gianluca, the male artist who represented Malta in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Tomorrow co-written by Boris Cezek and Dean Muscat will be making a guest appearance on the weekly variety show, Sas-Sitta which airs on NET Television between 14:35 and 18:00 CET. The programme produced by Spiteri Lucas Entertainment features a quiz in every programme and Gianluca will be joined by his sister Dorothy as they play against Klinsmann and Kylie Coleiro, both former finalists of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

 

Sas-Sitta, collaborators of escflashmalta.com for the Annual Awards given in light of the national selection is hosted by Ray Attard and Debbie Scerri, the latter having also represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1997, performing the track Let Me Fly written by Ray Agius to finish in ninth place. The male host alongside comedian Toni Busuttil will also be showcasing their vocal skills as they impersonate famous singers for the very last time, whilst accompanied by the programmes' band led by Mark Spiteri Lucas, one of the most successful composers in the local music industry. A spectacular afternoon on NET Television, which will also be aided with some dancing offered by Keith Dance Studio. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Photo)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK4TvZeL6c0

Published in Local Music News

Maltese, the national and co-official language of Malta and somewhat the most popular in terms of daily communication noting that English plays a major role within several roles of the work place and education amongst other things. Last night, this language was given utmost importance through the medium of song noting that nineteen (19) original tracks were presented to an audience to highlight the respective use in a competition known as L-Għanja tal-Poplu. This annual showcase will soon be turning forty and therefore has a vast heritage with ample followers, both from a musical and a lyrical point of view. The evening was conducted by Frank O'Neill, a former finalist as well as Valerie Vella, former host of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The event will be shown on ONE Television next Saturday but in the meantime, we can let you know the results of the evening nevertheless.

KulTural, winners of L-Għanja tal-Poplu in 2012 were the opening act last night as they reminded people what their entry Malta Tiegħi sounded like but nevertheless, the idea of having them open was well respected by the audience present as they joined the long list of winners to have graced the stage along the years. The organisation was spectacular and the respective committee alongside Robert Cefai and Norman Hamilton as representatives of the World Association for Festivals and Artists deserve all of the possible praise. The interval act as people awaited the final results was offered by a flamenco dance group known as Alegria and the finalists themselves who performed a medley of well known songs.

The committee has always been proud to recognise the talent of local artists and therefore, a special award was given to Sunny Aquilina, lyricist of The One That I Love and My Dream for his contribution to the local music scene. The committee have always put a lot of emphasis on the language and therefore, lyrics are always of the essence in this competition and this was seen within the choice of the jury for the evening, composed of scholars within the linguistics and literary field. Nevertheless, other individuals from the music and television industry who were present were none other than Joe Vella, the Radio 101 Disc Jockey and former Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza judge along with Tony Cassar Darien, a brilliant actor known for several roles on television and the stage.

  • Best New Talent: Taħnina - Fiona Camilleri (Robert Carbonaro)
  • Best Singer/Songwriter - Sylvan Borg for Il-Maltin Bil-Politika Mehdijin
  • Best Social Theme: Virtwali - Estelle Fenech Imbroll (Paul Attard / Mark Scicluna)
  • Best Interpretation Award: Kuluri, Lwien - X-Tend (Charles Dalli)
  • Third Place: Pupazz - Rita Pace (Rita Pace / Emil Calleja Bayliss)
  • Second Place: Signor Si - Dorothy Muscat (Sammy Galea / Joe Julian Farrugia)
  • First Place: Hawn Siġġu Nieqes - Cherise Attard (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul)

Congratulations to all of the winners of the awards on Saturday evening but also to the other competitors. The editorial team at escflashmalta.com would like to send their special wishes to none other than Emil Calleja Bayliss who wrote the lyrics to two entries performed during the evening, one being Għal Dejjem performed by Marie Claire Attard Bason to the tune of Mark Scicluna and the other one being Pupazz performed by Rita Pace who also composed the music. The latter was the recipient of the second runner-up position. It is surely another stepping stone.

Source: escflashmalta, Għanja Fest

Published in L-Għanja Tal-Poplu
Sunday, 11 November 2012 14:00

Malta: Another Spectacular Event Lined Up

Spiteri Lucas Entertainment have been gaining quite a positive reputation in recent years for organising shows of high prestige and ones which people talk about in the best of manner. Following their successful productions of Musicals in 2011 and 2012 respectively, they are back with yet another one which will definitely be bigger and better than what the previous two have offered thus far. In fact, running under the title name Movies In Concert, the production will be staged on Saturday 24th November at 19:30 CET and Sunday 25th November at 18:30 CET at the Catholic Institute in Floriana. No need to fret with regards to the acclaim of the cast because this will be one of the most star studded in terms of events organised this year.

The choices of the tracks that will be performed throughout the evening have been carefully made and they come from some of the most prominent movies to grace the cinemas including none other than; Footloose, James Bond Series, Sister Act, Mamma Mia, Pirates of the Carribean, Moulin Rouge, The Bodyguard, Blues Brothers, Fame, Shrek, Armageddon and many others. The star studded cast which we have already pointed out includes stars from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest such as; Pamela, Eleanor Spiteri, Ivan Spiteri Lucas, Nadine Axisa, Neville Refalo, former representatives at the prestigious event including; Debbie Scerri and Ludwig Galea. It is important to note that the team of backing vocals is made up of an intriguing selection featuring newcomers and established performers such as; Amanda Friggieri, Marie Claire Attard Bason, Simone Gauci, Abigail Galea, Cherise Attard, and Claudio Castelletti. 
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kFsovgK7B10
 
One of the most pivotal roles in the show has also been given to Neville Refalo, who has compiled together a forty strong children's choir who will also be giving a performance during the evening. The artists will be accompanied a live seven piece band under the direction of musical director Mark Spiteri Lucas who is also responsible for all musical arrangements to be performed throughout the show, while Celaine Buhagiar and her Dancel Dancers are responsible for Choreography. This is a show which should not be missed and therefore, escflashmalta.com encourage you to book online through the official website of the Catholic Institute or by phone the booking office on 21238429, 21242551, 9989668, 99468429. Should you require anymore details, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.Movies in Concert is supported by: HSBC, Nexos Lighting Technology, Dermalogica, Eva Garden, Bestprint Co. Ltd, La Lumiere Photography, Sas-Sitta TV Programme, Torre Paulina, Beautique Parlour, Birkirkara, Logografix Signs and Radio 101, the official radio station of the show.
 
Source: Press Release, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1Rpa4xxgeU
Published in Local Music News
Saturday, 01 September 2012 00:30

KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Jekk Nużaw Moħħna'

Every decade brings about a host of new artists within any music scene and it has to be noted that in Malta, there has been a growing concern with regards to the upcoming talent but nevertheless, one of the best examples in terms of showcases that talent is seriously moving onto an even more positive role than before is the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which in its respective twenty first edition represents the next generation of artists, the ones that will ultimately be making up the numbers in competitions and events in the next couple of years. It has to be noted that some of them have already worked their way into other national events on a junior level and that is what makes them distinct but then again, there are others who are literally new yet bring about a stunning vocal ability that has to be praised throughout. The next entry which will be further analysed and competing in the aforementioned competition is the track Jekk Nużaw Moħħna composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Joe Chircop with a vocal performance by Deborah C. It has to be noted that this year, Media.Link Communications have worked extremely hard to make sure that all of the respective entries receive as much exposure as possible and that is why, promotional videos of each track was shot and uploaded through viral website, YouTube whilst analysis of the tracks is then also being given through escflashmalta.com so that people would look at the people involved within the song in itself. 

The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is a competition which is organized in commemoration of the day that the country achieved Independence from the British Government and therefore, it is somewhat expected that some of the entries will do their best to speak about the values that the nation has transpired throughout the years whilst also speaking about the residents who have shown true courage in order to preserve their identity even through hard times. In fact, the title in itself would translate into a message towards the people If We Use Our Mind. Apart from looking things from a historic perspective, it is also to be noted that the track deals with more current issues such as the problems with the economy all around the world which Malta has not had to face due to the fact that the leadership was well fixed to deal with the respective issue. The positive message of the song will surely transpire well in the long run and that is why, the juries so the track fit to celebrate the festivities well in the long run. Deborah C calls on the people of the Maltese Islands to make sure to make the right choice when need be, so that the country would continue heading into the right direction. Having a look at the man behind the lyrics, it is to be seen that the individual is Joe Chircop, a man who does not need a lot of introduction in this competition having successfully competed with winning entries in two occasions; Dan Hu L-Mument in 2007 sung by Kaya and Ivan Borg and Flimkien Nistgħu Nirnexxu in 2008 interpreted by Is-Sitta. He was also the winning of the teenage category last year on the twentieth anniversary of the competition with the track Ejjew Nieqfu sung by Angelica Portelli.

In the past five editions of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, singer/songwriter Mark Spiteri Lucas has managed to finish at the top of the table twice, those coming in 2007 and 2008 as mentioned above whilst also finishing as the first runner-up in 2009 with the track Lilek Biss performed by Kaya. Nevertheless, the man has firmly entered the record books of the competition noting that apart from those two victories, he was also the individual to pen the track for the first major success of Ira Losco, a winning song entitled Fejn Staħbejtli with lyrics by Paul Ellul. Apart from the success he has achieved on the stage of The Granaries, he was also a second runner-up at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest back in 2007 with the track She Gives Me Wings by Klinsmann Coleiro with lyrics by Rita Pace. The vocals on this track are being provided by Deborah C, a woman who is quickly garnering a name for herself in the local music industry noting that this is her third participation in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza following Pandora in 2008 and Fjamma in 2011, both winning the tele-voting portion of the competition. She also made it through to the finals of this years' Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track You Make Me Go (Uh Uh) alongside the vocals of Leila J. You can listen to her entry in this years' competition just below whilst also hoping you will keep on reading escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza.

Source: escflashmalta.comKonkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza

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

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