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Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:40

San Marino: Michele and Anita Off to Eurovision

San Marino RTV, the public service broadcaster of San Marino organised a press conference earlier today, in order to reveal the representatives of the micro-state in the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Having not yet turned 16, Michele Perniola & Anita Simoncini are going to be given the opportunity to reprise their role as representatives for the tiny nation, but rather at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, where they achieved disappointing placings, at the adult event, which will hopefully prove to be a more fruitful experience.

Born in 1998 and 1999, it is fair to state, that they will most likely be the youngest duo in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest. San Marino have taken part on four occasions, in 2008 with the group Miodio and the track "Complice" which languished at the bottom of the scoreboard in the semi-final, and in 2012, 2013, and 2014 with Valentina Monetta, whose latest effort "Maybe" got through to the final, finishing in 24th place with 14 points. More information about the song choice will be made in due course. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv

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

In just a couple of months, Malta will be hosting this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest following Gaia Cauchi's triumph with "The Start", a song which she co-wrote with Elton Zarb, Matt Mercieca and Gillian Attard. As soon as victory was assured, the Public Broadcasting Services entered into talks with the European Broadcasting Union to hold the event in the Mediterranean Island, with the general public buzzing over the stupendous showing.

It seems that participating countries for the show are on the increase and following the supposed debut of Iceland, it seems that Italy will also be putting in their initial showing, according to eurofestivalnews.com, the most accurate Italian news source. This comes to fruition following a recent general assembly organised by the European Broadcasting Union in Naples. Rumour has it, that Italy will be following in Malta and San Marino's footsteps in sending an artist from the television programme "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" following the choices of Michele Perniola for San Marino in 2013 and Federica Falzon for Malta in 2014.

Both managed to triumph in the show. In Malta, the public is buzzing about the possibility of Federica competing against Vincenzo Carni who seems to be first on the list of possible entrants. It is worth noting that Federica and Vincenzo won this year's edition of "Ti Lascio Una Canzone" as a duet. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: eurofestivalnews.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=soB7hFOEMv4

Wednesday, 18 December 2013 17:56

Netherlands: Emmelie Chats to Radio International

The 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is months away but several countries have either confirmed their participation or released their regulations for national selection processes. 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.

At this years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the European Broadcasting Union made it a point to ask Emmelie de Forest to join the line-up of special guests and indeed made it to Kiev, Ukraine. The team of Radio International had the opportunity for a short chat with the performer, one which will be heard throughout the programme this evening. She will not be the only artist to garner an interview this evening, noting that Michele Perniola, Rafael Bobeica and Barbara Popovic who represented San Marino, Moldova and the FYR Macedonia will all get their fair share of airtime this evening. It is also important to denote that next years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malta, after being confirmed by the European Broadcasting Union.

As the dawn of a brand new season approaches, Radio International will be hosting a brand new feature, one entitled Denmark's Eurovision Song Contest History which will be reflecting on the entries that the Scandinavian nation sent to the annual music competition. David Mann will continue to look at cover versions from the event whilst the latest news from escXtra and escflashmalta.com will be read out. In the meantime, former representatives of the Eurovision Song Contest are always looking for ways to please their fans and thus new music is being recorded and published throughout the year. Radio International will be playing the most recent singles as sent in by several record labels. We urge you to tune into Radio International this evening at 20:00 CET in order to request your favourite entry from the Eurovision Song Contest and listen to the special features.

Source: Press Release

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RIhJ9QK740

San Marino, the only debut country in this years’ edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest have made their choice with regards to both the artist and their respectively entry. As expected, an internal selection took place with SMTV selecting Michele Perniola and the song O-o-O Sole Intorno a Me which translates into Sunlight All Around Me co-written with Piero Romitelli, Massimiliano Messieri and Antonello Carozza.

It is worth pointing out that Gaia Cauchi, the Maltese representative was also a contestant on the programme Ti Lascio Una Canzone hosted by Antonella Clerici on RAI Uno. Following his stint on the programme, Michele was dubbed as Italy’s answer to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, having also had the opportunity to perform a number of his songs during the course of the series.

Italian at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest was heard just once before, during the performance of a song entitled Birichino which representing Switzerland back in 2004. It has only received four (4) points at the end of the voting, all coming from Malta, whose correspondance to the language has always been relatively high. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Junior Eurovision (Official Website)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SMBBo0ogW4