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Deborah C, a female vocalist who has been part of the setup at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest for the past three years has been acknowledged as one of the best dressed performers in this year’s edition of the national selection. Through their web series; StyleWatch, local fashion critics; Peter Carbonaro and Carina Camilleri have gone on record stating that the dress worn on the occasion was one of the best during the evening.

The female vocalist who obtained her best result in the selection, by virtue of finishing in fifth place with the song “Until We Meet Again” composed by Elton Zarb to the lyrics of Matt Mercieca was said to have everything working for her during the evening. From our end, we acknowledge that Deborah C gave the best vocal performance of the evening, seemingly noting that the work being done with vocal coach, Ludwig Galea, himself a former Eurovision Song Contest is paying off. To watch the latest episode of StyleWatch, please click here. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: StyleWatch

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

Published in Local Music News

Carina Camilleri and Peter Carbonaro, appointed as fashion stylist and artist manager of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest between 2011 and 2013 respectively garnered recognition for hosting the programme; Stylewatch on Television Malta during the past autumn/winter schedule. Nevertheless, the programme was not renewed for a second season. It has been almost a year, but the co-hosts have reunited for a second season of StyleWatch, this time online.

It is worth pointing out that StyleWatch has not made that many changes from one season to another and still hosts a special guest in every episode. Amongst those who have already been invited, there have been popular male host; Owen Bonnici as well as recent Malta Eurovision Song Contest hostess; Moira Delia. The episodes are shorter and more to the point and focus on both the local and foreign celebrity scene with some of the photos being taken even from the Facebook Page of escflashmalta. We urge you to watch the show and revel with the comments made.

Source: StyleWatch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXJKw3mHGUM

Published in Local Music News

Davinia, second runner-up at this years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Betrayed composed by Elton Zarb and penned by Matt Mercieca was a special guest on the television programme; TVPM hosted by Corazon and Peter Carbonaro yesterday afternoon. Apart from performing three cover versions with pianist Paul Giordimaina, Davinia also gave a short bi-lingual interview to Corazon, the hostess of the programme. In this interview, she spoke about the positive effects of her third place result at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. She added that she would love to participate once more and therefore, escflashmalta.com is proud to reveal that Davinia might very well be the first finalist in next years' edition.

Davinia is currently promoting her latest track entitled You Are My Home which is written by the same aforementioned songwriting duo. The official video accompanying the track was exclusively revealed on escflashmalta.com earlier this week. The track is currently being played on all of the local radio stations whilst also getting broadcasted abroad in countries such as The Netherlands amongst others. It is yet unknown what the selection format will entail noting that Anton Attard, Head of Delegation possibly wanted to re-invent the way the song and artist are chosen. Nevertheless, participation was confirmed just days after the eighth place result achieved in Malmo, Sweden. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2014.

Source: TVPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u1xtX__KB_w
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Ira Losco, the most successul female artist in the country who represented Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 2002 with the track 7th Wonder composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg recently joined escflashmalta.com as a guest writer but in her fortè as an artist joined Gianluca, the most recent representative at the Pan-European event with the track Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek for a special performance. Stay originally a track performed by Rihanna and Mikky Ekko was performed as a duet between the two notable artists who are both on a high.

TVPM, the daily afternoon programme hosted by Peter Carbonaro and Corazon has achieved a respectable following in the past couple of months and it should considering the amount of musical prowess it has been putting up. A range of guest performers including; Pamela, Glen, Deborah C and Ozzy Lino amongst others have all taken to the stage with Paul Giordimaina playing the piano. Since returning from the Eurovision Song Contest, Gianluca has been on a roll to be honest, performing at a number of events, the latest being the Isle of MTV, being one of two artists asked to sing during the annual event. On the other hand, Ira's latest album is one of the biggest things of the year 2013 and with more singles to follow, it seems that she might be wracking up awards a plenty by the end of the year. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: TVPM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgb9lakm2u8

Published in Local Music News
Thursday, 28 February 2013 18:00

Malta: Positive Acclaim for 'Tomorrow'

Tomorrow, co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca will be representing Malta in the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Sweden and like all of the representatives in recent years will have to face the task of the semi-final first and foremost. This years' track is considered to be a strong one in international communities who have somewhat been praising the staging of the song for keeping it simple and just giving a performance which is worth watching. In recent days, the lyric video created by Duane Laus has been receiving a lot of positive feedback having even reached more than 20,000 views in less than 48 hours.

Foreign websites such as esckaz have been in contact with songwriter Boris Cezek, running a profile and a background check which has of course unveiled his Serbian heritage, so much so that it has been noted in several Serbian newspapers such as Blic and Politika amongst others. One has to denote that this will all be worth it in the long run especially should Malta manage to qualify to the final, which is always a stern test but extremely possible due to the exposure and positive criticism that the track has been achieving. Within the next couple of days, Gianluca along with his manager; Peter Carbonaro will be heading to the Armenian final where our representative has been invited to perform. The eastern nation will be competing alongside Malta in the second semi-final and amongst there guests there will also be Esma & Lozano whose entry Imperija was revealed yesterday. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: esckaz, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vT8O9yNieeY

It has been reported in the local media that being in the final of the Eurovision Song Contest for the first time in three years was a huge success and everyone seems to be in full agreement that Kurt Calleja along with the rest of his team did their best to impress the voters all across the continent with their rendition of the track This Is The Night despite this somewhat not materialising in the amount of points which were predicted in the lead up to the final competition held on Saturday evening which was won by Loreen and her entry Euphoria for Sweden but nevertheless, there have been a lot of positive and important factors which make this years' edition of the esteemed event, one of the most successful for the Maltese entry especially considering the amount of digital sales.

In the past couple of years, there has been a lot of talk with the fact that the charts are being affected by digital sales with the most predominant ones being through the medium of iTunes, a company which sells music, videos, e-books and films through an online store and downloaded onto one of several devices created by the company Apple. The song that represented Malta in this years' music competition has to be the most successful thus far noting that it has managed to enter the charts in fourteen countries based on being downloaded from the official Eurovision Song Contest album. This data was sent in to escflashmalta.com at around 02:00 CET and might vary within other times of the day both in positive or negative ways because the charts are updated within a matter of hours.

  • Austria: #85
  • Belgium: #170
  • Denmark: #162
  • Estonia: #197
  • France: #164
  • Finland: #119
  • Germany: #73
  • Greece: #56
  • Malta: #4
  • Norway: #80
  • Sweden: #20
  • Switzerland: #174
  • The Netherlands: #151
  • United Kingdom: #143

I must say that the song has really managed to do quite well and the countries which have put it in the top hundred in their respective digital charts show that it was extremely well liked. In fact, Kurt Calleja who will be releasing his debut album later on this year might have had the right impact on his career and could most likely plan his material release in a number of nations especially following his success in Norway, Austria, Sweden, Greece and Germany. The Maltese delegation is expected to return back to the country is just a matter of hours with the plan scheduled to land at 11:25 CET. Make sure to go and support Kurt Calleja, his band and all of the Maltese delegation including Peter Carbonaro, Daniel D'Anastasi and Anton Attard amongst others as a showing of goodwill and good faith.

Source: Brooke Borg, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgaX5QuMGR8

Published in Local Music News

The adventures of the Eurovision Song Contest began quite abruptly this year noting that the very first rehearsals for Malta were on the third day of proceedings despite competing in the second semi-final of the prestigious competition but nevertheless, the delegation was ready and found their ground in Baku, Azerbaijan easily with the team having been there before for a number of promotional activities. The time has come and this evening, Kurt Calleja, Rebecca Mifsud, Warren Bonello, Kevin Paul Calleja, Amber and Christian Calleja will be flying the flag for Malta with the song This Is The Night which has been written by Kurt himself alongside the music stylings of Johan Jämtberg and also Mikael Gunnerås.

The track has grown to become a well known song in Azerbaijan with a number of people humming along to it in the streets apart from making sure it receives ample promotion, a case in point being the flashmob organised earlier this week. The rehearsals have move swiftly and the team has been confident throughout, hoping to secure Malta a place in the finals for the very first time since Chiara had done way back in 2009 with the song What If We which was also written by foreign songwriters. Glen Vella was quite close last year with his track One Life, failing to garner that one point which would have been enough to secure us qualification. Tonight, I would like to call on the Maltese people to support our representatives during the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest as Kurt and the rest of his team take to the stage in the position #4 within the running order following The Netherlands and prior to Belarus.

I would like to commend everyone for their hard work including the team behind it all which includes, the Artist Manager; Peter Carbonaro, the Head of Press; Daniel D'Anastasi and also the Head of Delegation; Anton Attard who have done as astonishing amount of work to make sure that whatever happens, Kurt would have made the right contacts to kick start a career. We spoke to the Head of Delegation and also the Chief Executive Officer at the Public Broadcasting Services about tonight and he gave us a set of very nice words saying 'I just want to praise the band, the team and the media like escflashmalta.com who collaborate with us.' The band have shown great chemistry between then and whatever happens tonight, they will remain to be Maltese and we should support them unconditionally throughout without saying that we could have done anything better. Let's keep positive though and remember that the Eurovision Song Contest is a great stepping stone for upcoming artists with millions of viewers all over the world.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjhBsCop3Ys