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Wednesday, 07 October 2015 16:43

Malta: Music from the Eurovision on Local Radio

Devised as an international spectacle with the aim to bring about countries together through the medium of song, the Eurovision Song Contest has served a purpose for no less than 61 years, with Ireland holding the baton as the most successful participating country with 7 victories, the last of which coming back in 1996, at the hands of Eimear Quinn and "The Voice".

Malta, a 28-time participant is stir-crazy for the event, noting that the national selection coined as the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (previously; Malta Song for Europe) seeking the interest of every living song as the winning entrant is taken through a flurry of emotions prior to the experience in May. As a result of this fanatic approach, it should come as no surprise that both television and radio, with the latter in particular dedicate specific programmes in support of the event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oP4LkOoRdcE

In fact, with the new autumn/winter schedule commencing as of last week, there are no less than 2 programmes in this season's programming; Euromix and Eurovision Radio. Airing on Radju Malta 2 every Thursday at 7:30 pm, Euromix is hosted by Frederick Zammit, and Luke Borg, a former journalist to the international website, esctoday.com bringing you the latest news, gossip and music from the 61 year old spectacle. On the other hand, airing on ONE Radio 92.7 every Friday at 7:45 pm, Eurovision Radio is hosted by Deo Grech and is the longest running radio show in Europe in dedication to the Eurovision Song Contest. Bringing even #live updates directly from the event in May, along with music and latest news from the competition.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vv8GmwcfR9A

We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the Eurovision Song Contest. You may listen to ONE Radio 92.7 and Radju Malta 2 through the #live streaming.

Source: ONE Radio 92.7, Radju Malta 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TpdRtIM45ts

Published in Local Music News

Dubbed as the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, due to the fact that the selection process is taking place in around 4 weeks time, the official campaign accompanying each of the 20 semi-finalists will kick-off today, with six different entries set to be presented through all mediums of the Public Broadcasting Services; Television Malta, Radju Malta, Magic Malta, and Radju Malta 2. Whether local or foreign, one will be able to follow everything through the official website of the public broadcaster.

During the day, you will be given the opportunity to either listen or watch the competing entries through programmes including; TVAM & TVPM on Television Malta, DanuSan on Radju Malta 1, Filgħodu ma Frederick Zammit on Radju Malta 2, Breakfast Show ma' Carlo Borg Bonaci on Magic Malta, and also before the 6pm and 8pm news on Television Malta. In just a matter of weeks, the Public Broadcasting Services received submissions, announced a short list, made the chosen entries public, and filmed the official videos which will also serve as a major promotional tool. 

The 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, set to take place on the 21st and 22nd November at the Marsa Shipbuilding, has been moved from the traditional January-February slot in order to make use of an extremely professional set-up which Malta will be showcasing to the rest of Europe, during this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is taking place during the previous week, on the 15th November. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria.

Source: TVM / PBS / LimelightMalta

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwB6hLtxUSE

In just a couple of hours; Richard Edwards, Michelle Mifsud, Wayne William, Daniel Micallef, Tony Polidano and Leslie Decesare, cumulatively known as Firelight will depart to Copenhagen, Denmark where they will be representing Malta in the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Coming Home written by frontman Richard Edwards Micallef. Prior to that though, they will be giving a final interview to Frederick Zammit on Radju Malta 2 (105.9 FM) between nine and ten o'clock in the morning.

On Tuesday, Firelight are expected to take to the stage for their first technical run, and might we remind you that the group will be opening the second semi-final on Thursday 8th May as they have been allocated to perform in the first slot. Ten of the fifteen entries will get through the semi-final stage in order to take part in the final on the 10th May. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com (Facebook, Twitter) in the coming days for all the latest news about Malta's participation in the international competition.

Source: Radju Malta 2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qxi5C-lGX2Y