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Olivia Lewis, a female singer/songwriter who was given the opportunity to represent Malta in the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with "Vertigo", composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg. recently gave an interview to Josmar on Sibtek stating that the competition was a big part of her life for about ten years, and is unsure about a possible return in the future.

Since returning to the local music scene about two years ago, Olivia Lewis has been on a positive string of results, finishing in first place at the 2013 International Festival of Maltese Song with "Hawn Mill-Ġdid", composed by Paul Abela to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia and also in third place at L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014 with the song "Wara l-Kanċell", a duet with Miriam Christine, the latter of whom is also credited as songwriter with Joe Julian Farrugia. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: Sibtek, TVM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UT8cFANPCEw

Published in Local Music News

Kurt Calleja, the male singer/songwriter who represented Malta in the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with "This Is The Night", a song he co-wrote with Johan Jamtberg and Mikael Gunneras, has been in touch with the editorial team at escflashmalta.com to deny possible submission into the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, which is officially set to take place on the 22nd November at the Malta Shipbuilding in Marsa.

"I wanna return one day to Eurovision with a bang - give it my all - at the moment I have so many projects at once that I will end up doing it with very little energy - Eurovision requires focus, determination and a positive message ... which I generally have but it is scattered on my one thousand and one different projects going on. So as much as I would love to be on that stage again very very soon - as much as I love it and miss it - 2015 is gonna be a miss for me ... good luck to all the participants - wishing them all the very very best - may the best man, woman or duo or group win."

In recent weeks, Kurt Calleja has been extremely busy promoting his latest single release "Vertigo", off his debut album "Love on Mars" for which you may see the recently launched music video. The song, produced in a pop/dance manner has also entered Malta's Top Ten with Nathan D on 89.7 Bay by peaking at number #8. 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 Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BX5obzCYs

In 2012, Kurt Calleja was the name on everyone's lips, having been chosen unanimously by both the public and the professional jury to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest with "This Is The Night" which saw the Mediterranean Islands head into the final for the first time in two years. Since then, the male vocalist has been relatively busy working on his debut album "Love on Mars", which was unveiled during a concert in aid of Inspire Foundation.

The latest single off his album which bears the name "Vertigo", written by Tim Laws, Steve Lee and Chris Madin, is being support through a music video. Like Ira Losco, the premise is also seemingly dedicated to the seasonal outlook in Malta at the moment with Kurt being at the beach and on a boat, somewhat always surrounded by water. We urge you to stay tuned into escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene.

Source: Kurt Calleja (Facebook, Twitter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-BX5obzCYs

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Kurt Calleja, Malta's representative at the 2012 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with "This Is The Night" has just released a brand new single, "Vertigo" off his debut album "Love On Mars" which is available in all leading music outlets. Since his return back from the international competition, Kurt has been extremely busy, going onto release his follow-up single, "Boomerang", a radio hit which also led to a nomination at the Bay Music Awards. 

This was followed by a debut album "Love on Mars" which included further singles "Leap of Faith" and title track "Love on Mars". At this moment, the male vocalist is working on releasing a music video to accompany his latest track "Vertigo" with WE Media, led by Duane and Angie Laus, leading the production team. This is the same company which took care of the preview videos to accompany Malta's entries in the Eurovision Song Contest 2013 and 2014. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: Kurt Calleja (Official Facebook, Twitter)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRZ_nfSqn70

Published in Local Music News

Olivia Lewis, Malta’s representative at the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Vertigo composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg is set to release her debut album as stated during an exclusive interview on Lejn Il-Festival, a radio programme hosted by Daniel and Charlene on Radju Kottoner. The renowned female vocalist is returning to the local music scene following an absence of around six years, having disappeared after failing to get through to the final of the international spectacle.

During the interview with Daniel and Charlene, she stated that her debut album, will comprise of a number of songs in Maltese will feature both originals such as Fil-Fond tal-Qalb and Hawn Mill-Ġdid composed by Paul Abela to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia as well as a number of cover versions of famous tracks. This means that the local music industry will be seeing to the release of two studio albums, including those of Corazon and Olivia Lewis, both stalwarts of the scene. An interview with Olivia Lewis is set to appear on escflashmalta.com within the next couple of days as part of our promotional project in support of the International Festival of Maltese Song.

Source: Radju Kottoner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUwXu8nmUMM

Published in Local Music News
Sunday, 01 September 2013 16:20

Malta: Olivia Lewis Kept Busy During Summer

Olivia Lewis, Malta's representative at the 2007 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with the song Vertigo composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Gerard James Borg has somewhat been busy in the past couple of weeks with several guest appearances. One of her most recent was on the programme Indifest hosted by Christine Haber and Mark Azzopardi and broadcast on NET Television. The programme which accompanies the annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is supported by escflashmalta.com and invites special guests to add to the entertainment. Olivia Lewis has the opportunity to perform one of her signature tracks and she decided to sing Fil-Fond tal-Qalb composed by Paul Abela to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia.

Amongst the guests which have been invited to the programme in recent weeks, there have been one other than former Eurovision Song Contest representatives; Gianluca and Kurt Calleja who both promoted their debut albums, Waiting for Tomorrow and Love on Mars as well as Kevin Paul Calleja, Amber, Maxine Pace, Mary Rose Mallia, Christabelle, Lyndsay and The Greenfields. Olivia Lewis is reportedly set to return to the local music scene with rumours going round stating that she might be looking to submit within the International Festival of Maltese Song. In the past couple of days, she was an instrumental figure within the Pink Floyd Show in Żabbar as a backing vocalist alongside the likes of Talitha Dimech, Rachael Tedesco Triccas and Cheryl Camilleri amongst others. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ia7La6VKbbo

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In the months leading up to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, Kevin Borg was the outright favourite to the win the local competition and thus represent the country in the international spectacle which was set to take place in Malmo, Sweden. Needing You co-written with Thomas Thornholm, Danne Attlerud, Michael Clauss and Simon Gribbe was a beautiful ballad but the international judges were right to select Tomorrow co-written by Dean Muscat and Boris Cezek with vocals provided by Gianluca because the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013 was somewhat presided by an endless amount of ballads. The result truly spoke for itself, as both performances of the semi-final and the final were met with a top ten finish, the first for Malta since 2005 when Chiara had performed the track Angel.

Following the final of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, there were calls of impropriety over the significance of the professional jury. One has to keep in mind that the jury is also present during the Eurovision Song Contest and they did select Malta as their favourite entry in the semi-final. Thus, it is another reason why the juries should be given more importance. The Maltese public has unfortunately made the wrong selection on more than one count, including in 2006 when they selected I Do sung by Fabrizio Faniello, in 2007 when they selected Vertigo performed by Olivia Lewis, in 2008 when they selected Vodka sung by Morena and in 2011 when they selected Glen Vella with his song One Life. The public has to be commended for the choices made in 2009 with regards to What If We sung by Chiara and 2012 when Kurt Calleja won with This is The Night.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AzGiJxMd3UI

In all of the aforementioned years, the first choices of the jury had noticeable more chance of achieving success abroad including Echoes of Gaia performed by Natasha & Charlene in 2006, Sunrise sung by Claudia Faniello in 2008 and Finally sung by Richard Edwards in 2011. Tele-voting in Malta has been known to favour people based on their reputable name whilst the jury, especially the foreign ones have the faculty of voting for the best package. I support the current system of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest that gives the jury the chance to select the entry. Anton Attard, Head of the Maltese Delegation has already confirmed our participation at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest and will be hoping to implement some changes in the selection format. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: escflashmalta.com, eurovision.tv (image)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtM4sfopBnU

Published in Editorials

In 2007, Olivia Lewis represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest with the track Vertigo composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg which unsuccessfully did not make it through to the final despite positive expectations. Six years later, following a University Degree and a weight loss programme, Olivia is taking back to the stage in stunning fashion especially following her recent performance at the Beland Music Festival where the crowd clearly enjoyed her return to live performing. Nerves of the past are somewhat long gone and this lady definitely has a voice when she puts herself to the test. 

In recent months, there had been speculation that Olivia Lewis would be trying to return to the Eurovision Song Contest and set her sights on another possible representation. The editorial board of escflashmalta.com got in touch with her and revealed that it had indeed been on her mind for quite 'some time' but is nevertheless 'very much undecided'. Receiving more than the lionshare of the votes back in the 2007 Malta Song for Europe competition, the public perception might be slightly altered but nevertheless, Olivia is still a draw card to an event and the crowd seems to enjoy her performances. 'I can wait. I am in no rush' were her closing statements. With a fine tuned vocal performance at the end of the week and with more events being lined-up including the Pink Floyd's The Wall in Ta' Qali, it seems that things are taking a step in that direction. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news. 

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-qsQ7PWJM4

Published in Local Music News
Saturday, 29 September 2012 17:12

Exclusive: Olivia Lewis Ponders on Participation

With the rules and regulations of the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest released, there is a lot of commotion in the local music industry with several artists gearing up for a possible participation in the esteemed event which is very much popular with the local audience. Amongst the names of people who have been tipped for another try is none other than former representative Olivia Lewis who took to the stage back in 2007 with the track Vertigo composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg. In the years leading up to the ultimate victory, Olivia had finished as the runner-up three years in a row starting off with Take a Look composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan, followed by Deja Vu with music by Philip Vella and lyrics by Gerard James Borg and last but not least, Spare a Moment composed by Ray Agius and penned by Godwin Sant. In an exclusive statement to escflashmalta.com, Olivia Lewis addresses her fans about the possible participation for the very first time.

I can't really comment at the moment. It has been on my mind for some time but I am still very much undecided. People have been trying to suggest that I take part again, but I still have to see. If I ever come back it has to be something really good. I can wait. I am in no rush! Olivia Lewis remains to be one of the most popular winners of the Malta Song for Europe, noting that the amount of tele-votes received were 30977, making her the most voted ever contestant. It has to be pointed out that the competition was actually quite stiff especially due to the fact that the first runner-up, Trilogy had come in third place the year before and were therefore looking more like favourites with their entry Starlight composed by Paul Abela and penned by Joe Julian Farrugia. Nevertheless, following three years of runner-up finishes, missing out to the likes of Julie & Ludwig, Chiara and Fabrizio Faniello, Olivia finally took home the crown. It will b e quite intriguing to see whether she finds the right song to return to the competition. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4Dzi93o6s4

Published in Local Music News
Friday, 21 September 2012 16:28

Malta: Olivia Lewis May Return to Festival

Comebacks have definitely become a current thing both in the local and foreign music industries but nevertheless, when it comes to our shores, it seems that they tend to become more predominant and likely noting that Olivia Lewis has been rife about the possibility of returning to music with several appearances in a number of high profile shows but unfortunately not having the opportunity to return to the stage of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest due to the rules specifying that the last five winners of the local competition could not submit in the past two years. It is quite intriguing that Olivia Lewis is now a possible candidate for the role with 2007, the year she represented Malta with the song Vertigo composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg being out of that respective range. Close sources to escflashmalta.com state that Olivia Lewis is hoping for a comeback either in 2013 or 2014 respectively.

Olivia Lewis took part in the national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest on countless occasions, finishing as the runner-up in 2004 with the track Take a Look composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan, in 2005 with the beautiful Deja Vu composed by Philip Vella and penned by Gerard James Borg as well as in 2006 when she entered with a composition of Ray Agius entitled Spare a Moment to the lyrics of Godwin Sant. Ultimately, she was finally awarded her place abroad in 2007, with what many people state was a great song but maybe not the best suited to her vocal. Nevertheless with the likes of Claire Massa by her side, Olivia gave a strong vocal performance in each rehearsal and definitely competent enough in the semi-final, yet unfortunately, the competition was difficult and she was left out of the final show on Saturday night. Olivia remains one of the most popular names in the industry though and a comeback would surely be welcome. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as we continue discussing this issue in the coming days, and weeks.

Source: escflashmalta.com

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

Published in Local Music News