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On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest took place at the City Theatre in Valletta, signalling the beginning of a new trend for the European Capital City of Culture 2018, with two (2) events in a short space of three (3) weeks occurring just a couple of metres away from one another.

The local competition, featuring a total of 20 participating entries, 19 of which qualified on merit, and 1 which won the right to compete following the triumph in last years' tele-voting, all competed for six (6) different trophies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd as chosen by the professional jury, 1st in the Duet Phase, first 1st in the Maltese Song Phase, and 1st in tele-voting.

Hosted by Deo Grech, under the hospices of F Living Channel, who will be airing the competition on Saturday 3rd October at 8:30 pm, the event went without a hitch, noting that each participant gave his utmost on the stage, rewarding the audience present with an eventful evening. The professional members of the jury was made up of; Norman Cristina, Josephine Ebejer Grech, Natasha Turner, and Rosman Pace, all of whom have a background in music, whether in composition or lyrics.

Televoting Award: "Dangerous" (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Jillianne Camilleri

Best Duet: "Bounce Back" (Renato Briffa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Michela Galea & Janvil

Best Maltese Song: "Għanja" (Walter Vella / Mark Attard / Joe Julian Farrugia) - Michela Galea

3rd Place: "Amour" (Philip Vella) - Danica Muscat

2nd Place: "Bounce Back" (Renato Briffa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Michela Galea

1st Place: "Tabula Rasa" (Augusto Cardinali / Julie Pomorski / Giovann Attard) - Julie Pomorski

On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to congratulate the winners circle, as well as the other 16 participants who made this year's edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest a memorable one. A round of applause also for the organising committee, led by Deo Grech, as well as F Living Channel namely, Karl and Romina Bonaci for their continuous support. Stay tuned to this portal even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: F Living, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogF_31y9Wdg

On Saturday 26th September, the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest will be taking place at the City Theatre in Valletta. 20 participating entries, all of which are both original and in English will have the opportunity to be presented to the public on a larger stage, noting that all of the songs had been previously made public through lyric videos on viral website, YouTube, as well as to being performed during the programme which preceded the competition, which aired on F Living every Monday evening.

Deo Grech, organiser, and host of the local music competition is in 'awe of the talented singers, and entries that have been submitted into the competition' and is excited to see the final outcome of several months of hard work. On Friday afternoon, between 16:05 and 16:45 pm, a select number of participants were present on the F Living Show in order to draw the running order for the Summer Hit Song Contest, which results you may denote below.

01. Remember (Emilio Verdejo / Yann Charpentier / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire

02. Bounce Back (Renato Briffa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Michela Galea

03. C'est Moi (Alexander Leu / Ryan Axisa / Nikos Sofis) - Ryan Axisa

04. Shattered Dreams (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Annalise Psaila

05. Lucky Me (Kaya / Rita Pace) - Graziella Vella

06. Escape (Carlo Gerada / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Stefan Galea

07. Why? (Kurt Aquilina / Alison Ellul) - Dayle Camilleri

08. Feel (Joe George Micallef) - Odessa

09. Bandwagon (Pamela Bezzina / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Sarah Bonnici

10. Astronaut (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar

11. Tabula Rasa (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard) - Julie Pomorski

12. Perfect (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Jurgen Xerri

13. Eclipse (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Ana-Maria Grima

14. Dangerous (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Jillianne Camilleri

15. Do It Better (Rita Pace) - Rita Pace

16. Summer Time (Marco Debono / Doris Chetcuti) - Kurt Cassar

17. Our Last Goodbye (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono

18. Lessons in Love (Ray Agius / Rita Pace) - Dario Mifsud Bonnici

19. One of a Kind (Andrew Zahra / Rita Pace) - Michela Dalli

20. Amour (Philip Vella) - Danica Muscat

On behalf of the editorial team, we would like to wish all of the acts competing in the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest the very best of luck. If you would like to attend the show, you may do so by getting your tickets on 21664566 at a cost of €10. We kindly urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest.

Source: F Living

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eciWrf7IHto

It has been 48 hours since the sun set on the 24th edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the 1st to take place at Pjazza Teatru Rjal in Valletta as part of the celebrations encompassing Independence Day in Malta. At the end of the evening, following the performance of 23 participating entries; 20 pre-qualified in the 'Talent Stabbilit' and another 3 which came through 'Talent Ġdid', the winner was revealed to be "Kuraġġ", performed by singer/songwriter Analise Mifsud.

Hosted by Peter Carbonaro, Claire Preca Taroum, and Christine Haber, this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which was aired on NET Television, was given a brand new image, one which was very well appreciated by the competing artists, and their respective songwriters. With no major technical issues, most performances ran smoothly. This year, the list of participating artists was a good mixture of newcomers and veterans.

The professional members of the jury made up of; Larissa Bonaci, Joseph Mizzi, Marbeck Spiteri, Christabelle Borg, Paul Testa, Indri Attard, Felix Busuttil, and Andrea Cassar had an extremely difficult job to do, noting that this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza was noted down to be one of the most promising in years, with several potential candidates for the top trophy. A list of the results can be viewed below.

Best Young Talent: "Għandi Ħolma" (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Francesco Pio Attard) - Mikaela Bajada

Televoting Award: "Fis-Seba' Sema" (Cyprian Cassar / Rita Pace) - Nicole Borg

3rd Place: "Dment li Malti Ħaj" (Ray Agius / Dario Bezzina) - Dario Bezzina

2nd Place: "Ma Ninsa Qatt" (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono

1st Place: "Kuraġġ" (Analise Mifsud) - Analise Mifsud

On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to congratulate the winners circle, as well as the other 18 participants who made this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza a memorable one. A round of applause also for the organising committee, led by Charles Stroud, and featuring Sandra Grech and Clarissa Ellul as members. Stay tuned to this portal even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: NET Television, escflashmalta.com

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

Through their Official Facebook Page, the organising committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza revealed the draw for the running order of the three different categories; Talent Stabbilit, Talent Ġdid, and Junior. This was done at the studios at Media.Link Communications in the presence of a notary public, as well as a small number of participants or their respective representatives.

The first of the three (3) shows will be taking place on Sunday 13th September at Media.Link Communications against an entry fee of €10. Such events are required in order to ascertain the growth of the local music industry, assuring that talent has a means to promote themselves through original work.

KKI Junior

01. Quddiem Għajnejja (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Wynona Bartolo

02. Kunċert (Priscilla Psaila / Rita Pace) - Emma Cutajar

03. Ngħix Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nicole Falzon

04. Kastelli fuq ir-Ramel (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Augusto Cardinali / Rita Pace) - Thea Aquilina

05. Erġa' Ejja (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Martina Galea Lofreda

06. Ta' Fuqi Senduqi (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Rita Pace) - Thea Gauci

07. Attenzjoni (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Nathaniel Attard

08. Lejliet Il-Ġrajjiet (Carlos Vella) - Amber Grace Scerri

09. Għeżież Ġenituri (Priscilla Psaila / Joe Chircop) - Aidan Jay Drakard

10. Ċikkulata (Dominic Cini / Gillian Attard / Ingrid Vella) - Amy Mizzi

11. Ta' Kuljum (Priscilla Psaila / Ingrid Vella) - Demi Galea

12. L-Arpa tal-Ħolm (Priscilla Psaila / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Shaian Debono

13. Maġija B'Teknoloġija (Augusto Cardinali / Etienne Micallef) - Paolo Micallef

14. Kif (Marco Debono / Rita Pace)  - Malcolm Tabone

15. Seba' Noti (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Martina Micallef

16. Nippruvaw (Priscilla Psaila / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nic & Nic

17. Mill-Bieb 'il Barra (Cyprian Cassan / Miss G / Rita Pace) - Kelsey Bellante

18. Il-Wirt (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) - Krista Spiteri Lucas

19. Tlaqna Dawra (Priscilla Psaila / Paul Ellul) - Kylie Grixti

20. Inħobbkom It-Tnejn (Dominic Cini / Chris Azzopardi) - Rutger Scicluna Galea

21. Għada Jasal (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Hayley Bonnici

Onto the second category, one (1) which will unravel further on Thursday 11th September during Indifest, a weekly television programme hosted by Christine Haber, one will denote the participation of ten (10) songs, all of which will be competing for the support of the public (40%) and the professional jury (60%). Three (3) will be selected to perform with the forthcoming category, the main competition which already features 20 participating entries.

Talent Ġdid

01. Sabiħ (Chan Vella / Rita Pace) - Rebecca Bilocca

02. Fis-Seba' Sema (Cyprian Cassar / Rita Pace) - Nicole Borg

03. Il-Leħen Li Hemm Fik (Andrew Zahra / Rita Pace) - Sarah Micallef Muscat

04. Bix-Xejn (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Jurgen Xerri

05. Iċ-Ċinju (Mark Scicluna / Clifton Casha) - Jessica Magro

06. Għandi Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Francesco Pio Attard) - Mikaela Bajada

07. Opportunità (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Marlon Bianco

08. Lampa Stampa (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Nakita Ambinette

09. Jien (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Naomi Busuttil

10. Demmi ta' Omm (Cyprian Cassar / Paul Ellul) - Francesca Bonanno 

As already noted, in the final category, twenty-three (23) participating entries will be performed, three (3) of which selected from the 'Talent Ġdid' category, and the rest as chosen by a panel of professional judges during a 'behind-closed-doors' phase. The final result will be chosen entirely by a completely fresh panel of professional judges, with the tele-voting issued as a separate award.

Talent Stabbilit

01. Dment li Malti Ħaj (Ray Agius / Dario Bezzina) - Dario Bezzina

02. Ħolm tat-Tfal (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Laura Bruno

03. Int u Jien (Philip Vella / Cher Vella) - Ana-Maria Grima

04. Pinokkju (Chan Vella / Kevin Tanti) - Neville Refalo

05. Talent Ġdid 3

06. Kelma Bejn Tnejn (Andrew Zahra / Rita Attard) - Michela Dalli

07. Teżor (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) - Kurt Cassar

08. Tħalluħx (Augusto Cardinali / Joe Julian Farrugia) - Domenique

09. Żmien Sabiħ (Joe Formosa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Antonella Rapa

10. Insellimlek (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Danica Muscat

11. Kun Imbierek (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Ingrid Vella) - Simone Gauci

12. Onestà (Frederick Camilleri) - Ina Robinich

13. Rivali (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar

14. Kuraġġ (Analise Mifsud) - Analise Mifsud

15. Ma Ninsa Qatt (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono

16. Ma Jien Xejn (Marco Debono / Rita Attard) - Mandy Tabone

17. Talent Ġdid 1

18. Primadonna (Clinton Paul / Stephen Baldacchino) - Rita Pace

19. Ħdejk (Philip Vella) - Joseph Refalo

20. Orrizonti (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino) - Josef Tabone

21. Talent Ġdid 2

22. Nann (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire

23. Miegħek Malta Independenti (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Cherise Attard

Someone will follow in the footsteps of Kayley Cuschieri, winner of KKI Junior 2014 with "Għannaqni", a song composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Rita Pace, and Michela Galea, winner of KKI 2014 with "Mixja Li Biet", a song composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Alfred E Baldacchino. On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to wish the very best of luck to all the participating entries. We urge you to stay tuned to this portal, even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza as soon as it becomes available.

Source: NET Television, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza

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

PBS (Public Broadcasting Services), the national broadcaster, responsible for Malta's participation at events organised by the European Broadcasting Union, has just published the rules and regulations for participation in the 2016 Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

At a glance, it seems that there have not been any major changes to the national selection format, noting that each participant will have to submit an original song, pertaining to the requirements as set forth by the European Broadcasting Union, as well as a cover song, which could be either a previously released track by the aforementioned participant or a favourite song in the genre which best suits the applicant.

One of the few changes is that all the vocals during the first and second part of the final phase have to be LIVE, due to the fact that they have to be replicated as such during the Eurovision Song Contest. Submissions will be accepted at the PBS Creativity Hub on the 29th and 30th October 2015 at a fee of €150.

The announcement of the 20 finalists will be made in November, with the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 set to take place in January. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news on who will follow our "Warrior", the powerhouse Amber to the international spectacle.

Source: PBS

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4eWSR361LRI

Through their online news portal MaltaRightNow, Media.Link Communications issued the names of the finalist entries, and their respective performers for the 2015 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior. Following an unspecified number of submissions, as received on the 17th July 2015, a professional panel of judges whittled down the entries.

They chose those which stood out and reflected the saying 'music to their ears' before coming up with 21 songs, all of which were interpreted with LIVE vocals by their respective artists. All music videos have also been shot and should be made available through YouTube in the coming days.

Attenzjoni (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Nathaniel Attard

Ċikkulata (Dominic Cini / Gillian Attard / Ingrid Vella) - Amy Mizzi

Erġa' Ejja (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Martina Galea Lofreda

Għada Jasal (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Hayley Bonnici

Għeżież Ġenituri (Priscilla Psaila / Joe Chircop) - Aidan Jay Drakard

Il-Wirt (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) - Krista Spiteri Lucas

Inħobbkom It-Tnejn (Dominic Cini / Chris Azzopardi) - Rutger Scicluna Galea

Kastelli fuq ir-Ramel (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Augusto Cardinali / Rita Pace) - Thea Aquilina

Kif (Marco Debono / Rita Pace)  - Malcolm Tabone

Kunċert (Priscilla Psaila / Rita Pace) - Emma Cutajar

L-Arpa tal-Ħolm (Priscilla Psaila / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Shaian Debono

Lejliet Il-Ġrajjiet (Carlo Vella) - Amber Grace Scerri

Maġija B'Teknoloġija (Augusto Cardinali / Etienne Camilleri) - Paolo Micallef

Mill-Bieb 'il Barra (Cyprian Cassan / Miss G / Rita Pace) - Kelsey Bellante

Ngħix Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nicole Falzon

Nippruvaw (Priscilla Psaila / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Nic & Nic

Quddiem Għajnejja (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Wynona Bartolo

SebaNoti (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Martina Micallef

Ta' Fuqi Senduqi (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Rita Pace) - Thea Gauci

Ta' Kuljum (Priscilla Psaila / Ingrid Vella) - Demi Galea

Tlaqna Dawra (Priscilla Psaila / Paul Ellul) - Kylie Grixti

Following the success of Kayley Cuschieri with "Għannaqni", an original song composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Rita Pace, interest in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior is well and truly alive, noting that this is one of the few showcases in which children may perform original songs in Maltese. One of last year's finalists, Destiny Chukunyere was recently selected as Malta's representative in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: MaltaRightNow, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza (Official Page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf6KGiiuGeQ

Through their online news portal MaltaRightNow, Media.Link Communications issued the names of the finalist entries, and their respective performers for the 2015 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. Following an unspecified number of submissions, as received on the 17th July 2015, a professional panel of judges whittled down the entries, choosing those which reflected the saying 'music to their ears' before coming up with 40 songs, all of which were re-interpreted with LIVE vocals by their respective artists. At the end of this process, the 20 finalists were selected.

In the lists below, there are two (3) singers with more than one (1) entry, and the song which has an asterisk (*) next to their name will either have to be given to another performer, or else be withdrawn from the competition, and thus replaced by the 21st entry in the original list of results. At this stage of the competition, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com in order to find out what will happen with the final list of participants for the 2015 Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza.

Taqsima Kantanti Stabbiliti

Dment li Malti Ħaj (Ray Agius / Dario Bezzina) - Dario Bezzina

Għal Dejjem (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino) - Josef Tabone (*)

Ħdejk (Philip Vella) - Joseph Refalo

Ħolm tat-Tfal (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Laura Bruno

Insellimlek (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Danica Muscat

Int u Jien (Philip Vella / Cher Vella) - Ana-Maria Grima

Kelma Bejn Tnejn (Andrew Zahra / Rita Attard) - Michela Dalli

Kun Imbierek (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Ingrid Vella) - Simone Gauci

Kuraġġ (Analise Mifsud) - Analise Mifsud

Ma Jien Xejn (Marco Debono / Rita Attard) - Mandy Tabone

Ma Ninsa Qatt (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono

Miegħek Malta Independenti (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Cherise Attard

Nann (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire

Onestà (Frederick Camilleri) - Laura Bruno (*)

Orrizonti (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino) - Josef Tabone

Pinokkju (Chan Vella / Kevin Tanti) - Neville Refalo

Primadonna (Clinton Paul / Stephen Baldacchino) - Rita Pace

Rivali (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar

Teżor (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) - Kurt Cassar

Tħalluħx (Augusto Cardinali / Joe Julian Farrugia) - Domenique

Żmien Sabiħ (Joe Formosa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Antonella Rapa

 

Taqsima Kantanti Ġodda 

Bix-Xejn (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul) - Jurgen Xerri

Fis-Seba' Sema (Cyprian Cassar / Rita Pace) - Nicole Borg

Għandi Ħolma (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Francesco Pio Attard) - Mikaela Bajada

Iċ-Ċinju (Mark Scicluna / Clifton Casha) - Jessica Magro

Il-Leħen Li Hemm Fik (Andrew Zahra / Rita Pace) - Sarah Micallef Muscat

Jien (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Naomi Busuttil

Lampa Stampa (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Nakita Ambinette

Miskin (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Nakita Ambinette (*)

Opportunità (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) - Marlon Bianco

Sabiħ (Chan Vella / Rita Pace) - Rebecca Bilocca

Following the success of newcomer Michela Galea, whose entry "Mixja Li Bdiet" composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Alfred E Baldacchino was a worthy winner, it seems that interest is well and truly alive, noting the belief that the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza may once more make a name for itself as a scouting competition, with previous winners including; Amber (ESC 2015), Ira Losco (ESC 2002), Miriam Christine (ESC 1996), Mike Spiteri (ESC 1995) and Fabrizio Faniello (ESC 2001, 2006).

Source: MaltaRightNow, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza (Official Page)

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

Tonight! For the second consecutive week, we urge you to switch to F Living Channel, in order to witness the spectacular entries competing in this year's edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. Following the victory of Domenique, and her entry "Back To", an original song written by Mark Scicluna and Emil Calleja Bayliss, the bar has been set high, and one of the twenty competing entries will be following it up as this year's winner.

This year, a record number of 89 submissions were sent in for the Summer Hit Song Contest, with a professional panel of judges first whittling them down to 30, before eventually making the final selection. Hosted by Deo Grech, and featuring several guest panelists, who will also act as one total juror during the final of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015, the programme will kick-start at 20:30 CET on F Living.

Bandwagon (Pamela Bezzina / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Sarah Bonnici

Do It Better (Rita Pace) - Rita Pace

Eclipse (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Ana-Maria Grima

Escape (Carlo Gerada / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca - Stefan Galea

Perfect (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Jurgen Xerri

Summer Time (Marco Debono / Doris Chetcuti) - Kurt Cassar 

In support of the local music scene, and the festival circuit, escflashmalta.com will be interviewing all of the acts competing in the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest over the next couple of weeks and months, following the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest. We kindly urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest.

Source: Summer Hit Song Contest (Press Release)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eciWrf7IHto

Tonight! Following a spectacular edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest, leading to the eventual victory of Domenique and her entry "Back To", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss, the competition returns with 20 sensational entries, all of which will be presented in a 9 week programming schedule.

This year, a record number of 89 submissions were sent in for the Summer Hit Song Contest, with a professional panel of judges first whittling them down to 30, before eventually making the final selection. Hosted by Deo Grech, and featuring several guest panelists, who will also act as one total juror during the final of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015, the programme will kick-start at 20:30 CET on F Living.

Amour (Philip Vella) - Danica Muscat

Astronaut (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar

Feel (Joe George Micallef) - Odessa

Lessons in Love (Ray Agius / Rita Pace) - Dario Mifsud Bonnici

Remember (Yann Charpentier / Emilio Martinez Verdejo / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire

Shattered Dreams (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Annalise Psaila

Tabula Rasa (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard) - Julie Pomorski

In support of the local music scene, and the festival circuit, escflashmalta.com will be interviewing all of the acts competing in the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest over the next couple of weeks and months, following the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest. We kindly urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest.

Source: F Living

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQKwxQBv9Ww

On Sunday 14th June, it was revealed by the producers of the Summer Hit Song Contest (#summerhit2015) that four entries had to be withdrawn from the competition due to other commitments during the recording dates. As a result, it was announced that another four (4) entries would be brought into the frame, keeping in mind the original result of the jury. On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to wish Cherylis ("Unbreakable") Marilena Gauci ("Hurricane"), Simaria Galea ("Freedom"), and Sarah Crystal ("If I Only Knew") the very best of luck, whilst welcoming first time finalists Dorcas ("Our Last Goodbye") Jurgen Xerri ("Perfect"), Ryan Axisa ("C'est Moi") and returning finalist Dayle Camilleri ("Why?").

This year, a record number of 89 submissions were sent in for the Summer Hit Song Contest, with a professional panel of judges first whittling them down to 30, before eventually making the final selection, thus eliminating a total of 10 songs, all of which were deemed to be possible qualifiers. The idea of bringing in two songs from the reserve list continues to show the strength of submissions for this year's edition of the local music competition. In a statement to this portal, Deo Grech stated that 'another successful edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest' is on the agenda with a mixture of new, and established artists, all seeking the main prizes.

Amour (Philip Vella) - Danica Muscat

Astronaut (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Maria Cassar

Bandwagon (Pamela Bezzina / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Sarah Bonnici

Bounce Back (Renato Briffa / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Michela Galea

C'est Moi (Alexander Leu / Ryan Axisa / Nikos Sofis) - Ryan Axisa

Dangerous (Elton Zarb / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Jillianne Camilleri

Do It Better (Rita Pace) - Rita Pace

Eclipse (Andrew Zammit / Rita Pace) - Ana-Maria Grima

Escape (Carlo Gerada / Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca) - Stefan Galea

Feel (Joe George Micallef) - Odessa

Guess What? (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Christian Arding

Lessons in Love (Ray Agius / Rita Pace) - Dario Mifsud Bonnici

Lucky Me (Kaya / Rita Pace) - Graziella Vella

One of a Kind (Andrew Zahra / Rita Pace) - Michela Dalli

Our Last Goodbye (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono

Perfect (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) - Jurgen Xerri

Remember (Yann Charpentier / Emilio Martinez Verdejo / Emil Calleja Bayliss) - Marie Claire

Shattered Dreams (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) - Annalise Psaila

Summer Time (Marco Debono / Doris Chetcuti) - Kurt Cassar 

Tabula Rasa (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard) - Julie Pomorski

Why? (Kurt Aquilina / Alison Ellul) - Dayle Camilleri

In support of the local music scene, and the festival circuit, escflashmalta.com will be interviewing all of the acts competing in the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest over the next couple of weeks and months, following the aftermath of the Eurovision Song Contest. We kindly urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest.

Source: F Living

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