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Latest News - International

Wednesday, 21 July 2010 08:00

Cyprus: Artist Selection Soon

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The country of Cyprus managed to achieve some success this year by making it to the finals from the semi-final stage for the second time in their history thanks to Jon Lilygreen and the Islanders and their entry "Life Looks Better In Spring". It should be noted though that CyBC has gone about next years' selection quite differently. The Cypriot broadcaster, CyBC decided to organise a brand new talent show entitled Performance which will be used to select the artist who will be representing the country in the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest. The talent show has been taking place since…
Last Tuesday marked the first program of this years' series of the popular entertainment programme Indifest which is being presented by the charismatic trio of Ronald Briffa, Christine Haber and Frank Zammit. Last week, the viewers got to view part of the early judging process whilst also being introduced to the first four competitors in this years' festival, two from the "established" category and two from the "teen" category. This week, the viewers will be hearing the full songs of another four competitors including Romina Mamo and Josef & Francesca from the "Established" category as well as Mattei Curmi and…
The Israeli broadcaster, IBA will be making some very vital decisions about next years' participation in the Eurovision Song Contest which is set to take place within the country of Germany. The European Broadcasting Union had to change the dates due to the fact that there were some important football matches taking places in the original dates yet the newly chosen ones seem to inflict upon the nation of Israel. At the moment, the first semi-final is schedule for the 10th May and that is also the date of the Israeli Independence Day whilst a day before date marks a…
Well the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest news has officially started because the second participants of next years' event have been internally selected. The group which will be representing the Netherlands in Germany next year will be none other than "The 3Js" who will succeed Sieneke and her entry written by the legendary Pierre Kartner. Following such a resounding defeat, the broadcaster TROS, has been working hard in order to setup a successful process. The boy band will be selecting a total of five songs before the end of the year with the annual Nationaal Songfestival taking place between January and…
The British Broadcasting Corporation is taking next years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest quite seriously actually and this is due to the fact that the festival will be hosted within the rich nation of Germany who has managed to stay afloat in such an economic crisis whilst also having a strong music industry. The British broadcaster took the contest quite seriously just two years ago when they choose Andrew Lloyd Webber to pen the song for the annual Eurovision Song Contest. The well known composer also picked Diane Warren as a co-writer and therefore ended up with the song…
Within the year 2010 Fgura shall commemorate its golden anniversary, 50 years since the arrival of the artistic statue of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. A sacred classical concert with a Marian theme was put forth from a well known tenor, Aldo Busuttil. In so doing Aldo hopes to commemorate this special anniversary, this event has the role to open Fgura festivities that will be celebrated by Kummissjoni Festa Esterna. The main accompaniment to the tenor’s voice shall be the ‘University Junior College Orchestra’ composed of more than 40 musicians under the direction of the Mro. Manoel Pirotta. Aldo shall…
The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza kicked off yesterday with the live programme on Net TV, presented by the formidable trio of Christine Haber, Ronald Briffa and Frank Zammit. Before the live programme started each and every singer in the main section was called in for the yearly photoshoot and after the shoot they picked up by luck their running order. It seems that thanks to the luck of draw, the festival will be enhanced thanks to the diversification of different genres coming after each other. This is the running order for the Established Artisits: 1. Fil-Muzika - Gloriana Arpa Belli 2.…
The annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is going to move into it's nineteenth edition this year and therefore Indifest will return to the screens on Net Television in order to prepare for such a Gala. The festival will be presenting a total of 20 finalists in the established singers' category with another 15 in the teen singers' category. Therefore it is going to be quite an interesting summer. The program will not only feature the songs and singers from this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza because it is also an entertainment showcase and therefore, within the series, viewers are going to listen…
One of the most respected countries in the Eurovision Song Contest surely has to be The Netherlands who have been competing for quite a long time and also managed to win the event back in 1975 courtesy of Teach In and their song "Ding-A-Dong" which is still a hit with fans all around the World. In recent years though, consecutive failures saw premier broadcaster NOS drop the event with secondary broadcaster TROS taking over. Initial reactions to the take over were very positive yet they went on to do a selection like the United Kingdom did in 2009 yet the…
Chiara, who still holds the best Maltese results in the last 5 years, seem to have impressed once again the music scene in South Africa. After Angel in 2005, her entry from last year 'What if we' has been covered now by South African Singer Lee Scott. 22-year old South African singer Lee Scott is a very promising in his home country. Before he was a member of the boyband Hi-5 but now has released his debut album which is called 'Die Enigste Manier' (The Only Way). Scott who also attended the latest Eurovision Song Contest has covered some eurovision…