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Latest News - International

The 2011 Eurovision Song Contest is still months away but as mentioned in previous articles, countries are currently confirming participation in next years' event. The latest country to do this is none other than the United Kingdom. ESCflashmalta.com has contacted Pamela Anderson, who works on the entertainment value programmes at the British Broadcasting Corporation coming up with the statement "The BBC is discussing ideas internally on how to approach the Eurovision Song Contest 2011 but it is too early to make any kind of announcement." In recent years, the United Kingdom have taken up a new song/singer selection actually known…
Despite an initial scare that the Maltese broadcaster PBS did not apply for the 2010 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the official announcement is finally out because the Executive Producer of the brand Eurovision Malta as well as the broadcasters' Head of Programmes, Rueben Zammit announced that the rules have now been published through the official website. The Malta Junior Eurosong procedure will be used to select the next Maltese entry for the 2010 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest set to be held on the 20th November within the city of Minsk in Belarus. The participants in such a…
The Host country of the 2010 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest are trying to put a dismal result behind them by opening submissions for next years' Melodi Grand Prix which is the annual national selection. Some changes have also been implemented for next years' event. Learn about such details below. It is quite vital to note that NRK has not imposed any restrictions on the nationality of the participants and that means that they could be from anywhere including Malta. The names of those who make it through to the televised stages will be announced shortly after the deadline…
A couple of days ago, the first meeting between the organising body of the Eurovision Song Contest namely the European Broadcasting Union and next years' broadcaster NDR took place within the city of Hamburg. The host city is yet to be decided with the final announcement to take place in September yet some interesting details have been made public. The two entities have now decided that the Eurovision Song Contest will be taking place on the Tuesday 10th May, Thursday 12th May and Saturday 14th May 2011 which means that it will be a week earlier than actually planned because…
As promised by the European Broadcasting Union earlier this year, the split jury / televoting result has been released in order for people to compare and contrast on the results obtained. With regards to Malta, one will surely gasp when checking out the total scores and that is why PBS has to start looking into certain matters of how to attract a particular demographic. With regards to the first semi-final, it is quite vital to note that thanks to the televoting system, three countries were left out of the final and these were none other than Estonia, Malta and FYR…
Alexander Rybak, last year's Eurovision winner has recently a new album 'New Boundaries'. It will be very interesting to see if the singer will remain on the European music scene after his victory in the Eurovision Song Contest last year. One of the songs on the album is a cover of a big hit song of no less than Fabrizio Faniello, Maltese entry in 2001 and 2006. The original version sung by Fabrizio, which can be seen here, was a big hit in Scandinavia (Sweden Top 10 for several weeks, Finland Top 20) and the German speaking countries plus also…
In recent days, the editorial board of ESCflashmalta were contacted by local singer/songwriter Dominic Cini to announce his participation in a festival within the confines of the Eastern country of Ukraine which is also a competing nation within the annual Eurovision Song Contest. This will be marking yet another achievement for the talented artist. The singer/songwriter was born on the 9th April. He started singing at the tender age of six. As time went by, he started studying music into greater detail and then even began playing the Saxophone which is a big band type of instrument along with the…
One of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest surely has to be Armenia which has been competing in the annual event since 2006 achieving a top ten placing each time it competed having results varying from fourth to tenth. The Armenian broadcaster being none other than ARM TV have recently announced that the 2011 entrant will be chosen internally. The President of the broadcasting corporation said that Eva Rivas "did a good job" also stating that "if the winner were selected by popular vote, Armenia would have either won the competition or gained another top place." This…
The annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is one of the most prestigious events in the Maltese music scene being the only high level showcase of lyrics in our national language. This years' edition continued with the second phase of the "Stabbiliti" category as well as the "Zaghzagh" category taking place within the building of Net Television otherwise known as Media.Link Communications with a total of six judges listening to all of the 81 short-listed entries. All artists had to perform live. Following a long venting process, the Committee approved six judges for the second phase with their main background being entertainment…
The hit reality television series Idol has managed to conquer most of the world including Australia, Belgium, France and Denmark amongst others. Starting out in the United States it managed to bring about huge success for artists such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks, David Archuleta and Adam Lambert. Yet this is not the main topic at hand because the winner of the fourth edition of Australian Idol, Natalie Gauci is interested in submitting a song for next years' Eurosong competition. ESCflashmalta.com have been in contact with the former Australian Idol winner who has recently detached herself…