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The Team of Radio International would like to invite to join the weekly Ultimate Eurovision Experience. The Show is broadcast on 106.8FM and Digital Cable 41 in the Netherlands and also via the internet via www.radiointernational.tv and will also be web-televised via the show's own Live Video Channel via the website. The simulcast will be from 2000 – 2300 hours CET each and every Wednesday. Eurovision Song Contest Spotlight - "The National Finals so far" with Alasdair Rendall: Until the end of the National Final Season for the Eurovision Song Contest 2012 (10 March 2011) the new series continuous this…
With just 12 days away from the first opening night of our national final, preparations are underway at full speed, with singers rehearsing and having various appearances on TV and plenty of space in the local media. And thus, such a show must have its hosts, and ESCFlashmalta can proudly and officially announce that the exclusive news of this year’s hosts being Elaine Saliba and Ronald (Ron) Briffa are true. Elaine Saliba kicked off her television career when she was only twelve years of age when she took part in the kids’ television show called Owkej which was aired on…
Last night, the Portuguese national broadcaster, RTP, revealed the names of the twelve (12) composers that will compose the potential 2012 candidate entries for the upcoming Festival Da Cancao 2012. Each composer was assigned to a particular singer in order to tailor make and compose a song which best suits his/her vocal skills.The national final is scheduled to be held in Lisbon on March 10th. Portugal is the longest competing nation in the history of the Eurovision Song Contest to have never achieved the top placing and the closest they have been has been a sixth place finish which is…
In less than two weeks time, the most anticipated music event of the year would have ended with the next representative for the Eurovision Song Contest chosen. The choice will result in either a solo performer being either male of female or a duet made up of two females. The preparations are well under way and the promotional methods that have been planned out by the Public Broadcasting Services continue later today with all of the respective semi-finals appearing on the popular Sunday show 'Ħadd Għalik' hosted by Angie Laus. The Malta Eurovision Song Contest has easily become one of…
Following the successful start to the Iceland pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest just last week, the broadcaster is ready to host yet another evening. The process has not changed much in recent years but the quality has always been on the rise and this is noticeable even in terms of results for the country with qualification every year since back in 2008 when Euroband took to the stage with the song 'This Is My Life'. They even managed to reach a runner-up placing in 2009 at the hands of Yohanna and her stunning ballad entitled 'Is It True?'. They…
The 2012 Eurovision Song Contest is suddenly shaping up to be quite an interesting show despite the fact that the people are still not yet sure which arena they will ultimately turn up too because the European Broadcasting Union alongside the Azeri broadcaster; Ictimai are yet to define this idea completely. Following a number of performances this evening, all coming from Scandinavia, the focus was surely on Denmark whose choice for the annual musical event has just been revealed to the public in a stunning final which encompassed the best of local and international talent. There was one winner and…
Saturday, 21 January 2012 20:32

Norway: Three Acts to the Final

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The Melodi Grand Prix proved that it is one of the leading showcases in the European continent this evening following the end of their first semi-final featuring a total of eight performers, three of which have just been announced as qualifiers to the final stage of the competition which is set to take place on the 11th February 2012. One of the novelties of the selection process is surely the cities which are chosen to host the semi-finals. This week it was none other than Ørland. The charm of each choice is reflected in the presentation of the broadcaster; NRK.…
The Scandinavian region is known to organize their national selections over a number of shows mostly including semi-finals for the people to choose accordingly but the system is very much different in Denmark where there will only be one show in order to select the singer and song that will ultimately represent the nation in Baku, Azerbaijan come May. The Dansk Melodi Grand Prix represents some of the best music that the country has to offer and the success of recent years when it comes to the European competition has prompted the broadcaster, DR, to take it up a notch…
The success of the Norwegian selection for the Eurovision Song Contest has been branded a huge success in recent years with the addition of class entries along with a spectacular staging continuing the trend of stunning showcases from countries in the Scandinavian region. This evening marks the beginning of the Melodi Grand Prix which is running with a similar format to the past couple of years along with some very minor changes including the removal of the second chance round following the three semi-finals and also the addition of three entries in total to bring the list up to twenty-four…
In the past couple of years, the local music industry has been very welcoming to brand new vocal talent with the emergence of a new group of artists, all of whom try to reach new pinnacles extremely early with opportunities arising around every corner. There has been a lot of input from both local and foreign observers that talent is very much found in the Maltese Islands but maybe not promoted in the right way due to the fact that the country is small and therefore lacks both funds and resources. Expsoure is one of the mina ingredients of success…