02 August 2015

KKI Jr 2015: 21 Finalists Officially Revealed by NET TV

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) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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KKI 2015: Finalists for Both Categories Made Public

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) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Success for VocalBooth Studios in Romania

Maltese singer Charlene Mercieca Magro was invited to take part in Euroritm international music festival in Romania last weekend and managed to accomplish a prestigious 3rd place from all the various participating countries around the world. She was cordially invited to participate in this festival by Mr Martin Degabriele, director of Malta International Singers Festival - Eurostars. Charlene, who is vocally trained by Pamela Bezzina from VocalBooth Studios, sang 2 cover songs, one in Maltese "Mill-Għajnejn ta' Tifla" originally sung by singer/songwriter Corazon and "Dear Future Husband" originally by Meghan Trainor. Charlene received very positive feedback about her performances and she feels very honoured to have represented Malta in such a prestigious event. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about upcoming local talent. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 15: Another Batch on Original Songs on F Living

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) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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KKI Jr 2015: 21 Finalists Officially Revealed by NET TV

KKI 2015: Finalists for Both Categories Made Public

Malta: Success for VocalBooth Studios in Romania

SHSC 15: Another Batch on Original Songs on F Living

Latest News

SHSC 15: F Living Introduces First Batch of 7 Entries

SHSC 15: F Living Introduces First Batch of 7 Entries

WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Monday, 13 July 2015 20:00

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...

JESC 2015: Destiny Chukunyere to Represent Malta

JESC 2015: Destiny Chukunyere to Represent Malta

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 12 July 2015 13:01

It was truly a night to remember, as the Public Broadcasting Services put up an extremely professional competition for a group of extremely talented young singers under the banner, Malta...

Malta: Geordie DeBono Successful in Universong Fest

Malta: Geordie DeBono Successful in Universong Fest

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:34

Whilst the story of the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest unraveled at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, an established local male singer/songwriter, Geordie DeBono was making a name for...

Local News

SHSC 15: F Living Introduces First Batch of 7 Entries

WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Monday, 13 July 2015 20:00
SHSC 15: F Living Introduces First Batch of 7 Entries

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...

SHSC 15: Changes in Final List of Participating Entries

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Thursday, 18 June 2015 16:02
SHSC 15: Changes in Final List of Participating Entries

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...

KKI 2015: Rules and Regulations Officially Issued

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Friday, 12 June 2015 12:41
KKI 2015: Rules and Regulations Officially Issued

As has become customary, Media.Link Communications held a press conference to launch the 24th edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, spearheaded by Charles Stroud as the new Chairman, whilst being...

International News

JESC 2015: Destiny Chukunyere to Represent Malta

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 12 July 2015 13:01
JESC 2015: Destiny Chukunyere to Represent Malta

It was truly a night to remember, as the Public Broadcasting Services put up an extremely professional competition for a group of extremely talented young singers under the banner, Malta...

Malta: Geordie DeBono Successful in Universong Fest

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 12 July 2015 12:34
Malta: Geordie DeBono Successful in Universong Fest

Whilst the story of the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest unraveled at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, an established local male singer/songwriter, Geordie DeBono was making a name for...

EYD 2017: EBU Selects Malta as Host Nation

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 07 July 2015 10:52
EYD 2017: EBU Selects Malta as Host Nation

At a Press Conference earlier this morning, it was revealed to the local and foreign media that Malta will be hosting the 2017 edition of the Eurovision Young Dancers. Flanked...

Interviews

Malta: Interview with Franklin Calleja (MESC 13-15)

WRITTEN Antoine Farrugia On Thursday, 04 June 2015 17:39
Malta: Interview with Franklin Calleja (MESC 13-15)

In summer, the local music industry tends to thrive, if the past has anything to do with the present, and despite the fact that Post-Eurovision Depression is deeply rooted, we...

Eurovision 15: Interview with Elina and Stig (Estonia)

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 07 May 2015 20:43
Eurovision 15: Interview with Elina and Stig (Estonia)

Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already May, and that could only mean that the Eurovision Song Contest is just a couple of weeks away. This...

GħTP 2015: Interview with Raquel Galdes

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 20 March 2015 01:33
GħTP 2015: Interview with Raquel Galdes

On the 21st March 2015, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition known to breathe life into the music industry, will be turning thirty-nine. Following the huge success of "Jien Ma...

Editorials

Eurovision 2015: Deo Grech in 1st Semi-Final Review

WRITTEN ESCflashmalta Team On Thursday, 14 May 2015 00:00
Eurovision 2015: Deo Grech in 1st Semi-Final Review

In Malta, excitement was somewhat contained for the latter months of 2014, with both the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and the Malta Eurovision Song Contest taking place in the space...

Malta: Iconic Music That Will Stand the Test of Time

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 11 January 2015 13:21
Malta: Iconic Music That Will Stand the Test of Time

Corazon, a female singer/songwriter who has captivated the local music industry with clean-cut vocals, a crisp diction, and social themes which were thought unforgivable to perform, gave a concert at...

2014: Another Year Filled With Successful Stories

WRITTEN Elaine Camilleri On Wednesday, 31 December 2014 10:22
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Every year brings with it a number of events, festivals and lots of new material that many appreciate and play over and over throughout the year. The editorial board of...