22 June 2017

ESC 2017: Completely Different Options for Claudia

It is no secret that following the first rehearsal, countries make amends to their respective stage performances in order to improve in time for the live broadcast, either during the first semi-final or the second semi-final unless the host country or part of the big five, cause in that case, the grand final. Malta’s very own Claudia Faniello will be treating the audiences at the rehearsals a completely different look on Friday 5th May. It has been promised that the second outfit will be less demure, and thus showing some skin. It is following this particular rehearsal that #TeamMalta will be deciding which look to go for, and then unveil it during the jury dress rehearsal which take place on Wednesday 10th May. I think it is important to mention Claudia’s styling team which comprises of Justin Brincat, who’s responsible for the make-up; Ritianne Borg who’s responsible for her hair, and Gaetano Busuttil who’s responsible for the custom dresses that she is wearing. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from Claudia Faniello and #TeamMalta. Source: Thomas Hanses (EBU) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

There are no words to describe the excellent rehearsal that Claudia Faniello gave yesterday morning as she left everyone gasping for air, breathless really. She wore a rather demure white gown, designed by Gaetano, very reminiscent of the one worn earlier this year during the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, giving a flawless vocal interpretation which silenced doubters, raising the bar for the acts that had to follow. The stage, bathed in white and blue lighting oozes class and simplicity. This is rather appropriate with “Breathlessly”, a ballad penned by Gerard James Borg with a complimentary melody by Philip Vella and Sean Vella. On the screens behind her, Claudia’s face and body is projected several times, giving the performance a new lease of life, and letting the emotions flow. Malta will be performing in slot number #4 during the second semi-final on Thursday 11th May at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev, Ukraine between FYR Macedonia’s Jana Burceska and Romania’s Ilinca featuring Alex. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from Claudia Faniello and #TeamMalta. Source: Andres Putting (EBU) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

L-Għanja tal-Poplu committee invites authors, composers, musical groups and singer-songwriters to participate in the 41st edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, a festival of original songs in Maltese. Applications for this festival will be received on Thursday 11th May 2017. Authors and composers are encouraged  to feel free to write songs which express  their emotions, aspirations and experiences and use the style of music they prefer, and not necessarily limit themselves to songs with a social theme. A new prize for originality has been introduced to encourage creativity. This festival gives the same importance to lyrics and music. The festival final will be held on Saturday 2nd of September 2017, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, where the participants can either be accompanied by the  Malta Concert Orchestra, or accompany their own songs. The organising committee encourages Maltese artists  to create an enjoyable festival. More details can be found in the regulations and the application form can be downloaded from www.ghanjafest.com. In these regulations one can find innovations which are favourable to musical artists. Last year's winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu - Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija was Corazon with the song "X'Se Jsir?", while Neville Refalo and Mikaela Bajada finished in 2nd and 3rd place respectively with their songs "Ta' Billejl" and "Mellisni". This festival is being organised by L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjazza Teatru Rjal and with the collaboration of L-Akkademja tal-Malti. L-Għanja tal-Poplu is supported by Arts Council Malta – Cultural Partnership Agreement. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press Release You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: An Entertaining Saturday Night Line Up

Through our social media platforms on Facebook, and Twitter, we have proudly supported Spiteri Lucas Entertainment and their weekly production of “The Entertainers”, hosted by Janvil on NET Television by virtue of presenting a collage of photo featuring the artists that would be performing during that weeks’ episode. This week, we are presenting an article to help support the programme, and encourage you all to tune into NET Television on Saturday at 8:30 pm. The line-up will feature two singers who have just taken part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest; Raquela who finished in 8th place with “Ray of Light”, and Janice Debattista who as part of the band Crosswalk finished in 12th place with “So Simple”. They will be joined by classical soprano La Barokka, multiple ‘Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza’ and ‘Għanja tal-Poplu’ finalist Marie Claire, and relative newcomer Christian Aquilina. Weekly resident performances from Michela Galea and Ivan Spiteri Lucas might be expected. As always, there will be a dance troupe to shift away slightly from the music, and this week it will be none other than the Dancel Dance Company, not too mention the weekly one-to-one interview which will be featuring popular chef Neil Darmanin. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene. Source: Press ReleaseLuciano Bianco Photography You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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ESC 2017: Completely Different Options for Claudia

ESC 2017: Claudia is Flawless on Stage Debut

GħTP 2017: Maltese through the Medium of Song

Malta: An Entertaining Saturday Night Line Up

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