18 September 2014

KKI Jr 2014: Inaugural Edition Winners Made Public

Media.Link Communications, part of a private media chain which also includes; Radio 101 and NET Television, played host to the inaugural edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior last night, with Francesca Zarb and Maxine Pace acting as hosts, Annalise Ellul Dance Studio and Gaia Cauchi offering the interval entertainment and 20 acts proving that talent in Malta is well and truly alive amongst the younger generation. It is well worth pointing out that the result was split into two; the first featuring the choice of the public, who have been voting throughout the past couple of weeks with the songs having been made available on viral website, YouTube and the second featuring the choice of the professional panel of judges. Public Vote: Damma - Naomi Busuttil (Minik / Emil Calleja Bayliss) 3rd Place: Festa t'Ilwien - Destiny Chukunyere (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) 2nd Place: Ħajjitna f'Idejna - Jurgen Xerri (Minik / Rita Pace) 1st Place: Għannaqni - Kayley Cuschieri (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Rita Pace) The editorial team at escflashmalta.com would like to congratulate the winners of the inaugural edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior whilst commending Media.Link Communications on a fantastic production, one which opened this year's edition of the Independence activities. 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: Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza (Official Facebook Page) You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Dayle Camilleri

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with the re-introduction of the Summer Hit Song Contest which returns to F Living as from the 14th July 2014. A total of 18 entries got through to the final stage of the competition with no less than 8 of them having already made it to the top of the music scene by virtue of reaching the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on at least one previous occasion. We're going to chat to ALL the artists in contention so that you, our readers will have the opportunity to get to know them better. The eleventh artist in our series of interviews is Dayle Camilleri, and the song which he is presenting bears the name "You" composed by Minik to the lyrics of Alison Ellul. In Malta, the Eurovision Song Contest is a major outlet for the music industry, but then again, with such a mindset, what role does the return of the Summer Hit Song Contest have in your opinion and would you like it to be part of the music calendar? The return of the Summer Hit Song Contest was good news, especially to singers like me which I’m still making a debut in the music industry. The Summer Hit Song Contest serves as a platform were you can showcase your music especially if you’re heading to the Eurovision Song Contest. I believe that the Summer Hit Song Contest should be part of the music calendar as it gives singers good promotion and hands out contacts that you’ll find useful in the future, music wise. Dayle, you are one of four male vocalists to take part in this year’s edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest, whilst making your debut in the local music scene. Why do you believe that males are outnumbered by females and do you consider that to be an advantage or a disadvantage? I don’t have the reason behind why men are outnumbered by women but, it shouldn’t be of any advantage nor disadvantage, as they are looking for one summer hit, being a male singer or a female shouldn’t affect the results. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Would you kindly introduce your entry to our readers and also identify the meaning behind the lyrics? The Song is about a special person who is close to your heart. Everyone has that special someone, which the song fits exactly to his/her feelings. When you find that special person is like finding another piece of you that you’ve never known, and finally you’ll be complete. Practically the song can be dedicated to anyone who is your ‘’YOU’’ One of the key elements which have transpired upon the return of the Summer Hit Song Contest is the promotion of each artist and entry. How has f living re-defined the competition and what has been the general public reaction? The FLiving channel is gaining popularity as I had loads of feedback from people I know and also which I don’t know. FLiving is doing a spectacular job in promoting the contest and the singers who are competing.  Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com? Tune in to FLiving channel every Monday at 8:30pm to watch the Summer Hit Song Contest. Hope you like my entry ‘’YOU’’ be kind and leave positive feedback throughout this wonderful journey known as the Summer Hit Song Contest, Wish me luck! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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MESC 2015: Drop In Submissions Officially Confirmed

“Drop in number of Eurovision entries” is the name of an article that appeared in The Times of Malta earlier today, with direct reference to the fact that there was a fewer turnout that usual in the number of submissions that the Public Broadcasting Services revealed. escflashmalta.com made this quite clear in a subtle manner when confirming a host of names, both of vocalists and songwriters who did not put their first foot forward. These included none other than; Sophie DeBattista, Davinia, Claudia Faniello, Ruth Portelli, De Bee, Pamela, Ray Agius, Alfred C Sant, Paul Giordimaina and Fleur Balzan. Nevertheless though, despite the drop in artists, Anton Attard, Head of Delegation on behalf of the Public Broadcasting Services confirmed to the leading local newspaper that the issue more or less deals with repeat submissions, songs that have been submit every year with the hope that they get through. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Whilst song submissions do eventually get through, others do not and if one looks at the shortlist of the past three to four years, some songs would always be recognizable. Artists whom escflashmalta.com can confirm to have submit to the 2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest include none other than; Domenique, Franklin Calleja, Izzy, Jessika, Kaya, Romina Mamo, Daniel Testa, Fabrizio Faniello, Dayle Camilleri and Ryan Paul Abela. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video Speculation on Ira Losco is continuing to mount and with Moira Delia landing the top job of hosting the upcoming edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, the news is only but confirmed. Her name among those shortlisted later on this month will definitely be the worst kept secret in recent years. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Times of Malta, escflashmalta.com You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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MESC 2015: Drop In Submissions Officially Confirmed

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KKI Jr 2014: Inaugural Edition is Officially Days Away

KKI Jr 2014: Inaugural Edition is Officially Days Away

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:30

Media.Link Communications, part of a private media chain which also includes NET Television, will be hosting the inaugural edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior on Tuesday 16th September on...

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Kelly Cassar

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Kelly Cassar

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 14 September 2014 07:43

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

JESC 2014: Song Title for Federica Falzon Revealed

JESC 2014: Song Title for Federica Falzon Revealed

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 12 September 2014 12:06

After several weeks of anticipation, the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just revealed that the Maltese representative, Federica Falzon will be performing the song "Diamonds", an...

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KKI Jr 2014: Inaugural Edition is Officially Days Away

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 14 September 2014 20:30
KKI Jr 2014: Inaugural Edition is Officially Days Away

Media.Link Communications, part of a private media chain which also includes NET Television, will be hosting the inaugural edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior on Tuesday 16th September on...

KKI 2014: Finalists Made Public on NET Television

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 11 September 2014 21:44
KKI 2014: Finalists Made Public on NET Television

Earlier this evening, Media.Link Communications and NET Television revealed the names of the finalists in this year's edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. 23 acts will be competing for the...

Malta: Domenique Returns on TVM every Saturday

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Thursday, 11 September 2014 17:43
Malta: Domenique Returns on TVM every Saturday

Domenique, one of the most promising vocalists that the local music scene is proud to offer, has just been in touch with the editorial team of escflashmalta.com in order to...

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JESC 2014: Song Title for Federica Falzon Revealed

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 12 September 2014 12:06
JESC 2014: Song Title for Federica Falzon Revealed

After several weeks of anticipation, the official website of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest has just revealed that the Maltese representative, Federica Falzon will be performing the song "Diamonds", an...

JESC 2014: Moira Delia Confirmed as Hostess

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Wednesday, 10 September 2014 15:38
JESC 2014: Moira Delia Confirmed as Hostess

On the 15th November, Malta will be playing host to this year’s edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and with 15 countries officially confirmed, it seems that both the...

MESC 2015: Rybak Confirms Participation Intentions

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 31 August 2014 18:09
MESC 2015: Rybak Confirms Participation Intentions

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Interviews

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Kelly Cassar

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 14 September 2014 07:43
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Kelly Cassar

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Marie Claire

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 06 September 2014 02:53
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Marie Claire

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Ina Robinich

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 06 September 2014 00:10
SHSC 2014: In-Depth Interview with Ina Robinich

In recent years, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest has been the only local platform for songwriters and vocalists to produce original songs in English, but that has officially changed with...

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Malta: Awe Inspiring Local Tune for August

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Saturday, 30 August 2014 11:55
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Malta: Rumours Spread about a Possible Duet

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