21 September 2017

KKI 2017: Finalists Revealed as Songs are Published

In a press release issued through netnews.com.mt, the organising committee of the ‘Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza’ issued the names of the finalists, their song-titles and also their respective songwriters for this year’s edition which is set to take place on the 19th September.   As always, this year’s festivities which will be taking place just a couple of days prior to Independence day features a number of established names in the music industry, all hoping to take home the top prize. There are also several newcomers, all hoping that this will be their big breakthrough. Last year the winning participant was Dario, with the song “Se Naslu Żgur”, composed and penned by Ray Agius. 5230 2051 – “Nistaqsi” – Marie Claire (Andrew Zammit, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2052 – “Ideal” – Marlon Bianco (Philip Vella) 5230 2053 – “Fil-Qrib” – Sarah Bonnici (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2070 – “Ftit Ħin” – Francesca Borg (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2071 – “Żagħżugħ Kuraġġ” – Mirko Bugeja (Clinton Paul, Stephen Baldacchino) 5230 2072 – “Triq Waħda” – Sebastian Calleja (Dominic Cini, Joe Julian Farrugia) 5230 2073 – “Storja ta’ Suċċess” – Cherylis (Glen Vella, Paul Ellul) 5230 2074 – “Ħabib Għalliem” – Michela Dalli (Andrew Zahra, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2075 – “Minn Wara l-Ħasira” – Karen DeBattista (Mark Scicluna, Rita Pace) 5230 2076 – “Xwejħa” – Dorcas Debono (Dominic Cini, Joe Julian Farrugia) 5230 2077 – “F’Idejna t-Tmun” – Michela Galea (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2078 – “Illum Naf” – Simone Gauci (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2079 – “Polz Iħabbat” – Ishmael Grech (Philip Vella, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2080 – “Tiegħek” – Estelle Imbroll (Mark Scicluna, Joe Julian Farrugia) 5230 2081 – “Mirja tad-Destin” – Mauro Kitcher (Dominic Cini, Clifton Casha) 5230 2082– “Jien Maltija” – Danica Muscat (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss)  5230 2083 – “Għal Ftit” – Joseph Refalo (Francesco Grech, Rita Pace) 5230 2084 – “Pass ‘il Bogħod” – Roberta Sacco (Andrew Zahra, Clifton Casha) 5230 2085 – “Frott il-Ħidma” – Victoria Sciberras (Philip Vella, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2086 – “Ugwali” – Graziella Vella (Kaya, Ingrid Vella) 5230 2087 – “Titkellem bis-Sinjali” – Maria Christina Desira (Kaya, Christoper Azzopardi) 5230 2088 – “Eliżir” – Kurt Galea (Clinton Paul) 5230 2093 – “Bħal Fjura” – Nicole Falzon (Mark Spiteri Lucas, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2094 – “Ċans tad-Deheb” – Chanelle Galea (Philip Vella, Emil Calleja Bayliss) 5230 2096 – “Infallibli” – Nicole Micallef (Cyprian Cassar, Rita Pace) As you can note above, each song has been allocated a tele-voting number. The song which gets the most votes will be given a seperate public opinion trophy, noting that the final result of the competition will be decided by a panel of professional judges. The 25 entries chosen were at first divided into two categories, Talent Stabbilit, and Talent Ġdid. They will all compete on the same playing field as one major category. On behalf of escflashmalta.com, we would like to wish everyone all the very best of luck. Stay tuned to this portal, even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: netnews.com.mt


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GħTP 2017: Maltese Song in Celebration of Realism

On Saturday 2nd September, the 41st edition of ‘L-Għanja tal-Poplu’ took place at Pjazza Teatru Rjal, hosted by Clifford Galea, Sarah-Lee Zammit, with comic interludes provided by Aiken Buhagiar. Introducing each entry by virtue of their songwriters, and then a postcard which featured the artists in different surroundings, the 18 songs were performed, accompanied by the 40-strong member Malta Concert Orchestra under the direction of Mro Paul Abela, and Mro Joe Brown.  The evening was a true celebration of music, with each participant putting forward an original song in Maltese, our national language, and one of Malta’s two official languages. The evening also had the inclusion of two special guests, kicking things off with the Kinetic Dance Studio who performed a routine to new music composed and arranged by Sean Vella, as well as Mary Rose Mallia, an iconic female artist who is celebrating her 50-year anniversary in music. At the end of the evening, the following awards were given out.  Best Recording: “Rutina Tgħallina” – Xarulu’ (Xarulu’) Best Singer/Songwriter: “Min Jaf” – Ryan Grech (Ryan Grech) Best Original Song: “Narak Kuntent” – Odelsie Camilleri (Odelsie Camilleri) Best Interpretation: “Ritratt” – Monica Said (Philip Vella) Third Place: “Rutina Tgħallina” – Xarulu’ (Xarulu’) Second Place: “13, Strada Stretta” – Dario u Grecia Bezzina (Dario Bezzina, Emil Calleja Bayliss) First Place: “Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat mas-Silġ” – Jessica Magro (Pamela Bezzina, Paul Ellul)  On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to congratulate all the winners, as well as the 18 participants, for making it through from 131 submissions. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about L-Għanja tal-Poplu and the local music scene. Source: L-Għanja tal-Poplu


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Malta: Ready for a Challenge? The Entertainers Are!

Have you heard? ‘The Entertainers Singing Challenge’ is back for a 3rd consecutive year. Spiteri Lucas Entertainment have recently announced that they have extended the application date for interested male or female singers as soloists, duos, trios or even groups, by just a couple of days. The deadline is now set for Monday 7th August. Therefore, if you’re interested in having a spectacular experience of performing #live during the most popular programme on Saturday nights, while accompanied by a band, then do not waste anymore time, and get in touch with the production team. Previous winners of ‘The Entertainers Singing Challenge’ have included Victoria Sciberras, Martina Abela, and Gail Attard, three talented girls whose talent knows no boundaries. Who will follow in their footsteps? That is yet to be seen, but it could be you! For more information about participation, send an email to \n This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the closing date, which has now been extended to Monday . We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Spiteri Lucas Entertainment You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Crosswalk Continue Journey with Debut Single

Broken Unprepared” is an intriguing title for a debut single, and no one at this portal would have expected any different from Crosswalk, who first emerged onto the scene with their promotional track, “So Simple” at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017. Written by Boris Cezek, the song has an interesting flair to it, almost out of a musical, to be more direct, “Rent”. Despite having formed back in 1999, as a band between two friends, Steve Camilleri Bowman and guitarist Kenny D’Ugo, 2017 seems to be a year of firsts, adding vocalists Janice DeBattista to the line-up as well as songwriter and producer Boris Cezek. In support of the release, the band have also issued a lyric video, created by Duane Laus, the same mastermind behind lyric videos of Firelight, Gianluca Bezzina, Avenue Sky, and Janice Mangion amongst others. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news. Source: Crosswalk You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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KKI 2017: Finalists Revealed as Songs are Published

GħTP 2017: Maltese Song in Celebration of Realism

Malta: Ready for a Challenge? The Entertainers Are!

Malta: Crosswalk Continue Journey with Debut Single

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