02 March 2015

Exclusive: La Voix Academy Set to Dominate USSN

On the 11th January 2015, in her capacity as Director of La Voix Academy, Gillian Attard confirmed the acquisition of exclusive rights to partake in “Una Stella Sta Nascendo”. Several students put their name forward, and the aforementioned singer/songwriter/coach is proud to reveal that a total of 23 vocalists got through to the final stage of the competition, organised by SKY Italia. "I am literally over the moon with excitement, because I know how much each and every student put their heart and soul into their audition", stated a visibly emotional Gillian Attard upon learning the names of the students which got through to the final phase, adding that she 'hopes that they learn from this experience'. Krista Calleja Rachel Lowell Kelsey Farrugia Emma Muscat Cherylis  Kelsey Bellante Sarah Micallef Muscat Loredana & Albert Lauren Agius Rutger Scicluna Galea Mikhail Attard Nicola (Nikki) Saliba Sidney Rose Henwood Miguel Bonello & Ethan Attard Sara Micallef & Martina Cassar Giorgia Borg Lisa Gauci Gianluca Cilia Kassidy Calleja Kelsie Borg & Kiana Fenech Gaia Cauchi, winner of the "Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2013", Federica Falzon, winner of "Ti Lascio Una Canzone 2014", Shauna Vassallo & Veronica Rotin, finalists of "Io Canto 2013", Christina Magrin & Maxine Pace, winners of "Una Stella Sta Nascendo 2014" are all successful alumni of La Voix Academy. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music scene. Source: La Voix Academy You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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Malta: Deo Grech Hosts a Guys Night Out on F Living

'The Celebrity Night' is a weekly television programme which has become somewhat synonymous with Saturday evening, is broadcast on F Living Channel. The series which officially kicked off at the beginning of October revolves around the one-to-one interviews, which speak of class, decadence and wit, and have become synonymous with Deo Grech's presenting style. Franklin Calleja, a male vocalist who has thrice been to the final stages of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, barely requires any introduction since embarking on this musical journey. With his humble beginnings on the series; "Don't Stop Me Now", where he had the opportunity to duet with former Eurovision Song Contest star Ludwig Galea, Franklin has never looked back. With his original song "Still Here", written by Alexander Rybak, the male vocalist has not only broke through the iTunes chart in Malta, but has also garnered the attention of Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF), which is the radio broadcaster for the German Community in Belgium. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video The second guest, also a male vocalist is internet sensation Clinton Paul, whose music videos have always been at the tip of everyone's tongue for various reasons. With original material released throughout the past 12 months, it comes as no surprise that there is more in store for the future. The final guest comes from the world of film, as Jean Paul Carbonaro, known for his roles in the hit series "D.R.E.A.M.S" and "Ħbieb u Għedewwa", will be talking about his career thus far, and what he envisages for himself in the future. This and much more during this week's episode of 'The Celebrity Night' which airs on Saturday night at 20:30 on F Living Channel. 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: F Living You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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United Kingdom: Special Announcement by the BBC

7th March, save the dates! The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) will be naming their representative artist and entry for the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest in Vienna, Austria. Someone will be following in the footsteps of Molly Smitten-Downes whose entry “Children of the Universe” only managed mid-table. In a blog post through the official website, Special Event co-ordinator Guy Freeman, Stated that “some of the submitted songs were easily good enough to be commercial tracks straight away and others had clear potential, so it wasn’t hard to draw up an initial shortlist of interesting contenders  ...  ultimately, one song stood out as having both instant impact and real memory staying power. Everyone is now working hard to get it ready for the evening of Saturday 7th March.”  Rumour has it that the British entrant will be none other than a former contestant of “The Voice” alumni and with the chosen time slot, this could prove to be correct. Nevertheless, we urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. Source: BBC You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video


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SHSC 2015: Official Rules and Regulations Published

In 2014, a local music competition known as the Summer Hit Song Contest was revived, with the aim being to submit entries with a particular vibe, one which radio stations across the country would not have any issue in promoting through airplay. A professional panel of judges assessed the quality of each respective submission before reaching a desired result, one which gave success to the song "Back To..", written by Mark Scicluna and Emil Calleja Bayliss, with vocals provided by Domenique. It has been around 4 months since then, and the organising committee, in conjunction with F Living is proud to announce the 6th edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest, with the rules and regulations made public. There are no major amendments, apart from the fact that songwriters, irrespective of nationality are now permitted to submit entries. For the FULL version of Regulations along with the Applications, please send an email to


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Exclusive: La Voix Academy Set to Dominate USSN

Malta: Deo Grech Hosts a Guys Night Out on F Living

United Kingdom: Special Announcement by the BBC

SHSC 2015: Official Rules and Regulations Published

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Malta: Franklin Calleja in Foreign Airplay Success

Malta: Franklin Calleja in Foreign Airplay Success

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 24 February 2015 17:34

Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, made the headlines in Malta, for penning the lyrics and the music to one of the competing entries in the 2015...

Exclusive: GħTP 2015 Hosts Officially Made Public

Exclusive: GħTP 2015 Hosts Officially Made Public

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 23 February 2015 17:48

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition, known to breathe life into the music industry, officially takes on a new dimension as of today, as more details emerge. escflashmalta.com is in...

Malta: Strada on ONE Turns Attention to Eurovision

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WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 20 February 2015 16:03

"Eurovision Talk", a 15-minute segment, featuring guest panelists from renowned websites which cater to the latest news from the music scene, inter-related to the Eurovision Song Contest, will start airing...

Local News

Malta: Franklin Calleja in Foreign Airplay Success

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 24 February 2015 17:34
Malta: Franklin Calleja in Foreign Airplay Success

Alexander Rybak, winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, made the headlines in Malta, for penning the lyrics and the music to one of the competing entries in the 2015...

Exclusive: GħTP 2015 Hosts Officially Made Public

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Monday, 23 February 2015 17:48
Exclusive: GħTP 2015 Hosts Officially Made Public

L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a local music competition, known to breathe life into the music industry, officially takes on a new dimension as of today, as more details emerge. escflashmalta.com is in...

Malta: Strada on ONE Turns Attention to Eurovision

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Friday, 20 February 2015 16:03
Malta: Strada on ONE Turns Attention to Eurovision

"Eurovision Talk", a 15-minute segment, featuring guest panelists from renowned websites which cater to the latest news from the music scene, inter-related to the Eurovision Song Contest, will start airing...

International News

Italy: Il Volo Triumphant on their Sanremo Debut

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Sunday, 15 February 2015 01:36
Italy: Il Volo Triumphant on their Sanremo Debut

Il Volo, an operatic-pop trio, comprising of Piero Barone, Ignazio Boschetto, and Gianluca Ginoble have just been revealed as winners of the 2015 Sanremo. Their song entitled "Grande Amore", written...

Italy: Introducing Special Coverage for Sanremo 2015

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 10 February 2015 18:00
Italy: Introducing Special Coverage for Sanremo 2015

In 1951, following the aftermath of the Second World War, it was decided that a music competition was to be held, eyeing to strengthen the economy and lighten up the...

ESC 2015: Denmark First of the Nordics to Select

WRITTEN Lee Harley On Monday, 09 February 2015 17:02
ESC 2015: Denmark First of the Nordics to Select

After an eventful weekend, we are getting slowly but surely closer to seeing who will be representing the Nordics in Vienna, Austria, during the 2015 Eurovision Song Contest. As ever,...

Interviews

Malta: Interview with Corazon (GħTP 07,09,10)

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Saturday, 24 January 2015 17:15
Malta: Interview with Corazon (GħTP 07,09,10)

On the 21st March 2015,  Sir Temi Żammit Hall within the University of Malta will be playing host to the 39th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a renowned local music competition,...

Malta: Interview with Julie Pomorski (GħTP 2005)

WRITTEN Marc Calleja Bayliss On Tuesday, 20 January 2015 18:23
Malta: Interview with Julie Pomorski (GħTP 2005)

On the 21st March 2015,  Sir Temi Żammit Hall within the University of Malta will be playing host to the 39th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a renowned local music competition,...

MESC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Karen DeBattista

WRITTEN Clifford Jo Zahra On Monday, 17 November 2014 15:23
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On the 21st and 22nd November, the Public Broadcasting Services will be hosting the 2014-2015 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest at the Marsa Shipbuilding. 20 acts will be...

Editorials

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...

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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...

Discovering Malta: the Magic of Gianluca Bezzina

WRITTEN Jorge Portoles On Sunday, 30 November 2014 18:22
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What is the Eurovision Song Contest all about? Apparently it is only a song contest with a nationalist side, but I would like to tell you how this worked for...