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Wednesday, 10 February 2016 16:18

Switzerland: Interview with Bella C (NF 2016)

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Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest being made as the weeks go by! This year, 43 participating broadcasters will be fielding entries in what has been coined the biggest entertainment spectacle in the world. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the acts who are hoping to win their nations' ticket, and the 3rd to grace us with an interview is Bella C, who will be singing the song "Another World", written by Ricardo Sanz, Steven Parry and Borislava Panosetti, during Die Entscheidungsshow, the Swiss National Selection. How does it feel to be part of the national selection with the song "Another World"? Aaah, it's just an amazing feeling being part of this ESC family! I am extremely…
Tuesday, 09 February 2016 22:43

Latvia: Interview with Justs Sirmais (NF 2016)

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Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest being made as the weeks go by! This year, 43 participating broadcasters will be fielding entries in what has been coined the biggest entertainment spectacle in the world. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the acts who are hoping to win their nations' ticket, and the 2nd to grace us with an interview is Justs Sirmais, who will be singing the song "Heartbeat", written by Aminata, during the Latvian National Selection. Hello Justs, how does it feel to be part of the Latvian national selection “Supernova 2016” with your song “Heartbeat”? Well I could say, that I am feeling very thrilled about all that is happening because I haven’t experienced before…
Saturday, 06 February 2016 01:38

Iceland: Interview with Sigga Eyrun (NF 2014,2016)

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Have you had a look at your calendar? It is already February, and that could only mean that the national finals season is well and truly underway, with the choices for the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest being made as the weeks go by! This year, 43 participating broadcasters will be fielding entries in what has been coined the biggest entertainment spectacle in the world. We had the opportunity to speak to some of the acts who are hoping to win their nations' ticket, and the 1st to grace us with an interview is Sigga Eyrun, who will be singing the song "Kreisi", which she co-wrote with Karl Olgeirsson in Songvakeppnin 2016. Hello Sigga, how does it feel to be part of the Icelandic national selection “Söngvakeppnin 2016” with the song "Kreisi"? I am very excited and having so much fun with the preparations. Who had the idea that you could…
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 18:04

SHSC 2015: In-Depth Interview with Rita Pace

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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 Summer Hit Song Contest which has returned to F Living for the second consecutive year. A total of 20 entries got through to the final stage of the competition with no less than 4 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 second artist in our series of interviews is Rita Pace, and the song which she is presenting bears the name "Do It Better", to which she penned the lyrics and also…
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 Summer Hit Song Contest which has returned to F Living for the second consecutive year. A total of 20 entries got through to the final stage of the competition with no less than 4 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 first artist in our series of interviews is Dorcas Debono, and the song which she is presenting bears the name "Our Last Goodbye" composed by Dominic Cini to the lyrics of…
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 are attempting to push it back as much as possible, prior to the re-emergence of a new national finals season. We are attempting to do this through a series of interviews with vocalists from the local music industry, as well as acts competing in the Summer Hit Song Contest. The first artist is none other than three-time Malta Eurovision Song Contest participant, Franklin Calleja. Having emerged triumphant on the 3rd season of “Don’t Stop Me Now” back in 2012 by winning the maximum support of the in-house panel, you have become a household name to the general public. Did you expect such a positive reaction, and what was the reason behind entering the reality show? For me, Don’t Stop Me…
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 year, 40 participating broadcasters will be fielding entries in what has been coined the biggest entertainment spectacle in the world. We had the opportunity to record a couple of video messages from some of the competing artists, which we will be publishing in the next couple of weeks, but we also had a chat with Stig Rasta and Elina Born, the duet representing Estonia with the song "Goodbye to Yesterday". Stig, you are one of the most successful songwriters in Estonia at the moment, and many would jump at the opportunity to work with you, yet finding out such a talented artist must have truly been a gamechanger. Many of our readers are eager to know how this collaboration started…
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 Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received. escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number sixteen is Raquel Galdes, whose song "Ċans Ieħor" is written by Daniel Paul Farrugia, to the music of Norbert Borg. The Malta Eurovision Song Contest is the most esteemed music competition in the country, and you had the opportunity to participate not once, but twice in 2014. From the big arena, to the…
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 Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received. escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number fifteen is Christabelle Curmi, whose song "Bit-Tlikki Tlikki" is written by Clifton Casha, to the music of Carmel Dalli. After a first runner-up finish, the weight of expectation is well denoted, but nevertheless, you have called upon an accomplished songwriter, and an upcoming lyricist, to support your bid in 2015. What went through…
Wednesday, 18 March 2015 00:56

GħTP 2015: Interview with Ecca Muscat

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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 Naħdimx", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace, with vocals provided by Karen DeBattista, a surge of interest was reported, as a record number of 105 submissions were received. escflashmalta.com in partnership with the organising committee has been given the opportunity to have a chat with the sixteen competing acts, whilst also presenting the full version of each respective entry in contention. Act number fourteen is Ecca Muscat, whose song "Ġismi" is written by Mark and Matthew Pellicano. Despite having previously taken part in a number of singing competitions, this is your debut in the local music scene with an original song. Why did you select L-Għanja tal-Poplu as your first major competition, and should the public…
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