24 November 2017

Interviews

escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Christian is the twelfth artist and he will be performing the song Raġġ ta' Tama composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Cher Vella. In recent years, Christian has been mostly living in the shadow of his younger sister, Domenique who managed to garner the second runner-up slot at the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in 2012 with the song Tama u Kuraġġ composed by…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Miriam Christine is the eleventh artist and she will be performing the song Stejjer composed by Andrew Zahra to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia. Mid-Nineties, Miriam Christine was starting to leave an impact within the local music scene, reaching the finals of the Malta Song for Europe on two consecutive years, in 1995 and 1996 respectively. During the latter year, the upbeat In…
It has been two years since Malta last took part within the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the Public Broadcasting Services deciding to focus their effort on the senior competition, as most countries have seemingly done in recent years. It was a major surprise to see their return but not as much as seeing the debut of microstate, San Marino who was confirmed as the twelfth participating nation by the European Broadcasting Union in the past couple of hours. escflashmalta.com had the pleasure of speaking to Gaia Cauchi, Malta's representative at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest about her entry The Start co-written by Matt Mercieca, Elton Zarb and Gillian Attard. This will be Malta's first participation in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in three years, having last taken part back in 2010 with Nicole Azzopardi and her entry Knock Knock .. Boom Boom! How does it feel to have been…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Donna Marie is the tenth artist and she will be performing the song Paċi Sovrana which she wrote. For many, Donna Marie Ellul is a relative newcomer to the scene, but many have to recall that you managed to get through to two editions of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, first time in 2005 with the track Qmugħ tad-Deheb and then, in 2007 with the…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Mark Tonna is the ninth artist and he will be performing the track Poeta Bla Kliem composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss. Mark, without a doubt, you are a veteran of the local music industry having recorded songs in both Maltese and English, somewhat finding solace in the former rather than the latter. Your last major success was back…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Bernice is the eighth artist and she will be performing the track Sinjali composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Rita Pace. Back in 2009, you were chosen to compete as one of the finalists within the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza with the song Ngħix Għalik composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Rita Pace. It was actually your last experience within a…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition. Dario and Grecia Bezzina are the seventh artists and they will be performing the track Solitaire composed by Dario Bezzina to the lyrics of Rita Pace. Throughout the years, this sibling duo has somewhat been present within a series of festivals, amongst them the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in which you last took part in 2012 with the song Se Nibda Jien which was also…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition which is yet to be determined. Roger Tirazona is the sixth artist and he will perform the track Inti Mill-Ġdid composed by Paul Abela to the lyrics of Joe Julian Farrugia. Without a shadow of doubt, you are one of the most experienced vocalists in this competition, having previously been a winner of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza back in 2003 with the song Inħarsu…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition which is yet to be determined. Geordie DeBono is the fifth artist and he will perform the track Kuraġġ composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Joe Chircop. Geordie, an individual who has gone on from being a full-time vocalist, to also becoming a television host and one responsible for nurturing new talent within the local music scene. The programme, Entertain Me hosted…
escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the local artists competing within this years' edition of the International Festival of Maltese Song, fourteen in total. Apart from speaking to them about their careers thus far, it is pivotal to denote that we have focused on their participation within this competition in particular and their stance on Maltese being passed onto future generations through the medium of song. The order in which these interviews are being presented does not reflect the running order of the competition which is yet to be determined. Lyann Iles is the fourth artist and she will performing the song Ħolma which she penned to the music of Paul Abela. Lyann, you are almost a complete newcomer to the local music scene, noting that your only experience came just a couple of weeks ago within the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza where alongside Kimberly, you participated in the…

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