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Tuesday, 06 March 2012 00:00

2013: Malmö, Sweden

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Euphoria, co-written by Thomas G:Son and Peter Bostrom with vocals provided by Loreen proved to be the stepping stone required for Sweden to acquire yet another victory and elevating them on the list of nations with multiple victories. As a matter of fact, the country had been lacking in positive results and therefore, despite coming in as a major favourite, Euphoria was still competing in what many had coined to be an extremely difficult competition. The last time that Sweden hosted was back in 2000 when the international spectacle took place in Stockholm but the host city this time round is Malmö which last hosted the event back in 1992, when Malta had finished in third place with Little Child performed by Mary Spiteri. Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden and one of the largest ones in Scandinavia with a metro population of 664,000 people. It has easy…
Saturday, 01 May 2010 11:53

Notice Board

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The musical calender of the Maltese Islands might not be as full as those of other countries true but we do have our share of music events throughout the year kicking off with the Eurosong competition which normally takes place in February as features a total of 20 artists all of which would be competing to represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest which is the biggest musical event in Europe. This event normally sees the best local talent fighting for the coveted top spot. It might be a year where several new artists become known or a year when several well known names surprise the crowds with their return as what happened with Chiara for example in 2009 when she came out of the shadows to win a third ticket to the Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime, following the Eurosong competition is normally the Malta International Hit Song…
Friday, 09 July 2010 09:05

A History ...

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One of the most anticipated events on the Maltese musical calender surely has to be the Konkors Kazunetta Indipendenza which is an open air event held in the Floriana Granaries during the Independence festivities. Several local stars participate in the event promoting Maltese culture and lyrics. It is truly a spectacle for all. The event first took place back in 1983 in a span of four years until 1987 before returning just 10 years later in 1997 going on to take place each and every year since then. Several local stars like to submit their entries into such a prestigious musical event due to the fact that the songs are written in Maltese. In recent years there were a number of winners who went on to be successful both locally and abroad. Below you could find the list of the past winners and the videos of their performances or entries…
Saturday, 07 August 2010 12:25

A Relative Past...

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One of the most important moments in the entertainment industry is surely the annually held Malta Eurosong competition which is a festival in which the representative for the Eurovision Song Contest is chosen. When Malta became a member of the European Broadcasting Union, it entered within the international festival in 1971 and then in 1972 yet things changed and the next entry came in 1975 before stopping for a long period until 1991. Since then, the country has taken part each and every year. One of the main changes in the Malta Eurosong competition was achieved back in 2009 when the Public Broadcasting Services was given the contest and therefore the Malta Song board was rendered costly and useless. At the moment the committee with regards to the festival is led by the Public Broadcasting Services which has chosen veteran Joe Dimech and Programmes Manager Reuben Zammit amongst others. Since…
Saturday, 07 August 2010 16:55

A Blast from the Past

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Going back a couple of years, a local would surely remember the annually held Għanja tal-Poplu festival which was a showcase of local talent within the Maltese language as previewed in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. For a number of years, the songs submitted into the festival were of a very high quality and despite the fact that the show deteriorated over the years, the people who are winning still represent a lot of musical quality. The Għanja tal-Poplu showcase was first held back in 1973 and went on to take place every year till 1987 with a few years in limbo before making another return in 1990, a year off and then a comeback. Within the 90's the entries that won the festival were very strong and that is why escflashmalta.com would like to commend the organising committee back then. In recent years though, the festival was taken up by…
Wednesday, 11 August 2010 15:43

The Dawn of Children

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The European Broadcasting Union is always aiming towards producing more friendly European fronts and that is why a couple of years ago, it devised a new song contest with the aim of bringing together a number of children. This event was given the title name The "Junior Eurovision Song Contest" and it has taken place every year since it's inception back in 2003. The format has been changing with each and every passing year yet success is still being proven in every edition. The initial Junior Eurovision Song Contest took place within the city of Copenhagen, Denmark which was also host to the annual Eurovision Song Contest just two years before and the Congratulations show just two years later. The event was being organised by the broadcaster DR who believed that children deserved such opportunities. The contest in itself was a true spectacle and the European Broadcasting Union wanted to…
Wednesday, 27 April 2011 10:27

Through the Hour Glass

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The summer season in Malta is jam-packed with cultural activity and actually this is somewhat quite important to the general aspect of music within the local sphere. Over the past couple of years, a new festival entitled ‘The Malta Hit Song Contest’ emerged and within this festival, original songs in the English language came to be recognized and awarded for their efforts. With the backing on ONE Television, it has become a very important viable means of promoting talent and music within the summer months and of course it adds that little bit of spice when concerning the language as well noting the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which is encompassed within a Maltese traditional language. For 2011, the contest has been rebranded into the ‘Malta Summer Hit Song Contest’ with that interesting flair for the summer months. This new change will surely be a point which many should look out for…
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 01:37

Semi-Final 1

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The Eurovision Song Contest was created following the nationwide success of the Sanremo competition noting that the European Broadcasting Union thought it would be a grand idea to unite several countries from Europe under one roof to compete with the element of song kept in mind. The competition has grown strong over the years with certain participants entering as absolute newcomers, coming out as nation and at times even worldwide icons. The last edition was won by Sweden who were represented by Loreen who had won the annual Melodifestivalen selection last year with the track Euphoria. The competition, annually staged in the month of May will be divided into three (3) shows, the two (2) semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday and then a final on Saturday. Each respective page in this section of the website will be closely following the participants chosen for the respective countries as drawn by the…
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 02:24

Semi-Final 2

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The Eurovision Song Contest was created following the nationwide success of the Sanremo competition noting that the European Broadcasting Union thought it would be a grand idea to unite several countries from Europe under one roof to compete with the element of song kept in mind. The competition has grown strong over the years with certain participants entering as absolute newcomers, coming out as nation and at times even worldwide icons. The last edition was won by Sweden who were represented by Loreen who had won the annual Melodifestivalen selection last year with the track Euphoria. The competition, annually staged in the month of May will be divided into three (3) shows, the two (2) semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday and then a final on Saturday. Each respective page in this section of the website will be closely following the participants chosen for the respective countries as drawn by the…
Tuesday, 06 March 2012 03:20

Final

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The Eurovision Song Contest was created following the nationwide success of the Sanremo competition noting that the European Broadcasting Union thought it would be a grand idea to unite several countries from Europe under one roof to compete with the element of song kept in mind. The competition has grown strong over the years with certain participants entering as absolute newcomers, coming out as nation and at times even worldwide icons. The last edition was won by Sweden who were represented by Loreen who had won the annual Melodifestivalen selection last year with the track Euphoria. The competition, annually staged in the month of May will be divided into three (3) shows, the two (2) semi-finals on Tuesday and Thursday and then a final on Saturday. Each respective page in this section of the website will be closely following the participants chosen for the respective countries as drawn by the…

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