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Marc Calleja Bayliss has spoken to the duo who will be representing Romania in the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. This is what they had to tell us whilst wishing everyone a pleasant couple of weeks with regards to what will be coming up soon. This years' Romanian selection was quite complicated for fans to understand because despite the fact that it was open to everyone, the broadcaster namely TVR heard the submitted entries and also decided which songs were good and had unsuitable singers. Do you think that this kind of system worked in the organization of the selection in your opinions? I think this is a smart decision for TVR because this makes the whole process more efficient. First of all, the decision is favorable to the young composers who can't afford to have an experimented artist singing their song, because we all know that a good song can…
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 2010 edition is in it's preliminary stages actually and the organisers are getting ready to gear up for another year. We are in a position to reveal that this years' edition of the Konkors Kazunetta Indipendenza received a total of 125 Entries, 32 of which are in the Teen Category whilst a total of 93 entries were submitted in the Established Category. The submission procedure was open from 08:00 CET till 19:00 CET yet was just a tad longer until everyone who had entered till the final minute got his song registered. It is important to…
One of the most important promotional events of the year took place in Belgium, a nation which is competing within the first semi-final of this years' Eurovision Song Contest. The event brought together the delegations from Armenia, Greece, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Ireland, Belgium as well as Malta. The schedule included performances on the television un the show TVL as well as a live performance during the Pink Nation event. Our representative for 2010 namely Thea Garrett performed her entry My Dream written by Jason Paul Cassar and Sunny Aquilina looking extremely charismatic during the performance. According to reports, the artist really did well within the country and was received well by both people as well as the media present. In the meantime, you can see the performance from the program through the youtube video below which has just been uploading in an extremely high quality version. {youtube}heSkgKicEAY{/youtube}
Monday, 03 May 2010 09:10

Alive 2010: Get Ready to Party

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One of the most attractive events in the club scene calender surely has to be the annual concert running under the name Alive which will be heading up an extremely strong line-up for this years' show which will be taking place on Saturday 15th May 2010 within the Beland Club in the southern city of Zejtun. The fifth edition of the event will be hosting a Live DJ set by Ira Losco who represented Malta in the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest. The artist will be experimenting with something completely new as she will be using her vocal capabilities along with dance music exclusively at the event. Joining Ira Losco are none other than band Tribali who have just returned from a tour in Australia following their huge success in the local scene just last year dominating the Malta Music Awards. In fact both artists are represented by Howard Keith of…
Monday, 03 May 2010 01:39

Croatia: Feminnem dazzle Malta

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In recent years, Malta has become quite an interesting promotional destination for several Eurovision Song Contest participants yet due to the world economic crisis many nations opted on other form of promotion and therefore the tours really dwindled with countries selecting parties with massive media exposure to attend to. The Croatian representatives only visited some neighbouring countries yet decided to come to Malta. The female beauties performed on several programs throughout their visit to our country but were heavily promoted during the Malta International Hit Song Contest were they performed their Eurovision entry Lako Je Sve along with another track for album. During their stay the audiences really warmed up to them due to their fantastic character and they might be even with a chance of winning the maximum points from our nation due to their visit alone. This can only happen if they reach the final due to the…
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 2010 edition is in it's preliminary stages actually and the organisers are getting ready to gear up for another year. Tomorrow marks the submissions phase of this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which are set to be received at Media.Link Communications which is also the main building of the Nationalist Party found within Herbert Ganado Street in Pieta. Entries will be taken up from as early as 08:00 CET till as late as 19:00 CET. The organising committee led by Frederick Zammit will then proceed to the next phase of the competition. It is expected that the…
The Malta International Hit Song Contest is one of the premier events in our nation with regards to the local festival scene being the second after the Malta Eurosong competition which features songs in English. Several performers might have tried out in the Eurosong event first but they always have a second option with this contest. This years' final features a total of fifteen finalists who were chosen by a panel of judges out of the initially submitted entries amounting to sixty three. Following the performances from this years' finalists which included none other than former Eurosong entrants Isabelle (2007), Grecia Bezzina (2009), Romina Mamo (2003, 2005), Rita Pace (1998, 2000, 2003, 2004), Dario Mifsud Bonnici (2009), Audrey Marie Bartolo (2010) and Corazon (2009). The final results of the evening were as follows: Public Award with 55% of the total votes received on Celebrity Sundays: Domenique with the song Violet…
Saturday, 01 May 2010 20:28

Album Releases: What's New?

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It is quite interesting to note that this years' Eurovision Song Contest artists are using the event as a marketing tool for their musical material which is set to be released within the next couple of days. Some of the artists which are releasing brand new albums include Ovi who will be representing Romania along with Paula Seling in the second semi-final, Tom Dice who will be representing Belgium within the first semi-final, Daniel Diges who will be performing on behalf of Spain in the final stage of this years' competition along with Lena Mayer-Landrut who seems to be the main contender for victory representing Germany. The first album already in the Belgian music scene comes from the former X Factor runner-up Tom Dice who seems to be the best chance for Belgium in years as he performs the song Me and My Guitar which is also a track on…
Saturday, 01 May 2010 19:43

Contacts

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The team of ESCflashmalta is not a new group who have joined together for this particular project yet have come together once more because they believe that together they can create something which no one else can. The team is made up of people from Malta, Belgium, United Kingdom, The Netherlands and more within the form of collaborations. Here you are going to find the editors of this website within their roles as well as their contact information with the main contact for the website. Senior Editorial Board Editor In Chief - Antoine Farrugia (Malta) Head of Press & Communications - Luke Giles (United Kingdom) Senior Editor - Lee Harley (United Kingdom) Senior Editor - Patrick Strouk (France) Management Board Managing Director: Duncan Dimech (Malta) Photographer: Romina Libreri (Malta) Photographer: Emil Calleja Bayliss (Malta) Editorial Board Amy Grech (Malta) Douglas Matheson (United Kingdom) Elaine Camilleri (Malta) Emil Calleja Bayliss (Malta)…
Friday, 30 April 2010 18:09

Malta: Thea Garrett in Belgium

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The Maltese representative in this years' Eurovision Song Contest namely Thea Garrett has embarked on a trip that will take her to the city of Antwerp in Belgium where she is set to be promoting her entry My Dream composed by Jason Cassar and written by Sunny Aquilina which will be performed in the 11th position within the first semi-final to be staged on the 25th May 2010. Apart from several media exposure through the television and also the radio stations, Thea was given an extra event to deal with yesterday having met with the Belgian Ambassador to Malta. The culmination of the trip will be taking place this evening when a party is set to be hosted. A total of seven participating countries will be making the trip as seen below: Armenia - Eva Rivas - Apricot Stone Belgium - Tom Dice - Me and my guitar Bosnia &…

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