23 November 2017

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Andy Shaw, a skilled 14-year old male singer/songwriter whose breakthrough appearance was at the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest as a special guest, and Gaia Cauchi, a female singer/songwriter best known for winning the 2013 Junior Eurovision Song Contest with "The Start" co-written with Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and Matthew Mercieca (Muxu), have decided to share their mutual love towards music, by recording "Love Me Like You Do", a song from the highly acclaimed motion picture 'Fifty Shades of Grey' as a duet. Recorded, mixed and produced by Cyprian Cassar at Tenishia Studios, the release of "Love Me Like You Do" is supported with a monochromatic music video, specifically created by Joseph Agius to reflect the lyrical context of the song. "Love Me Like You Do", written by Max Martin, Savan Kotecha, Ilya Salmanzadeh, Ali Payami and Tove Nilsson is an emotional ballad which would be best described as synthpop,…
89 submissions have been sent in to the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015, as stated in a statement published by the organising committee of the local music competition, which airs on F Living. Over the next couple of days, a shortlist of 45 entries, from which the final 17 entries are chosen will be made public on the Official Facebook Page of the Summer Hit Song Contest, and escflashmalta.com through the main portal, and the social media pages on Facebook and Twitter. Even though the competition will feature 18 different acts, 1 has already been given the greenlight to proceed, having been given the opportunity to compete as a result of the Public Choice Award given in 2014. As a matter of fact, Rita Pace & Audrey Marie will be competing in a duet for the second consecutive year. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com, even through Facebook…
On the 21st March, L-Għanja tal-Poplu took place at Sir Temi Żammit Hall, at the University of Malta, under the stewardship of Ryan Borg and Angie Laus. Broadcasted LIVE through Radju Malta, with guest commentator Tony Micallef, and airing on Television Malta 2 on the 31st March, the competing entries bore an intriguing mixture of recurrent social themes, some which relate to the masses, and others which are more individually specific. Karen DeBattista, winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014 with the song "Jien Ma Naħdimx" composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Rita Pace was the special guest at the beginning of the evening, to a rapturous applause. Later on, another special guest, albeit a singer/songwriter, Philip Vella was presented with the 'Għanja Li Tibqa' Award for his multiple participations in L-Għanja tal-Poplu, performing a medley of iconic songs, including, "Marija", "Kemm Jien Beżżul" and "Fil-Każ Grazzi". A professional jury,…
'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. Debbie Scerri, a female vocalist, whose experience in the local music industry has flourished since winning the 1997 Malta Song for Europe with the song "Let Me Fly" written by Ray Agius, finishing in 9th place at the Eurovision Song Contest held in Dublin, Ireland. She has since then taken part in L-Għanja tal-Poplu, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the International Festival of Maltese Song, apart from representing the country in a number of foreign competitions, as well as touring. In recent years, she joined the project 'Animae Gospel Choir' led by Pamela Bezzina and Glen…
'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. Marie Claire, a third year student at the University of Malta who has gained notoreity by virtue of following a career in the local music industry, is the first guest of the programme. The female vocalist, a finalist in the Junior Song for Europe, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, and the Summer Hit Song Contest, was also a backing vocalist to "Take Me Far" alongside Grecia Bezzina and Karen DeBattista, at the 2012 Malta Eurovision Song Contest. She cites every experience, as a positive one, and is looking forward to continue growing in the music…
Fabrizio Faniello, the male singer-songwriter who has twice represented Malta in Europe's most favourite music competition, recently made an unexpected guest appearance on Xarabank, discussing the personal struggles faced with drug addiction. During the courageous interview, he spoke about the strength that he had to find from within, and as a result, his return to the love of music, the creation of a new song, "Walking Away". Co-written with Noel Borg and Philip Vella, the emotional ballad has truly touched the hearts of many and will be officially launched tomorrow, during Ħadd Għalik on Television Malta. Following the performance, the song will be made available on all legal platforms like iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and is in the distribution abroad by Universal Music including major promotional campaign in Germany where his production company CAP-Sounds is based. Since his comeback in 2011, with the aforementioned "No Surrender" co-written by Johan Stentorp and…
'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. Mark Tonna, a male singer/songwriter, who is considered a veteran of the local music scene, requires no introduction, having been a finalist in most national competitions; Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, L-Għanja tal-Poplu, The International Festival of Maltese Song, and the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. His most recent appearance, back in 2013, at the International Festival of Maltese Song, saw him finish in second place with the song "Poeta Bla Kliem", composed by Mark Scicluna to the lyrics of Emil Calleja Bayliss, missing out on victory by just a mere 3 points. You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video
'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…
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 Malta Eurovision Song Contest. “Still Here”, sung by the talented male vocalist, Alexander Rybak, attracted the attention of local and international fans of the competition, so much so, that the song was a hit, both in terms of sales on iTunes and Radio Airplay. Released through CAP-Sounds, “Still Here” has recently been play-listed by one of the three radio stations owned by Belgischer Rundfunk (BRF), representative of the German community in Belgium. The song entered the chart at number #38, and with your support can rise even further, because the broadcaster is taking into account fan-votes which are submit to their official website. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest…
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 an exclusive position to announce that the hosts for this year will be none other than; Ryan Borg of “Sibtek” and Angie Laus of “Ħadd Għalik”. This year’s competition features an extravagant mixture of upcoming and established vocalists, all vying to join that coveted honour roll, which has seen to the emergence of several artists throughout the years. The most recent winner, Karen DeBattista, whose “Jien Ma Naħdimx” written by Mark Scicluna and Rita Pace has become truly iconic, will be one of the special guests during the show. It is expected that she will be performing prior to the start of the competition, whose running order has now also been drawn by four of the contestants, whilst being interviewed…

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