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International Music News

Monday, 16 August 2010 12:43

Norway: NRK announces MGP 2011 dates

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After some years, NRK the host broadcaster of the Eurovision in Norway, decides to stay with the same formula for the national selection process with the annual Melodi Grand Prix. NRK has confirmed that it all will start with the first semifinal in Orland on the 15th January 2011. The second chance will be held in Sarpsborg on February 5th. On the other hand the second semi-final will be taking place on the 22nd January whilst the third semi-final will take place on January 29 will be held has not yet been announced. One assumes that the final of the…
One of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest in recent years has surely been Ukraine whose broadcaster NTU has been pulling all the stops in order to achieve extremely positive results. The year 2011 will surely be one to remember as according to our friends and partners at ESCdaily, it will be one of the longest. In the coming days, the search for next years' representative will be kicking off. The Ukrainian broadcaster, NTU has already announced that the castings will be taking place between Thursday 19th and Friday 20th August within the Olmeca Plage beach club…
The Queen of the Maltese Ballads namely Chiara seems to be making more headlines each day as her international career has kicked off with success just around the corner. As covered by ESCflashmalta in recent weeks, she gave some performances in Sweden and within the next couple of weeks mainly in October she will heading to Brussels in Belgium for a European Union related activity as well as a tour in Australia for the Maltese Community there. In the meantime, it has just been exclusively revealed to Escflashmalta, partner website Eurosong.be and Radio International that she will also be performing…
Verka Serduchka, the former Ukrainian representative who managed to finish as the first runner-up at the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest held in Helsinki, Finland will be trying to represent her nation yet again and therefore NTU decided to give her direct entry to the final based on her professional musical career which has always been quite successful. The broadcaster has officially begun their selection procedure now that the castings have commenced. Following the submissions of interest, NTU announced that they will be scrapping the quarter-finals with a short-list of thirty (30) participants set to make it through through to ten…
The annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2010 is taking place in just over a month and the preparations are well and truly underway with the committee working hard in order to make sure that things take place within a very high standard as seen in previous years. As always the tele-voting portion of the competition is a separate award and following two days since the last update shown during the program Indifest on Net Television every Tuesday is yet again updated thanks to ESCflashmalta.com which is Malta's leading news website with regards to the Eurovision Song Contest and any other related…
Every artist works towards having published material and in recent years, this has also been the case in Malta as the local music scene has continuously improved. Following the material by Fabrizio Faniello, Chiara, Ira Losco, Julie & Ludwig, Jessica Muscat, Pamela and Eleanor Cassar amongst others, Claudia Faniello follows suit and does this quite impressively collaborating with German recording company CAP-Sounds which in turn has managed to reach a distribution deal with KOCH which is a division of Universal Music Germany. The album which is entitled "Convincingly Better" contains eleven (11) tracks and also the video clip of her…
The Ukrainian selection for the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest set to be held in Germany is clearly underway with the national broadcaster NTU already selecting the names of thirty-five participants from the initial castings which took place over a period of two days sometime last week. The list which includes a number of former participants within the Ukrainian national selections is quite impressive and the expected standard is quite high now. Below you can see the full list of participants as published late last night. Participants: 01. Jamala02. Verka Serduchka (Andriy Danilko)03. Group Zaklyopki04. Anastasiya Prikhodko05. Zlata Ognevich06. Group Armiya07.…
One of the highlights of summer programming is surely the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which is always aided by the show Indifest which is hosted by the young and quirky trio comprising of Ronald Briffa, Christine Haber and Frank Zammit. This will be the seventh program of the series which is preparing us for that coveted final night which is now just a month away. This weeks edition which will be broadcasted tomorrow evening live on Net Television at around 20:45 CET as has been the case in previous weeks. The show will be featuring as usual, two acts from the…
One of the most popular artists in Finland, most notably known for winning the biggest prize in Finnish music twice namely in 1994 and 1996 is none other than Laura Voutilainen but to the fans of the annual Eurovision Song Contest, she is known as a former participant. Laura Voutilainen has always managed to remain one of the stronger people within the Finnish music industry and when she won the national selection Euroviisut in her home nation, she went onto more fame quickly becoming the favourite of the 2002 Eurovision Song Contest held in Tallinn, Estonia with her entry "Addicted…
The annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2010 is taking place in just under a month and the preparations are well and truly underway with the committee working hard in order to make sure that things take place within a very high standard as seen in previous years. As always the tele-voting portion of the competition is a separate award and following two days since the last update shown during the program Indifest on Net Television every Tuesday is yet again updated thanks to ESCflashmalta.com which is Malta's leading news website with regards to the Eurovision Song Contest and any other related…