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International Music News

Thursday, 06 May 2010 11:52

Sweden: Brita Borg died last tuesday

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Brita Borg died last Tuesday at the golden age of 83. She had represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 1959 with “Augustin”. She reached 9th place back then which despite not being that amazing, managed to become quite well known. Brita Borg (full name Brita Kerstin Gunvor Borg) was born in Stockholm in June 10, 1926. She was singer, actress and variety show artist. Her variety show career spanned from 1943 into the 1970s, while her singing career trailed away at the end of the 1960s. However, she was still an active actress in the 1980s.
Source: Esctoday.com,…
Thursday, 06 May 2010 21:32

ESC 2010: Stage Unveiled to the Media

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A few hours ago NRK presented the stage for the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest. In 10 days from now the first participants will rehearse their song in the Telenor Arena on the Eurovision stage. It consists of a performance area, which is a circle with an 18 meters diameter, surrounded by various layers of light & physical material. The stage floor is made of glass and mirrors which has an in depth effect specially combined with the lights. The light design was again taken care of by Al Gurdon & his team. Riggs of light surround the stage and are…
Despite being a brand new website, we have decided to start awarding our local readers with some prizes following the massive input and feedback that we have so far with regards to the way that the site has been designed as well as the way it has been run. As you all know the Eurovision Song Contest is not that far away and therefore, we would like to send us your predictions for the top 10 qualifiers in each semi-final. We have been in contact with several local artists such as Eleanor Cassar, Pamela Bezzina, Jessica Muscat and Paul Giordimaina…
The newly created website has contacted most of the former Maltese Eurovision Song Contest representatives in order to pass on their message to this years' representative namely 18 year old Thea Garrett who will be performing the song My Dream during the first semi-final in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest being held in Oslo, Norway. Paul Giordimaina has managed to establish a name for himself as both an artist and a songwriter having been the main individual to look out for in recent years having been nominated for Album of the year as well as impressing people when speaking about…
Safura had to flight to Athens on 7th May but turmoil in the Greek capital forced the Azerbaijani participant to called of her trip. The Azerbaijani artist was poised for intensive promotion in the Greek capital, with numerous high-rated TV and radio shows lined up to receive her. Among others, Safura would’ve appeared in various shows on ERT, Greek public broadcaster, MAD TV, ALTER TV, MEGA Channel, STAR Channel, and ALPHA TV. Safura was also about to meet with the Greek Eurovision representative George Alkaios. Safura and team were sorrowed from the tragic events taking place in Athens. Greece was…
As part and parcel of our 2010 Eurovision Song Contest coverage, we have contacted all of the former Maltese representatives at this prestigious event and some of them came to us with their greeting for the jolly Thea Garrett who will be performing My Dream penned by Sunny Aquilina and written by Jason Paul Cassar in the first semi-final of this years' event. Today we will be bringing you the greeting of Chris and Moira. The dynamic duo first burst onto the scene as a duo in the 1994 Malta Song for Europe when they performed the song their self-penned…
Sunday, 09 May 2010 18:22

Poland: Remixes Galore

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Marcin Mroziński, who represents Poland in this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, has prepared a special surprise for his fans just a week before his departure to Oslo. At the request of many DJs and radio stations in Poland Marcin, with cooperation with Mafia Mike, presents 3 remixes of his entry Legenda. We provide them for free use and hope as Marcin Mroziński does that you will enjoy the music. Preparation of the Polish team to Eurovision Song Contest is well advanced. In the last episode of Marcin’s show ‘Coffee or Tea’ on Friday morning viewers have known among others Dariusz…
We were the first website to come up with the details of the number of submissions in this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which amounted to a total of 125. We are also going to be the first form of media to announce the details of this years' program in relation to the popular festival bearing the name Indifest. This years' program which will be presented by Christine Haber, Ronald Briffa and Frank Zammit will be seeing a lot of alterations. It is important to note that due to a misunderstanding we would like to clarify that the Jury and Tele-voting…
Our site has only been open for a few days yet we have managed to garner quite a nice amount of readers thanks to the massive Press Relations work that is being carried with mentions on X Fm, Radio 101, Radju Malta, Favourite Television and more still to come. We are in the process of contacting professional people within the music industry to help us out with Guest commentating during this years' Eurovision Song Contest. At this moment in time, we are in a position to confirm the second person following Simon Casey. The Guest commentator for the first semi-final…
Azerbaijan announced on 11 May 2010 the release of the Balkan version of Eurovision song Drip Drop featuring Zeljko Joksimovic, the Serbian and Balkan Eurovision and pop music legend. “This version of Drip Drop is one of the biggest surprises on my path to Eurovision to date, I was impressed when I heard that Zeljko Joksimovic would create Balkan version of the Drip Drop!” Safura commented. “I am especially delighted with the song version that has been made because, I would say, I have succeeded to introduce a Balkan covering with the flavor of Orient into a Western-style song that…