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ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television merge into a professional broadcasting house, whose output is of extremely high quality. One such programme delivered through this system is "Clint on ONE" hosted by Clint Bajada, which aims to brings musicianship back into the term artist, promoting the singer in a setup where being comfortable is a necessity.  Following the inauguration of the autumn/winter schedule, the programme made a much anticipated return, and later on, will be welcoming, De Bee.

It has become somewhat custom  that the Malta Eurovision Song Contest reels in previously unheard of talent, and showcasing it to the general public. This is definitely the case with De Bee, whose song "Pin The Middle", written by Peter Paul became an instant hit, finishing in second place, following a good showing both with the public and the professional jury. Interested in a fusion of pop, rock and world music, the elements are present for a long lasting successful career. 

"Clint on ONE" airs every Saturday morning as from 11am onwards, so make sure to tune into ONE Radio 92.7 and ONE Television. Any foreign fans will also be able to follow the show through the LIVE streaming portion which is offered through the official website of ONE. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news from the local music industry.

Source: ONE Television, ONE Radio 92.7

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpE_4_Av9gc

Published in Local Music News
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 16:23

MESC 2015: De Bee Confirms Non-Participation

De Bee, a female singer/songwriter who rise to fame was spearheaded by a first runner-up finish at the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track "Pin the Middle", has been in contact with the escflashmalta.com editorial team confirming that she will not be partaking in the selection process for Vienna, Austria in a bid to focus on writing and recording her debut album.

Despite being a relative newcomer to the scene, De Bee re-affirmed the stance that the public have a tendency to support the underdog by awarding her 8 points, which would translate to 3rd place. In the next couple of weeks, the singer/songwriter will be performing during the Rockestra, in a line-up that features some of the nation's top talent. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

Source: escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpE_4_Av9gc

Published in Local Music News

De Bee, a female singer/songwriter who emerged as the first runner-up during the 2014 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the track Pin the Middle which she co-wrote with Peter Paul is set to release a music video in support of the aforementioned entry. Published through Jagged House, the track went to number #1 on iTunes hours following it's release whilst it was also one of the most streamed tracks through Spotify.

De Bee has yet to make an announcement on whether she will return to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest in 2015 despite several stating that this was just a one off appearance for the upcoming vocalist. Pin The Middle was the second choice of the viewers during the competition, ahead of Firelight, who then went onto triumph in the jury vote, in order to garner the ticket for Copenhagen, Denmark where the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest will take place in just over a weeks' time. We urge you to tune into Xarabank this evening in order to watch the music video for Pin The Middle whilst log onto escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Xarabank (Official Facebook Page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qqYOo_Hibs

Published in Local Music News

In 2014, the Public Broadcasting Services, responsible for Malta’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest decided to conduct a national final with just twenty (20) entries, rather than the typical twenty-four (24) which many had become accustomed to in recent years. Promotion is always vital, and escflashmalta.com has sent each entry to a professional panel of individuals in the music industry, who have in turn passed on their comments. This year, we have asked the likes of John Scott from the United States, Martin Isherwood from the United Kingdom, Sharon Vaughn from the United States but based in Sweden, Stano Simor from the Czech Republic and Greig Watts from the United Kingdom to do the honours. Today’s review is centred on Pin the Middle, composed by Peter Paul Galea to the lyrics of Debbie Stivala with vocals provided by De Bee.

De Bee, one (1) of the five (5) artists who are making their debut in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, and one which is also very much a newcomer to the local music scene in general. As a matter of fact, her experience in the entertainment industry has always amounted to spectacular one off events, some of which are held every other year including Voices and others which take place once in a blue moon such as Xirka Rock and What the Funk?. De Bee, whose real name is Debbie Stivala aims to visit as much countries in the world as possible, whilst also hoping to help those in need, hence her participation in a number of charitable causes. In 2013, she released her debut single Just Like You co-written with Wayne Camilleri prior to leaving for Australia where her entry for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest was actually written.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXL8WMQq6GE

Peter Paul Galea and Debbie Stivala, songwriters of this entry in particular are putting their creativity alongside each other for the very first time. It is worth noting that Peter Paul is known to the local music scene as a musician and songwriter of the group, Tribali. The world music group have amassed great popularity both on a local and an international level, having had the opportunity to tour Australia on more than one (1) occasion. Debbie Stivala is also the vocalist, albeit making use of a stage name, something that is being done on a frequent basis by artists in Malta who also happen to be songwriters. This is her second songwriting credit, but nevertheless, performing your very own lyrics is just astonishing especially due to the fact that no one else can give them the same depth.

The Critics Speak Out

Rating: 71%

John Scott: Very original and unique. I think it’s pretty catchy. Not sure how it would translate in a live performance. Definitely a unique choice.

Martin Isherwood: Nice smoky voice. A bit cabaret - as in 30s Berlin. Pin the middle - sounds like a knitting pattern instruction. Not a clue what the song is about. Nice major minor inflections. Sort of druggy influence off it feel. Almost more-ish. Very strange introduction with eastern flavours then slips into a Herman's Hermits, Calamity Jane. Country, 1960's pop thing. With fiddle! Altogether a bit cracker.

Sharon Vaughn: Intriguing! She reminds me a bit of Edith Piaf and is exotic and sultry while singing about butterflies... not an easy thing to do. Special.

Stano Simor: Very unusual structure of a song for this kind of competition where the main instrument is the banjo. Yes, even country feeling may be just what the jury and the audience support! Lyrics sit well for this style of music though. Still, I believe that De Bee should have opted for a typical ballad rather than this country sound.

Greig Watts: Interesting introduction again, leaves you wondering whats coming and does feel different to what I have heard so far. Has a little bit of a 60’s pyschedelic feel to it. Again a nice singalong and memorable melody, not the obvious Eurovision one but sometimes the different ones work better and stand out.

Source: Public Broadcasting Services, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lpE_4_Av9gc

 

Published in Editorials