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It seems that the European Broadcasting Union and the Public Broadcasting Services are working extremely well together to ensure that this year's edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest is successful considering that 12 countries have already confirmed participation.

This is the same number of countries which had participated in the 2013 edition which took place in Kiev, Ukraine although it seems that a couple of more participating nation will be either making their return or their debut according to circulating rumours. Apart from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Russia, Sweden, The Netherlands, and Ukraine who all took part in the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, there will also be the debut of Italy and Montenegro, as well as the return of Cyprus and Serbia.

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

Gaia Cauchi, a student of La Voix Academy and a client of Ironic PR & Artist Management was the winner of the 2013 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest with "The Start", a song which she co-wrote with Elton Zarb, Gillian Attard and Matt Mercieca. Fast forward a couple of months, and Malta will be using the same formula as Federica Falzon who holds the same credentials will be representing the country with a song written by the same aforementioned trio. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: Junior Eurovision (Official Website)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=st4sElAlPDI

Therese Merkel, Andreas Lundstedt and Lina Hedlund make up the current formation of the Swedish Eurodance group, Alcazar. Emerging for a third music comeback earlier this year in the Melodifestivalen might have done them the world of good with "Blame It On The Disco" successfully finishing in third place, behind Sanna Nielsen and Ace Wilder, as well as peaking to number #10 in the Official Charts in Sweden.

That is what we coin a successful comeback, and it seems that both the record label and the group seem to confirm that with the artists recording new material in the studio, either for a possible extended play or a fourth studio album. As Alcazar fans worldwide await the next step of this comeback, they could enjoy listening to the brand new track "Good Lovin", produced by the same man behind "This Is The World We Live In", "Physical" and "Start a Fire", ensuring a sound which many will love, disco house.

Alcazar have tried to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest on five occasions, making it through to the final on a total of four occasions. Not only did all of those songs through to the final reach the top five but they also managed to peak in the top ten in the Official Chart making the Eurodance group one of the most successful in the country. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: ScandiPop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1quqtps5wyo

On the 16th August, the RIX FM Festival in Sweden will return for a 14th consecutive year, and as always, the line-up has been carefully thought of, with a mixture of Scandi-Pop royalty, and artists who have had their fair share of target practice with the Eurovision Song Contest in the past.

This year, with the re-emergence of Helena Paparizou, winner of the 2005 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, it comes as no surprise that she has been included in the line-up and there she will be joining none other than Sanna Nielsen, second runner at the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Other notable guests are Robin Stjernberg, representative of Sweden back in 2013, as well as Amanda Fondell, the former Idol winner who competed against Robin both in the talent competition and Melodifestivalen and last but not least Adelen, who was responsible for one of the biggest hits in Norway back in 2013 with Bombo, a song which finished in second place at the Melodi Grand Prix. For more such news, stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter.

Source: RIX FM Festival

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PQJI-3LW-8

In 2013, Kevin Borg emerged as the clear favourite to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest with "Needing You" co-written with Danne Attlerud, Thomas Thornholm, Michael Clauss and Simon Gribbe. Eventually, he was beaten into second place by the infectious Gianluca, whose song "Tomorrow" won over European hearts by achieving Malta's best result in eight years. Since then, Kevin has kept a low profile in Malta, focusing on his songwriting, with rewards being reaped every time once of his tracks is out for sale.

Two of his latest songs; "Sweat" and "Turn It Up" reaching number #1 in Japan and the Swedish iTunes Hip-Hop Chart. "Sweat" recorded by the biggest boyband in Japan at the moment, TVXQ/Tohoshinki made it's debut at number #2 earlier this week, but quickly rose to number #1. Kevin Borg co-wrote the song with Hanif Sabzevari, Nicklas Eklund. Kevin Borg is highly respected in the local music industry not only for winning Idol in Sweden years ago but for remaning current, and staying in the music industry. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: Kevin Borg (Official Facebook Page)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgCp0T50CWw

Earlier this year, Federica Falzon was revealed to be the first artist for the 2014 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest taking place in Malta, but following a national final which took place a couple of days ago, the first entry was also selected. "Du är Inte Ensam" is the track that won the hearts of the professional jury during Lilla Melodifestivalen with vocals provided by 14-year old, Julia Kedhammar.

It has become somewhat of a tradition for Sweden to be the first country to select their entry and act for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Julia won the right to represent Sweden, having been 1 of 8 participants in the national final, with ages ranging between 11 and 15, respectively. "Du är Inte Ensam" is a pop/rock track, with slight hints of Israel's "Same Heart" during the beginning. We remind you that the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 is taking place in Malta. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook & Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: junioreurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cKG_0ycsvQ

It is almost 2 o'clock in the morning and the energy levels are slowly dwindling but nevertheless, we had to stay up in order to note down the running order for the final of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest, as decided by the European Broadcasting Union. Following each of the semi-finals, a partial draw took place where the respective artist of the qualified country picked out a piece of paper stating whether they would perform in the first or the second half.

Performing first during the second semi-final was actually the right call by the European Broadcasting Union considering that it gave the show a feel good factor, one which definitely got the crowd in the arena and at home going. As the qualifiers were revealed, Malta was the sixth nation to be called out, calming down the bundle of nerves that had built up over the course of the evening. During the press conference, Richard drew the second half of the draw, which creating exciting prospects. We are now pleased to confirm that Malta will perform in slot number #22.

  1. Ukraine
  2. Belarus
  3. Azerbaijan
  4. Iceland
  5. Norway
  6. Romania
  7. Armenia
  8. Montenegro
  9. Poland
  10. Greece
  11. Austria
  12. Germany
  13. Sweden
  14. France
  15. Russia
  16. Italy
  17. Slovenia
  18. Finland
  19. Spain
  20. Switzerland
  21. Hungary
  22. Malta
  23. Denmark
  24. The Netherlands
  25. San Marino
  26. United Kingdom

The editorial team of escflashmalta.com would like to thank our esteemed readers for following the comments of Karen DeBattista, Simon Casey and Christabelle throughout the course of the evening. We encourage you to visit our social media pages on Saturday when Daniel Testa, Matt Mercieca and Danica Muscat will be the guest writers. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXY0imG1SzQ

It has definitely been an eventful couple of hours with the first semi-final of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest proving to be quite surprising in terms of results, seeing to the qualification of nations such as Montenegro and San Marino for the very first time. escflashmalta.com would like to thank Emil Calleja Bayliss, Davinia, Rikki Lee and Brooke for their service this evening and in getting more than 14,000 views to the Facebook Page.

Sergej Cetkovic, a star in the balkans got through based on the power of the song Moj Svijet especially when realising that there were no geographical aids to be seen apart from Albania. On the other hand, Valentina Monetta, the singer/songwriter from San Marino gave a stunning performance after two dire entries this evening which greatly supporting her cause to get through to the final with the song Maybe (Forse).

The other qualifiers from this evening's show were none other than; Russia, Iceland, Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Hungary, Sweden, Armenia and The Netherlands. It seems that the latter nation could have been the surprise package of the evening and is now considered to be a dark horse with Calm After the Storm climbing up to number #7 in the betting odds and also charting highly on iTunes in no less than ten countries.

Following the show, a press conference took place where the qualified nations had the opportunity to draw in which half of the final they will be performing in come Saturday. Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Armenia, Ukraine, Sweden and Iceland will join Germany in the first half of the showcase whilst Hungary, Russia, San Marino and The Netherlands will join Denmark, United Kingdom, Italy, France and Spain in the latter part of the evening. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Dt-crS5N-Y

It has been an entertaining fortnight with certain entries falling well below expectations with others coming to terms with new found fame following first rehearsals on the stage found at the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark. Tonight! The beginning of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest with sixteen countries set to compete against one another in hope of garnering one of the ten available slots, and in doing so joining the big five; Spain, France, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom as well as host country; Denmark.

Whilst Malta will not be in contention this evening, the Public Broadcasting Services will still be broadcasting the event through Television Malta with commentary set to be provided by Carlo Borg Bonaci, head judge at this year's edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime, we have asked our panel of professional reviewers to come up with the names of the countries they believe will get through to the final this evening and this is the cumulative list which they have come up with;

  1. Armenia
  2. Estonia
  3. Sweden
  4. Russia
  5. Azerbaijan
  6. Ukraine
  7. San Marino
  8. The Netherlands
  9. Montenegro
  10. Hungary

We urge you to tune into escflashmalta.com through Facebook and Twitter this evening with Emil Calleja Bayliss, Brooke, Rikki Lee and Davinia micro-blogging on the acts competing in the first semi-final. Once more, we remind you that the comments passed forth by our special guests do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the escflashmalta.com editorial team. Remember, the first semi-final of the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest kicks off at 21:00 CET on Television Malta.

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ik_PxQHDtw

Aram Mp3, Sanna Nielsen and Dilara Kazimova have easily come out of the first day of rehearsals as favourites to win the Eurovision Song Contest with impressive backdrops and remarkable vocal performances. Not Alone, Undo and Start at Fire on behalf of Armenia, Sweden and Azerbaijan are three different ballads, all of which have a special something that will surely get the crowd and the jury going for them but nevertheless, only one has to win.

Aram Mp3 will be taking to the stage of the Eurovision Song Contest completely alone with the sole emphasis of the camera work on the backdrop which is seemingly space in the beginning of the song and then transforms into a series of designs. At the same time there is one spotlight, all focused on him and his vocal. He is currently first with the betting odds and I could very much see the appeal that this is going to have on the actual night of the semi-final, and of course, the final.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3VtdIz3I3U

Sanna Nielsen has also decided to go solo on the stage with the delegation opting to make use of backing vocalists who will not be making an appearance yet whose vocals are heavenly. They add a lot to the different parts of the song with their harmony as Sanna stands in the middle of the stage and lets the technical crew film her best side basically. This is very similar to Armenia in presentation but yet more simplistic and one which has elevated in my personal rank. I see this one coming in the top three when it comes to the jury even though the public might hold back ever so slightly.

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

Dilara Kazimova will not be alone on stage but then again, this is Azerbaijan and we were definitely not expecting them to turn out without a proper presentation. Rather than a glass box which Farid Mammadov had during his first runner-up appearance last year, we have a dancing acrobat in mid-air but he does not distract from the song itself, which is sounding absolutely beautiful and haunting. Seems it has been a positive day for rehearsals. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even on Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPwJNIsC_C0

Wednesday, 23 April 2014 12:44

Sweden: Warner Music Releases Preview Video

Melodifestivalen, the annual extravaganza organised in Sweden over a period of six weeks in search for the next entry to represent the Scandinavian nation at the Eurovision Song Contest is known to come to an end towards the end of March, a week prior to the Heads of Delegation Meeting, which as you may recall is also the deadline of submissions by participating broadcasters.

Nevertheless, keeping in line with annual tradition, Sweden have just presented an official music video which is being promoted through Social Networks; Facebook & Twitter as well as viral website, YouTube. Undo co-written by Kempe, Kreuger and Pirouzpanah with vocals provided by Sanna Nielsen is current second favourite to win the 2014 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest according to the Betting Odds. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all the latest news.

Source: Warner Music Sweden

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