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Tuesday, 19 February 2013 18:00

Eurovision 2013: SVT Set to Revamp Postcards

One of the key elements behind the presentation of every entry at the Eurovision Song Contest is surely the postcard that appears prior to the performance which despite at times being attributed to the broadcaster, seemingly seemed to be a tourist attraction for the host nation. This time round, the host broadcaster being SVT, would like to change the perception and as a matter of fact, a director, photographer and a technical coordinator will visiting each of the participating countries and shooting a video of each artist in a short movie format. The idea has been endorsed by the participating broadcasters for the reason that whilst it promotes all of the thirty-nine (39) acts in their natural environment, it is also innovate and never been done before.

The very first postcard shot was that of Eyþór Ingi Gunnlaugsson who will be representing Iceland in the second semi-final with the track Ég á líf. The team of professionals will be heading to France on Thuesday in order to shoot Amandine Bourgeois and then Italy for the postcard of Marco Mengoni. Sven Stojanovic, the Creative Director and co-producer of the Eurovision Song Contest in Malmö would like to see the people connect with each respective artist and get a glimpse into their personal lives. SVT is showing true signs of professionalism working with some of the leading companies in entertainment including Camp David and Broken Doll who will be taking care of the video recordings, and the graphics such as the scoreboards for example. Such renowned companies serve as a backdrop to what should prove to be a successful edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: SVT, Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMlL6q0ZS3o

Friday, 15 February 2013 22:07

Austria: Natalia hopes to 'Shine' in Sweden

Natalia Kelly, the youngest candidate in Austria’s National Selection has won the competition and she will know represent her country in the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest scheduled on the 14th May. She’s a singer who knows how to communicate with the cameras with her natural style and her confident way of performing. Even though she’s only 18, she already has ten years of stage.

acquaintance. She is strong-minded, motivated, and enthusiastic to be part of the Eurovision machine. She’ll give her best to be a worthy and booming Austrian representative. Natalia Kelly has appeared on Austria’s ‘The Voice’ and a voice she certainly has. The song itself Shine reminds us of Delta Goodrem the Australian singer-songwriter, pianist and television actress. The word ‘shine’ is repeated quite often in the pleasant song but it works, just like the word ‘Euphoria’ did last year.

The Austrian show incorporated 5 entries from 5 singers covering a vast array of different musical genres including soft rock, electro pop and folksy soul. All in all, it was a well-balanced national selection from Austria and ORF may have reduced the quantity of songs by half but have undoubtedly ‘upped’ the quality in the process.

The national final was presented by Andi Knoll and Miriam Weichselbraun. Austria has appeared frequently at the Eurovision Song Contest. The country has won once, in 1966, with the song "Merci Chérie". In recent years, Austria's entries have tended towards the humorous, in contrast with the dance-pop achieving success. 2003 saw comedian Alf Poier perform "Weil Der Mensch Zählt", a song about farm animals. 2005 saw a performance by folk band Global Kryner singing the Latin-inspired "Y así". Best wishes to Natalia Kelly anf let’s hope her song ‘Shines’ bright in May.

Source: ORF

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKpqQplDVP0

SVT, the broadcaster responsible for the Swedish participation and this years’ edition of the Eurovision Song Contest is looking to downsize on recent editions of the international showcase whilst still keeping the element of innovation and success in tact. For the very first time since 1995, following in the footsteps of Mary Kennedy, there will be only one host and she will be female. There has been a number of rumours going round about who was to be tipped for the role considering that there were a number of possible candidates but ultimately, it was decided that Petra Mede was the one, and following contact between the renowned comedian and the broadcaster, it was unanimously agreed that she takes on the role. 

Petra Mede is definitely an intriguing choice, having achieved the limelight thanks to her stand-up comedy, first exhibited during the Bungy Comedy Competition held in March of 2005. Following her initial exposure, she was subsequently invited to appear in a number of television programmes and spearheaded into the limelight when SVT, had asked her to host the 2009 edition of the Melodifestivalen showcase which is the Swedish national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and which spans on for a total of six weeks, including four semi-finals, a second chance and a final. In recent years, she has hosted her own television programme known as the Petra Mede Show on TV3 and has been invited to host a number of special occasions. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: SVT, Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brT4CftOLvA

With the dawn of a new year come the preparations of another edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and one of the main events that will be taking place in the lead up to the competition is the allocation draw which will see thirty three (33) countries being drawn up in one of the two semi-finals that will be taking place in Malmö, Sweden. The remaining six countries; Italy, France, Spain Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom will be told in which semi-final they will have voting rights and thus making up the full list of thirty nine (39) countries in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest following the return of Armenia and the withdrawal of Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal, Turkey and Slovakia respectively.

The allocation draw is set to take place in the Old City Hall of Malmö at 14:00 CET on the 17th January 2013 and will also see the Mayor of Baku exchanging the symbolic key of the competition to the Mayor of Malmö in what has been coined as the Host City Insignia Ceremony, It is expected that the theme art as well as the branding of the showcase will also be revealed on this special day making it one to be noted. The European Broadcasting Union made it a point to remind fans and broadcasters alike that there will not be a running order of the show done in the traditional manner noting that the producers will ultimately select the slot of performance as per the genre of the track. In 2012, Malta was drawn in semi-final two and qualified with This Is The Night finishing in twenty-second place in the final. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80

The European Broadcasting Union has been pretty adamant about putting off rumours of a mass withdrawal from the upcoming edition of the Eurovision Song Contest and therefore succumbed to releasing the list of participating nations quite early due to the international media coverage which might have had a negative impact on the competition especially noting that Malmö is making several adjustments in order to accommodate a different type of show than what many have seen in recent years. The financial situation around the continent has not been a help and three of the four withdrawals; Bosnia & Herzegovina, Portugal and Slovakia have singled out this decision as the factor behind their pulling out with Turkey on the other hand believing that the recent amendments of the regulations at the event have somewhat put them in a disadvantaged position hence their disappointing results.

The Executive Supervisor of the Eurovision Song Contest at the European Broadcasting Union, Jon Ola Sand is quite upbeat about the number of participating countries believing that despite the economic situation, public broadcasters are very much committed to the traditional element that the contest has created over time. In fact, since the semi-final system was introduced back in 2004, there have always been between 36 and 43 participating nations and the 39 that will take part in 2013 are similar to the amount that took part in 2010 when the competition was also held in a Scandinavian nation with Oslo, the capital city of Norway playing the role of host. Losing three countries to economic reasons was quite disappointing but nevertheless, Sand is quite 'surprised' by the decision of Turkey noting that they 'never formally objected' the rules as regulations which were brought in back in 2009, a year in which Turkey finished in fourth place.

  • Albania (RTSH)
  • Austria (ORF)
  • Armenia (AMPTV)
  • Belarus (Ictimai TV)
  • Belarus (BTRC)
  • Belgium (RTBF)
  • Bulgaria (BNT)
  • Croatia (HRT)
  • Cyprus (CyBC)
  • Denmark (DR)
  • Estonia (ERR)
  • Finland (YLE)
  • France (France 3)
  • Georgia (GPB)
  • Germany (NDR)
  • Greece (ERT)
  • Hungary (MTV)
  • Iceland (RÚV)
  • Ireland (RTÉ)
  • Israel (IBA)
  • Italy (RAI)
  • Latvia (LTV)
  • Lithuania (LRT)
  • FYR Macedonia (MKRTV)
  • Malta (PBS)
  • Moldova (TRM)
  • Montenegro (RTCG)
  • The Netherlands (TROS)
  • Norway (NRK)
  • Romania (TVR)
  • Russia (C1R)
  • San Marino (SMTV)
  • Serbia (RTS)
  • Slovenia (RTV SLO)
  • Spain (TVE)
  • Sweden (SVT)
  • Switzerland (SRG SSR)
  • Ukraine (NTU)
  • United Kingdom (BBC)

As you can see, the leading European broadcasters including the Big Five featuring; the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain and Italy return for yet another competition noting that their results are improving especially with regards to three in particular. Some countries have already revealed their entries noting that national finals have already taken place in Belarus, Switzerland, Belgium and Lithuania whilst artists have been chosen for The Netherlands, Spain and Montenegro. Despite less countries than last year, the song quality thus far looks to be quite intriguing and this could be a strong edition for the Eurovision Song Contest with Sweden surely organising it to the best ability and letting it known that whoever did not want to participate would have missed out on a great opportunity. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Eurovision.tv

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pfo-8z86x80

Quality has become one of the increasing factors in the Eurovision Song Contest and it has to be noted that those who eventually succeed are being picked up or rather promoted by major recording labels and one of the nations who has been improving is surely Lithuania and during the evening, it was well noted that their song selection was even better than last year with a number of possible representatives. This proves to be an endearing quality as the country would be moving into a positive direction and considering the fact that they qualified for the past two editions of the international showcase, they have high hopes heading to Sweden. At the end of the evening, the eventual winner was none other than Andrius Pojavis with the track Something.

Andrius is not an absolute newcomer to music having been a part of the rock scene a couple of years back fronting a number of local bands but nevertheless, he decided to take up a solo career and one which seems to be getting a lot of positive acclaim especially considering that he has managed to overcome some of the most notable favourites of the evening to emerge as the winner. There are a number of doubts especially in the awkward performance this evening noting that this song either needs to be shown with a band or other alone as he had done within the semi-final stage of the preselection process. On the other hand, there is a lot of resemblance in the chorus to the Swiss entry from 2009 entitled The Highest Heights by Lovebugs which did not manage to make it through to the final. The other acts in the super-final were Girmantė Vaitkutė with Time to Shine and Gerai Gerai & Miss Sheep with War in the Warderobe. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for the latest news about the 2013 Eurovision Song Contest.

Source: LRT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7enbstrjZ1U

The city of Malmö in Sweden will be hosting the 2013 edition of the Eurovision Song Contest following the victory of Loreen with the track Euphoria co-written by Thomas G:Son and Peter Bostrom but thus far, it has been somewhat under a cloud of uncertainty in terms of participation with foreign media very skeptical about those who will eventually manage to participate especially following the official withdrawals of Poland and Portugal back in November. In recent weeks, there has been a lot of speculation of whether certain countries such as Greece and Cyprus will continue taking part due to the fact that they have been economically weakened in recent months. Whilst Greece are yet to fully announce their intentions, Cyprus have now officially confirmed their participation with CyBC making their intentions clear late during the day yesterday. More details about their internal selection will be revealed in due course.

Cyprus is one of the countries that has not managed to win the Eurovision Song Contest with their best result being a fifth position achieved on three occasions; the first time being in 1982 with the track Mono I Agapi performed by Anna Vissi, the second time round coming at the fate of Hara and Andreas Constatinou with the song Mana Mou and the last time thus far came thanks to Lisa Andreas with the ballad Stronger Every Minute. Since the introduction of the semi-final format, the results have not been that positive with only three qualifications but one of them came this year thanks to Ivi Adamou and her entry La La Love which was a commercial success all over Scandinavia. As a matter of fact, for the very first time in years, Cyprus managed to outperform Greece by finishing in sixteenth place. Indications originally shown months ago that Giorgos Papadopoulos will be doing the honours are seemingly true and this would be quite the coup having written tracks for Anna Vissi, Helena Paparizou and Constantinos Christoforou. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news as soon as it becomes available.

Source: CyBC

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtMHBXO_n48

On Friday, the semi-finalists for the upcoming edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest were revealed during the popular programme Xarabank, produced by Where's Everybody and hosted by Peppi Azzopardi and now the preparations continue as the official recording of the videos will be taking place this coming weekend, most notably on a Saturday as expected due to the younger generation of artists which are competing in the competition. The announcement was made by none other than firm favourite; Kevin Borg who will be presenting the song Needing You in the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest semi-final stage on Friday, 1st February, hoping to be amongst those sixteen that will be in the final on Saturday, 2nd February 2013.

In recent days, Kevin Borg has been at the centre of media attention when it comes to entertainment due to the fact that his entry Needing You was not played like the others on the show Xarabank due to the fact that the show was over-running according to the production team. Nevertheless, the Public Broadcasting Services would like to release the preview clips for all of the entries as soon as possible and therefore, the recording will be taking place during the weekend. Through his Official Facebook Page, Kevin Borg stated 'I will be flying to Malta over the weekend', adding that it will be a 'very short trip' in which he will 'record the video for the song Needing You' with the public perception of the track still mysterious due to the fact that there are no clips with of it. It is quite unfortunately that his team 'cancelled three concerts' but this is a competition and he feels that he owes it to the Maltese to come down to record the clip. It is expected that the videos will be made public in just a matter of days following the actual recording. You could view this years' Malta Eurovision Song Contest recap of the preview clips below. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news.

Source: Kevin Borg Official Facebook Page

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

Published in Local Music News
Saturday, 01 December 2012 19:01

JESC 2012: Ukraine Crowned Winners

Good Evening! Welcome to the 2012 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which is being hosted in Amsterdam, the capital city of The Netherlands. This is actually the second time that the nation is hosting the event having even taken up the responsibility back in 2007 when the group Cute had represented Malta with the track Music. The competition has changed quite a while since then though noting that from seventeen participants, the European Broadcasting Union has managed to lure a total of twelve (12) ultimately keeping the dream for several young artists alive. The quality of the songs is quite good from what the editorial team has heard based on the studio versions but the dynamic will surely change this evening during the live performances of each of the respective nations.

The Public Broadcasting Services, the only member in the European Broadcasting Union had the rights to compete in the event but ultimately withdrew following our participation in 2010 in order to ensure that there was more financial support towards the senior edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Nevertheless, our coverage continues and we have with us this evening, the last individual who flew the flag for Malta, that being Nicole Azzopardi whose song Knock Knock .. Boom Boom! remains a significant part of the local heritage. This evenings' show which you could follow on the official website, is being hosted by Ewout Genemans and Kim-Lian van der Meij within the Heineken Music Hall and it seems that the host broadcaster; AVRO will be putting on a spectacular showcase. 

LIVE

Intriguing opening for this years' Junior Eurovision Song Contest as the European Broadcasting Union is giving the people what it means to prepare for the big day whilst keeping to showing the people in the hall and their enthusiasm. This does indeed seem like the most organised  showcase for young children in recent years. In the meantime, just a couple of minutes left before we actually commence. Compliments to the host broadcaster on astonishing graphics and a brilliant theme song for this years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The opening act has just begun and it seems to feature several teenagers playing the drums. Once more, spectacular lighting as the children break out into an electronic dance creating a visual spectacle and well, as expected, the winning entry of the last Eurovision Song Contest, Euphoria is being played.

http://www.junioreurovision.tv/page/videos?id=69863

Each nation is introduced by virtue of a Good Evening in their respective language. Suddenly, someone is performing Euphoria and it seems to be none other than Rachel, last years' runner-up of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. Despite the fact that she did not win, The Netherlands ended up winning the bid to host. The hosts come onto the stage from beneath and receive a huge reaction from the present audience in the hall which is ecstatic. Kim-Liam is wearing a sparkling block of ice, or so it seems whilst Ewout is wearing a black shirt and a silver jacket complimenting her perfectly. The tele-voting process is being explained and it is noted that Kids Rights will benefit of each call and therefore, people will support a great cause this evening. We are also going to post the preview videos as received by the European Broadcasting Union earlier this year.

Belarus

Marc: Egor is wearing a white outfit and he is joined on stage by four dancers, a male and three females and it is to be noted that the first note is extremely off key but nevertheless the music is quite interesting featuring elements of pop, dance, and jazz at times. The visuals for this track are featuring water and bubbles but you manage to keep an eye on the staging for the simple reason that the choreography is really catchy. Not a bad start, but definitely not the best entry to come from Belarus!

Nicole: I must say that it was indeed a very spectacular show and i really enjoyed watching and listening to the track even though I believe there were things which needed to be improved.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec36Hf45Ujk

Sweden

Marc: The first ballad of this evening is on and Lova looks absolutely stunning this evening, seemingly representing what is left of Scandinavia in this competition. She is wearing a pink, silver outfit and is joined on stage by two female backing vocalists. The female performer has a very beautiful vocal and they are managing to capture all the essence of the track through the camera shots. The song unfortunately is slightly boring if I am being honest and does not really go anywhere. It needed that oomph and unfortunately, it just never came about.

Nicole: Lova Sonnebro has a very beautiful voice actually and this is a track with a lovely beginning. The vocals continue in a mellow manner making this somewhat stand out from the first.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4XaRZYRrEs
 
Azerbaijan

Marc: The very first entry from Azerbaijan and everything has somewhat been painted in red and white and very reminiscent of our performance from Junior Swing. The boy and girl that were internally selected are really astonishing together and have great chemistry. I cannot understand most of the lyrics they are performing but nevertheless, I just want to stand up and dance along. The choreography is tight and works well. The vocals are spot on and this is definitely the best track to be presented thus far and I do think that it would be amongst the top three at the end of the evening. 
 
Nicole: original, powerful and up-beat, of course my favourite kind of music! the backing vocals are strong and the choreography is amazing, really suits the song!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siJVWdPlEiY
 
Belgium
 
Marc: The second western country of the evening and it seems that he has plenty of support in the arena from Belgium's neighbouring country. Fabian is wearing a red outfit, very fashionable actually and its joined on stage by three dancers carrying out magic tricks and a drummer. The vocal performance is good but nothing home to write about. Mid-way through the performance, everyone is seemingly playing an instrument except for Fabian. The shots this year are stunning and they are capturing the essence of each performance, making the outcome intriguing. Following the bridge, Fabian makes use of the short catwalk and the spirit of the Junior Eurovision is alive. A good performance.
 
Nicole: Really enjoyed their appearance the colour red really caught my eye very stylish, and also the entertainment they did, very original! the vocals were not bad I think the key was low for his voice but never mind the show was great !
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnTy6XgZcOA
 
Russia
 
Marc: Lerika has already been to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having represented Moldova but nevertheless, she is back with a far better song this time round. She starts on the catwalk and presents a stunning effect. She is joined on stage by an all female crew of dancers and the backdrop is depicting a huge speaker. I am seriously impressed with the choreography and the improvement that this song has gone through since the selection. Russia are the favourites this evening and I think that they will be fighting with Azerbaijan for a position within the top three.
 
Nicole: This song is great, she has a really strong voice, very capable of both singing and dancing! She really seems to be enjoying herself up there! for me it was breathtaking!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUNNZr5omUg
 
Israel
 
Marc: The sixth entry of the evening, and we are already half way through. Israel are debuting this evening and they have chosen the type of song which I absolutely adore. Hebrew is a beautiful language and they feature five female artists along with one male artist. The choreography is just perfect and towards the end, the boy does come forward and they are using re verb to create more of an operatic voice. This does indeed work well and it is coming across extremely well on camera. The audience in the hall is really enjoying this and I believe that despite being a top three contender, they will not win because I think it was slightly stronger in rehearsal.
 
Nicole: Oh my! They are very cute! It was a surprise for me the music changed from ballad to dance. the vocals are good.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilekzL1eOk8
 
Albania
 
Marc: Well, another country which is appearing at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The female artist is clad in a black ballet sort of dress which is extremely in fashion at the moment. This track begins in a jazz format and does evolve in a dance manner. The vocals are good but they are not spectacular nevertheless, this song has undergone a lot of changes it seems since winning the national selection because it has become very international. The use of the guitar mid-way through is really good and I must say, that I am growing to like it. The performance is kept simple with the singer going round the stage and making full use of it.
 
Nicole: Pretty young lady, she was able to handle everything by herself, although alone on stage, she gave a good show, and her voice was great too !
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALqCQAS6Ri8
 
Armenia
 
Marc: This has to be one of the worst songs to ever grace the stage of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and what seems to be quite weird is that they seem to be a younger version of the Belarussian representatives at this years' Eurovision Song Contest. The way that the language is performed is actually sounding off-key but I cannot be too sure that they are or aren't if I am being honest. The staging is well planned but they are trying to look and sound older than they should be. This is definitely not my cup of tea but what I did like was the guitar solo.
 
Nicole: Very good-looking! love their style of music. I love it, really exquisite and their voices suites the song. I liked it.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wSeLaXCwWs
 
Ukraine

Marc: Throughout the week, there has been a lot of talk with regards to this little girls' vocals from my friends and colleagues who were covering the event in depth and it seems that they were quite right because at her age, she does indeed reach some inexplainable amount of notes. The staging is impressive with clouds behind her adding to the drama of the chosen outfit. She is alone on stage and leaves me speechless. The camera work, slowing down at key moments in the key chance is stunning. I am impressed, that was amazing! I just could not find anything else to write because this was perfect.
 
Nicole: Although she's young her voice is amazing! she knows the techniques. don't know why but I liked the background animation! she was gorgeous
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZLQlk-S-CWo
 
Georgia
 
Marc: Georgia have been relatively successful at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and once more, they have decided to select a silly entry which makes much more sense musically than most of their tracks. The vocal performance is really strong and the boy does add to the performance with that little bit of beat boxing every now and then. Their weird choice of attire comes across as very cool. The addition of English lyrics in this years' entries is sounding very good because one could understand what the song does mean. The performance is really good and this should finish in the higher places tonight and surprise!
 
Nicole: As always they are the best in the originality! Bewitching music, really superb scenery, splendid work with the voices and also with their clothes really trendy!
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dWFV25ANbk
 
Moldova

Marc: Another track which I have really grown to like by virtue of the performances given this week and in fact, Denis is on stage clad in white and is joined by male and female backing dancers. What makes this song stand out amongst the others is that it has a catch chorus which one would easily start humming along instantly. The vocals are strong although, I think the excitement got to him a bit at certain points in the performance. Nevertheless, this was a stunning rendition.

Nicole: Really well organised team, the flags at the end were nice, very neat clothing and good voice.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axDL2Q8nk0s

The Netherlands

Marc: It is always difficult to perform in front of your home crowd but nevertheless, it does seem relatively obvious that she is performing on her own soil because the camera work and the staging is just fantastic. Femke is wearing clothes appropriate for her age and is joined by four female dancers. Her vocal needs to be toned down a bit at times and it seems to be that nerves are getting to get at times. The song itself is refreshing and sounds like a true gem in the rough. The Netherlands were close to victory last year and it seems that they could actually be amongst the contenders this evening. She did lose her breathe towards the end and it did become a little bit of a screaming match but I still believe that the song itself deserve merit.

Nicole: Very catchy and inspiring song. the voice is good, i liked the clocks on the floor but if the backing vocals were a bit louder i think it would have sounded stronger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL-NyuGUwto

The Show (Part 2)
 
The hosts are back on stage and they open the tele-voting portion which will amount to 50% of the final vote this evening with the other 50% being given to the juries whose decision was made during the evening dress rehearsal yesterday. Sietse Bakker, the supervisor for the Junior Eurovision Song Contest says that the result is quite exciting and until we get to the close of the tele-voting, we are getting some interval act performances, the first coming from all of the participants of the evening as they perform the song We Could Be Heroes for Kids Rights, the charity which will benefit this evenings' tele-voting.
 
A second recap of the performances of the evening is being shown as the tele-voting portion of the competition is coming to an end. In celebration of the tenth anniversary, performances from the previous winners are being shown on stage. Former winner; Ralf with the song Click Clack is the second interval act of the evening and it seems that the young performer of three years ago is quickly becoming a teen noticeable growing quite a lot. Following the first result of the International Kids Jury, Kim-Lian is back on stage to perform the theme song of this years' Junior Eurovision Song Contest entitled Break The Ice. Well a feature of all the finalists going round The Netherlands follows.
 
Results
 
International Kids Jury: 12 points go to Georgia
Belarus: 12 points go to Ukraine
Sweden: 12 points go to Ukraine
Azerbaijan: 12 points go to Albania
Belgium: 12 points go to Ukraine
Russia: 12 points go to Ukraine
Israel: 12 points go to Ukraine
Albania: 12 points go to Sweden
Armenia: 12 points go to Ukraine
Ukraine: 12 points go to Armenia
Moldova: 12 points go to Ukraine
The Netherlands: 12 points go to Ukraine
Georgia: 12 points go to Armenia

Winner
 
Ukraine - 123 points
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jvC2F_AjtI
Tuesday, 27 November 2012 16:05

JESC 2012: The Final Night on Saturday

The Junior Eurovision Song Contest was a flagship production of the European Broadcasting Union back in 2003 with the hope of creating a competition similar to the adult showcase produced each year for the younger generation and it seemed like things had succeeded before broadcasters started noting that the costs were slightly too high with the rating going down year on year. The buzz around the junior event was not the same and this is surely noted by the amount of journalists that tend to cover the event. Nevertheless, the team of Radio International based in The Netherlands will be covering this years' event taking place in the Heineken Music Hall within Amsterdam, the capital of the aforementioned nation. In fact, the focus of the programme tomorrow will be the Junior Eurovision Song Contest and the twelve participating nations. Unfortunately for the second year running, Malta has decided not to take part in the event with the funds previous used to compete, being put into the participation within the senior edition of the Eurovision Song Contest.

The official website of Radio International will as always be transmitting the show between 20:00 and 23:00 CET tomorrow evening unless you live in The Netherlands where you could listen in on 106.4 FM or Digital Cable 41. The competing nations in this years' edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will be staged on Saturday are Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Georgia, Israel, Moldova, The Netherlands, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine respectively. These have been presented in alphabetical order. Members of the Team of Radio International will be present at the event and conduct interviews with the young artists which you can hear during the shows around the day of the competition itself. Listeners during the show could also request their respective favourite entries from the past editions of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest during this weeks' edition of Radio International. Nevertheless, there is going to be a number of features tomorrow evening including the spotlight on Sweden due to the upcoming Eurovision Song Contest and of course, the weekly quiz with the chance to win some fantastic prizes. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news with regards to the Eurovision Song Contest and the local music scene as soon as it becomes available.

Source: Team of Radio International

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgam0d9A5g