Category Archives: MALTA

PHOTO: DANIEL D'ANASTASI / PBS October 20

Video / Watch the full version of MESC 2015 semifinalist entries

VALLETTA, MALTA – Today PBS revealed the full versions of all songs for the semifinal of Malta’s Eurovision Song Contest 2015 which takes place on 21st and 22nd of November. Listen to the songs below and guess the winner! Glen Vella – Breakaway (Kevin Borg & Simon Gribbe) Trilogy – Chasing a Dream (Paul Abela & Joe Julian Farrugia) Karen DeBattista – 12, […]

PHOTO: NADEZHDA MISYAKOVA FACEBOOK FAN PAGE October 19

Updates from the world of JESC 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – Moira Delia is the hostess of the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest, a job originally offered to Ira Losco (as rumours said last summer). She is excited to be the first lady of the biggest international event Malta ever had in the island and of course we worried upon her outfits for […]

PHOTO: EMIL CALLEJA BAYLISS October 17

Video / Host country entry officially bids for trophy… again!

VALLETTA, MALTA – Diamonds video officially presented today and the Maltese entry for Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014 officially released. Federica Falzon will perform the Maltese entry inland this time as her country will cheer up for her while on stage. But what’s going on in Malta? Why do they suddenly bring “diamonds” in the […]

PHOTO: LUKE BORG October 12

Video / Federica Falzon in Dr. Klown music clip

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS (VALLETTA, MALTA) – Federica Falzon, who will be representing Malta in the upcoming Junior Eurovision Song Contest with the song Diamond, has taken part in the music video for the song “Happy” produced by Dr. Klown. Dr. Klown was founded in 2010 with the goal of cheering up young children recovering at Mater […]

FEDERICA FALZON October 09

JESC 2014: Federica Falzon greets oikotimes.com readers

The team of http://www.oikotimes.com is honoured, hosting the greetings of the 2014 Junior Eurovision participants. On November 15th this young artist will claim the trophy of the 12th Junior Eurovision Song Contest edition which will take place in Malta.

PHOTO: DANIEL D'ANASTASI / PBS October 03

Malta 2015: Twenty promising acts announced (Video)

VALLETTA, MALTA – With a very careful selection, aimed to bring the best ever selection in the island of knights, Maltese national broadcaster announced tonight the 20 semi-finalists for the 2015 edition of MESC which will take place earlier this year, as PBS will use the magnificent JESC stage setting for the national selection as […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 28

Video: New album for Firelight; listen to snippets

VALETTA, MALTA – While the new edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is taking shape, last year’s laureate of MESC, folk band Firelight, is back on tracks. The 2014 Maltese entrant, who finished 23rd in Copenhagen with the song “Coming Home”, have just released their very first album. It is called “Backdrop Of Life” […]

PHOTO: TIMES OF MALTA September 28

Will Malta follow the steps of Christina Scuccia?

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – A group of six Ursuline nuns will be singing a catchy pop tune Philip Vella wrote and composed about their experiences raising abandoned children at the Sliema crèche at this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest. The nuns’ song ‘Love and Let Go’ is one of 48 songs that have been shortlisted for […]

OKMALTA.COM September 27

The Ira Losco fiasco upon MESC participation / Updated

VALLETTA, MALTA – Since last night announcement by PBS for the 48 preliminary artists and songs of MESC 2015, all eurovision fan sites were stunned Ira Losco was not among the participants. Especially since she spread the rumours about potential participation through Facebook. The team of oikotimes.com is in a position to know that Ira […]

MALTA FLAG September 27

Malta 2015: preliminary qualifiers announced

VALLETTA, MALTA – Familiar names announced last night in Malta regarding the 2015 national selection which will take place earlier this year due to the joint staging with Junior Eurovision. Gianluca Bezzina (2013), Glen Vella (2011), Olivia (2007), Miriam Christina (1996), Ludwig Galea (2004), Daniel Testa (JESC participant in 2008) and many former national finalists […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 22

Malta 2015: Dr. Bezzina back in Eurovision run

VALETTA, MALTA – On November 22nd, in Marsa, the Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) will take place and the 28th Maltese Eurovision entrant will be chosen. Though the list of participants hasn’t been published yet, some names are starting to appear on the net. A few weeks ago, we’ve learned that Ira Losco (the silver […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU September 15

Malta 2015: Drop in number of Eurovision entries

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – Fewer songs have been submitted than last year for the Malta Eurovision song contest, to be held in November instead of February. Sources in the music industry said the cut-off date for submissions – the end of August – had caught recording studios, authors and composers on the wrong foot. In previous […]

PHOTO: MARC MINGELS / OIKOTIMES.COM September 07

Life after JESC: Gaia Cauchi

VALLETTA, MALTA – Through this series of posts oikotimes.com would like to present information about the Junior Eurovision Song Contest winners after-winning-life. What happened to the JESC winners after their triumph in the contest? Gaia’s vocal coach is the locally famous Gillian Attard a Maltese singer, TV personality and actress. Gaia’s first “international gig” came […]

IRA LOSCO & GIANLUCCA BEZZINA August 26

Ira Losco highly rumoured to return in Eurovision

VALLETTA, MALTA – With the deadline for submission to the Malta Eurovision 2015 this thursday and friday, rumours are highly spreading on the island. One of them is the rumoured returnal of no less then Ira Losco! The singer narrowly missed to win Eurovision back in 2002 with 7th wonder, a composition by Philip Vella […]

PHOTO: ALEXANDER RYBAK via INSTAGRAM August 25

Alexander Rybak set to return in Eurovision?

VALLETTA, MALTA – 2009 ESC winner Alexander has been in Malta these days for a non announced visit. Accordingly to his facebook and twitter page he visited the Russian International Boarding School in the town of Bugibba where he gave a concert some years ago. However more interesting was a photo he posted with Maltese […]

PHOTO: KURT PARIS PHOTOGRAPHY August 22

Maltese entry for JESC 2014 revealed

VALLETTA, MALTA – The Maltese song for this year’s Junior Eurovision has been finalised. This is the first time in Malta’s Eurovision history that a Maltese performer will be competing on home ground; consequently, the local anticipation for the song is greater than ever. The song is to be sung entirely in English. It is […]

WILLIAM MANGION August 18

Now that’s a well paid job!

MALTATODAY.COM.MT REPORTS – Eurovision singer William Mangion is being paid €19,582 each year under the contract he has with the government to ‘coordinate the promotion of local bands’. The Ministry for Justice and Culture signed the contract with the singer last year, soon after Labour’s election victory. The ministry said the scale is “an equivalent […]

PHOTO: VICTOR CRUZ LAFUENTE / OIKOTIMES.COM August 03

New releases by Molly, Kurt, Severina, Roman, Hadise, Helena, Tolmachevy Twins, Claudia Faniello

Molly Sandén who participated in 2006 Junior Eurovision and 2012 Melodifestivalen is now releasing a brand new song titled “Freak” the audio of which is available below. Produced by RedOne (the composer of Russia’s 2011 entry and many other international hits) Molly is performing a great ballad this time. Have a listen. On the other […]

FIRELIGHT REHEARSAL July 27

Malta 2015: Participants allowed to present a non Eurovision song

VALLETTA, MALTA – The selection process for the song that will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest has been changed significantly. While it has previously been held in January or February, it has now been pushed forward to November. This means that it will be held a week after the Junior Eurovision competition, at […]