Category Archives: MALTA

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 […]

TIM SCHOU July 26

New releases by Tim Schou, maNga, Molly, Jessika, Janet

Various new songs have been released this week as well. Let’s have a look and a listen to the brand new songs to make our summer even hotter. Let’s start with Denmark’s 2011 representative Tim Schou who released his brand new single titled “Supernova”, a mid tempo song which sounds great. Turkish representatives in the […]

PHOTO: EUROVISION.TV / EBU July 11

Exclusive: Malta decides earlier this year

VALLETTA, MALTA – Schocking news tonight from Malta! PBS has issued out the regulations for the 2015 Eurovision! It was revealed that the National Selection will already be taking place on November 22nd and the semifinal one day earlier!!! With this surprise move PBS will surely have the first entry for the 2015 Eurovision! However […]

Video: Watch the animation of JESC 2014 logo

JESC 2014 MARSA SHIPYARD 03 July 07

JESC 2014: First information about show tickets

VALLETTA, MALTA – Tickets for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest will be out for sale in August. The tickets will be available online via a third party website. More information will be announced in the coming days. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest will come live from the Malta Shipbuilding, in Marsa on Saturday 15th […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 03 July 03

Sign up as a volunteer for Junior Eurovision 2014

VALLETTA, MALTA – PBS just launched the online form for those interested to sign up as volunteers for the 2014 Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The event kicks off on early November and ends with the grand final on November 15th. Main sponsor of the event is Malta’s Tourism Organization and the entire island is eager […]

JUNIOR EUROVISION 2014 LOGO 03 June 29

Speculations (again) over new & returning countries

Italy, Iceland, Hungary, Greece, Germany are very close to enter / re-enter the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2014. At least this is what EBU’s Junior Eurovision team is leaking on the web. Italy seems excited with San Marino’s participation last year, Iceland seems eager to win a Junior Eurovision edition since they can’t win the […]