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Eurovision allure in celebrations of the feast of St Dominic in Vittoriosa

TIMES OF MALTA REPORTS – As part of the celebrations of the feast of St Dominic in Vittoriosa, the Prince of Wales Own Band Club is presenting a concert of Eurovision hits at St John Tower on Saturday at 9.30pm Under the direction of Mro Emmanuel Spagnol, the repertoire will feature such winning entries as Diva performed by Dana International (1998); Alexander Rybak’s Fairytale (2009); Puppet on a String presented by Sandie Shaw in 1967; My Number One sung by Elena Paparizou in 2005; ... | read the full story here

August 22, 2016 9:38 am // 1 Comment

JESC 2016: Malta calls for composers, authors

MALTA – Public Broadcasting Services has issued a call for Maltese composers and authors interested in writing a song with which Maltese singer Christina Magrin will be representing Malta in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016. Christina Magrin has been chosen from among 20 singers who all interpreted a song of their choice during a session at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, and which had been broadcast live on TVM. The Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with the theme Embrace, ... | read the full story here

August 18, 2016 7:22 pm // 0 Comments

New PBS chief election cause a controversy in Malta

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – Newly-appointed PBS chief executive John Bundy only got the support of half the board members amid concerns on the way the appointment was handled, this newspaper has learnt. PBS sources told the Times of Malta four out of the eight board members present at Wednesday’s meeting either abstained or voted against the appointment in protest against being presented with a “fait accompli”. The sources pointed out that the matter could have further repercussions, ... | read the full story here

August 5, 2016 8:18 am // 0 Comments

John Bundy set to replace Anton Attard as new PBS CEO

MALTA – Popular TV personality John Bundy is set to be named the new chief executive officer of PBS when Anton Attard’s contract expires next week. Mr Attard has occupied the post since August 2010. Calls for his removal have been abundant since the Labour Party won the 2013 election. Mr Bundy started his TV career on Smash TV but moved on to the Nationalist’s Party’s media, later to TVM, and finishing off with Labour’s Super One. There is no information if Eurovision criticism ... | read the full story here

July 31, 2016 2:15 pm // 0 Comments

Christina Magrin to represent host country in Junior Eurovision

MALTA – Christina Magrin is the winner of the Maltese national selection for the 2016 Junior Eurovision Song Contest which will take place in Valletta on November 20. Competing among 19 other acts at MCC last week, Christina managed to get the highest points through a public and jury voting. The song which Christina sing in Junior Eurovision will be selected internally in due ... | read the full story here

July 19, 2016 8:49 am // 0 Comments

Finalists announced for Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016

MALTA – Public Broadcasting Services Ltd. has published the list of 20 finalists who will be competing in the Festival of the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2016 in July. The winner of this festival will be representing Malta in this year’s edition of the JESC 2016 which is being held in Malta. Tickets for this festival, which will be held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta on Saturday 16 July, are obtainable from www.mcc.com.mt. The finalists for the MJESC ... | read the full story here

July 1, 2016 5:38 am // 1 Comment

Maltese press storm PBS for Eurovision 2016 budget

TIMESOFMALTA.COM REPORTS – Flight and accommodation expenses for Malta’s participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm amounted to what the country would usually spend on the entire competition, leaked documents show. Accommodation expenses at the Quality Hotel Globe for the Maltese delegation amounted to €89,844 and flight tickets cost €18,420, the leaked papers show. The total – for just the flight and hotels – was equivalent to the entire budget allocated to the ... | read the full story here

June 29, 2016 11:59 pm // 0 Comments

Johnny Logan & Dana International special guests at Malta Song in Concert

MALTA – 14th July Malta will have it’s first Malta Song in Concert at the Waterfront in Valetta and it will be a truly unique event! It is aimed to have all the Maltese participants at the Eurovision Song Contest, together on one stage, accompanied by the PBS Orchestra under the direction of Mro Paul Abela and Mro Joe Brown. Many have confirmed their presence like Myriam Christine, Renato, Fabrizio Faniello, Debbie Scerri and Chiara. This years entry Ira Losco however seems not to ... | read the full story here

June 17, 2016 10:27 pm // 0 Comments

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