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Malta 2017: PM meets Claudia and congratulates her

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS / MALTA – Prime Minister Joseph Muscat has congratulated singer Claudia Faniello for her success in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest last weekend, and also congratulated the organising team for their success with this year’s Festival. Faniello_PM2The Prime Minister was speaking during his first meeting with the Festival’s winning team, singer Claudia Faniello, author Gerald James Borg and composers Sean and Philip Vella. This followed their success in the 30th ... | read the full story here

February 22, 2017 4:50 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: Claudia Faniello finally to Eurovision!

MALTA – Claudia Faniello wins the 2017 Malta Eurovision Song Contest with the song Breathlessly , author Gerard James Borg and composers by Philip Vella/Sean Vella received the maximum points from the televoting securing a total of 4,996 points. Claudia will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv in May . RESULTS Artist Song Televote 16 Claudia Faniello “Breathlessly” 4,996 1 11 Janice Mangion “Kewkba” (Star) 4,544 2 4 Kevin Borg ... | read the full story here

February 18, 2017 11:59 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: Maxine speaks to oikotimes.com

Hello, Maxine, could you first introduce yourself to our readers? Hey oikotimes.com, I’m Maxine Pace, from the little island Malta. I’m a student at sixth form and have a passion for music. I’ve been singing since the age of 6 and have always been a Eurovision fan! Your song for MESC is called “Bombshell”, would you consider yourself as a Maltese bombshell? Anyone can be a bombshell, if they believe in themselves and do their best to achieve what they want to in life! I will ... | read the full story here

February 17, 2017 11:42 am // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: vote for your favourite MESC song for the tvm.com.mt prize

MALTA – With a week to go before the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017, Public Broadcasting Services has announced that it will once again be holding a public vote on tvm.com.mt for people to choose their favourite song. Although this vote will not influence the final result of the festival, there will still be a prize for the song which obtains the most votes. While the organizers and participants are busy with the final preparations for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the public ... | read the full story here

February 8, 2017 1:49 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: Ira Losco to perform her new single at MESC

MALTA – The Maltese national final for Eurovision 2017 is gearing up and one more addition announced in the show. Ira Losco, the ultimate Maltese superstar is going to attend and perform on stage her brand new single. It will be the first time we will enjoy Ira on a Eurovision stage after giving birth. She is not revealing the song title but she is giving a hit through her Facebook photo. DID YOU KNOW? Malta will participate in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017. The Maltese broadcaster ... | read the full story here

February 8, 2017 10:06 am // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: hosts and running order for MESC announced

MALTA – From the television series ‘Strada Stretta’ to the final session of the Eurovision Song Contest and the path of a courageous woman battling cancer but putting forward a positive message in this contest which is much sought-after by the Maltese audience. With the final of the Malta Contest looming nearer, this year the final session will be just one to be held on 18th February at the Ta’ Qali Fairs and Convention Centre, MFCC. John Bundy, PBS CEO announced the sequence of ... | read the full story here

January 26, 2017 10:57 am // 0 Comments

Malta withdraws from EYD, Israel gets their 20, NRK hosts announced and one more withdrawal in Moldova

MOLDOVA – One more withdrawal took place in Moldova’s O Melodie Pentru Europa. Irina Kit has decided to withdraw from the competition as she was accused by her co-participant Serj Coston for plagiarism of her song. According to him “Baby Don’t Cry” was a copy of Akon “Bananza (Belly Dancer)”. It’s unknown whether TRM investigated the issue as they announced the singer withdrew on her own. Samir Loghin with “Glow” comes up as the ... | read the full story here

January 25, 2017 1:33 pm // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: tickets for MESC are now available

MALTA – Tickets for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2017, scheduled for 18 February at the MFCC, are on sale as from today. The tickets are available from the http://www.showshappening.com site, and can be purchased from 6.00 p.m. onward. PBS Chief Executive John Bundy told tvm.com.mt that the delay in issuing the tickets was caused by the big demand, and early booking was advisable in order to acquire ... | read the full story here

January 24, 2017 6:04 am // 0 Comments

Malta 2017: TVM clarifies there will be no song change after the MESC final

TVM.COM.MT REPORTS / MALTA – With a month and half to go before the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, the first meeting for the 16 finalists was held to inform them of the regulations. One of these is that the winning song cannot be changed after it is chosen by the public through televoting. The Chief Executive of the Public Broadcasting Services, John Bundy, said that the winning song may not be changed to represent Malta in the Eurovision contest being held in May in ... | read the full story here

December 29, 2016 11:48 am // 0 Comments