News for tag: Malta

  • The tiny island of Malta will be going through something of a Eurovision frenzy in November this year, as not only will it be staging the twelfth edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest on Saturday November the 15th, but just one week later they will select their representative for the 2015 contest.

  • The live show for the Final takes place tomorrow evening, when viewers in 37 countries will have their opportunity to vote to decide the winner. It is worth remembering that this evening's dress rehearsal is of equal significance, as this is the rehearsal that the professional juries will be watching and voting on, and they are responsible for 50% of the votes.

  • There is more than one Eurovision Song Contest taking place this year. There is also the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, and the 12th edition will take place in Malta on the 15th of November this year. A specially created Format Group is looking to revamp the contest this year. Some of the new format elements have already been implemented last year in Kyiv, and others are soon to follow. Today there was a press conference held to provide further details.

  • Tonight in the second two hour show of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, broadcast LIVE from the B&W Hallerne, Copenhagen, 15 countries took part in the Second Semi-Final in order to qualify for the remaining 10 places available in Saturday's final.

  • The atmosphere is building up in the B&W Hallerne, as all the artists prepare for the live transmission of the second Semi-Final. First up on stage tonight is the Maltese group Firelight, with their entry Coming Home. We took the opportunity to have a quick chat with them today, where lead singer and composer Richard Edwards described it as a "once in a lifetime opportunity".

  • The Second Semi-Final of the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest takes place tonight, 8th of May, live from the B&W Hallerne in Copenhagen, Denmark, from 21:00 to 23:00 CET. Watch it here on Eurovision.tv!

  • Although the live show for the Second Semi-Final takes place tomorrow evening, when viewers in 18 countries will have their opportunity to vote to decide the ten qualifiers. It is worth remembering that this evening's dress rehearsal is of equal significance, as this is the rehearsal that the professional juries will be watching and voting on, and they are responsible for 50% of the votes.

  • While most of us will have to go back to our places to be at home, the Maltese band, Firelight ,are already feeling like that here in Copenhagen, as on stage we have four siblings, and very close friends who they adopt as "their cousin and their uncle" performing Coming Home.

  • They come from a small island, where everyone seems to know everybody, and that is certainly true for the group Firelight, as most of them come from the same family, so lead singer and composer Richard Edwards is guaranteed strong support behind him.

  • In just two days time on Saturday the 5th April, in Amsterdam, the sixth annual Eurovision In Concert will take place. Outside of the actual Eurovision Song Contest itself, this is the biggest gathering of artists from the 2014 contest, and Eurovision.tv will be there to cover it, and to bring interviews with the artists, as well as their performances at the Melkweg venue in the city centre.

  • Firelight has been selected as the Maltese entrant in this year's Eurovision Song Contest, and will carry the hopes of the small island nation with the song Coming Home. They saw off the challenge of 13 other songs in tonight's livel final broadcast from the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre in Ta'Qali.

  • Tonight in the Malta Fairs and Convention centre in Ta'Qali, Malta, the semi-final was held to determine which 14 songs would make it through to tomorrow night's grand final. There were several familiar names from previous Maltese selection shows participating in the contest, which of them made it to the final?

  • TVM in Malta have announced on the television show Xarabank the 20 songs which have reached the semi final stage of the contest to represent Malta in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. A record number of 210 songs were submitted in total, and those were reduced down to 70 for the first phase of the competition, which were revealed last week, Now the 20 that have reached the second phase; the televised stage of the competition have been made public, and an extract of each song was shown. As always there are a few familiar names amongst the line-up of artists and composers.

  • TVM in Malta have announced details of the 70 entries which have reached the first phase of the contest to represent Malta in next year's Eurovision Song Contest. A record number of 210 songs were submitted in total, and these have now been reduced down to 70 for the first phase. Only 20 of them though will make it through to the televised semi-final stage.

  • PBS the Maltese broadcaster responsible for the nation's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest, have published the regulations for the selection of their entry for 2014. 20 songs will be initially performed in a qualifying round on a live television show early next year, with 14 of them going through to the national final.