Discovery International Pop Music Festival

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Discovery International Pop Music Festival is a song contest held every year in Varna Bulgaria. It has been held since 1992 in the western Bulgarian tourist city on the Black Sea. From 1992 till 1997 the Festival was only open for Bulgarian singers. Then from 1998 onwards, the festival was open for singers from foreign counties and was known as 'International Contest For Best Singer'. For many years it had been the only international pop contest held in Bulgaria.

As many as 42 countries have taken part throughout the years, including Malta. At times, local participants were chosen from the finals of Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija. Maltese songs won four editions of the international festival.

The full list of Maltese participation is:-

Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre interior: annual venue for Discovery International Pop Music Festival
Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre exterior, Varna, Bulgaria
Stoyan Bachvarov Theatre by night
Year Singers Song Lyrics Composed Prizes Video
1998 Mark Tonna Walk With Me Philip Vella Philip Vella Special prize of the Jury (Best International Artistic Performance)
1999 Marvic Lewis Voice in the Night Doris Chetcuti Eugenio Schembri (First Prize)
2000 Adelina Attard So Much Sunny Aquilina Jason Paul Cassar
2001 Glen Vella & Eleanor Cassar Secret Charms Paul Ellul Chan Vella
2002 Olivia Lewis Give me Wings Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina (First Prize)
2003 Julie Zahra & Ludwig Galea Endlessly Joe Julian Farrugia Philip Vella (First Prize)
2004
2005 Priscilla Psaila (Third Prize)
2006 Roger Tirazona & Eleanor Spiteri Time for Love Joe Julian Farrugia Paul Abela (First Prize)
2007 Cliff Zammit & Annabelle Debono
2008 Fiona Cauchi A Jewel In My Life Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina (2nd Place)
2009 Rita Pace Cradle Me Rita Pace Rita Pace (Jury's Prize)
2010 J Anvil Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
2011 Romina Mamo Quicksand Clinton Paul Clinton Paul
2012
2013
2014 Domenique Azzopardi Samani Sahe Marc Paelinck Bart Herman (Best Promising Artist)
2015 Deborah C It's Ok Muxu Matt Mercieca Elton Zarb (2nd Place)
2016 Jessika Muscat Hypnotica Gerard James Borg Philip Vella Best Female Voice, 2nd Best for Performance

Maltese Guest Singers

Year Singers
2004 Fabrizio Faniello
2006 Julie Zahra & Ludwig Galea
2011 Ludwig Galea
2014 Ludwig Galea

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