Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija 1981
The First Edition of Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija – 1981. It was decieded that this Festival began to organized in the last week of March to be also part from the celebration of Jum il-Helsien (Freedom Day) and after this idea was ex-Minister and later on the First women President of the Republic of Malta Miss Agatha Barbara. The Ministry of Labour, Culture and Social Assistance is organizes this first International Festival of Maltese Song This Festival was composed with 12 Maltese song and other 12 foreigner singer who sung the Maltese song in their own language and among this they sung another success song from their repretorial.
The Festival was spread on three days between Thursday 26 March, 1981, Friday 27 March, 1981 and Saturday 28 March, 1981.
The Festival also was view on MTV under the direction of Michael Darmanin Tickets prices for the Festival, for the two nights , were Lm 2 and Lm 2.50. And after the show there where transport for everwhere.
First Day of The Festival
In the First day of the Festival all the Maltese were present, and the foreigner singers from eleven different countries sung the songs in their own language.
Singers and Songs
Here are the 12 Maltese Songs featured in the final:-
|01||Tony Camilleri & Frank O'Neill||L-Ittra||Frank O’Neill||Frank O’Neill||Barry Mason||England|
|03||Marisa Vella||Telegramm||Alfred C. Sant||Alfred C. Sant||Lolita||Italy|
|04||Joe Dalli||Ferece Demjen||Hungary|
|05||Tony Gauci||Rose Brown||Switzerland|
|06||Joe Cutajar||Labi Siffre||Luxemburg|
|07||The Links||Tom Meyer||Holland|
|08||Renato Micallef||Alexandra Rubin||Germany|
|09||The Tramps||Sinjur Ġib Il-Paċi||John Ellis||Dominic Grech||Jana||Czechoslovakia|
|10||Mary Rose Mallia||Oto Pestner||Yugoslavia|
|11||Doreen Galea||Bogdana Karadotcheva||Bulgaria|
|12||Mariella Pace Asciak||Bogdana Karadotcheva||Bulgaria|
Here are the 3 Maltese Songs winners in the final:-
|01||The Tramps||Sinjur Ġib il-Paċi||John Ellis||Dominic Grech|
|02||Tony Camilleri & Frank O’Neill||L-Ittra||Frank O’Neill||Frank O’Neill|
|03||Marisa Vella||Telegramm||Alfred C. Sant||Alfred C. Sant|
Second Day of The Festival
On the Second day of the Festival the three winner songs sung again in Maltese and in the foreigner version. And After all the foreigner singers sung a song from their repretorial.
The presention Night was held in the Grand Hotel Verdala with a dinner dance, and thei r where the three winners songs and all the foreigner singers taken part for this presention.