Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija 1982
The Second Edition of Festival Internazzjoni tal-Kanzunetta Maltija – 1982. After the success of the Festival last year, The committee from the section of The Ministry of Labour, Culture and Social Assistance is organizer this second International Festival of Maltese Song, under the Minister Dr. Alex Sciberras Trigona and under the auspices of Miss Agatha Barbara , President of the Republic of Malta.
There where 95 submissions and in the first eliminatory was chose 12 songs, that was classified in three categories.
Category A, for composers Under 30 years. Category B for composers over 30 years. Category C consist with a Social theme .
Four songs in each one, and from each one must select the best one from each category. This means that from this year there where three winners from the three categories and the priezes where all the same for every winner.
From these year there was an expect of high level, especially after their where new arrangement from foreigners composers. All of the singers sang live with a 50 piece Orchestra under Mro. Anthony Chircop and Mro. Joseph Sammut.
The Festival also was view on MTV under the direction of Joe Galea Tickets prices for the Festival, for the two nights , were Lm 2 and Lm 2.50. The show began at 7.00pm and after the show there where transport for everywhere.
In the First day of the Festival all the Maltese were present, and the foreigners singers from eleven different countries sung them in their own language. On this day all of the singers where judge by an expert jury composed by foreigner and Maltese in the Music scene.
Singers and Songs of Section A
Here are the 4 Maltese Songs in Section A featured in the final:-
|01||Mary Rose Mallia||Jekk Trid il-Ħena||Francis Falzon||Raymond Cremona||Bernardette Waelle||Switzerland|
|02||Joe Cutajar||L-Isbaħ Kopjja||Dominic Galea||Dominic Galea||Francisco Jose||Spain|
|03||Renato Micallef||Kuljum Jisbaħ Biex Jiġbidni Lejk||Margaret Agius||Margaret Agius||Kamela Todorova||Bulgaria|
|04||Incorvaja Twins||Imħabba||Godwin Cachia||Godwin Cachia||Lajos Turi||Hungary|
Singers and Songs of Section B
Here are the 4 Maltese Songs in Section B featured in the final:-
|01||Tony Camilleri & Frank O'Neill||Naħseb Biss Fik||Frank O'Neill||Frank O'Neill||Stefano Sani||Italy|
|02||Marisa Vella||Tajjeb Li Tkun Taf||Joseph Abela||Joseph Abela||Suzie Ritz||England|
|03||Mary Spiteri||Jekk Trid||Doreen Galea||Sammy Galea||Marcela Laiderova||Czechoslovakia|
|04||Ralph Dougall & John B. Dougall||Min Mindu Rajtek||Ralph Dougall||Ralph Dougall||Meta Mocnik||Yugoslavia|
Singers and Songs of Section C
Here are the 4 Maltese Songs in Section C featured in the final:-
|01||Bayzo||Mużika, Mużika||Alfred C. Sant||Paul Abela||Ben Cramer||Holland|
|02||Doreen Galea||Fl-Imħabba Magħqudin||Renato Micallef||Godwin Cachia||Tom Foster||Germany|
|03||Mario Genovese & Joe Carr||Sħab||Joe Carr||Mario Genovese||Rosaella Capprioli||Italy|
|04||Catherine Vigar||Fejn Hemm L-Għaqda||Tony Gauci||Tony Gauci||Dickie||Ireland|
- Section A the song in english was named ‘Show Me The Way To Happiness
- Section C the song in english was named ‘Musik is Lieden’
Second Day of The Festival
On this Second day it was announced the winners, and the songs was sung in Maltese and in the foreigner language, beside this the forigner singers , sung another song from there repertoire
Here are the Winners 3 Maltese Songs featured in the final:-
|01||Mary Rose Mallia||Jekk Trid Il-Hena||Frances Falzon||Raymond Cremona|
|02||Mary Spiteri||Jekk Trid||Doreen Galea||Sammy Galea|
|03||Bayzo||Muzika, Muzika||Alfred C. Sant||Alfred C. Sant|
As a prizes all got the same Lm 400 for the composer and Lm 100 for the singer beside this they win the Ċippus trophy and also the others taken part got the Ċippus Trophy as a recognition prize. This was designe by Ino Bonello. Near the ċippus a musical instrument, the Maltese pound and are united together dsawn laurel wreath symbol of winning. While the others composed take Lm 50 and Lm 20 for each singer.
On Friday 26 March, 1982 was draw a big lottery with the first prize of a car Honda Civic 3 Door who participated in it those who guest on of the three winning songs. The second prize was a journey for two persons for Awstralia with return and for this lottery all the except the winner of the first prize.