Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija 1983
The Third Edition of Festival Internazzjoni tal-Kanzunetta Maltija – 1983. 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.
In a conference held in January, 1983 it was announced the result after 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 livel, especially after their where new arrangment from foreigners composers. All of the singers sung 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 everwhere.
First Day of The Festival
In the First day of the Festival all the Maltese were present, and the foreigners singers sung there own version the their 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||Catherine Vigar||Sakemm||Doreen Galea||Sammy Galea||Luna||Italy|
|02||Qoton||Meta Ikun L’Hawn||Henriette Camilleri||Henriette Camilleri||Rossitza Bordjieva||Bulgaria|
|03||Mariella Pace Asciak||Ftakar F’Jum Għażiż||Jacqueline Gatt||Mariella Pace Asciak||Jacobp||Spain|
|04||Ralph Dougall||Lilek Biss||Aldo Busuttil||Aldo Busuttil||Vanessa Kim||Switzerland|
Singers and Songs of Section B
Here are the 4 Maltese Songs in Section B featured in the final:-
|01||Merga||Għalik||Carmen Fenech||Victor Fenech||Karel Cernoch||Czechoslovakia|
|02||Paul Giordimaina||Għalxejn||Lino Cauchi||Lino Cauchi||Eve Graham||England|
|03||Mary Spiteri||Kif Qatt Nista’ Nħobb Aħjar||Doreen Galea||Sammy Galea||Anne Karin||Germany|
|04||Delina Camilleri||Narak Kullimkien||Freddie Portelli||Freddie Portelli||Sarolta Zalatnay||Hungary|
Singers and Songs of Section C
Here are the 4 Maltese Songs in Section C featured in the final:-
|01||Incorvaja Twins||Jeħtieġ Li d-Dinja Tqum||Kevin Mahoney||Hector Mamo||Christina||Italy|
|02||Joe George Micallef||Agħtini Jdejk||Carmen Fenech||Victor Fenech||Bill Van Dyke||Holland|
|03||Doreen Galea||Nilqa’ b’Kuraġġ Is-Sebħ||Doreen Galea||Doreen Galea||Gene Summer||Belgium|
|04||George Agius||Ħabib Tinsiex||Doreen Galea||Dominic Galea||Tatjana Dremelj||Yugoslavia|
Here are the Maltese Songs in featured in the final:-
|01||Ralph Dougall||Lilek Biss||Aldo Busuttil||Aldo Busuttil||Vanessa Kim||Switzerland||A|
|02||Paul Giordimaina||Għalxejn||Lino Cauchi||Lino Cauchi||Eve Graham||England||B|
|03||George Agius||Ħabib Tinsiex||Doreen Galea||Dominic Galea||Tatjana Dremelj||Yugoslavia||C|
- Best Foreigner Singer :- Fromn Holland Bill Van Dyke
- Best Music foreigner Arrangament:- Harry Degroot for ‘Agħtini Idejk’.
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
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 cippus 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 Volkswagen Polo cost lm 2995. and participated in it, those who guest on of the three winning songs. The second prize was a bedroom by Abita Mobili cost Lm 750. Every ticket cost 25 cents , and the lottery will closed on Wednesday 23 March, 1983 and one could buy them from Misraħ il-Ħelsien.
The Presenters of this Second Edition of the Festival Internazzjonali tal-Kanzunetta Maltija – 1983 where Norman Hamilton and Maria Camilleri. While the stage director was Joe Galea why the stage decoration was under the hand of Tony De Giovanni.