Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija għall-Ewropa 1994

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This Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija għall-Ewropa 1994 (Festival of Maltese Song for Europe 1994) was organized together by the Ministery of Youth and Culture under the auspices of Minister Dr. Michael Frendo, the Festival was held on 3, 4 and 5 Febuary 1994. At the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

The Organising Committee for this Festival was made by Gaetano Abela as the chairman of the Festival, Robert Cefai Secretary and Sue Zammit, Frans Fenech, Joe Vassallo, Alfred Debono as members

There were 222 Submission

Awards Festival Song For Europe 1994

(A) Nine (9) Songs finalists be issued on CD.

(B) Fifty Maltese Lira (Lm 50) awarded to those songs that took part in the knockout Festival and has qualified for the final evening.

(C) Memorial Trophy given to the composers, authors and the singer / principal of a five (5) finalists.

(D) The four (4) finalists songs will not be the first to take Mitt Maltese Lira (Lm 100).

(E) The Composer winner of Malta Song Festival awarded Three Hundred Maltese Lira (Lm 300), while the singer / a given eight Maltese Lira (Lm 80).

(F) The winning song rappresent Malta Eurovision Song Festival in 1994.

The program of the Festival was so

Thursday 3rd February 1994 at 7.30pm 10 songs sung Festival of Maltese Song. Make interval of 20 minutes. Having sung 10 songs Song for Europe.


The jury select 7 songs from each Festival qualify for the Semi Final. (Jury not known till today)

Friday 4th February 1994 at 7.30pm 7 selected songs sung by Maltese song festival. Interval of 20 minutes. Exhibition Ballroom Dance school of Tony Lawrence and later sung 7 songs Song for Europe

The jury select 5 songs from each qualifying for the Final Festival


Saturday 5 February 1994 at 7.30pm

10 finalists sung songs, the first 5 of Maltese Song Festival, is then the Song for Europe Festival.

Interval of 20 minutes, Exhibition of the Academy of Ballet Danza Tanya Bayona-Poutiatine.

Winners and becomes the Presentation by Hon Minister Dr.Michael Frendo


Final Proformance

Here are the 10 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Renato Micallef The Shadow Of A Dream Laurence Spiteri Laurence Spiteri
02 Georgina Abela Remember The Beginning Philip Vella Philip Vella
03 Catherine Vigar It’s His Violin Joe Carr George Curmi ‘il-Puse
04 Enzo Gusman How Can I Ever Love Again? Josephine Zarb Josephine Zarb
05 Freddie Portelli There’s a Song Freddie Portelli Freddie Portelli
06 Jon Lukas You Can Depend On Me Jon Lukas Jon Lukas
07 Phyllisienne Brincat Tell Me Why Frederick Camilleri Margaret Camilleri
08 Moira Stafrace & Chris Scicluna More Than Love Moira Stafrace Chris Scicluna
09 Ray Caruana Scarlet Song Ray Mahonay Dominic Galea
10 Marthese Tanti To Love Again Doris Chetcuti Josephine Giordimaina

The Winners

The Shadow of A Dream, Remember The Begining, Tell Me Why, More Than Love and Scarlet Song pass to the Final Phase, and three of them where the winning songs.


Here are the first 3 placing Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Moira Stafrace & Chris Scicluna More Than Love Moira Stafrace Chris Scicluna
02 Ray Caruana Scarlet Song Ray Mahoney Dominic Galea
03 Georgina Abela Remember The Beginning Philip Vella Philip Vella


The More Then Love by Chris Scicluna & Moira Stafrace will be rappresent Malta in the Eurovision song Contest 1994.

The Jury

The Members of the Jury where:- (Not Known till today)

The Comperes

The presenters on Thursday were Karl Bonaci and Stephanie Spiteri during the Friday and Saturday were John Bundy and Lucienne Selvaggi.

Director of the Orchestra was Mro. George Debono

Special Thanks