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Kantamagħna – A singers’ Festival

Kantamagħna 2021

For the Second time wil be organised the Second Edition of Festival Kantamagħna. The final night will be organised on Saturday 9 th January, 2021, Kantamagħna – is a Singers’ Festival, took place at the Astra Theatre in Victoria, Gozo. The festival was presented by DCapitals Big Band in collaboration with the Ministry for Gozo and Distinct Homes. The main aim of this festival was to give exposure to young talent in Gozo and Malta and give them the opportunity perform accompanied by a live 18-piece big band. The band was under the direction of Mro. George Apap.


This year there where a good total of 81 submissions in this festival, who where judged in the eliminatory auditions by Mro. George Apap and Francesca Sciberras.

It was really hard for the judges to choose and judge to get down the number for 26 finalist songs.


26 Finalists who went through the auditions were divided in three categories:

  • Category A: singers aged 10 (Born 2010) – 13 (Born 2007)
  • Category B: singers aged 14 (Born 2006) – 17 (Born 2003)
  • Category C: singers aged 18 (Born 2002) – 30 (Born 1990)

Here are all the contestants:

Section "A" (Singers between 10 to 13 years)

Here are the 10 Songs featured in the final Category A:-

No Singers Songs Age Placing Video
01 Benjamin Attard Ħallini 12
02 Mychael Bartolo Chircop
03 Francesca Borg Ferranti Feeling Good 13
04 Rachel Bonello Proud Mary 13
05 Shaniah Portelli Imagine 11
06 Amelia Kalabic Set Fire To The Rain 13
07 Julia Ricci Costa Think 12 Runner-Up
08 Elisa Buttigieg Can You Feel The Love Tonight 11
09 Maria Curmi Dance Money 10
10 Eliza Stellini Respect 12 1st Place
  • Mychael Bartolo Chircop (13 years old), was not present for the Final evening, due to circumstances beyond his control

Section "B" (Singers between 14 to 17 years)

Here are the 8 Songs featured in the final Category B:-

No Singers Songs Age Placing Video
01 Carly Buttigieg Knock On Wood 17
02 Riona Degiorgio I Will Always Love Your 14 Runner-Up
03 Maya Cauchi Valerie 15
04 Julia Azzopardi Make Your Feel My Love 16 1st Place
05 Loredana Agius Believe 17
06 Kelsey Sant Farrugia Alive 17
07 Elisa Andrea Muscat Sombody to Love 14
  • Aiden Aquilina Cohen (15 years old), was not present for the Final evening, due to circumstances beyond his control

Section "C" (Singers between 18 to 30 years)

Here are the 8 Songs featured in the final Category C:-

No Singers Songs Age Placing Video
01 Maria Spiteri Everything 26
02 Mark Anthony Bartolo Kemm Hu Sabiħ 25
03 Susannah Camilleri New York New York 24
04 Francesca Zammit If I Were A Boy 20
05 Gabrielle Debono This Is Me 26
06 Gail Attard At Last 19 1st Place
07 Danica Muscat River Deep Mountain High 26 Runner Up
08 Jessica Magro I’m So Excited 30

The Winners

All winners, and runner-ups of the three categories were awarded trophies:

For the Distinct Talent Award vote for it the musician of the Band for teh Best Singer in the younger category.


The Categories’ winners and runner-ups were decided by the jury who were:

The musicians of DCapitals Big Band voted for the Distinct Talent Award.

The Kantamagħna Festival is organized by DCapitals Big Band with the support of the Directorate for Cultural Heritage within the Ministry for Gozo and Distinct Homes Ltd. Together with an excellent performance by the DCapitals Big Band.



The festivals was presented by well know presenters Fabian Demicoli and Clara Scciberras

DCapitals Band

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