Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1987
The Fifth Editon of the Festival Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza - 1987 this year was held in November.
This year the Organising Committee decieced to do the Festival early and not in September, because for the week celebration they plains several activities, like drama, concerts, Rock Operas and shows for 23 Anniversary from the day Malta came Independent in 21 September, 1964.
So Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza - 1987 was held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday 19, 20 and 21 November, 1987 back in the Assembly Hall at the University of Malta at Tal-Qroqq, today we known it as Sir Temi Zammit Hall
The organizing Committee under the Chairmanship of Charles A. Bellia, issued the regulations of the festival, the other members where Charles Stroud, John Camilleri and Doris Stroud. 46 songs were submitted and 24 songs were shortlisted until the final 16 songs were chosen.
The theme of the Festival was:- Ngħixu Familja Nibnu Futur.
As we taught this year the Festival was held on Friday 2 August, 1985 this time in the Assembly Hall at the University at Tal-Qroqq. And it was another great success Festival that year, and year after year would be strong and build a good reperution with singers, Authors, Composer and the public ingeneral.
In this editon again, the Festival spred over three days, when on day one Thursday 19 November, 1987 was interpreted 12 songs, and from them passed 8 songs to the Finali night, Other 12 songs was held on Friday 20 November, 1987 and from them again passed 8 songs, for the total of 16 songs which competed in the final on Saturday night 21 November, 1987.
For this Edition the Festival Committee’ also issued two cassettes with this songs with a production of Tony Scott and prepare a souverner program with the lyrics of the songs, and photos of the singers taken part, This year they issued two cassettes with the twelve songs in each cassettes, in the second cassette their was also a song by Edwin Vella Niċċelebraw and they was sell at Lm 2.50.
Iżreġ Ja Xemx Ħanina by Doreen Galea was dropt from the final in the last time, although it was issued on the cassettes.
The set design was made by Ruben Caruana, and the special effects by I.T.C System under the direction of Tony Valletta and Lorry Farrugia. The stage direction ws under Charles Bellia and sound in the care of Tony Scott. Charles Stroud had the production of the show. The price for the show was Lm 1.
The First Semi-Final Song Festival
Here are the 12 Finalist Songs heard on Thursday 19 November, 1987:-
|01||Josette Camilleri||Merżuq tas-Sliem||Charles Mifsud||Carmelo Zammit|
|02||Benny and Tonia Grima||Nibnu fis-Sod||Edwin Vella||Edwin Vella|
|03||Incorvaja Twins||Il-Ħolma||Edwin Vella||Edwin Vella|
|04||The Roots||Sar il-Ħin||Frank O'Neill||Frank O'Neill|
|05||Agnes Cassar||Fejn l-Hena Ssib||Agnes Cassar||Agnes Cassar|
|06||Charles Cirillo||Nibqgħu Ħajjien Għal Dejjem||Charles Dalli||Charles Dalli|
|07||X-Tend||Ġrajja Waħda||Charles Dalli||Charles Dalli|
|08||Doreen Galea||Iżreġ Ja Xemx Ħanina||Doreen Galea||Dominic Galea|
|09||Nathalie Farrugia||Jiem Aħjar||Frederick Camilleri||Frederick Camilleri|
|10||Victor Cutajar & Marie Louise Sammut Ghigo||Żernieq||Victor Cutajar||Victor Cutajar|
|11||Olivia Camilleri||Ħolma||Philip Farrugia Randon||Sammy Galea|
|12||Louis Dalli||Għanja Lill Malta Ġdida||Joe Friggieri||Sammy Galea|
The Second Semi-Final Song Festival
Here are the 12 Finalist Songs heard on Friday 20 November, 1987:-
|01||Frank O’Neill||Naħseb Fikom u Nżomm Sħiħ||Frank O'Neill||Frank O'Neill|
|02||Sammy Bartolo||Sewwa Sew Illum||John Paul Grech||John Paul Grech|
|03||Joe Dalli||Magħqudin Nibnu Futur||Frederick Camilleri||Frederick Camilleri|
|04||Frederick Camilleri||Metropoli||Frederick Camilleri||Frederick Camilleri|
|05||Adelina Attard||Feġġet il-Qawsalla||Paul Micallef||Eileen Micallef|
|06||Mirage||Diska Ġdida||Amadeo Cassar||Amadeo Cassar|
|07||Tessie Farrugia||Meta||Paul Falzon||Paul Falzon|
|08||Freddie Castelletti||It-Tama Fil-Futur||Patrick Mifsud||Dorseille Mifsud|
|09||Godwin Lucas||Viżjoni||Profs.Joe Friggieri||Victor Fenech|
|10||Mike Spiteri||Id-Dielja ta’ l-Imħabba||Ray Agius||Ray Agius|
|11||Spectrum||Qawsalla||Ino Mario Busuttil||Mario Caruana|
|12||Jo Naudi||Jekk Għadek M’Intix Lest||Charles Mifsud||Benedict Galea|
During the intervall till one could know the winner result by the jury where entertainment by the YADA Dance Company and the winner of 1986 Brown Rice, Joe Cutajar, Rhapdosy Blues, Philip the Magician and The Breezes.
Greenfields, Phyllisienne Brincat, and a number of well known singers Benny and Tonia, Marie Louise Sammut Ghigo, Victor Cutajar, Incorvaja Sisters, Brian Muscat, Phyllisienne Brincat, Edwin Vella, Jo Naudi, Frederick Camilleri, Tessie Farrugia, and Godwin Lucas to sing the song by composed by Edwin Vella Niċċelebraw writing after the winning Election of 1987.
he prizes where for the first places Lm 100 and a trophie, for the Seconds Lm 60 and trophie and for the Third place Lm 40.
Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-
|01||Godwin Lucas||Viżjoni||Profs.Joe Friggieri||Victor Fenech|
|02||Adelina Attard||Feġġet Qawsalla||Paul Micallef||Eileen Micallef|
|03||Mike Spiteri||Id-Dielja Ta' l-Imħabba||Ray Agius||Ray Agius|
- This same three song win the prize for the Best Lyrics
- Ġrajja Waħda – Charles Dalli
- For Best Music First came Id-Dielja Ta’ l-imħabba by Ray Agius, Second came Viżjoni by Victor Fenech, and Third came Ġrajja Waħda by Charles Dalli
- Tessie Farrugia got the Trophy for The Best Singer of the Festival
- Nibnu Fis-Sod by Edwin Vella was the Best Song chose by public