Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1999
This was the Eight Edition of the Festival Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 1999 and the third time since the festival begain again in 1997. This Festival was showed dirett on Net TV and from this edition was introduced the Televoting.
Enter a number of [ ? ] songs and, after where chosing 16 songs for the Final (Jury not know) The organisers under the chair person Kevin Drake announced the 16 entries which qualified for the next round to be held in the final between 18 and 19 September, 1999 at the Granaries at Floriana. The them of the Festival was Indipendenza (Independence).
The submitted entries were judged by the following panel of music experts: Doris Stroud (Chair Person Jury), Angela Agius, Dr.Charles Briffa, Dr.Alan Chircop, Malcolm Demanuele, Priscilla Pirotta, Charles Saliba and Ingrid Vella. Under the osservation of U.K.A.M rapresentativ Horace J.Anastasi and Stella Anastasi.
Here are the 16 Songs featured in the final:-
|01||Adelina Attard||U F’Qalbi Ngħid||Paul Ellul||Mark Spiteri Lucas|
|02||Nadine Axisa||It-Tama Taż-Żernieq||Profs.Joe Friggieri||Dominic Galea|
|03||Dianne Camilleri||Overdose||Diannne Camilleri||Lawrence Cutajar|
|04||Leontine Camilleri||Wied L-Għollieq||Joe Julian Farrugia||Renato Briffa|
|05||Roberta Cassar||Qalb li Taf Tħoss||Paul Ellul||Chan Vella|
|06||Fiona Cauchi||Stilel Tal-Ħolm||Mario Fenech Caruana||Dominic Galea|
|07||Incorvaja Sisters||Żinnijiet||Mario Fenech Caruana||Philip Vella|
|08||Claudette Pace||Ejjew Nippruvaw||Ray Agius||Ray Agius|
|09||Rita Pace||Xemx||Rita Pace||Rita Pace|
|10||Ivan Spiteri Lucas & Mark Spiteri Lucas||Pjażża Reġina||Paul Ellul||Mark Spiteri Lucas|
|11||Augusto Cardinali||L-Għama||Augusto Cardinali||Augusto Cardinali|
|12||Mark Tonna||Il-Bikja Tal-Lejl||Joe Julian Farrugia||René Mamo|
|13||Philip Vella||San Seksek Ora Pro Nobis||Mario Fenech Caruana||Philip Vella|
|14||Mariosa Xuereb||Il-Baħri L-Mitluf||Mario Fenech Caruana||Marica Axisa|
|15||Julie Zahra||Kwiekeb||Joe Julian Farrugia||René Mamo|
|16||Ray Zerafa||Merħba Lill-Għannej||Christopher Azzopardi||Anthony Buttigieg|
There was a prize for the Best Lyrics, Prize for Best Composer, Prize for Best Interpretation, Prize for Televoting, For Third Place, Lm 150 and trophy for singer, Author and Composer, For Second Place, Lm 250 and trophy for singer, Author and Composer, For First Place, Lm 400 and trophy for singer, Author and Composer. The Trophies was presented by the General Secretary of The Nationalist Party Joe Saliba in the presence of the Chairman of the Organizing Committee Kevin Drake.
Here are the Winning Finalist Songs featured in the final:-
|01||Claudette Pace||Ejjew Nippruvaw||Ray Agius||Ray Agius|
|02||Roberta Cassar||Qalb li Taf Tħoss||Paul Ellul||Chan Vella|
|03||Mark Tonna||Il-Bikja tal-Lejl||Joe Julian Farrugia||Rene Mamo|
- Best Lyrics: - Ray Agius – Ejjew Nippruvaw
- Best Composer:- Ray Agius - Ejjew Nippruvaw
- Best Interpretation:- Claudette Pace – Ejjew Nippruvaw
- Televoting Prize:- Roberta Cassar – Qalb Li Taf Tħoss