L-Għanja tal-Poplu 1980

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The Eighth Edition of the Festival was organized by the Youth Travel Circle (YTC), under the guidance of Fr Maurice Mifsud, by the name of Festival ta' Kant Folk. Fifteen songs took part in the final night on 17 May 1980 at St Albert College, Valletta. The show was compered by Catherine D'Alfonso and Lawrence Cutajar.

Miriam Dougall, Louis Stride and Joe Cassar were in charge of the stage while George Pollacco was responsible for sound and audio.

Poster Design

The poster was designed by Mario P. Azzopardi.

Poster of 1980. Edition
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Finalists

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer
01 Jien Irrid Ngħix Charlie Dalli Charlie Dalli
02 The Incorvaja Twins To A Very Special Lady Josephine Incorvaja & May Incorvaja Josephine & May Incorvaja
03 Tell Me Why? Maria Teresa Vincenti Maria Teresa Vincenti
04 Issa Sew Mario Debono Mario Debono
05 Mingħajr Flus Rita Cassar Lucia Cassar
06 Walter Micallef Karba Minn Wara L-Ħajt Walter Micallef Walter Micallef
07 Biex Nersaq Lejk Emvin Debono John B.Dougall
08 Dwejjaq Martin Attard Martin Attard
09 Il-Bejjiegħa Ta' L-Annimali Jack DeDomenico Freddie Pisani
10 Għaliex Sajf? Martin Attard Martin Attard
11 Fl-Imħabba Issib il-Paċi u s-Sliem Charlie Dalli Charlie Dalli
12 Xefaq Louis Stride, Rita Grech Edwin Micallef
13 Mario Debono Noli Mario Debono Mario Debono
14 Skop Biex Ingħix Tony Pace Tony Pace
15 Ejj' Ifraħ Magħna Mario P. Azzopardi Mario P. Azzopardi

Interval

During the counting of votes, the audience was entertained by the YTC Drama Group under the direction of Domenic Said.

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer
01 Mario Debono Noli Mario Debono Mario Debono
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See also

External links

L-Għanja tal-Poplu Festival Editions
* 1970s: 01 (1973) - 02 (1974) - 03 (1975) - 04 (1976) - 05 (1977) - 06 (1978) - 07 (1979)
* 1980s: 08 (1980) - 09 (1981) - 10 (1982) - 11 (1983) - 12 (1984) - 13 (1985) - 14 (1986) - 15 (1987) 
* 1990s: 16 (1990) - 17 (1992) - 18 (1993) - 19 (1994) - 20 (1995) - 21 (1996) - 22 (1997) - 23 (1998) - 24 (1999)
* 2000s: 25 (2000) - 26 (2001) - 27 (2002) - 28 (2003) - 29 (2004) - 30 (2005) - 31 (2006) - 32 (2007) - 33 (2008) - 34 (2009)
* 2010s: 35 (2010) - 36 (2012) - 37 (2013) - 38 (2014) - 39 (2015) - 40 (2016) - 41 (2017) - 42 (2018) -