L-Għanja tal-Poplu 1996

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The 21st Edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 20 April, 1996 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

118 original songs were submitted and shortlisted to 16 finalists.

A cd with the finalists and a programme with the lyrics were published.

The final night was hosted by Carmen Tanti and Joe Tanti of The Greenfields.

Finalists

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Debbie Scerri Kollox Jinbidel maż-Żmien Charles Mifsud René Mamo
02 Tony Camilleri Poplu Ġeneruż Alfred C. Sant Alfred C. Sant
03 Claudio Tonna Ngħożżu l-Wirt Sunny Aquilina Jason Paul Cassar
04 Incorvaja Sisters L-Iben Il-Ħali Felicienne Fenech Caruana Marie Louise Vella
05 Tony Ray Mhux Veru Tony Ray Philip Vella
06 Phyllisienne Brincat Il-Mara Bl-Għonnella Sewda Steven Drakard Phyllisienne Brincat Click on Video
07 Vince Bongailas Kulħadd Għandu l-Art Tiegħu Vince Bongailas Vince Bongailas
08 Marbeck Spiteri & Frederick Camilleri Rekord Fuq Rekord Mario Fenech Caruana Frederick Camilleri
09 Hermann Bonaci Għall-Erwieħ Joe M. Farrugia Dominic Galea
10 Olivia Lewis Kastelli fl-Arja Felicienne Fenech Caruana Philip Vella
11 Mark Tonna Allerġija Għall-Bnedmin René Mamo René Mamo
12 Merga L-Għanja Tal-Għajxien Mario Debono Mario Debono
13 Godwin Lucas Refuġjat Joe M.Farrugia Dominic Galea
14 Philip Vella Il-Protesta Mario Fenech Caruana Marie Louise Vella
15 Joe Cutajar Il-Kantant Pjanist Alfred C. Sant Alfred C. Sant
16 Claudette Pace Ismagħhom Alfred E. Baldacchino Tony Sammut

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairman:Carmelo Schembri
PRO: Ramon Casha
PRO: Noel D'Amato
Adverts: Peter Micallef
Stage Manager:Edward Cini
Stage Design:Ino Bonello

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Mark Tonna Allerġija Għall-Bnedmin René Mamo René Mamo
02 Philip Vella Il-Protesta Mario Fenech Caruana Marie Louise Vella
03 Claudette Pace Ismagħhom Alfred E. Baldacchino Tony Sammut

Prizes

  • First Place:- Trophy and Lm200
  • Second Place:- Trophy and Lm100
  • Third Place:- Trophy and Lm50

L-Għanja tal-Poplu trophy is detained for a year by the author/composer of the winning song.

KTA Production offered a prize of one week in Rome for two persons.


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)
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