L-Għanja tal-Poplu 1999

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L-Għanja tal-Poplu 1999

The 24th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 24 April 1999 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Vallettaand the show was compered by Claire Abela and Joe Dimech.

Tickets were available from the Y.T.C. 227 Merchants' Street, Valletta.

All profits from tickets and sponsors at the contest were donated to L-Arka.

Organizing Committee

Director: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairman:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Noel D'Amato
Members: Ramon Casha
Collectiv Adverts: Peter Micallef
Stage Manager: Eddie Cini

Prizes

  • First Place:- Trophy and Lm300
  • Second Place:- Trophy and Lm200
  • Third Place:- Trophy and Lm100

L-Għanja tal-Poplu trophy is detained for a year by the author/composer of the winning song. Trophies were also rewarded to the song with the best social theme and another one for the best interpretation. In this edition, trophies were made by young artist Sina Farrugia.

Finalists

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Nadine Axisa Rħewlha lejn il-Qamar Alfred E. Baldacchino Philip Vella
02 Marbeck Spiteri Klandestin Mario Fenech Caruana Philip Vella
03 Lawrence Gray Aħna Li Ma Mmorrux Fuq Xarabank Joe Friggieri Dominic Galea
04 Walter Micallef Viva L-Ġustizzja Joe Chircop Philip Vella
05 Catherine Vigar Id-Dar Tal-Providenza - L-Akbar Realtà Paul Ellul Chan Vella
06 Walter Micallef Viva L-Ġustizzja Joe Chircop Philip Vella
07 Lawrence Gray Aħna Li Ma Mmorrux Fuq Xarabank Joe Friggieri Dominic Galea
08 Charlie Muscat Mhux Minnu Mario Fenech Caruana Frederick Camilleri
09 Mark Tonna Faraġ Ta’ Xejn Joe Julian Farrugia René Mamo
10 Walter Micallef Viva L-Ġustizzja Joe Chircop Philip Vella
11 Doreen Galea Kutrumbajsi Mario Fenech Caruana Dominic Galea
12 Jesmond Tedesco Triccas Il-Karrakka Mario Fenech Caruana Renato Briffa
13 The Incorvaja Twins] l-Album Tal-Millenju Mario Fenech Caruana Frederick Camilleri
14 Leontine Camilleri Riflessi Anna Maria Sammut Mark Spiteri Lucas
15 Philip Vella Meta Lili n-Nies Tivvota Alfred C. Sant Philip Vella
16 Miriam Christine Borg Fid-Dell ta’ Ħaddieħor Joe Julian Farrugia René Mamo
17 Connie Micallef Sibna ż-Żejt Mario Fenech Caruana Andrew Zahra
18 Hermann Bonaci Dizzjunarju Joe M. Farrugia René Mamo
19 Joe Demicoli & Augusto Cardinali Propaganda Ddoqq l-Iskotti Mario Fenech Caruana Frederick Camilleri

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Jesmond Tedesco Triccas Il-Karrakka Mario Fenech Caruana Renato Briffa
02 Lawrence Gray Aħna li Ma Mmorrux fuq Xarabank Profs.Joe Friggieri Dominic Galea
03 Philip Vella Meta Lili in-Nies Tivvota Alfred C. Sant Philip Vella


The counting of votes produced a tie between the first two songs, therefore a fresh vote was needed between the songs in question only. Il-Karrakka received 4 votes while Aħna li ma mmorrux fuq Xarabank received 3.

Other Awards

  • Best Social Theme: - Faraġ ta' Xejn – Joe Julian Farrugia
  • Best Music Arrangement:- Riflessi - Mariella Cassar, Fabrizio Giorgio
  • Best Interpretation:- Faraġ ta' Xejn - Mark Tonna

Special Thanks

Backing vocals:- Ruben Sciberras, Alwyn Borg Myatt, Elisa D’Amato, Jeffrey Scicluna, Diane Scicluna, Doreen Cardinali, Angela Spiteri, Eleanor Cassar, Julie Zahra, Stefan Briffa, Ludwig Galea, Abigail Galea, Louise Anne Tate, Priscilla Psaila, Antonella Camilleri, Caroline Iacono, Andrew Zahra and Natasha Micallef.


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)
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