L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2001

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L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2001

The 26th Edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Friday and Saturday 20 and 21 April 2001 at Sir Temi Zammit Hall, at Tal-Qroqq, l-Imsida.

The show, presented by Valerie Vella, was broadcast a week after on 28 April 2001 on PBS. 94 songs were submitted, shortlisted by a panel of jurors to 40 songs until the final 18 were chosen by a different panel.

The Organizing Committee

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 interpretation, the best social theme and the best musical arrangement.

Finalists

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Arranger Video
01 Anabel Spiteri Żgħożija Joe Julian Farrugia Raymond Zammit René Mamo
02 Ivan Spiteri Lucas, Mark Spiteri Lucas, Julie Zahra Tektik Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas René Mamo
03 Mariona Attard Inti Taf Peppi Azzopardi Renato Briffa Andrew Zammit
04 Teddie Zammit Riflessi Teddie Zammit Teddie Zammit Mariella Cassar, Fabrizio Giorgio
05 Joanna Agius Tnemnim f’Sottomarin Mario Fenech Caruana Stefan Briffa Andrew Zammit
06 Priscilla Psaila & Frans Baldacchino il-Budaj Tisimgħu Tissaħħar Frans Baldacchino Priscilla Psaila Augusto Cardinali
07 Natsaha Grima Ħalluh il-Ħadd Jitbissem Alfred C. Sant Alfred C. Sant Anthony Psaila & Christian Harding
09 Nadine Axisa L-Ilsir Doreen Cardnali Doreen Cardnali Augusto Cardinali
10 Walter Micallef Sieħbi fil-Cupboard tal-Kċina Walter Micallef Walter Micallef René Mamo
11 Karen Polidano Waslu L-Aljeni Felicienne Fenech Caruana Mark Spiteri Lucas Joe Brown
12 Ina Robinich & Claudette Pace Għanja Maltija Sunny Aquilina Andrew Zahra René Mamo
13 Charlene Grima Issa Naf Natasha Grima Marie Louise Vella Philip Vella
14 Martin Sapiano Taħwid Garantit Catherine Chircop Charlene Grima Augusto Cardinali
15 Joe Demicoli Lampa Stampa Catherine Chircop Marie Louise Vella Philip Vella
16 Augusto Cardinali, Hector Bruno, John Bundy,Mark Tonna Maltin Fuq Mars Felicienne Fenech Caruana Andrew Zahra Augusto Cardinali
17 Marisa D’Amato Nixtieq li Qiegħed Ħdejja Joe Chircop Renato Briffa Philip Vella
18 Philip Vella Marija Joe Chircop Philip Vella Philip Vella
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The Final Jury

A Panel of five jury judged the songs in the final night:-

This jury and the public opinion vote were observed by Notary Dr Sandro Schembri Adami.

All profits from tickets and sponsors in the contest were donated to the Eden Foundation led by Dr Josie Muscat.

The Interval

During the vote counting, the audience was entertained by magician Lorenzo Brincat and a dancing troupe from the Msida Dance Centre. The winners of the previous edition, Glen Vella and Eleanor Cassar, could not perform their song as they were competing in Bulgaria on the same day.

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Frans Baldacchino ‘Il-Budaj’ & Priscilla Psaila Tisimgħu Tissaħar Frans Baldacchino ‘Il-Budaj’ Priscilla Psaila
02 Philip Vella Marija Joe Chircop Philip Vella
03 Walter Micallef Sieħbi fil-Cupboard tal-Kċina Walter Micallef Walter Micallef

Other Awards

  • Best Social Theme:- Sieħbi fil-Cupboard tal-Kċina - Walter Micallef
  • Best Musical Arrangement:- Riflessi - Mariella Cassar, Fabrizio Giorgio
  • Best Interpretation:- Lampa Stampa - Joe Demicoli

Special Thanks

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) -