L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2003

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The 28th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 17 May 2003 at the University of Malta's Sir Temi Zammit Hall at Tal-Qroqq in l-Imsida.

The show, hosted by Jason Micallef and Marbeck Spiteri, was broadcast live on PBS.

Finalist Songs

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Merga Mhux Għall-Midalji Albert Friggieri Albert Friggieri
02 Hermann Bonaci Bla Nifs Joe M.Farrugia Marie Louise Vella
03 Graziana Axisa X’Għandek Fuqek? Alexander Ellul Sammy Galea
04 Augusto Cardinali Tereża Augusto Cardinali Augusto Cardinali
05 Walter Micallef Ċanfira Walter Micallef Walter Micallef
06 Lindsay Buttigieg, Claire Cordina, Francesca Vella,Maronia Attard, Christian Arding, Georgianne Baldacchino Aħna Xogħolna l-Lukandi Albert Friggieri Albert Friggieri
07 Teddie Zammit Art Twelidi Teddie Zammit Teddie Zammit
08 Anabel Spiteri L-Għajnejn taż-Żgħar Doreen Cardinali Doreen Cardinali
09 Shirley Galea Wens Andrew Attard Andrew Attard
10 Rita Pace Iħirsa Rita Pace Mark Spiteri Lucas
11 Enzo Gusman Agħtini Pinta Oħra! Enzo Gusman Enzo Gusman
12 Tiziana Farrell Is-Saħħar tat-Tfal Andrew Attard Andrew Attard
13 Ina Robinich & Dominic Cini Nar Tat-Tiben Carmen Dimech Andrew Zahra
14 Julie Zahra & Ludwig Galea Sebat Ilwien Felicienne Fenech Caruana Anabel Spiteri
15 Philip Vella Reċti Joe Julian Farrugia Philip Vella
16 Brian Manning Bla Qaddis Ma Tmur Imkien Catherine Chircop Marthese Briffa

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairman: Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Alexia Conti
PRO: Noel D'Amato
Adverts: Peter Micallef
Stage Manager: Robert Farrugia

Special Guest

The interval act as people awaited the final results was offered entertainment by the Choir Incanto and dance by Keith & Adonelle, and Funkstar.

Recognition

The committee has always been proud to recognise the talent of local artists and therefore, L-Għanja li Tibqa' awards were given to lyricists Joe Friggieri and Alfred C. Sant. The Incanto Choir from the Parish Church of Santa Luċia sang a medley of three songs by Joe Friggieri It-Tfajla tal-Irdum, Il-pont ta’ Wied Rummiena and Il-Festa all composed by Mro Charles Camilleri and originally sung by Mary Rose Mallia. Then the choir sang 3 Alfred C. Sant songs: L-Għannej and L-Ewwel Tfajla li Ħabbejt composed by Ray Agius, and L-Aħħar Bidwi f’Wied il-Għasel composed by Mro Paul Abela and originally sung by Tony Camilleri, The Malta Bums and New Cuorey respectively.

Trophies were presented by Dr.Josie Muscat, Chairman of Eden Foundation as profits from the final night were donated to the Eden Foundation.

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Julie Zahra & Ludwig Galea Sebat Ilwien Felicienne Fenech Caruana Anabel Spiteri
02 Augusto Cardinali Tereza Augusto Cardinali Augusto Cardinali
03 Philip Vella Reċti Joe Julian Farrugia Philip Vella

L-Għanja tal-Poplu Trophy is kept by the winners for one year. Prizes of Lm 300 and a trophy were awarded to the first placed, Lm 200 and a trophy for the second placed and Lm 100 and a trophy for the third placed.

Other thanks

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) -