L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2005

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The 30th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Friday 15 April 2005 at the Audio Vision Studios in Ħamrun broadcast live on PBS during Xarabank presented by Peppi Azzopardi.

94 original songs were submitted, shortlisted to 40 songs by a jury panel, and shortlisted again to 18 finalists by a different jury.

Finalist Songs

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Philip Vella Jien Malti Joe Chircop Philip Vella
02 Charles Dalli Il-Ħaddiem Mario Debono Mario Debono
03 Debbie Scerri Kollox M’Hux Xejn Dorian Micallef Andrew Zammit
04 Hermann Bonaci Mario Joe Julian Farrugia Dominic Galea
05 Roberta Cassar Għanja Ta' Ferħ Paul Ellul Chan Vella
06 Rita Pace Palazz Għal Tnejn Rita Pace David Pisani
07 Neville Refalo Fejn Tinsab? Frank O'Neill Frank O'Neill
08 Donna Marie Ellul Misteri Alexander Ellul Ivan Spiteri Lucas
09 Mark Tonna Qalb tal-Ħadid Joe Julian Farrugia Jason Paul Cassar
10 Daniela Vella Kanta Poeżija Deo Grech Andrew Zammit
11 Julie Pomorski Żewġ Qagħqiet Augusto Cardinali Augusto Cardinali
12 Ivan Spiteri Lucas Naħseb Kieku, Imma Għaliex Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas
13 Graziana Axisa Għaċ-Ċkejkna Walter Micallef Walter Micallef
14 Mark Spiteri Lucas Biddilna Nitolbuk Mulej Lawrence Ellul Ivan Spiteri Lucas
15 Augusto Cardinali & Greenfields Fil-Gżira tal-Granmastri Felicienne Fenech Caruana Ludwig Galea

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairman:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Noel D'Amato
Adverts: Peter Micallef
Member: Alfie Fabri

Recognition

The committee has always been proud to recognise the talent of local artists and therefore, in this edition, special awards L-Għanja li Tibqa' were given to Vince Fabri and Manwel Mifsud.

The committee have always put a lot of emphasis on the language and therefore, lyrics are always of the essence in this competition and this was seen within the choice of the jury for the evening, composed of scholars within the linguistics and literary field. This gifts was presented by Dr Josie Muscat the chairman of Eden Foundation because all the profits from tickets and sponsors at the contest were donated to the Eden Foundation.

Winners

Here are the Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Julie Pomorski Żewġ Qagħqiet Augusto Cardinali Augusto Cardinali
02 Graziana Axisa Għaċ-Ċkejkna Walter Micallef Walter Micallef
03 Herman Bonaci Mario Joe Julian Farrugia Dominic Galea


Vote counting was shown on screen and for the first time the jury voted for 50% of the final result while the remaining 50% depended on televoting.

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) -