L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2009

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The 34th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 28 November 2009 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana.

The Organizing Committee decided that from this edition onwards, songs in the final are played live with live instruments on stage.

Though the festival is organized by a voluntary committee, it was decided that all profits should be given to the Richmond Foundation.

The Festival was also shown on television.

13 songs were chosen for the Final.

Tickets at €10 were available from the Y.T.C. 227 Merchants' Street, Valletta.

Finalists

Here are the 13 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Angèle Cristina Tellerita Angele Cristina Angele Cristina
02 X-Tend Int Dak Li Int Charles Dalli Charles Dalli
03 Justin Galea & Antonio Olivari Attent Antonio Olivari Antonio Olivari (Click for Video)
04 Cornerstone Nolfoq Mark Pellicano Kurstein Sant (Click for Video)
05 Anabel Spiteri Arloġġ Bla Idejn Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas
06 Geordie Debono Pjaga Jew Fjamma? Christopher Azzopardi Geordie Debono
07 Frank O‘Neill & Christabelle Curmi Irrid Ngħix il-Poeżija Frank O‘Neill Frank O‘Neill (Click for Video)
08 His Project Band Leħen Ġo Qalbek Mark Agius Mark Agius
09 X-Tend Niċċelebraw Il-Festa Charles Dalli Charles Dalli
10 Sandro Cassar Musbieħ Ta’ Tama Sandro Cassar Augusto Cardinali
11 Corazon Mizzi & Walter Micallef Tal-Aħħar Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi (Click for Video)
12 Teddie Zammit Agħtuni Ċans Teddie Zammit Teddie Zammit
13 Adriano Tabone Bi Tbissima Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
14 X-Tend Niċċelebraw Il-Festa Charles Dalli Charles Dalli

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairman:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Alexia Conti
PRO: Noel D'Amato

Judges

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Special Guest

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Recognition

The committee has always been proud to recognise the talent of local artists and therefore, a special award L-Għanja li Tibqa' was given to Doreen Galea and with her son Mro.Dominic Galea sings some song from her new cd album ‘Ommi’ a compilation of 12 songs written by Maltese poet, include the first poet Kantilena by Pietru Caxaru which take us back around 1450. The music of this new songs was all composed by Dominic Galea.

Another gift was given to Martin Vella a singer and for many years presented and produced a radio program named Maltin Biss on the National Radio Station.

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. The gifts where presented by Dolores Gauci a rappresented of the Richmond Foundation.

Winners

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Corazon Mizzi & Walter Micallef Tal-Aħħar Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi
02 Frank O’Neill & Christabelle Curmi Irrid Ngħix il-Poeżija Frank O’Neill Frank O’Neill
03 Justin Galea Attent Antonio Olivari D’Emanuele Antonio Olivari D’Emanuele

L-Għanja tal-Poplu Trophy is retained by the winning team for one year. Moreover the song placed first wins a Trophy and Lm300, a Trophy and Lm200 for the second placed song, and a Trophy and Lm100 for the third placed song.

Other Winners

  • Best Social Theme:
  • Best Arragment:
  • Best Interpretation:

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) -