L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2009
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.
Here are the 13 Songs featured in the final:-
|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|
The judges during the live show were:
The interval act as people awaited the final results was offered entertainment by [[ ]], [[ ]], [[ ]]
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.
|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.
- Best Social Theme:
- Best Arragment:
- Best Interpretation:
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