L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2010

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The 35th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 4 December 2010 at the Grand Ballroom of the Hotel Phoenicia in Floriana.

In this festival of original songs in Maltese, the participants interpret and accompany their own songs live.

The winning songwriters can choose any artist to represent Malta in an international song festival under the auspices of the World Association of Festivals and Artists.

The show was broadcast live on One TV through a special edition of Bla Agenda. Vanni Pulé was expected to present the show but pulled out citing personal reasons, which many took to relate to the murder attempt on his son Konrad Pulé just two days earlier, on 2 December 2010. Deo Grech stood in at short notice.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2010

Finalists

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video
01 Justin Galea & Antonio Olivari Bażar Antonio Olivari Antonio Olivari (Click for Video)
02 D-Seven Fejn Int? Mark Agius Mark Agius (Click for Video)
03 Frank O'Neill & The Miners Hemm Dawl Frank O'Neill Frank O'Neill (Click for Video)
04 Marie Claire Attard Bason Il-Palma Natasha Turner Augusto Cardinali (Click for Video)
05 Rita Pace & Teddie Zammit Indunajt Rita Pace Rita Pace (Click for Video)
06 Dario Bezzina Kamra bla Ħitan Dario Bezzina Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)
07 Danjeli & Justin Galea L-Għanja tal-Għażżien Danjeli & Justin Galea Danjeli & Justin Galea (Click for Video)
08 Plato's Dream Machine Lil Missirijietna Robert Farrugia Plato's Dream Machine (Click for Video)
09 Corazon & l-Ħbieb tal-Qalb Mill-Għajnejn tat-Tifla Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi (Click for Video)
10 X-Tend Qabżitli ċ-Ċinga Charlie Dalli Charlie Dalli (Click for Video)
11 Petra Zammit Rakkont ta' Omm Deo Grech Heathcliff Balzan (Click for Video)
12 Lyndsey & Angodika Rimors? Vince Zammit Charlie Dalli (Click for Video)
13 Tale Kwali Sur Wara Sur Antonio Olivari Stephen Ferrito (Click for Video)
14 Teddy Zammit Tifkiriet Teddy Zammit Teddy Zammit [


Norman Hamilton previewed all the songs in this year's festival during his TV chat show Bla Aġenda on Saturday 13 November 2010.

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

All profits from tickets and sponsors at the contest were donated to the Richmond Foundation.

Organizing Committee

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

Judges

The judges during the live show were:

Winners

1. Corazon triumphed with her self-penned entry Mill-Għajnejn ta’ Tifla, which she sung accompanied by Alfred Fenech (oboe), Robert Tomasuolo (guitar), Maria Bonnici (flute), Mark Darmanin (percussion) and Mario Cocker Aquilina (double bass), collectively called il-Ħbieb tal-Qalb.

This was Corazon’s third victory in this festival, after winning last year with the song Ta’ L-Aħħar, a duet with Walter Micallef - who was this year's special guest. Corazon also won the festival in 2007 with the song Hawn Jien and the following year she was given the Best Interpretation Award for the song Illejla B’Xejn.

2. Petra Zammit won second place with the song Rakkont ta’ Omm composed by Heathcliff Balzan with lyrics by Deo Grech.

3. Rita Pace & Teddie Zammit placed third with her self-penned song Indunajt.

The winning songs were profiled during Toni Sant's 238th Mużika Mod Ieħor podcast on Saturday 11 December 2010, along with a couple of other songs in the contest.

Other Winners

  • Best Social Theme: Deo Grech for the song Rakkont ta' Omm sung by Petra Zammit
  • Best Interpretation: Corazon Mizzi for the song Mill-Għajnejn ta’ Tifla

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) -