L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2013

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The 37th Edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 20 April, 2013 at the University of Malta's Temi Zammit Hall in Tal-Qroqq. It was also broadcast live on One TV.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2013

Tickets at €10 and €8 were available from Y.T.C. 227 Merchants' Street, Valletta and online.

The hosts of this edition were Valerie Vella and Frank O'Neill.

Songs

The organising committee received entries at the YTC Offices in Valletta on Monday 18 February 2013 between 10:30 and 11:30 and between 19:00 and 21:00 CET respectively. 38 songs were submitted for consideration in the preliminary round. On Saturday 1 February, a panel of 5 judges selected 19 songs to be performed live during the final night.

List of 19 finalists:

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video - Youtube
01 Indri Attard Il-Gwardjan Kevin Tanti Chan Vella (click for video)
02 Romina Mamo Anġli Bla Ġwenħajn Deo Grech Heathcliff Balzan (click for video)
03 Teddie Zammit Ibni Paul Attard Teddie Zammit (click for video)
04 Marie Claire Attard Bason Għal Dejjem Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Scicluna (click for video)
05 Leanne Attard Bikja Mid-Deżert Sylvia Caruana Dario Bezzina (click for video)
06 Ta’ Verna Bit-Tof...Ma Tofx...? Rita Pace George Bonello (click for video)
07 Mistura Nammetti Li Ma Naf Xejn Antonio Olivari Antonio Olivari (click for video)
08 Alwyn Borg Myatt Is-Sajjied Tax-Xatt tax-Xlokk Alwyn Borg Myatt Conrad Briffa (click for video)
09 Estelle Fenech Imbroll Virtwali Paul Attard Mark Scicluna (click for video)
10 Corazon Mizzi It-Tweġiba Corazon Mizzi Corazon Mizzi (click for video)
11 X-Tend Kuluri, Ilwien Charles Dalli Charles Dalli (click for video)
12 Fiona Camilleri Taħninal Robert Carbonaro Robert Carbonaro (click for video)
13 Justin Galea & Banda Briganti Il-Maltin Bil-Politika Mehdijin Keith Muscat Sylvan Borg (click for video)
14 Maria Debono Tinsinix Rita Pace Rita Pace (click for video)
15 Corinne Caruana u l-Ħbieb Ġrajja ta’ Kull Żmien Christopher Azzopardi Marie Azzopardi (click for video)
16 Charles Dalli Id-Dar Għall-Bejgħ Pawlu Zammit Charles Dalli (click for video)
17 Cherise Attard Hawn Siġġu Nieqes Pawlu Zammit Mark Spiteri Lucas (click for video)
18 Dorothy Muscat Signor Sì Joe Julian Farrugia Sammy Galea (click for video)
19 Rita Pace Pupazz Emil Calleja Bayliss Rita Pace (click for video)

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairperson:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Alexia Cutajar Conti
Member:Mark Grech
Member:Peter Galea
Co-ordinator: Noel D'Amato
PRO: Josephine Ebejer Grech

Judges

Special guests

KulTural, winners of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2012 opened the event as they reminded people what their entry Malta Tiegħi sounded like. The idea of having them open was well respected by the audience present as they joined the long list of winners to have graced the stage along the years.

In the interval, as people awaited the final results, the audience was entertained by a flamenco dance group Alegria and the finalists themselves who performed a great medley of well known Maltese songs.

The special award L-Għanja li Tibqa' was presented to Sunny Aquilina, lyrics of The One That I Love and My Dream, for his contribution to the local music scene.

Winners

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer Video - Youtube
01 Cherise Attard Hawn Siġġu Nieqes Paul Ellul Mark Spiteri Lucas (click for video)
02 Dorothy Muscat Signor Sì Joe Julian Farrugia Sammy Galea (click for video)
03 Rita Pace Pupazz Emil Calleja Bayliss Rita Pace (click for video)

Other Winners

  • Best Young Talent: Fiona Camilleri - Taħnina (written and composed by Robert Carbonaro
  • Best Interpretation: X-Tend Kuluri, Lwien written and composed by Charles Dalli
  • Best Singer-Songwriter: Sylvan Borg for Il-Maltin Bil-Politika Meħdijin
  • Best Social Theme: Estelle Fenech Imbroll Virtwali written by Paul Attard and composed by Mark Scicluna

Presentation

Mr Robert Cefai, WAFA Secretary, and Mr Charles Schembri presented the trophies.

The organising committee chose to remove monetary prizes, and instead give the winning teams the opportunity to participate in similar festivals abroad under the auspices of the World Association of Festivals and Artists - WAFA.

L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2013 was supported by the Malta Arts Fund in collaboration with WAFA chairman Norman Hamilton.

External links

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