L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014

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L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2014

The 38th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was held on Saturday 15 March 2014 at the University of Malta's Sir Temi Zammit Theatre in Tal-Qroqq. It was also broadcast live on One TV.

A new visual identity was introduced for the contest by Darren Tanti, who created a new logo encompassing live music and singing with other elements that have become synonymous with L-Għanja tal-Poplu.

Tickets at €10 and €8 were available from the Y.T.C. office in Valletta and online from ticketline.com.mt.

The hosts of this edition were Josephine Ebejer Grech and Clint Bajada.

The night opened with a short medley of Maltese well known songs.

Songs

The­ original song submission date for this edition was extended to Friday 31 January 2014.

Awards included trophies and a prize of €1000, €600 and €400 respectively for participants placing first, second and third respectively. Another trophy and €500 were the prize for the best singer-songwriter.

71 songs were submitted for consideration in the preliminary round. On Saturday 1 February, a panel of 5 judges selected 16 songs for the final night. The preliminary round jury members were:

The Finalists

Following are the 16 original songs in Maltese which have made it to the final, where both vocals and music were performed live.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video - Youtube
01 Marie Claire Attard Bason Mara Emil Calleja Bayliss Andrew Zammit (click for video)
02 7 Spadi Il-Quċċata Rita Pace Jeffrey Scicluna (click for video)
03 Estelle Fenech Imbroll Numri Paul Attard Mark Scicluna (click for video)
04 Rutina Tmien Ħabbiet Jonathan Laferla Charlie Bonnici (click for video)
05 Frank O'Neill Christabelle Curmi & Il-Lajks Kif Xrobtuli l-Menti Frank O'Neill Frank O'Neill (click for video)
06 Christian Arding Il-Karba tal-Mument Kevin Tanti Chan Vella (click for video)
07 Daniel Borg Fejn Huma? George Cassar Daniel Borg (click for video)
08 Karen DeBattista Jien Ma Naħdimx Rita Pace Mark Scicluna (click for video)
09 Teddie Zammit Immigrant Regolari Rita Pace Teddie Zammit (click for video)
10 Denise Spiteri Pupa Mark Laurence Zammit Mark Laurence Zammit (click for video)
11 Frans Casha Il-Bamboċċu, Il-Bambinu, l-Budaj Frans Casha Frans Casha (click for video)
12 Miriam Christine & Olivia Lewis Wara l-Kanċell Joe Julian Farrugia Miriam Christine (click for video)
13 Mario Debono Bħal Għasfura Mario Debono Mario Debono (click for video)
14 Simone Gauci Djarju ta' Tifkiriet Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Spiteri Lucas (click for video)
15 Teddie Zammit Liberat George Cassar Teddie Zammit (click for video)
16 Domenique Azzopardi Insellmulkom Joe Chircop Philip Vella (click for video)

Organizing Committee

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

Judges

Special guests

During the interval, Il-Kor L-Għanja tal-Poplu performed with Justin Galea, Corazon sang three songs from her CD album Hawn Jien. It also included a mini musical highlighting great moments in the history of Malta with the participation of Il-Kor L-Għanja tal-Poplu

Winners

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video - Youtube
01 Karen DeBattista Jien Ma Naħdimx Rita Pace Mark Scicluna (click for video)
02 Frank O'Neill, Christabelle Curmi & Il-Lajks Kif Xrobtuli l-Menti Frank O'Neill Frank O'Neill (click for video)
03 Miriam Christine & Olivia Lewis Wara l-Kanċell Joe Julian Farrugia Miriam Christine (click for video)

Other Winners

  • Best Young Talent: Denise Spiteri for Pupa written and composed by Mark Laurence Zammit
  • Best Interpretation: Christian Arding
  • Best Singer-Songwriter: Frank O'Neill for Kif Xrobbtuli l-Menti
  • Best Social Theme: Rita Pace for Il-Quċċata sung by 7 Spadi and composed by Jeffrey Scicluna

Presentation

Prof. Olivier Friggieri presented the trophies to all the winners.

The winning songwriters were given the opportunity to participate in similar festivals abroad under the auspices of the World Association of Festivals and Artists - WAFA

This edition was supported by the Malta Arts Fund and its production was collaborated by Studio 7.

A CD compilation containing the final songs was forwarded to local radio stations by Tony Micallef.

Special Thanks

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) -