L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017

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Launching of the festival

L-Għanja tal-Poplu
L-Għanja tal-Poplu

L-Għanja tal-Poplu (2017) 41 Edition.

The committee's Song of the People encourages authors, composers, groups and singer and songwriter of the English song participate in the 41 edition of the festival L-Għanja tal-Poplu (The Song of the People). The date of submission of the songs will be till Thursday 11 May,2017.

The authors and composers invited to write whatever they want and what style like composing, and only illimited Engaged social issues, or with only one musical style. The festival is expected to be held Saturday 2 September 2017, at Pjazza Teatru Rjal (Opera Theater Square) on the same lines of the last edition and is transmitted by PBS. So invite the Maltese song artists together to create a beautiful festival and quality both in words and also in music.

The regulations will be announched at an early date combined with favorable innovations for artists.

The festival will be held by at Għanja tal-Poplu (Song of the People) along with Opera Theater Square and with the support of the Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Maltese Council for the Arts, and with the participation of the orchestra will work hand in hand with -kompożituri and authors.

Il-festival se jittella' mill-Għanja tal-Poplu flimkien ma' Pjazza Teatru Rjal and bu the support of the Cultural Partnership Agreement with the Maltese Council for the Art Kunsill Malti ghal-Arti, and with the participation of the orchestra will work hand in hand together with composers and authors.

Any one who has any questions or suggestions you may write to ghanjatalpoplu@gmail.com . Further details will be announced in the coming days on www.ghanjafest.com

Rules of the Festival

The rules of the festival in Maltese can be found here.

Organizing Committee

Organizer: Fr Maurice Mifsud
Chairperson:Carmelo Schembri
Secretary: Alexia Cutajar Conti
Co-ordinator / P.R.O: Noel D'Amato
Member: Mark Grech
Production Manager: Brian Bonnici
Assistant Adminstrator: Anton Miceli

Announced the 48 semi-finalist Songs

For the eliminatory phase of l-Għanja tal-Poplu - entered the Malta Song 131 song. 48 of them have passed to the semi-finals.

Second eliminatory phase to be held in early in June, and was postponed because the election, and will be held on Thursday 15 June and Friday 16 June evening, and Saturday 17 June morning. The main singers singing live, recorded a complement to the jury. The day, time and place will be communicated later.

Jury

The songs were heard by a jury composed by:-

The 48 Semi-Finalist Songs in (alphabetical order)

No Singers Songs Passed
01 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina 13 Strada Stretta X
02 Kapitlu Tlettax. Dominic Cini, Ina Robinich Antifona ta' Mħabba X
03 Andy Muscat Arani Ngħix X
04 Charlie Dalli B'Kelma X
05 Rebecca Mizzi Ċaqlembuta
06 Therese Bonnici Dak Li Kont
07 Maria Christina Desira & Justine Delmar Dawra Mejt
08 Anna Azzopardi Dil-Qalb X
09 Charlene Rae Muscat Dwejra B'Tieqa Fiha X
10 Oneve Sammut Dwell
11 Jake Bartolo Eku Mill-Belt
12 Jean Claude Vancell F'Dirgħajk
13 Sebastian Carl Calleja Fjur Fuq It-Tarmak
14 Clive Muscat Ġanni u Ġanna
15 Michela Galea Għanjiet X
16 Jonathan Grech Ħallejt il-Ħolm Iġorrni X
17 Sarah Bonnici Ħin Bla Kejl
18 Julie Pomorski Ħolqa X
19 Simone Gauci Illum Naf
20 Charlene Mercieca Magro Int U Jien
21 Graziana Victoria Axisa Ismagħni Ħabib
22 Ruth Portelli Is-Sogħba tak-Widien
23 Karine Caruana Jien
24 Yanika Desira Jien li Jien Għax Jien
25 Andy Muscat Kemm Nixtieq
26 Mark Cachia Kliem Ix-Xiħ X
27 Gail Attard Lebbet ż-Żmien
28 Mikhail Attard Lgħabt man-Nar
29 Rachel Mamo Li Kien Għalija X
30 Jessica Magro Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ X
31 Dwett Mhux Kif Ħsibt
32 Sebastian Carl Calleja & Michela Dalli Mill-Għatba 'l Barra X
33 Ryan Grech Min Jaf X
34 Odelsie Camilleri Narak Kuntent X
35 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Nemmen
36 Roberta Sacco Pass 'il Bogħod
37 Monica Said Riratt X
38 Josef Camilleri & Luke Agius Rutina Tgħallina X
39 Brian Dimech Seħer it-Toroq
40 Joseph Refalo Skiet
41 Jurgen Xerri Stallett X
42 Cherylis Camilleri Storja ta' Suċċess
43 Maria Spiteri Ta' Kuljum
44 Mark Tonna Tal-Isem
45 Nazjo Tasal
46 Maria Christina Desira Titkellem bis-Sinjali
47 Kristabel Mercieca U Waqa' l-Ktieb Minn Idi
48 Clive Galea Waħdi(Nome de plume 'Nox')

The 18 Finalist Songs in (alphabetical order)

Between Thursday 15 June and 17 June 2017, was selected the 18 finalist songs for the 41th Edition of l-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer
01 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina 13 Strada Stretta Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina
02 Kapitlu Tlettax. Dominic Cini, Ina Robinich Antifona ta' Mħabba Joseph Calleja Edward Magri
03 Andy Muscat Arani Ngħix Cyprian Cassar Andy Muscat
04 Charlie Dalli B'Kelma Charles Dalli Charles Dalli
05 Anna Azzopardi Dil-Qalb Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina
06 Charlene Rae Muscat Dwejra B'Tieqa Fiha Giovann Attard Mark Spiteri Lucas
07 Michela Galea Għanjiet Emil Calleja Bayliss Andrew Zahra
08 Jonathan Grech Ħallejt il-Ħolm Iġorrni Mario Scerri Brian Abela
09 Julie Pomorski Ħolqa Emil Calleja Bayliss Luke Agius,Julie Pomorski, Augusto Cardinali
10 Mark Cachia Kliem Ix-Xiħ Mark Cachia Mark Cachia
11 Rachel Mamo Li Kien Għalija Rita Pace Marco Debono
12 Jessica Magro Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ Paul Ellul Pamela Bezzina
13 Sebastian Carl Calleja & Michela Dalli Mill-Għatba 'l Barra Dario Bezzina Dario Bezzina
14 Ryan Grech Min Jaf Ryan Grech Ryan Grech
15 Odelsie Camilleri Narak Kuntent Odelsie Camilleri Odelsie Camilleri
16 Monica Said Ritratt Philip Vella Philip Vella
17 Xarulu',Josef Camilleri & Luke Agius Rutina Tgħallina Xarulu' Xarulu'
18 Jurgen Xerri Stallett Paul Ellul Glen Vella

Jury

The songs were heard by a jury composed by:-

The Finalist Songs in (Running Order) for the Final Night

On Tuesday 1 August in a meeting called at Project House Floriana for singers, authors and composers was selected the final running order of the 18 finalist songs for the 41th Edition of l-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017.

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video-Youtube
01 Sebastian Carl Calleja & Michela Dalli Mill-Għatba 'l Barra Dario Bezzina Dario Bezzina (Chick for Video)
02 Jurgen Xerri Stallett Paul Ellul Glen Vella (Chick for Video)
03 Mark Cachia Kliem Ix-Xiħ Mark Cachia Mark Cachia (Chick for Video)
04 Xarulu',Josef Camilleri & Luke Agius Rutina Tgħallina Xarulu' Xarulu' (Chick for Video)
05 Kapitlu Tlettax. Dominic Cini, Ina Robinich Antifona ta' Mħabba Joseph Calleja Edward Magri (Chick for Video)
06 Rachel Mamo Li Kien Għalija Rita Pace Marco Debono (Chick for Video)
07 Julie Pomorski Ħolqa Emil Calleja Bayliss Luke Agius,Julie Pomorski, Augusto Cardinali (Chick for Video)
08 Jessica Magro Meta r-Ramel Jitħallat Mas-Silġ Paul Ellul Pamela Bezzina (Chick for Video)
09 Andy Muscat Arani Ngħix Cyprian Cassar Andy Muscat (Chick for Video)
10 Charlie Dalli B'Kelma Charlie Dalli Charlie Dalli (Chick for Video)
11 Monica Said Riratt Philip Vella Philip Vella (Chick for Video)
12 Ryan Grech Min Jaf Ryan Grech Ryan Grech (Chick for Video)
13 Odelsie Camilleri Narak Kuntent Odelsie Camilleri Odelsie Camilleri (Chick for Video)
14 Anna Azzopardi Dil-Qalb Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina (Chick for Video)
15 Charlene Rae Muscat Dwejra B'Tieqa Fiha Giovann Attard Mark Spiteri Lucas (Chick for Video)
16 Amplified Ħallejt il-Ħolm Iġorrni Mario Scerri Brian Abela (Chick for Video)
17 Michela Galea Għanjiet Emil Calleja Bayliss Andrew Zahra (Chick for Video)
18 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina 13 Strada Stretta Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina (Chick for Video)

Final Jury

The Judges for the Final Night on Saturday 2 September, 2017 were:-

The jury was composed of three trials requested by the committee. A total of 34 members of the jury gave their votes Friday the first of September 2017, while customized evening.

Jury from 16 to 30 years . and from 31 to 45 years and another Jury from 46 upwards. Each of these popular juries vote was equivalent to a jury in the evening on Saturday.

Chairperson Jury chairman was Carmelo Schembri, assisted by Alexia Cutajar Conti (Secretary of the Committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu Festival in the presence of Notary Paul Callus who certified the all result.

Comperes

The presenter of L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017 - Festival Kanzunetta Maltija 2017 was the Actress Sarah Lee Fenech with Clifford Galea the help of Aiken Buhagiar.

Special guests

The special award L-Għanja li Tibqa was presented to Mary Rose Mallia (Click for Video) by Profs. Manwel Mifsud them Mary Rose Mallia sang three of her famous numbers.

Winners

No Singers Songs Lyrics Composer Video - Youtube
01 Jessica Magro X'Se Jsir Paul Ellul Pamela Bezzina (Click for Video)
02 Dario Bezzina & Grecia Bezzina 13, Starda Stretta Emil Calleja Bayliss Dario Bezzina (Click for Video)
03 Xarulu' - Josef Camilleri & Luke Agius Rutina Tgħallina Xarulu' Xarulu' (Click for Video)

Other Winners

# Prizes Winner Song Video
* Best Young Recording Xarulu' - Josef Camilleri & Luke Agius Rutina Tgħallina (Click for Video)
* Best Interpretation Monica Said Ritratt (Click for Video)
* Best Singer-Songwriter Ryan Grech Min Jaf (Click for Video)
* Best Original Song Odelsie Camilleri Narak Kuntent (Click for Video)

Presentation

Done by PRO Noel D'Amato and Secretary Alexia Cutajar Conti and presented the trophies to the winners with Toni Attard and Profs. Manwel Mifsud. (Check for Video)

Special Thanks

Important Dates

No Day Date Event
01 Wednesday 15-03-2017 Rules of the Festival Annouced
02 Thursday 11-05-2017 Submitions of Songs - From 10.30 -12.00 - 18.00 - 21.00 at Għanja tal-Poplu Office, at YFC. 227, Merchant Street, Valletta.
03 Tuesday 16-05-2017 Third week of May, annouced 48 songs by the jury, and group three sets of 16 songs
04 Thursday 15-06-2017 Heard First set of 16 songs sang live with playback
05 Friday 16-06-2017 Heard Second set of 16 songs sang live with playback
06 Saturday 17-06-2017 Heard Third set of 16 songs sang live with playback
07 Annouced the Finalist Songs - Meeting with all the partecipant and orchestra condactors to discuss technical points about the songs will perform
08 Friday 28-07-2017 All the recording of the finalist songs must be ready
09 Sunday 28-08-2017 Held rehearsal with Orchestra
10 Sunday 27-08-2017 Held rehearsal on stage at Pjazza Teatru Rjal
11 Friday 01-09-2017 General rehearsal and with a possibility that the jury will attend
12 Saturday 02-09-2017 Final of the L-Għanja tal-Poplu 2017 at Pjazza Teatru Rjal

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) -