Malta Song for Europe 1997

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This Festival Malta Song For Europe was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Culture under the auspices of Minister Dr Joe Cilia, the Festival was held on 24 and 25 January 1997 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

The Organising Committee for this Festival was made by Norman Hamilton as the chairman of the Festival, Robert Cefai Secretary and Andrew Buhagiar, Andrew Psaila, Gino Cauchi, M’Lourdes Bonnici and Ray Axisa as members

There are  ? Submissions

Awards Festival Song For Europe 1997

(A) The winning song tirrapenzenta to Malta in the Eurovision Song Festival 1997 will be held in Dublin Ireland. On 3 rd May 1997. Composer and Author went Dublin with the contingent

(B) The Composer Finalist given Lm 350 while singer / c / Lm 90 winners awarded

(C) The Second place winner Composer given l-kantant/a/i while he is afforded Lm 200 Lm 80.

(D) The Third place winner Composer given Lm 130 Lm 70 while he is afforded l-Singers.

(E) The composer of the song Thirteen who took part and were ranked first,second or third place given Lm 50 each.

(F) The 16 songs will be recorded on CD.


The program of the Festival was so

Friday 24th February 1997 at 7.30pm Sung all the 16 Songs Finalists of the Festival. Singing the 1996 winner Miriam Christine. Show by George Curmi ‘il- Puse’ Jury chose 10 songs to qualify to the Final.

Saturday 25th February 1997 at 7.30pm Sung the 10 finalist songs of the Festival. Singing the 1996 winner Miriam Christine. Show by George McCrae The jury select the winning song which will be represents Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin

Winners and becomes the Presentation by Hon. Minister Dr.Joe Cilia.

First Phase

Here are the 16 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Leontine Don’t Look Back Joe Julian Farrugia Renato Briffa
02 Olivia Lewis & Marvic Lewis Falling (For Your Love) Doris Chetcuti Eugenio Schembri
03 Mary Spiteri Lovers Play With Words Alfred C. Sant Ray Agius
04 Renato (Micallef) Alone Ray Mahoney Dominic Galea
05 Tarcisio Barbara Love’s Sweet Power In You Alfred C.Sant Ray Agius
06 Mark Tonna Walk With Me Philip Vella Mark Tonna
07 Aylwin Borg Myatt,Nadine Axisa and Elisa D’Amato Love is… Doris Chetcuti Marica Axisa
08 Godwin & The Boys Now I Can Dance George Fenech Victor Fenech
09 Alexander Schembri Turn Around, stay A while Alfred C. Sant Ray Agius
10 Georgina Abela & June May Make Me Your Girl Alfred C.Sant Paul Abela
11 Vince Buhagiar Possessed Renato Micallef Vince Buhagiar
12 Manolito With You Doreen Galea Renato Briffa
13 Catherine Vigar The Call Ray Mahoney Paul Abela
14 Jesmond Tedesco Triccas Can It Be I’m Falling In Love George Xuereb Melvin Xuereb
15 Debbie Scerri Let Me Fly Ray Agius Ray Agius
16 Claudette Pace Love Can Do Miracles Ray Agius Ray Agius

The Winners

Here are the first 3 placing Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Debbie Scerri Let Me Fly Ray Agius Ray Agius
02 Catherine Vigar The Call Ray Mahoney Paul Abela
03 Mary Spiteri Lovers Play With Words Alfred C. Sant Ray Agius


The Let My Fly by Debbie Scerri will be rappresent Malta in the Eurovision song Contest 1997.

The Jury

The Members of the Jury where:- (Not Known till today)

The Comperes

The presenters of the two evenings were Alfred Zammit and Marbeck Spiteri

Director of the Orchestra was Mro. Joe Brown

Special Thanks