Malta Song for Europe 1999

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This Festival Malta Song For Europe 1999 was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Culture under the auspices of Minister Dr Louis Galea, the Festival was held on 19 and 20 February 1999 at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta.

The Organising Committee for this Festival was made by:-

There are 272 Submissions

Awards Festival Song For Europe 1999

(A) The winning song rappresent Malta in the Eurovision Song Festival 1998 will be held in Gerusalemn on 29 th May, 1999.

(B) The Composer Finalist given Lm 425 while singers Lm 115 winners awarded

(C) The Second place winner Composer given Lm 260 while singers given Lm 100.

(D) The Third place winner Composer given Lm 185 Lm 80 while he is afforded l-Singers.


(E) The composer of the songs who took part and were not ranked first,second or third place given Lm 50 each.

(F) The Sixteeth songs will be recorded on CD. And a Lm 50 will given to each song where on the Cd.


Festival Program

Friday 19 th February 1999 at 7.30pm

1998 winner Chiara Siracusa

Sixteen participating songs

Stand up comedy by actor Ray Calleja

Show by special guest Gwen Dickey


Saturday 20 th February 1999 at 7.30pm

Sixteen participating songs

Show by 1998 Winner Chaira Siracusa

African Adventure by Yada Dancers

Show by special guest Paola Turci


Winners announcement and presentation by Minister Dr. Louis Galea.

Finalist

Here are the 16 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Alexander Schembri Night Has Fallen Sunny Aquilina Jason Paul Cassar
02 Lawrence Gray The Right Time Philip Vella Paul Abela
03 Fabrizio Faniello Thankful For Your Love Alfred C. Sant Ray Agius
04 Tarcisio Barbara Takes Me Higher Alfred C.Sant Tarcsisio Barbara
05 Nadine Axisa & Rita Pace Hold My Hand Rita Pace Marica Axisa
06 Claudette Pace Breathless Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
07 Georgina Abela Who Will Be There Georgina Abela Paul Abela
08 Alison Ellul Give Me Love Doris Chetcuti Eugenio Schembri
09 Olivia Lewis Autumn Of My Love Doris Chetcuti Marco Debono
10 Natasha Grima & Charlene Grima Look Into My Eyes Natasha Grima Charlene Grima
11 Times Three Believe in…(Peace) Moira Stafrace Chris Scicluna
12 Mark Tonna Heartbeat Doris Chetcuti Marco Debono
13 Leontine You’re The Reason Joe Julian Farrugia Renato Briffa
14 Marvic Lewis It is You Doris Chetcuti Engenio Schembri
15 Paul Giordimaina I Believe Again Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina
16 Joe Mizzi Love Will Find The Way Joe Mizzi - Robert Longo - Gino Micallef Joe Mizzi

The Winners

Here are the three placing winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Times Three Believe ‘n Peace Moira Stafrace Chris Scicluna
02 Lawrence Gray The Right Time Philip Vella Paul Abela
03 Georgina Abela Who Will Be There Georgina Abela Paul Abela


The Song Believe In Peace by Times Three will be rappresent Malta in the Eurovision song Contest 1999.

The Jurys

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

The Comperes

The presenters of the two evenings were Joseph Chetcuti, Mariella Scerri

From this year the live Orchestra was stop and singers must accumped playback.

Special Thanks