Malta Song for Europe 2008

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The Malta Song For Europe 2008 Festival was organized by the Ministry of Youth and Culture under the auspices of Minister Dr Francis Zammit Dimech, the Festival was held on 24 and 26 January 2008 at the Malta Fairs and Convention Centre at Ta’ Qali.

The Organising Committee for this Festival was made by Robert Abela as the chairman of the Festival, John Demanuele as the Deputy Chairman, Martin Gauci Secretary and Valerie Vella PRO, Steve Aquilina, Joseph Dalmas, Frans Fenech, Anton Miceli, Marbeck Spiteri and Mike Spiteri as members

Over two hundred submissions were narrowed down to 36 and on the 9th January 2008 seventeen songs made it to this year's Malta Song for Europe festival.

The winning song, which will represent Malta in Serbia during the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest semi-final in May, was selected through public televoting (80%) and jury board (20%). The finalists will be selected by an international panel of judges.

The program of the Festival was so

Thursday 24 th January 2008 at 7.30pm

Sung the Seventeen semi finalist Songs. Show by Chiara and Ruth Sammut Casingena. Time to know the eight songs that will be in the Final Night

Saturday 26 th January 2008 at 7.30pm

Sing Olivia Lewis the winner of the Malta Song For Europe 2007. Sung the Eight Finalist Songs. Show by Sway Latin Dance Company. Show by Natalie Gauci winner of the Australian Idol. Show by Chiara, Ruth Sammut Casingena and Mike Spiteri. Band was leaded by Aldo Spiteri and Jesmond Baldacchino.

Winners must been know and becomes the Presentation by Hon. Minister Mr. Francis Zammit Dimech.

Finalist

Here are the 17 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Glen Vella & Pamela Bezzina Loved By You Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina
02 Claudia Faniello Caravaggio Godwin Sant Ray Agius
03 Eleanor Cassar Give Me A Chance Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina
04 Mary Spiteri My Last Encore Godwin Sant Ray Agius
05 Margaret CamilleriMorena Casanova Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
06 Daniela Vella Throw Your Stones Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
07 Rosman Pace Love Is Just The Way Rosman Pace Rosman Pace
08 Klinsmann Coleiro Go Claudette Pace Domenic Galea
09 Margaret Camilleri – Morena Vodka Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
10 Pamela Bezzina Whispers Fleur Balzan Paul Giordimaina
11 Klinsmann Coleiro Superhero Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
12 Jean Claude Vancell Contradiction Jean Claude Vancell Jean Claude Vancell
13 Chris & Moira All Right Now Moira Stafrace Chris Scicluna
14 Jessika Muscat Tangled Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
15 Mary Spiteri If You Believe Ray Mahoney Paul Abela
16 Petra Zammit Streetcar Of Desire Rita Pace Elton Zarb
17 Claudia Faniello Sunrise Ray Agius Ray Agius

The Winners

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

No Singers Songs Lyrics Music
01 Margaret Camilleri - Morena Vodka Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
02 Claudia Faniello Caravaggio Godwin Sant Ray Agius
03 Claudia Faniello Sunrise Ray Agius Ray Agius


The Song Vodka by Margaret Camilleri - Morena will be rappresent Malta in the Eurovision song Contest 2008.

The Jury

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

The Comperes

The presenters of the two evenings were John Demanuele, Chiara Siracusa and Ruth Sammut Casingena.

The Singers sing their songs on playback.

Special Thanks