Malta Summer Hit Song Contest 2015

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Summer Malta Hit Song Contest 2015 prodiced by Deo Grech and Ignatius Farrugia was a television song contest broadcast on F Living Channel.

After the official rules and regulations were release for another edition, anf they was closed on 14 March, 2015. But by a general request the organizers extended the date for Saturday 21 March 2015. The original songs will be received in the studios of F Living Channel - Gudja, Luqa Road between 10.00 and 13 00.

For the second consecutive year, the Summer Hit Song Contest confirms to In Living Channel as a music station for the summer season 2015.

Submissions

The producers reveal that 89 entries were submitted for the sixth edition of the Summer Hit Song Contest. The producers remark that this is a record of submissions for the contest. This year's edition will be held on F Living Channel, for the second year running as the producers teamed up with Karl Bonaci. The producers confirm that the first shortlisting of entries will be revealed in the coming days, where 45 entries will receive the green lights to proceed to the next selection phase. Good luck to all participants!

Chose of 30 entries

The organisers of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015 would like to announce the shortlist of 30 entries which made it to the second phase of this year's contest. The panel of judges picked the following 30 entries out of the submitted 89 entries:

No Singers Songs
01 Danica Muscat Amour
02 Maria Cassar Astronaut
03 Sarah Bonnici Bandwagon
04 Michela Galea Bounce Back
05 Ryan Axisa C'est Moi
06 Jillianne Camilleri Dangerous
07 Ana Maria Grima Eclipse
08 Stefan Galea Escape
09 Odessa Green Feel
10 Simaria Galea Freedom
11 Christian Arding Guess What?
12 Marilena Gauci Hurricane
13 Sarah Crystal If I Only Knew
14 Roberta Briffa Keep on Playing
15 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Lessons in Love
16 Graziella Vella Lucky Me
17 Nakita Ambinette My Own Best Friend
18 Joseph Refalo One More Try
19 Michela Dalli One of a Kind
20 Dorcas Debono Our Last Goodbye
21 Jurgen Xerri Perfect
22 Daniel Muscat Precious
23 Marie Claire Attard Bason Remember
24 Annalise Psaila Shattered Dreams
25 Kurt Cassar Summer Time
26 Julie Pomorski Tabula Rasa
27 Cherylis Camilleri Unbreakable
28 Christian Azzopardi We Can
29 Ann Marie Ellul Weight On Me
30 Dayle Camilleri Why?

The organisers of the Summer Hit Song Contest 2015 would like to announce the shortlist of 30 entries which made it to the second phase of this year's contest. The panel of judges picked the following 30 entries out of the submitted 89 entries:

Chosing the Finalist

On Saturday 18 April, 2015 on the tv programm The Celebrity Night view on F Living Channel in the second phase of this year's contest was announced the finalist for the six edition of the Malta Summer Hit Song Contest 2015. Originaly 17 songs could passed and the finalist song of the 2014 edition. But the organisers made a proposal the director of the F Living Channel Mr. Karl Bonaci to give a little more chance cause they go a high level in this edition and the total went to 20 songs with the runner up singers of the 2014 edition. and for this editon in the festival there will be 21 songs.

The panel of judges picked the following 20 songs out of the 30 chosing in the shortlist from the submitted of 89 entries:

The producers and organisers would like to thank all the songwriters and singers who submitted their entries but did not make it to the next round.

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Danica Muscat Amour Philip Vella Philip Vella
02 Maria Cassar Astronaut Rita Pace Marco Debono
03 Sarah Bonnici Bandwagon Emil Calleja Bayliss Pamela Bezzina
04 Michela Galea Bounce Back Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa
05 Jillianne Camilleri Dangerous Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
08 Odessa Green Feel Joe George Micallef Joe George Micallef
09 Simaria Galea Freedom Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
10 Christian Arding Guess What? Alexia Schembri Chan Vella
11 Marilena Gauci Hurricane Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
12 Sarah Crystal If I Only Knew Sarah Crystal Pamela Bezzina
13 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Lessons in Love Rita Pace Ray Agius
14 Graziella Vella Lucky Me Rita Pace Priscilla Psaila 'Kaya'
15 Michela Dalli One of a Kind Rita Pace Andrew Zahra
16 Marie Claire Attard Bason Remember Emil Calleja Bayliss Yann Chapentier, Emilio Martinez Verdejo
17 Annalise Psaila Shattered Dreams Alexia Schembri Chan Vella
18 Kurt Cassar Summer Time Doris Chetcuti Marco Debono
19 Julie Pomorski Tabula Rasa Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
20 Cherylis Camilleri Unbreakable Rita Pace Marco Debono
21 Rita Pace & Audrey Marie Bartolo Do It Better Rita Pace Rita Pace

Changing Two Songs

In a true twist of fates, the Summer Hit Song Contest producers would like to announce that in the eleventh hour - two new entries will be added to the list of finalists, replacing two former entries which unfortunately couldn't make it to the Summer Hit Song Contest TV Show recordings. Therefore, we announce that the following entries:

Our Last Goodbye ( Dominic Cini Minik / Rita Pace) - Dorcas Debono Why (Kurt Aquilina / Alison Ellul ) - Dayle Camilleri

will replace: If I Only Knew (Pamela Bezzina / Sarah Crystal) - Sarah Crystal Unbreakable (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) - Cherylis

While Audrey Marie Bartolo true other commitments doesint sing with Rita Pace for the Song Do It Better.

The Duets Phase

No Singers Songs
01 Sarah Bonnici feat. Amber Bondin Bandwagon
02 Michela Dalli feat. Anna Azzopardi One Of A Kind
03 Julie Pomorski feat. Olivia Lewis Tabula Rasa
04 Jillianne Camilleri feat. Derrick Schembri Dangerous
05 Maria Cassar feat. Clifford Galea Astronaut
06 Michela Galea feat.Janvil Bounce Back
07 Ryan Ben feat. Mauro Kitcher C'Cest Moi!
08 Dario Mifsud Bonnici feat Tiziana Calleja Lessons in Love
09 Rita Pace feat Mandy Tabone Do It Better
10 Ana Maria Grima feat Brian Dimech Eclipse
11 Danica Muscat fest Fabrizio Faniello Amour
12 Odessa Green feat Georgina Abela Feel
13 Maria Claire Attard Bason feat Janice Debattista Remember
14 Dorcas Debono feat Janice Mangion Our Last Goodbye
15 Dayle Camilleri feat Alison Ellul Why?
16 Stefan Galea feat Lyndsay Pace Escape
17 Graziella Vella feat Nakita Ambinette Lucky Me
18 Annalise Psaila feat Daniel Testa Shattered Dreams
19 Jurgen Xerri feat Isaac Mercieca Perfect
20 Kurt Cassar feat Francesca Borg Summer Time

The Maltese Song Phase

From this Editon the organizers introduced a new phase, The Maltese Song Phase where every singer could sing a song, that could be cover version of standard Maltese songs or even a new Maltese Song.

No Singers Songs
01 Rita Pace Il-Festa
02 Ana Maria Grima Fomm il-Vjolin
03 Jillianne Camilleri Kemm Hu Sabiħ
04 Julie Pomorski Tereza
05 Graziella Vella Tema 79
06 Dayle Camilleri Fejn Marru t-Tfal?
07 Marie Claire Attard Bason Memorji Mbikkma
08 Odessa Green It-Tieni Omm
09 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Sal-Aħħar
10 Annlaise Psaila It-Tfal ta' Ilum
11 Danica Muscat Ħares Lejja
12 Jurgen Xerri Ħajjitna F'Idejna
13 Jkurt Cassar Xemx
14 Maria Cassar Dak Li Gġidtli Dakinħar
15 Michela Dalli Illejla B'Xejn
16 Dorcas Debono Ħolma
17 Michela Galea Għanja
18 Stefan Galea Xemx
19 Ryan Axisa Tiegħi
20 Sarah Bonnici L-Aħħar Bidwi f'Wied il-Għasel


The local competition, featuring a total of 20 participating entries, 19 of which qualified on merit, and 1 which won the right to compete following the triumph in last years' tele-voting, all competed for six (6) different trophies; 1st, 2nd, 3rd as chosen by the professional jury, 1st in the Duet Phase, first 1st in the Maltese Song Phase, and 1st in tele-voting.

The 21 Finalist

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Danica Muscat Amour Philip Vella Philip Vella
02 Maria Cassar Astronaut Rita Pace Marco Debono
03 Sarah Bonnici Bandwagon Emil Calleja Bayliss Pamela Bezzina
04 Michela Galea Bounce Back Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa
05 Jillianne Camilleri Dangerous Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
08 Odessa Green Feel Joe George Micallef Joe George Micallef
09 Simaria Galea Freedom Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
10 Christian Arding Guess What? Alexia Schembri Chan Vella
11 Marilena Gauci Hurricane Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
12 Dorcas Debono Our Last Goodbye Rita Pace Dominic 'Cini Minik'
13 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Lessons in Love Rita Pace Ray Agius
14 Graziella Vella Lucky Me Rita Pace Priscilla Psaila 'Kaya'
15 Michela Dalli One of a Kind Rita Pace Andrew Zahra
16 Marie Claire Attard Bason Remember Emil Calleja Bayliss Yann Chapentier, Emilio Martinez Verdejo
17 Annalise Psaila Shattered Dreams Alexia Schembri Chan Vella
18 Kurt Cassar Summer Time Doris Chetcuti Marco Debono
19 Julie Pomorski Tabula Rasa Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
20 Dayle Camilleri Why Alison Ellul Kurt Aquilina
21 Rita Pace Do It Better Rita Pace Rita Pace

Here is now the running order for the Final on 26 September, 2015 at The City Theatre, Valletta, at 8.00pm

The 21 Finalist

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Marie Claire Attard Bason Remember Emil Calleja Bayliss Yann Chapentier, Emilio Martinez Verdejo
02 Michela Galea Bounce Back Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa
03 Ryan Axisa C'est Moi (Alexander Leu / Ryan Axisa Nikos Sofis
04 Annalise Psaila Shattered Dreams Alexia Schembri Chan Vella
05 Graziella Vella Lucky Me Rita Pace Priscilla Psaila 'Kaya'
06 Stefan Galea Escape Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca Carlo Gerada
07 Dayle Camilleri Why Alison Ellul Kurt Aquilina
08 Odessa Green Feel Joe George Micallef Joe George Micallef
09 Sarah Bonnici Bandwagon Emil Calleja Bayliss Pamela Bezzina
10 Maria Cassar Astronaut Rita Pace Marco Debono
11 Julie Pomorski Tabula Rasa Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
12 Jurgen Xerri Perfect Rita Pace Dominic Cini 'Minik'
13 Ana Maria Grima Eclipse Andrew Zammit Rita Pace
14 Jillianne Camilleri Dangerous Muxu Matthew Mercieca Elton Zarb
15 Rita Pace Do It Better Rita Pace Rita Pace
16 Kurt Cassar Summer Time Doris Chetcuti Marco Debono
17 Dorcas Debono Our Last Goodbye Rita Pace Dominic 'Cini Minik'
18 Dario Mifsud Bonnici Lessons in Love Rita Pace Ray Agius
19 Michela Dalli One of a Kind Rita Pace Andrew Zahra
20 Danica Muscat Amour Philip Vella Philip Vella

The Final

On Saturday 26 September 20154 - The Summer Hit Song Contest 2015 Grand Final, will be held at The City Theatre,Valletta, at 20.00. Everyone attend has to be seated by 19.45 and the tickets are selling at € 10 each. One could book the tickets by calling F Living offices on 21 66 45 66, limited places available. So book the tickets now before it's too late!. Everyone is encouraged to bring banners, flags, streamers, posters and anything which will turn the venue into a party atmosphere. Let's bring the house down with our cheers for this year's finalists. A true celebration of music, indeed!

Judges

The professional members of the jury, who judge the 20 songs was made up of by Norman Cristina, Josephine Ebejer Grech, Natasha Turner and Rosman Pace all of whom have a background in music, whether in composition or lyrics.

Intervall

During the intervall till on could know the winner result by the jury where enterment where given by the winners of 2014 editon Domenique Azzopardi who sings three song.

Compere

The host of the Festival was Deo Grech.

The Winners

Here are the 3 Winning Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Julie Pomorski Tabula Rasa Giovann Attard Augusto Cardinali
02 Michela Galea Bounce Back Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa
03 Danica Muscat Amour Philip Vella Philip Vella


During the Presentation Karl and Romina Bonaci decieded to give the Challenge Trophy to the winner sponsored by Tesor.

Other Award

Public Vote

Here are the winning Song of the Public Vote in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Jillianne Camilleri Dangerous Matt 'Muxu' Mercieca Elton Zarb
  • With these prize Jillianne Camilleri will enter derect into the 2016 Final.

Best Duet

Here are the winning Song of the Best Duet in the 2015 Edition:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Michela Galea & Janvil Bounce Back Emil Calleja Bayliss Renato Briffa

Best Maltese Song

Here are the winning Song of the Best Maltese Song in the 2015 Edition:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Michela Galea & Janvil Għanja Joe Julian Farrugia Walter Vella / Mark Attard


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  • F Living Channel is broadcast on digital terrestrial GO, cable network Melita, and live webstreaming: [2]