San Remo Junior Malta 2014
San Remo Junior is a well known Festival all over the world organized by Societs Kismet srl. - Italy – This is the fifth year that this festival is being organized. It is a singing and musical contest for soloists, to spread and give importance to music and singing among the younger people, putting them in touch with professionals in this sector in an international and multiethnic environment.
Antonella Vassallo has been entrusted with the exclusivity of the Malta National Finals for Malta’s participation in the 5th Edition of San Remo Junior international singing festival for children between the ages of six years (6) and fifteen years (15) which will take place in the famous Teatro Ariston, in San Remo, Italy on 7 th,8 th, 9 th and 10 th May, 2014.
The singers will perform live accompanied by the San Remo Orchestra.
Twenty six songs were selected from the singers category. Six musicians were also selected in the musicians category. The selected ones will perform for the Finals, at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Saturday 5th April, 2014. The finals are going to be transmitted LIVE on TVM at 20.30hrs, where the winner from each category will be selected to take part in San Remo Junior in May. The singers will perform live.
There was about 66 appilcant who was judge by a professional panel like Mro.Alan Chircop, Aldo Busuttil, Amber Bondin, Michelle Micallef, James Catania and Roger Tirazona. And they chose orginaly 20 but their was a tie and decided to chose 26 for the Final.
There are 2 categories: SINGERS & MUSICIANS, sectioned as follows:
- Musicians Category : From 6 to 15 years old. 6 participants
- A. From 6 to 9 years old. 2 Participants
- B. From 10 to 12 years old. 12 Participants
- C. From 13 to 15 years old. 11 Participants
- Musicians Category
|06||Daniel Farrugia||Electric Guitar||2005|
|01||Eksenia Sammut||Volevo Un Gatto Nero||2007||(Click for Video)|
|02||Neil Sant||Who’s Loving You||2008||(Click for Video)|
|03||Alec Carter||Tefa's Theme (Pianist)||2005||(Click for Video)|
|04||Kayley Cuschieri||Halleluiah||2003||(Click for Video)|
|05||Kylie Meilak||I’Am Changing||2004||(Click for Video)|
|06||Reanue Falzon||Glitter And Gold||2001||(Click for Video)|
|08||Charisse Azzopardi||I Surrender||2002||(Click for Video)|
|09||Destiny Chukunyere||Respect||2002||(Click for Video)|
|10||Paolo Micallef||That’s Life||2002||(Click for Video)|
|11||Demi Galea||Hurt||2003||(Click for Video)|
|12||Raisa Marie Micallef||I Dreamed A Dream||(Click for Video)|
|13||Christina Magrin||Suus||2003||(Click for Video)|
|14||Thea Gauci||It’s My Time||2002||(Click for Video)|
|15||Milena Bianco||I Surrender||2002||(Click for Video)|
|16||Noelene Borg||Bring Me To Life||2001||(Click for Video)|
|17||Karl Schembri||La Voix||2000|
|18||Myron Jose’ Agius||In Diavolo In Me||2000|
|19||Jade Marie Vella||Love You I Do||1999|
|20||Shauna Fitz||Mercy||2000||(Click for Video)|
|21||Victoria Sciberras||Nothing’s Real But Love||2000||(Click for Video)|
|22||Rachel Mamo||I Have Nothing||1999|
|23||Aidan Cassar||That’s Life||1999||(Click for Video)|
|24||Kelsey Bellante||Lesten||2001||(Click for Video)|
|25||Elaine Haber||Beautiful||2000||(Click for Video)|
|27||Sebastian Carl Calleja||If Tomorrow Never Come||1999||(Click for Video)|
The comperes of the Festivals were Lara Azzopardi (Cuschieri) and Jean Paul Carbonaro and their script was penned by Joe Julian Farrugia. The Festival was viewed live on MTV. The show opened with dancing by the Arts Excel St Michael School. Gaia Cauchi winner of San Remo Junior 2012 made short live transmissions from inside the Green Room, while the winner of the San Remo Junior 2013 Ilenia Camilleri was involved with children's juries.
The jurys for the musicians competiton where:-
- Mro.Sigmund Mifsud
- Marie Therese Vassallo
- Joseph Camilleri (Bibi)
- Mro.Manoel Pirotta
- Virginia Barrett
While the jurys for the singers competiction where (some foriegers person) and Maltese:-
Frans Lia was the director of the stage, while Martin Mercieca was the direcitor for the evening transmition. Till the results where announced there was an entertament spots by special guest Arts Excell, St Michael School, Brooke Borg, Tony Maiello, Ilenia Camilleri and Gaia Cauchi.
The winners results where this
- Audience Voting: The winner was Neil Sant the youngster singer from all the singers, coached by Phyllisienne Brincat, while Michelle Farrugia win the prize for the musicians.
- Televoting Award: winner was Neil Sant
- Winner Musician - San Remo Junior 2014: Laetitia Amodio
- Winner Singer - San Remo Junior 2014: Destney Chukunyere coached by Maria Abdilla.
The presentation of the trophies to the winners was done by the organised by Antonella Vassallo Director of Stand Out Events and Chev. Paolo Alberti, who said that their where a good level and for this reasons true his committee, he choose another two singers Kylie Meilaq coached by Gillian Attard and Karl Schembri coached by Claire McCartin and Chev. Paolo Alberti contuned said, that he saw too higher level, that he, under his responsibility, chose other singer by himself, and this was Sebastian Carl Calleja coached by Glen Vella.
The Show begain at 8.45pm and finshed at 1.00am.