Summer Hit Song Contest 2014

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Summer Malta Hit Song 2014 was a television song contest broadcast on F Living.

On 22 April 2014 the return of the Summer Malta Hit Song contact was announced, and four days later the official rules and regulations were release.

72 entries were received by the organising committee led by Deo Grech.

The contest started on 24 May 2014 submissions and was held at BME Studios, Ħal Luqa.

18 finalists were announced on 31 May 2014 was announced, however, as some of the finalists had more than one song, the songwriters needed toto decide whether to withdraw the song completely or replace the singer. This is the list of finalists as announced by the organisizers.

The Finalist Songs

Here are the 18 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Christian Azzopardi Another Night In Heaven Rita Pace Philip Vella
02 Domenique Azzopardi Back To Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Scicluna
03 Danica Muscat Fearless Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
04 Mauro Kitcher Fire Spell Natasha Turner Toby Farrugia
05 Joseph Refalo Fool For Love Rita Pace Miriam Christine
06 Simone Gauci Hourglass Emil Calleja Bayliss Rita Pace
07 Roberta Briffa If I Was Her Rita Pace Renato Briffa
08 Marie Claire Attard Bason Just Wait Rita Pace Elton Zarb
09 Anna Azzopardi My Hero Keith Zammit Renato Briffa
10 Kelly Cassar One Precious Mile Gerald James Borg Philip Vella
11 Rita Pace & Audrey Marie Bartolo Overboard Rita Pace Rita Pace
12 Odessa Green Pretend Doris Chetcuti Renato Briffa
13 Julie Pomorski Shout! Rita Pace Dominic Cini
14 Ina Robinich Summer Ladies Rita Pace Andrew Zahra
15 Rachel Verzin The Joke is On You Emil Calleja Bayliss Elton Zarb
16 Janice Mangion The One Keith Zammit Renato Briffa
17 Ana Maria Grima To Hell And Back Rita Pace Philip Vella
18 Dayle Camilleri You Alison Ellul Dominic Cini

These songs were performed by singers who achieved a higher placing with another song. Therefore, according to the rules, the composers of these songs need to replace the singer or withdraw song from the competition. Final decisions need to be communicated to the organisers by Sunday 1st June 2014.

  • Update.1.'Desert Of Innocence' was replaced by 'Fool For Love',
  • Update.2.'Lights' and 'Crystal Clear' was replaced by 'Just Wait' and 'Another Night In Heaven'.
  • Update.3. 'The One' will be retained in the contest with a different singer. Details of singer will be announced shortly
  • Update.4. Janice Mangion has been annonced as the new vocalist for 'The One'

On 7 July 2014 to 1 September 2014 - Summer Hit Song Contest 2014 will be on Prime Time TV Shows will be aired on Mondays between 21:00 and 23:00 on F Living

  • FIRST ROUND: July 7, 14, 21
  • SECOND ROUND: July 28; August 4, 11, 18, 25; September 1

The Duets Round

Here are the 18 Songs featured in the final:-

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Christian Azzopardi / Kurt Cassar Another Night In Heaven Rita Pace Philip Vella
02 Domenique Azzopardi / Rosman Pace Back To Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Scicluna
03 Danica Muscat / Annabelle Debono Fearless Gerard James Borg Philip Vella
04 Mauro Kitcher / Malcolm Pisani Fire Spell Natasha Turner Toby Farrugia
05 Joseph Refalo / Pamela Bezzina Fool For Love Rita Pace Miriam Christine
06 Simone Gauci / Karen DeBattista Hourglass Emil Calleja Bayliss Rita Pace
07 Roberta Briffa / Pamela Bezzina If I Was Her Rita Pace Renato Briffa
08 Marie Claire Attard Bason / Jessika Muscat Just Wait Rita Pace Elton Zarb
09 Anna Azzopardi / Dario Bezzina My Hero Keith Zammit Renato Briffa
10 Kelly Cassar / Kurt Calleja One Precious Mile Gerald James Borg Philip Vella
11 Rita Pace & Audrey Marie Bartolo / Mark Tonna Overboard Rita Pace Rita Pace
12 Odessa Green / Renato Micallef Pretend Doris Chetcuti Renato Briffa
13 Julie Pomorski / Tiziana Calleja Shout! Rita Pace Dominic Cini
14 Ina Robinich / * Summer Ladies Rita Pace Andrew Zahra
15 Rachel Verzin / Amber Bondin The Joke is On You Emil Calleja Bayliss Elton Zarb
16 Janice Mangion / Debbie Scerri The One Keith Zammit Renato Briffa
17 Ana Maria Grima / Franklin Calleja To Hell And Back Rita Pace Philip Vella
18 Dayle Camilleri / Brooke Borg You Alison Ellul Dominic Cini
  • Ina Robinich had to sing with Georgina Abela, but at the time her father in law was in hospital, and couldn't make it. In fact some days later Paul Abela's father died.

The Final

On Tuesday 23 September 2014 - The Summer Hit Song Contest 2014 Grand Final, will be held at The Dome Theatre, Seabank Hotel, Mellieħa, at 20.00. Everyone attend has to be seated by 19.45 amd the tickets are selling at € 8 each or a bundle of 5 tickets at € 25. 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 18 songs will be judge by a penal of expret Jury, These where Marisa D'Amato, Mireille Bonello, Daniel Falzon Mallia, Charlene Azzopardi, George Cremona, Lyndsay Pace, and was chaired by Chief Judge Heathcliff Balzan.

Intervall

During the intervall till on could know the winner result by the jury where enterment where given by the winners of 2011 editon Dominic Cini 'Minik' and Siconix, Janvil, and Ritienne Azzopardi with her dancers.

Compere

The host of the Festival was Deo Grech, while Ignatius Farrugia interview the singers during the show.

The Winners

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

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Domenique Azzopardi Back To Emil Calleja Bayliss Mark Scicluna
02 Anna Azzopardi My Hero Keith Zammit Renato Briffa
03 Odessa Green Pretend Doris Chetcuti Renato Briffa

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

Other Award

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

No Singers Songs Lyricist Composer
01 Rita Pace & Audrey Marie Bartolo Overboard Rita Pace Rita Pace

Rita Pace and Audrey Marie Bartolo also won the right to the next year automatically participate in the next edition.

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External links

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