L-Għanja tal-Poplu, a music competition with original songs in Malta is turning thirty-eight (38) in a couple of days whilst encountering a resurgence, noting that the amount of submissions this year reached seventy-one (71), the highest in reality since the committee introduced the element of live instruments during the performances. escflashmalta.com has been granted permission to speak to the sixteen (16) competing acts, and thus we move onto the fourteenth act in our series; Domenique who will be performing the song Insellmulkom composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Joe Chircop.
Domenique, a two-time Malta Eurovision Song Contest, one-time International Festival of Maltese Song participant and former Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza runner-up, have established you as one of the leading vocalists in the local music scene. How does participating in this competition help you gain more credibility as an artist and are you looking forward to your debut?
‘L-Għanja Tal-Poplu’ helps me gain more credibility as an artist as one of the major points it is a local festival that promotes the Maltese Language more and for this point, many local tel-viewers watch and support this festival.
Insellmulkom, composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Joe Chircop is the song that you will be presenting in this years’ edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu. Would you care to explain the meaning behind the lyrics and the genre that the song encompasses?
The song is considered as a ballad and it is about thanking those who contributed in our Maltese history.
L-Għanja tal-Poplu is known to be a celebration of lyrical prowess amongst friends, noting that the competitive feel is very much forgotten during rehearsals or the actual night of the competition. With ONE, the most successful private broadcaster in Malta supporting this event, it seems to denote its successful reputation. Do you believe that there’s a place for this competition within the local music industry and do you support it’s continuation in the years to come?
I definitely do support this festival as it supports our Maltese language and also gives out a great exposure to the artists.
Would you like to say anything to our readers at escflashmalta.com?
I would like to thank those who took their time to read my interview and also supports me through out my career.