In the words of Richard Stilgoe, it seems that there’s a light at the end of the tunnel wherever the 2014 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is concerned with the organising committee chaired by Claudette Buttigieg publishing an updated list of semi-finalists. This comes into effect for the simple reason that each vocalist is only permitted to perform just ONE song from the television phase onwards.
At a glance, it seems that out of the SEVEN songs that Domenique had initially qualified with to the second phase, there will still be THREE in the competition with “Mara” composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Paul Ellul being the one she will be performing herself, “Ħamsin Sena Nazzjon” composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas to the lyrics of Paul Ellul being performed in a duet featuring Kaya and Nicole Brincat and “Passaġġ” written by Clinton Paul with a yet to be announced performer.
In the meantime, Josef Tabone has decided to withdraw his second song “Orrizonti” composed by Minik to the lyrics of Stephen Baldacchino as initially reported on escflashmalta.com earlier this morning, meaning that another five entries have been brought into the list, according to the number of points received during the second phase of the competition where the judges were; Olivia Lewis, Andrew Attard, Mro Maurizio Schembri, Sharon Deguara Cipriott and Noel D’Anastas.
Aħjar – Simone Gauci (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Rita Pace)
Biċċa Minni – Geordie DeBono (Renato Briffa / Mark Amaira)
Daqs Xulxin – Charlene Cardona (Minik / Joe Chircop)
Destin – Danica Muscat (Philip Vella)
Din il-Qalb – Francesca Borg (Minik / Mario Farrugia)
Ensemble – Johanna Galea (Minik / Stephen Baldacchino)
F’Dinja Aħjar – Joseph (Minik / Stephen Baldacchino)
Fuq Dil-Blata – Roseann Cordina (Minik / Paul Ellul)
Ġabuna Indipendenti – Marilena Gauci (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)
Ġrajjiet – Michela Dalli (Minik / Stephen Baldacchino)
Ħamsin Sena Nazzjon – Kaya & Nicole Brincat (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul)
Hemm Int – Valentina Farrugia (Roger Tirazona / Joe Julian Farrugia)
Ħolma ta’ Nazzjon – Cherylis Camilleri (Mark Debono / Rita Pace)
Ibqa’ Ħdejja – Ina Robinich (Minik / Deo Grech)
Int – Laura Bruno (Frederick Camilleri)
Kastelli Fl-Arja – Gloriana Arpa Belli (Minik / Keith Zammit)
Kuntenta Kif Jien – Ann Marie Ellul (Rita Pace)
Ma Tintefiex – Neville Refalo (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop)
Mara – Domenique (Philip Vella / Paul Ellul)
Miraklu – Ashlee Amber (Gillian Attard / Rita Pace)
Mixja li Bdiet – TBA (Renato Briffa / Alfred Baldacchino)*
Naħfirlek – Franz Bezzina (Augusto Cardinali)
Nemmen fil-Futur – Mattei Curmi (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)
Ngħidulek Grazzi – Christian Azzopardi (Minik / Stephen Baldacchino)
Pass Wara Pass – Minik (Minik / Mario Farrugia)
Passaġġ – TBA (Clinton Paul)*
Stmerrejtek, Ħabbejtek – Marie Claire (Mark Scicluna / Emil Calleja Bayliss)
Tfajla – Donna (Ray Agius / Paul Ellul)
Tħobbni Kif Jien – Phylisienne Brincat (Philip Vella / Christopher Azzopardi)
Vagabond – Josef Tabone (Clinton Paul)
The FIVE entries that have now managed to sneak into the Top 30 are none other than; “Ensemble” composed by Minik to the lyrics of Stephen Baldacchino with vocals provided by Johanna Galea, “Ġrajjiet” composed by Minik to the lyrics of Stephen Baldacchino with vocals provided by Michela Dallia, “Ħolma ta’ Nazzjon” composed by Mark Debono to the lyrics of Rita Pace with vocals provided by Cherylis Camilleri, “Miraklu” composed by Gillian Attard to the lyrics of Rita Pace with vocals provided by Ashlee Amber and “Ngħidulek Grazzi” composed by Minik to the lyrics of Stephen Baldacchino.
The final change that we could denote in the list below is that Geordie DeBono has opted to keep “Tħobbni Kif Jien” composed by Philip Vella to the lyrics of Christopher Azzopardi, in the competition with veteran performer; Phyllisienne Brincat. Only two songs remain without a performer at the moment, those being the aforementioned “Passaġġ” and “Mixja li Bdiet” composed by Renato Briffa to the lyrics of Alfred E Baldacchino. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the 2014 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza.
Source: Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza