KKI 2016: Dario Bezzina Emerges as the Winner


It has been a couple of weeks since the 25th edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the return to the Floriana Granaries was very well received by the public present. With all the festivities surrounding Independence Day back to their roots, the evening was buzzing with an air of excitment, and following the performance of 24 participating entries; 20 pre-qualified in the ‘Talent Stabbilit’, 1 through with the same category via tele-voting and another 3 which came through ‘Talent Ġdid’, the winner was announced as “Se Naslu Żgur”, written by Ray Agius, and sung by Dario Bezzina.

Hosted by Toni Busuttil, Mireille Bonello and Christine Haber, this year’s edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which was aired on NET Television, saw a smooth transition of performances, with the the list of participating artists featuring a good mixture of newcomers and veterans. The professional members of the jury was made up of a mixture of musicians, and media personalities, instantly recognisable by many. A full list of the results may be viewed below.

24th place: “Ippruvajt” (Dominic Cini / Rita Pace) – Odessa

23rd place: “Ritmu” (Augusto Cardinali / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Josuel Grech

22nd place: “Saltna fis-Sliem” (Chan Vella / Alexia Schembri) – Amulet

21st place: “Inħobbok Kif Int” (Mark Scicluna) – Dominic u Ina

20th place: “Bit-Tikketta” (Marco Debono / Rita Pace) – Dwett

19th place: “Speċjali” (Renato Briffa / Rita Pace) – Aidan Cassar

18th place: “Fakkarni” (Marco Debono / Deo Grech) – Domenique

17th place: “Riħ mill-Punent” (Mark Scicluna / Clifton Casha) – Jessica Magro

16th place: “Aċċettajt” (Pamela Bezzina / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Joseph Refalo

15th place: “Sebħ Ġdid” (Andrew Zahra / Clifton Casha) – Roberta Sacco

14th place: “Ġenn” (Clinton Paul / Clifton Casha) – Kurt Galea

13th place: “Fjura li Ntfiet” (Dominic Cini / Hector Bruno) – Laura Bruno

12th place: “Bla Firdiet” (Dominic Cini / Joe Julian Farrugia) – Sebastian Calleja

11th place: “Omm tal-Maltin” (Philip Vella / Rita Pace) – Dorcas Debono

10th place: “Aħwa Maltin, Aħwa Għawdxin” (Kaya / Dorian Psaila) – K4

09th place: “Vittorja” (Mark Scicluna / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Shaun Zaffarese

08th place: “M’Hawnx Isbaħ” (Philip Vella / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Danica Muscat

07th place: “Wasal iż-Żmien” (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) – Neville Refalo

06th place: “Sliem Għalikom” (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) – Clive Muscat

05th place: “Fis-Sagristija” (Dario Bezzina) – Grecia Bezzina

04th place: “Pass Pass” (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Sarah Bonnici


Best Young Talent: “Vittoja” (Mark Scicluna / Emil Calleja Bayliss) – Shaun Zaffarese

Televoting Award: “Speċjali” (Renato Briffa / Rita Pace) – Aidan Cassar


03rd place: “Ħarstek” (Mark Scicluna / Mark Amaira) – Karen DeBattista

02nd place: “B’Ħarsitna ‘l Fuq” (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop) – Kaya

01st place: “Se Naslu Żgur” (Ray Agius) – Dario Bezzina

On behalf of the editorial team at escflashmalta.com, we would like to congratulate the winners circle, as well as the other 19 participants who made this year’s edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza a memorable one. A round of applause also for the organising committee, led by Joseph Mizzi, and featuring Sandra Grech as a member. Stay tuned to this portal even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Source: NET Television, escflashmalta.com


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