L-Għanja tal-Poplu has published the names of the songs through to the final with those lending their voice to them, publishing through social networking website, Facebook that they will be the ones interpreting the songs. L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija is turning 43 this year, and has been one of the most influential competitions in the local music scene having given rise to some of the most recognisable talent in Malta.
Bejn L-Erba’ Ħitan – Kayley Cuschieri
Dawl Għajnejja – Fabrizio Faniello
Din Għalik – Francesca Zammit
Fil-Ħoġor tat-Tieqa – Ruth Portelli
Fil-Klassi – Ishmael Grech
Għadu Mhux il-Waqt – Janice Mangion
Ħallini Nħobbok – Jade Vella
Id-Ditta Tal-Ġlekk – Joseph Refalo
Il-Verità – Philip Vella
Jekk Tafx Min Jien – Nedved Galea
Mhux Li Kien – Justine Bezzina
Minn Kajfas Għal Għand Pilatu – Rachel Lowell
Misraħ Ġawhra – Dorcas Debono
Pjazza Ġdida – Mark Cachia
Tfewwaħ – Cherylis
Vuċijiet – Maria Spiteri
One of the more recent winners to have left a mark was definitely Karen DeBattista whose entry “Jien Ma Naħdimx” penned by Rita Pace to the music of Mark Scicluna stirred up quite a debate on whether mothers actually work. Last year’s winner was Michela Galea, a former Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza winner, who was also Miss World Talent back in 2017, having won the Miss World Malta crown. Her song, “Mhux Kulma Jleqq Deheb” is penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss with music by Renato Briffa.
This festival is being organised by L-Għanja tal-Poplu together with Pjazza Teatru Rjal and with the collaboration of L-Akkademja tal-Malti. L-Għanja tal-Poplu is supported by Arts Council Malta – Cultural Partnership Agreement. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.