66 Submissions for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2020

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The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior, will be taking place for another year, giving the opportunity for singers to perform original songs in Maltese. Both music competitions will take place during the month of September, with the finals set for the 18th and 19th September 2020. They will be broadcast live on NET Television.

A total of 66 submissions have been received by the organising committee, with 42 submissions put forward for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and 24 for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior. These songs will now go through an elimination phase, set for Friday 31st July, whereby two panels of professional judges;  will select the best 20 songs from this year’s crop of submissions.

During the month of September, a special programme dedicated entirely to the two contests will be broadcast on NET Television, with the main intention being to give the participating performers space and visibility to express and showcase their talents. In these programmes, the singers will have the opportunity to perform their song and at the same time introduce themselves to the viewers who in turn will get to know them a bit better. During the same month, NET FM will also be giving space to all the finalists in various programmes that will be broadcast as part of the ongoing summer schedule.

As in previous years, there will be prizes for the first three places in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza while in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior, six prizes will be awarded in total, with three prizes for singers aged 6 to 11, and three prizes for singers aged 12 to 15. The overall winning song of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior will be the one which achieved the most votes from both sub-sections.

All of the finalists will have a postcard paired with them. This year the tehem chosen for these postcards will be Sport and Healthy Lifestyles. In fact, these same singers will also be ambassadors of a national campaign in favour of sport throughout life. #sportforlife is a campaign which was launched a couple of days ago. Each of the finalists will have a different sporting discipline assigned, and they will shoot their postcard with that setup.

During the final evening, there will be a jury for each festival, judging the song and eventually compiling together the final result. The whole process of the two competitions takes place in the presence of a notary public. These two competitions are coordinated by an Organising Committee under the stewardship of Robert Cutajar.

Last year, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza was won by Rachel Lowell and her song “Li Stajt Nagħżel Jien”, composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Rita Pace while the Konkors Kanzunetta Junior was won by Nathaniel Attard and his song “Burdati” composed by Philip Vella with lyrics by Emil Calleja Bayliss. Stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.

Press Release was provided by Media.Link Communications.

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