L-Għanja tal-Poplu has published the names of the 16 songs, the songwriters and the artists through to the final of the 44th edition. The 44th edition of L-Għanja tal-Poplu will be taking on a different format than usual, with the finalists all getting the distinct opportunity of recording a high quality music video, with the production team at the Public Broadcasting Services putting on a televised festival, which will come to an end with the results, and the presentation of the trophies.
At the submission stage of the competition, the organising committee received 80 entries, from which an initial panel chose 40 entries, whose titles were made public just 2 weeks ago. Those shortlisted entries were put in front of a professional panel of judges made up of; Professor Manwel Mifsud, Trevor Zahra, Walter Micallef, Anna Borg Cardona, Noel D’Anastas, George Cassola, Dr Corazón Mizzi and Justin Galea.
Anġli Żgħar – Kayley Cuschieri (Joe Julian Farrugia, Philip Vella)
F’Dirgħajk – Jean Claude Vancell (Jean Claude Vancell)
Fittixtek – Ruth Portelli (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Mark Scicluna)
Ftakru – Charisse Ann Vassallo (Emil Calleja Bayliss, Mark Scicluna)
Ħass u Basal – Kemmuna Airways (Rita Pace)
Il-Fqir – Catriona Brincat u Mario Debono (Mario Debono)
Il-Passat Mhux Garanzija tal-Futur – Charlene Mercieca Magro (Rita Pace)
Jien u Int – Marilyn Aquilina (Marilyn Aquilina)
Mediterran – Amber Marie Coleiro (Joe Julian Farrugia, Andrew Zammit)
Minn Taħt l-Ilsien – Amber Grace (Rita Pace, Marco Debono)
Missier Aħfrilhom – Christabelle Scerri (Rita Pace, Augusto Cardinali)
Mobile – Natalie Naudi (Natalie Naudi)
Normalità Ġdida – Jamm Band (Mark Cachia)
Professuri – Rachel Lowell (Emil Calleja Bayliss & Rachel Lowell, Philip Vella & Rachel Lowell)
Sakemm Sibt Garaxx – Sarah Micallef Muscat (Frederick Camilleri, Augusto Cardinali)
Sant’Antnin – Rita Pace (Rita Pace)
Visit the official website; www.għanjatalpoplu.org for a detailed copy of the regulations. Submissions are being accepted through the same portal until the 1st July. L-Għanja tal-Poplu is being organised with the help and support of the Arts Council Malta – Cultural Partnership Agreement and the Valletta Cultural Agency. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news about the local music scene.