Late on Friday evening, the elimination phase for this year’s edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior came to a conclusion with a professional panel of judges, 10 for each competition, selected a total of 40 songs from 66 submissions.
The jury for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza consisted of: Marita Bezzina, Joseph Chetcuti, Yazmin Helledie, George Mifsud and Charles Stroud, while the jury for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior consisted of: George Cassar, Noel D’Anastas, Julia Grima, Faye Micallef Grimaud and Joanna Mifsud Micallef. Their work was assisted, and surveilled by a notary public.
In the coming days, the finalists will be interpreting their songs at NET TV studios, in order to preview them to the public who will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite entry.
Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior:
Armonija – Martina Cutajar (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Aldo Spiteri)
Dinja Oħra – Martina Schembri (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Andrew Zammit)
Għażiż Pittur– Luana Schembri (Rita Pace / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Ħerba – Danizya Camilleri (Rita Pace / Marco Debono)
Il-Ballata Tal-Art Maltija – Eksenia Sammut (Paul Ellul / Philip Vella)
Illum Jgħidulek – Tristan Micallef (Paul Ellul / Dominic Cini)
Kebbist – Krista Sujak (Emil Calleja Bayliss /Philip Vella)
Kieku Taf – Dean Pace (Rita Pace / Aldo Spiteri)
Kliem U Mużika – Noelka Schembri (Rita Pace / Rita Pace)
L-Omm Li Ma Rajt Qatt – Shiraya Busuttil (Rita Pace / Marco Debono)
Mużika U Emozzjoni – Shania Cauchi (Giovann Attard / Giovann Attard)
Nixtieq – Rihanna Marie Caruana (Rita Pace / Marco Debono)
Qawsalla – Kylie Ann Cassar (Natasha Turner / Geo Debono)
Snajjiet Li Llum Biss Ħolma – Laura Borg (Etienne Micallef / Eliana Gomez Blanco)
Stennew Ftit – Eve Tabone (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Tagħna L-Ġejjieni – Mychael Bartolo Chircop (Rita Attard / Kaya)
Tektik L-Arloġġ – Faith Bartolo (Paul Ellul / Aldo Spiteri / Bradley Spiteri)
Tfajla Li Jien – Kelsy Attard (Rita Pace / Mark Cachia)
Tfixkluniex Tħawduniex – Rihana & Katryna (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Kaya)
Żarbuna Waħda – Kayleen Mercieca (Rita Pace / Marco Debono)
Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza:
72 – Danica Muscat (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Philip Vella)
Baħħar Tal-Bnazzi – Justine Delmar (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Darba F’Mitt Qamar – Graziella Vella (Rita Pace / Kaya)
Dinja Għalija – Kaylie Magri (Joe Julian Farrugia / Eliana Gomez Blanco)
Eku – Nicole Hammett (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Fjuri – Mardy Farrugia (Rita Pace / Rita Pace)
Jgħidulek – Krista Spiteri Lucas (Paul Ellul / Kaya)
Int Biss – Dario Mifsud Bonnici (Rita Pace / Dario Mifsud Bonnici / Gillian Attard)
Is-Silenzju Jinkiser Mill-Ġdid – Danica Muscat (Etienne Micallef / Eliana Gomez Blanco)
It-Triq Tan-Nofs – Graziella Vella (Kirsten Mifsud Schembri / Kaya)
Kuruni – Ruth Portelli (Paul Ellul / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Mingħajri Ma Tgħaddix – Julia Camilleri (Alfred E Baldacchino / Chan Vella)
Nibdew Familja – Dwett (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Jason Paul Cassar)
Nitkellem Waħdi – Mark Portelli (Paul Ellul / Cyprian Cassar)
Ottimista – Phyillisienne Brincat (Michael Piscopo / Michael Piscopo)
Pilastri Imriegħda – Brad James (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Philip Vella)
Rebbieħa – Mirko Bugeja (Stephen Baldacchino / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Sellimtulna – Chantal Catania (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Kaya)
Tiegħi Għal Ftit – Amber Grace (Emil Calleja Bayliss / Mark Spiteri Lucas)
Vjaġġ Imqanqal – Julia Camilleri (Maria Schembri / Chan Vella)
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.
All of the finalists will have a postcard paired with them. This year the theme 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.
The finals for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, and the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior 2020 will be taking place on the 18th and the 19th September. These two competitions are coordinated by an Organising Committee under the stewardship of Robert Cutajar. 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.