KKI 2011: The 20th Edition is ApproachingWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
This years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is one which is quite special noting the fact that it will be the twentieth time that this showcase of music is being organized. Within the present times, it is one of the two musical events in Maltese actually with the Public Broadcasting Services thinking about restarting the Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija in 2012, a very interesting prospect indeed. The new Chairman of the festival, Mark Azzopardi is bringing in an array of ideas to the showcase and along with the rest of the committee is working hard to make this edition to be the biggest ever in order to commemorate the anniversary well.
The preparations are currently ongoing and it seems like a number of things have now been confirmed and finalized. The program known as 'Indifest' will be commencing on the 5th July 2011 at 20:30 CET and hosting the popular showcase for this year will be none other than veteran disc jockey and former host, Charles Saliba as well as actress and television producer, first time host on Net Television, Elaine Saliba. This is quite an interesting duo and should look well together on screen. Another two hosts will be presenting you the artists themselves, giving the viewers a little heads up on who is the individual behind the song and they are none other than the two finalists of the 'Wiċċ Ġdid' competition, namely, James Xuereb and Demaris Agius. It will be quite interesting to see how they manage to comply with the programme in itself of course. The changes have been made and the program is set to commence, other details are being look at as we speak.
A couple of weeks ago the draw for the running order was made through the show 'Sas-Sitta' on NET Television and one could note that the mixture of artists blend in quite well. We would also like to announce that due to another musical commitment, Jurgen Manicolo has withdrawn from the 'Talent Żagħżugħ' competition and has therefore prompted the first reserve to come in and take his position so congratulations to Maria Carabott who will be performing the song 'Mill-Ħolm Għar-Realtà' composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Paul Callus. We would like to wish Jurgen, the very best of luck and success with his other musical project. We are going to be keeping you updated with all that is going on with the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in 2011 and hope that you stay tuned in because a number of surprises are in store for you!
Source: Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Committee