KKI 2012: Fourth Tele-Voting UpdateWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
One of the most prominent foundations of the local music scene is surely the organization of the the annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza , a music competition which promotes music written in Maltese, which in turn is the national language and one of the two official languages of the country. Media.Link Communications is the running production house behind the competition and several local artists have used the competition as one of the several stepping stones as they they seek attention from the public and individuals who might be scrounging for talent. Exposure is key in every competition and that is why, each of the finalists in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is treated to a number of features, all of which aid in both local and foreign promotion. This time round, apart from a photo-shoot, the finalists were subjected to enter the studios of NET Television and record a preview video of their entry in order to make sure that all of the tracks receive web exposure in any country possible through viral website, YouTube.
Our editorial team at escflashmalta.com has been given the opportunity to keep the people posted with all of the latest news coming from both the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and their flagship programme, Indifest hosted by Ronald Briffa and Christine Haber. Following the first three programmes, we can now bring you the latest tele-voting sheet from the competition which will be featuring the most notable names in the industry, those competing in the Established Category. Most of the artists competing this year are somewhat those whose credentials are growing and could be described as the 'new' set of individuals whose fame has come through years of work throughout their young career. The tele-voting in this category will ultimately result in a separate award as had been decided by Charles Stroud, a former Chairman of the Committee a couple of years back. The current standings are as follows;
The votes for the Teenage Category will somewhat prove to be more important noting that the three (3) finalists that will be making it through to the final night of the competition set for the 18th September 2012 at The Granaries in Floriana, will be relying on 40% Tele-Voting with the appointed Jury having a 60% say in the final outcome. The decision to mark a professional marking by a set of musically trained professionals is much more important to make sure that the three that make it to the final stage are the ones who deserve to be there because they prove to be superior to the others. These are the current standings in the tele-voting which will serve as only a 40% indication to the top three (3).
Source: KKI Committee, GO