Throughout the years, the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza has paved the way for the beginning of a multitude of careers noting that most of the well known individuals in the local music industry have all put their name forward and competed within the showcase which has seen a number of notable winners including Claudette Pace, Miriam Christine, Annabelle Debono, Ira Losco, Amber, Claudia Faniello, Lawrence Gray, Eleanor Cassar and most recently Mike Spiteri. Last year marked the twentieth anniversary of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza noting that it officially inaugurated back in 1983, only to stop in 1987 returning in 1997. Nevertheless, each edition was a huge success and therefore, Media.Link Communications made sure to support it each time it was organized. The committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza led by television producer and host, Mark Azzopardi has worked hard in taking the competition to a brand new era hoping that each of the entries receives the same amount of exposure, working toward the recording of preview videos which could be access through viral website, YouTube. Exposure is key to any competition and thus with the videos along the weekly programme, Indifest, the local audience would get the chance to support local talent in the best possible way.
The 2012 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza features a host of talent noting that there are a number of newcomers as well as individuals who have been rightfully earning their place in the local music industry. Apart from meeting three (3) people each week, two (2) from the Established Category and one (1) from the Teenage Category, there are also a number of weekly special guests. Last week, the programme had the pleasure of welcoming two artists who have both had history in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, the first one being none other than Ludwig Galea who participated in the competition on three occasions, twice as a soloist being in 2001 and 2006 with the songs Ħalluni Ngħanni and Valuri 2007 and once in a group, having won the competition with Is-Sitta and the track Flimkien Nistgħu Nirnexxu in 2008. The second guest was a female by the name of Annabelle Debono who won the competition in the year 2009 with the track 1964 making it the first ever win for composer Philip Vella who worked with the upcoming lyricist Mark Amaira.
For the sixth programme of Indifest, Mark Azzopardi, the Chairman of this years' committee for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza returns as producer alongside Lisa Libreri who has taken up the role of co-producer in the past four weeks. The role of producer is quite important to make sure that the television programme Indifest reflects the aim of the competition itself. In the past couple of years, things have not been so much in sync at times but this time round, things are relatively different so to speak. The programme which is broadcast live every Tuesday night is presented by Ronald Briffa, this years' male host of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012 and Christine Haber, multiple host of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. In this weeks' edition, it is imperative to note that the acts competing in the Established Category who will be making an appearance are none other than Esilana with the song Tagħna L-Isbaħ Żmien composed by Ray Agius and penned by Alfred C Sant as well as Ishmael Grech who will be performing his song Missjoni Impossibli composed by Philip Vella with lyrics by Rita Pace.
The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is always looking to promote brand new talent and that is why the Teenage Category has always been promoted in the past couple of years. Week after week, there is a live performance by one of the ten competitors and frankly this is quite important due to the fact that 60% of the final vote will be based solely on this performance with members of the jury looking at the performances and marking the tracks as they please. This weeks' entry is none other than Il-Liberta composed by Ray Agius, penned by Evelyn Saliba La Rosa and Michael Haber and then finally performed by the duet known as Antoine & Kayleigh. People who will be watching the show this week will be pleased to know that the special guests will be none other than former winner of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Kaya who most recently took part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest as well as the former runner-up of the same competition Janice Mangion who also took part in this years' edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, making her debut there. So tonight on NET Television at 20:30 CET, make sure to tune into another programme of Indifest.