KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Dan Mhux Tmiem'Written by Marc Calleja Bayliss
There has been a popular saying that talent does indeed come by the dozen especially when it comes to Malta and whilst there have been glowing reviews that artists are somewhat extremely gifted in the Islands, many have not yet witnessed some of the people who call themselves stars after having appeared on certain reality television programmes thinking that they could ultimately perform amongst not only the elite of the local scene but even of the foreign one. Nevertheless, this is not the case for the next performer at hand who came out of one of such shows. I am referring to none other than the charming Corinne Caruana who is the eight performer in the series to be further analyzed as she bids in this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which is swiftly moving into the twenty first edition in total. The track that has been given to Corinne Caruana composed by Mark Scicluna and penned by Rita Pace bears the title Dan Mhux Tmiem which easily translates into This Is Not The End. All of the artists and their respective entries are receiving a lot of exposure including on NET Television and through viral website, YouTube following an official video recorded for all respective entries, a decision taken up by Media.Link Communications at the board of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. In the meantime, escflashmalta.com is also giving their readers an insight into the tracks of this years' competition.
One of the most common elements and themes in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza throughout the years has surely been the subject of relationships and romance and this is no different actually but then again, despite the subject in itself, the lyrics and the music blend extremely well together performed by the Maltese mother tongue giving it a special tinge. Success for such songs has been recorded in the past and that is somewhat the decision to take up such an element on yet another occasion. The track is somewhat open to a variety of interpretations and that could be a reason why it could become personal to different people listening to it. In my respective understanding, I see a woman whose relationship with a man is being forbidden due to an unfortunate and therefore, despite being cut short, it will never end because they will manage to overcome the difficulties and he will always be close to hold her tight just like a mother holds her new born infant. The composer behind this song is definitely not a newcomer to the local music scene noting that in a short space of time, Mark Scicluna has grown into being a notable lyricist and composer with his best known song being last years' second runner-up of the same competition known as Eternita' (Eternity) even though he has also worked with upcoming artist Karen Debattista amongst others.
Moving onto the lyricist of this track, a woman who does not really need an introduction. I am referring to none other than singer/songwriter Rita Pace who knows her way within a local competition having been competing in a variety of competitions throughout the years. The very fact of the matter remains that she does not really hold the best results in terms of an artist especially when it comes to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest where she has taken originality on a different scale. Nevertheless, she is a veteran and she showed that in the past two editions of the Għanja tal-Poplu competition actually. She was part of the competition in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza as a performer last year with the song Kuraġġ (Courage) and left with a trophy for penning the lyrics of the same aforementioned Eternita' (Eternity). The performer of this track is the upcoming Corinne Carauana, a girl who first came to television through the programme Don't Stop Me Now hosted by Eileen Montesin and Christine Haber, the latter of which is also the female host of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. Throughout the series, her performances shined and she was though by the three judges on the panel including former Eurovision Song Contest representative Moira Stafrace that she would do well in the scene. She entered her first competition in the 2012 edition of the Għanja tal-Poplu with the song Barnuża Bajda (White Hood) but this is her debut in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. You can see the official video of the song just below and stay tuned to escflashmalta.com as well as the page of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for more updates in the coming days.