Throughout the years, there has been a lot of talk on solo artists to join forces and create what is known as the dream team with a powerful backing track aided by sublime harmonies and ultimately a performance which would impress the judges but never could one have thought of the massive possibilities that such an idea would create. When it comes to the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, as a leading competition organized in Maltese on behalf of Media.Link Communications, it is to be noted that there have been a number of winners from a group and also as a duet but never as a trio which the next act is proving itself to be actually featuring Ivan DeBattista, Claire Caruana and Neville Refalo. The track that they will be performing is entitled Mhux L-Ewwel Darba and it is composed by none other than Augusto Cardinali and penned by Giovann Attard, another team who are rarely seen not together in the mus industry. The translation of the track would ultimately say Not The First Time. 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.
The last track to be analyzed in this series dealt with romance and then again, it has become one of the most common subjects in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in the past couple of years noting that they have managed to achieve some successful results alongside ones of national interest. Nevertheless, the song brought forward this time round could not be any different noting that the focus of the song is the individual and the life he has to endure so to speak. A human being has to show his true colours and fight for what he believes in true but then again before doing just that, he has to find himself and a place in the world and that is exactly what Neville, Claire and Ivan are singing about. They act out most of the track giving it an extremely dramatic feel which somewhat complies perfectly with the music. Looking at the songwriters behind this track, one would notice that the composer is Augusto Cardinali whose first appearances in the music scene were a comedic singer having worked with the likes of Joe Demicoli amongst others but in these past couple of years, he has focused on writing songs and was a second runner-up with the track X'Inhu L-Mewġ performed by the female in this group actually, Claire Caruana but he is known to write a number of tracks for specific artists time and time again.
The author is Giovann Attard who has consistently worked with Augusto Cardinali over the years but then again, his last success in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza last year came with composer Dominic Cini for the song Skont Id-Daqqa Iż-Żifna performed by Albertine u l-Qamħa. This time round, he hopes to seek the success of what he had achieved in 2008 with Claire Caruana as mentioned above. In the meantime, the performers of the song truly deserve a round of applause for the accolades they bring in. Starting off with Ivan DeBattista who in the past couple of months has gained popularity as an actor on leading television series Salib It-Toroq but then again has also impressed in music having been in the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza as a soloist in 2008 with the song Tond Jibqa' Tond composed by Augusto Cardinali and penned by Giovann Attard and also wrote the song Tar Iż-Żmien by Maria Elena & Lara Tanti Gregoraċi in the Teenage Talent section of 2009, reaching third place. Claire Caruana, a leading mezzo soprano in the local music scene has always managed to impress with her beautiful voice, making the finals of the competition as a soloist on two occasions and in a trio on another two occasions all with the same songwriters and then again, all rather high finishes as well. The last name is that of Neville Refalo who has made it to the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for the past two consecutive years whilst also making the final of the Malta Song for Europe back in 2005 amongst others. 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.