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Thursday, 13 September 2012 17:30

KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Kburin Bik'

Lacking sheer talent has sometimes become a turbulent element within the music industry when on a foreign or a local scale but then again, there is more to that especially when an artist manages to bring forth a successful track to the table, one which is somewhat entitled to become a hit whoever gets a hand on performing that respective song. There is more to talent actually noting that the performance also plays a predominant role due to the fact that people are seriously won over through such a trait. The local music industry has been the basis for a number of artists who are extremely talented and could ultimately be successful in foreign waters should the right opportunities be given but then again, some of the upcoming talent has the likability factor and lack that certain something which would give them the edge to become successful renowned performers. One of such artists is surely the next individual to have made it to the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza being, Christian Azzopardi who will be giving a rendition of the song Kburin Bik composed by Philip Vella and penned by Joe Chircop. He is performing in the sixth place and got into the competition following the fact that his sister, Domenique qualified with five songs in total, having the opportunity to give him a track and withdrawing the others completely. One of the pivotal moments of success for all of the entries competing in this years' edition of the competition is the shooting of the official preview videos which have been uploaded online through viral website, YouTube with further representation of the video given on escflashmalta.com. The committee along with Media.Link Communications thought that this is the way forward in terms of promotion.

Translating the title of the song in English virtue of our foreign readers, it would ultimately translate into We Are Proud of You and the lyrics are very generic when it comes to the competition in itself noting that it speaks about the Maltese Islands and the history that it had to encounter with several different rulers taking centre stage especially the English. Nevertheless, the faith of the country was left in foreign hands and this is something that was not boding well with the people who finally took a stance towards this and fought for independence in hope that it would be achieved. In fact, they succeeded and for the very first time, the local affairs were given to the Maltese to govern with foreign affairs left in the hands of the colonizer. Christian Azzopardi has made it into the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on two respective occasions, the first time being in 2009 with Madre Perla for which he was awarded the award of the televoting and the second time with the track Venerdi. Christian has been trying to break through in a number of other local competitions as well but has not found the right track to take him all the way into the Malta Eurovision Song Contest either with his other experiences coming on ONE Television through the Summer Hit Song Contest where he had finished in third place with the track Caruso. He will surely be doing his best to perform this track well even through it was not originally his to begin with. It is also worth noting that he is the older brother of Domenique Azzopardi who is also competing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, albeit for the first time. It will be the third time that they will be competing against one other in a competition of such caliber.

The composer of the track is the already mentioned Philip Vella who has only won the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on one occasion, that being in 2009 thanks to Annabelle Debono and the track 1964 which he wrote alongside Mark Amaira. Despite this though, he is one of the most successful songwriters in the history of the local music scene having been to the Eurovision Song Contest on five different occasions and achieving a runner-up finish in 2002 thanks to Ira Losco and also making it through to the finals in 2004 thanks to a duet between Julie & Ludwig. He has also submitted many tracks in foreign national finals making it through to shows in The Netherlands and Norway amongst others. On the lyrical side of this particular track, there is Joe Chircop, who is definitely a familiar name in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza having ended up as the winner on two occasions alongside the musical styling of Mark Spiteri Lucas with the victories coming in 2007 with the song Dan Hu L-Mument and also in 2008 with the track Flimkien Nistgħu Nirnexxu. It is also worth noting that he won the Teenage Category last year with the track Ejjew Nieqfu performed by Angelica Portelli ahead of Michela Dalli and Michela Galea in second and third place respectively.You can listen to his entry in this years' competition just below whilst also hoping you will keep on reading escflashmalta.com for all of the latest news about the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza.