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Thursday, 30 August 2012 15:25

KKI 2012: Having a Look at 'Kemm Xtaqt'

In the hands of the right people, talent can be considered as one of the most notable assets that an individual can have but then again, the method of exposure has to be worked out in the possible way with artists looking as their most viable options in the music industry which when it comes to Malta is somewhat extremely limited. One of the venues where such talent can be exposed is surely the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and in fact, there have been a number of such individuals who have only sent in tracks to this competition or rather have created a bond due to the fact that it represents the best of the Maltese language and therefore, one of the prime elements of the national identity. Media.Link Communications have set out to promote such an aim and therefore, they are succeeding when such artists come forward and this is surely the case with the next artist, Laura Bruno whose entry Kemm Xtaqt written by Frederick Camilleri is also being analyzed. This particular artist has been around for quite some time but has been selective of where she would like to expose her vocal prowess at yet her return to the scene is surely encouraging. 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. In the meantime, escflashmalta.com is also giving their readers an insight into the tracks of this years' competition.

First and foremost, the title in itself could be easily translated into I Wish but that could refer to practically anything especially without a particular context and therefore, we have looked into the song at greater detail and length so to speak. This has to be a track which features a heavy social theme about the individual once more which seems to be a central focus for most of the story-lines in this years' entries of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. From what I have managed to gather, it seems that a particular person, someone who could either be identifiable through a friend or family or even though a criminal role in society has not had everything go his way and therefore, Laura performs as if that love would erase the wrongdoing done with the possibility of heading into a jovial era, one which is very much different to what has been encountered until this point in time. What is so different about this song than most of the other tracks in this years' competition is the fact that Laura shows a lot of facial expressions throughout the whole performance and that shows that she would really be putting a lot of emotion, something which seemed to have been witnessed by the judges of the second phase of the jury who heard her perform the track live and therefore, giving it the proper showcase it deserved. As already mentioned before, the track is performed by Laura Bruno and the songwriter is Frederick Camilleri and technically, both of them do not need too much of an introduction with their experience in the industry.

The performer of the track has already participated in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on another occasion, that being in 2005 with the track Il-Bogħod Mid-Dlam but then again, it is also to be noted that Laura has tried to enter the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on multiple occasions, eventually making it through to the semi-final stage in 2009 with the track Something About You. It has been noted on several occasions that she has a very particular vocal timbre which has to be specifically adhered to even in terms of the songs that she performs. For many years, the main venue for exposing her talent has been none other than the Christmas Pantomime along with Pawlu Testa which has featured a host of celebrities throughout the years including former Eurovision Song Contest representatives; Julie and Ludwig as well as national final stars such as Leontine, Ina Robinich and Minik. In the meantime, the composer is somewhat a veteran in the world of local music having worked with the likes of Alison Ellul and Fabrizio Faniello in the past amongst others with a host of tracks in the Għanja tal-Poplu competition as far back as 1996 actually. One important thing to note is that Frederick Camilleri is a leading writer, not only of songs but even of other things including plays such as Spiru Cefai and leading television dramas such as Gawdenz Bilocca. 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.

Source: escflashmalta.comKonkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wlLGgt-weg

One of the most professional commitments that Media.Link Communications has kept through thick and thin is surely towards music noting that the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza has always been given priority with the right exposure to promote all of the artists competing in the event through the means of a weekly television programme which has been given the name Indifest. The annual showcase which features original tracks in the Maltese language has maintained very high standards throughout time in terms of quality noting the number of changes implemented for the twentieth edition last year under the direction of a brand new Chairman, Mark Azzopardi who not only returns in his position but also takes up the production of the programme to make sure that everything is well merged together when it comes to the competition and the promotion given. In the meantime, NET Television and their professional crew have been busy recording all of the songs, preview videos, which were uploaded through viral website, YouTube but nevertheless, we encourage you to follow Indifest and escflashmalta.com to to get to know the people in the competition better.

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 from the Teenage Category, there are also a number of weekly special guests. In fact, last week, the programme had the proud pleasure of presenting Glen Vella was the Maltese representative at the 2011 Eurovision Song Contest with the track One Life composed by Paul Giordimaina and penned by Fleur Balzan. Many people would remember him competing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza as a soloist and in duets with Eleanor Cassar.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOtx3hbBXi8

Once more, returning as a producer for this episode and for all of the series is none other than Mark Azzopardi who is also the chairman of the committee behind the competition. It is somewhat imperative to have such a distinctive persona behind both the programme and the competition so that there is a merge in terms of decisions. There has been a lot of work done behind the scenes to make sure that all of the finalists receive the same amount of promotion noting the videos, the photo shoot and also the appearances on the actual programme which is being hosted by Christine Haber and Ronald Briffa, two names who clearly need no introduction to the viewers of NET Television and also other broadcasters. In this weeks' episode, the main guests from the Established Category will be none other than Simone Gauci with the song Id F'Id composed by Renato Briffa and penned by Keith Zammit and also Laura Bruno with the track Kemm Xtaqt written by Frederick Camilleri. The former was the wildcard choice having been the winner of the Passport 2 Indifest competition through Spiteri Lucas Entertainment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8wlLGgt-weg

From the teenage Cateogry, there will also be a live performance by Jade Amber Muscat who will be performing the song Aħna ż-Żagħżagħ composed by Kaya and penned by Christopher Azzopardi. The special guests for this week are ones that come from the contemporary part of the local music industry noting that they will be none other than recent chart topping artist; Christabelle who will most likely be performing her latest single Say which has been licenced through CAP Sounds Music as well as Lyndsay Pace who is known for her energetic tracks with even more spectacular dance routines. It is quite important to note that the Vogue Dancers will be marking their return on the programme. Therefore, with such a jam packed programme this evening, we encourage you to turn on NET Television at 20:30 and watch yet another Indifest hosted by Ronald Briffa and Christine Haber with all of the exciting questions posed by James Cassar.

Source: escflashmalta.com, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fZgUbaTJjY

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