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Media.Link Communications are currently extremely busy getting things done for the 2012 edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza noting their weekly promotion through the programme Indifest which is hosted by Ronald Briffa and Christine Haber, two names which are very much synonymous to the showcase in recent years. It comes to no surprise though that preparations for the 2013 edition have also been thought of in order to improve on what has been accomplished thus far this year noting the strong competition of twenty artists in the Established Category as well as those ten acts competing within the Teenage Category. For the very first time, in the latter, the jury will have the most pivotal say with the result of this phase and also the final being decided by 60% Jury and 40% tele-voting noting that the best package should finish out on top. Another innovation was the wildcard into the former category which was won by none other than Simone Gauci who was then given the song Id F'Id composed by Renato Briffa and penned by Keith Zammit.

In the final of the Passport 2 Indifest competition, Simone managed to beat none other than Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza 2009 finalist, Marie Claire Attard Bason who has been itching to make it through to the competition but is yet to manage that feat once more. Spiteri Lucas Entertainment alongside the committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza have decided that this years' wildcard spot somewhat worked in terms of system and therefore it will only grow in the years to come and hence it has been decided that it will continue in 2013 when the competition will be moving into it's twenty second edition. escflashmalta.com is always a proud supporter of the arts especially music and is represented by two members of the Editorial Board when it comes to the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza. The rules clearly state that submissions have to be sent in by the 12th September 2012 so that the elimination process can begin. For the very first time, there will be no tele-voting either meaning that a 100% Professional Jury as decided by the Committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and Spiteri Lucas Entertainment will be put forward to make the respective selections. All of the rules and regulations can be obtained by sending an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and it is to be noted that the expenses of the song regarding production, mixing and recording will all be dealt with by the team (composer/lyricist) who work on the song for the winning artist. Stay tuned ro escflashmalta.com for more news in the weeks to come. 

Source: Media.Link Communications, Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, Spiteri Lucas Entertainment

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

The inaugural edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza way back in 1983 proved to be quite the successful affair noting that some of the most established names in the local music industry put their names forward to take part and therefore, following such interest, the showcase continued for a couple of years before stopping in 1987 due to unforeseen circumstances. Nevertheless, it would return ten (10) years later and the aim did not change noting that the importance of the Maltese language in song remained the most prominent element in the competition as renowned performers threw their hat into the ring and did their best to achieve victory. There were a number of those who would ultimately be successful including Ira Losco, Miriam Christine, Claudette Pace, Annabelle Debono, AmberClaudia FanielloLawrence Gray, and Eleanor Cassar amongst others. The competition is being organized for the twenty-first year and things have changed quite a lot in the past couple of years with a brand new Chairman, Mark Azzopardi discussing a number of new ideas alongside the rest of the committee. One of the most intriguing changes has surely been the introduction of preview videos which could be seen 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, Jan Cortez who most recently topped the local charts on 89.7 Bay alongside Carlo Gerada whom escflashmalta.com spoke to as part of our coverage of upcoming talent in collaboration with the most popular radio station in the country whilst the second guest was a female who won the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and who goes by the name of Amber. The performer is quickly taking in a lot of praise following performances with Kurt Calleja as well as Joseph Calleja in events which are completely different from each other, those being the Eurovision Song Contest and a classical concert.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g8pAK06SWDk

For the fifth 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 Dario and Grecia Bezzina with the song Se Nibda' Jien composed by Rita Pace and penned by Dario Bezzina as well as Deborah C who will be performing her song Jekk Nużaw Moħħna composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Joe Chircop.

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

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 L-Ewwel Imħabba composed by Kaya, penned by Rita Pace and then performed by Darlene Sammut. 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 Annabelle as well as former Eurovision Song Contest representative Ludwig Galea. Both bring about history within the event and the local music scene in general and thus should be a great addition to the multiple guests which have been making appearances in recent weeks. So tomorrow night on NET Television at 20:30 CET, make sure to tune into another programme of Indifest.

Source: Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, escflashmalta.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=825LP8vf8v0

One of the most prominent foundations of the local music scene is surely the organization of the the annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza , a music competition which promotes music written in Maltese, which in turn is the national language and one of the two official languages of the country. Media.Link Communications is the running production house behind the competition and several local artists have used the competition as one of the several stepping stones as they they seek attention from the public and individuals who might be scrounging for talent. Exposure is key in every competition and that is why, each of the finalists in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is treated to a number of features, all of which aid in both local and foreign promotion. This time round, apart from a photo-shoot, the finalists were subjected to enter the studios of NET Television and record a preview video of their entry in order to make sure that all of the tracks receive web exposure in any country possible through viral website, YouTube

Our editorial team at escflashmalta.com has been given the opportunity to keep the people posted with all of the latest news coming from both the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and their flagship programme, Indifest hosted by Ronald Briffa and Christine Haber. Following the first three programmes, we can now bring you the latest tele-voting sheet from the competition which will be featuring the most notable names in the industry, those competing in the Established Category. Most of the artists competing this year are somewhat those whose credentials are growing and could be described as the 'new' set of individuals whose fame has come through years of work throughout their young career. The tele-voting in this category will ultimately result in a separate award as had been decided by Charles Stroud, a former Chairman of the Committee a couple of years back. The current standings are as follows;

02. Ħalluni - Kylie Coleiro (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

03. Id-Demm ta' Raymond - Roseann Cordina (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul)

04. Missjoni Impossibli? - Ishmael Grech (Philip Vella / Rita Pace)

05. Flimkien - Kristen Camilleri (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

06. Dan Mhux Tmiem - Corinne Caruana (Mark Scicluna / Rita Pace)

07. Kburin Bik - Christian Azzopardi (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

08. Id F'Id - Simone Gauci (Renato Briffa / Keith Zammit)

09. Tagħna L-Isbaħ Żmien - Esilana (Ray Agius / Alfred C Sant)

10. Rebbiħin - Francesca Sciberras (Miriam Christine / Celestina Sciberras)

11. Dell L-Istilel - Rachel Verzin (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino)

12. Kemm Xtaqt - Laura Bruno (Frederick Camilleri)

13. Abjad u Iswed - Stephanie Zammit (Philip Vella / Gerard James Borg)

14. Mhux L-Ewwel Darba - Neville, Ivan u Claire (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard)

15. Mill-Bidu Nett - Francesca Scerri (Elton Zarb / Rita Pace)

16. Se Nibda Jien - Dario u Grecia (Dario Bezzina / Rita Pace)

17. Tama u Kuraġġ - Domenique (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

18. Indipendenti - Danica Muscat (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

19. Bl-Ikbar Serjetà - Marilena Gauci (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

20. Għidli Int - Julie Pomorski (Augusto Cardinali)

The votes for the Teenage Category will somewhat prove to be more important noting that the three (3) finalists that will be making it through to the final night of the competition set for the 18th September 2012 at The Granaries in Floriana, will be relying on 40% Tele-Voting with the appointed Jury having a 60% say in the final outcome. The decision to mark a professional marking by a set of musically trained professionals is much more important to make sure that the three that make it to the final stage are the ones who deserve to be there because they prove to be superior to the others. These are the current standings in the tele-voting which will serve as only a 40% indication to the top three (3).

01. Aħna ż-Żagħżagħ - Maria Debono (Kaya / Joe Chircop)

02. L-Ewwel Imħabba - Darlene Sammut (Kaya / Rita Pace)

03. Ħbieb ta' Veru - Maria u Justine (Kaya / Christopher Azzopardi) 

04. X'Qaltli L-Arzella - Antonella Rapa (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Friggieri)

05. Bil-Bnadar F'Idejna - Sarah Bonnici (Miriam Christine / Joe Chircop)

06. Noli - Natalya Galdes (Rita Pace)

07. X'Sar Minnhom - Mikaela Bajada (Miriam Christine / Joe Chircop)

08. Il-Libertà - Antoine u Kayleigh (Ray Agius / Michael Vella Haber / Evelyn Saliba La Rosa)

09. Ftakar Fl-Imħabba - Jade Amber Muscat (Kaya / Christopher Azzopardi)

10. Niftakar Fik - Derrick Schembri (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino)

Source: KKI Committee, GO

Individuals might have a perception to reach for the sky relatively early and as a consequence might tire themselves out at an even faster pace than initially expected. Therefore one has to be very careful about the decisions made because they will ultimately affect the future. The music industry is not any different actually and one would have noted people who competed in the past editions of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza only to stop performing for a couple of years before ultimately returning with better material and somewhat a stronger vocal performance. This is surely the case with the next entry, the seventh to be looked at and bearing the name Mill-Bidu Nett composed by Elton Zarb, penned by Rita Pace and performed by Francesca Scerri. Media.Link Communications alongside the Committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza are working very hard to make sure that each of the finalists in the Established and the Teenage Category receive the best possible exposure for both the song and of course their talent. This is actually the very first time in history that the songs have all been recorded prior to the competition and with tracks hitting more than one thousand views, it seems that this project has been a major success. You can view all of the respective tracks through viral website, YouTube

This has to be one of the more interesting additions to this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza noting that it has a Charleston genre, one which has made popular by renowned local performer; Janvil following his success with his Malta Eurovision Song Contest entries You and You Too in 2005 and 2006 respectively. This particular track which translates into From the Very Beginning though is the first of it's style to be performed by a woman in the country and the lyrics speak about a number of things including general foreign current affairs as well as religion noting an opening lyric on how the human being was created. The track continues to delve into the human life and his method of procreation but will let you listen to the song and judge for yourselves. The man behind the music of this song is definitely not a new face to the local music industry but then again, he does not write a lot of melodies for competitions with his main job being that of a producer. He has competed in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in the past including last years' Kien Ftit Wisq by Marilena Farrugia which translates into It Was Just too Few. Nevertheless, Elton has been responsible for a number of hits in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest including Love to Love You by Sophie and Unintentional by Petra in 2011 as well as fan-favourite Whoop It Up! by Annalise Ellul in 2012. All of the songs remained in the semi-final but were somewhat getting international attention.

The lyricist of this track is the talented Rita Pace who has quite interestingly always managed to write really strong songs for other people, not always sure of the material that she performs herself. Nevertheless, she is very talented and it showed when she picked up the award for the best social theme for her track Kwadru Jew Tond. This is the first entry in a long series from her as a lyricist actually and her name will be popping up a number of times with various details about her long and extremely fruitful career. The performer in the meantime is not new to the music scene having been performing for quite some time but due to personal commitments, she had to stop and make sure that her career was planned out well. Francesca Scerri has already been in the finals of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on two occasions, the first time in 2009 as a soloist with the track Żingara which translates into Gypsy written by Clinton Paul and the second time coming in 2010 with the song Id-Deċiżjoni tal-Qalb which in turn translates into The Decision of the Heart written by the performers themselves. Therefore, the third time might be the charm for the performer whose comeback seems to be working well thus far. One will definitely be hoping to see a show for this one as the song is literally screaming out the word. 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=lPpOIKQPtxs

One of the most prominent dates on the local music calender is surely the one which features the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, which is somewhat known as the largest competition in the country to feature original songs in the Maltese language. The annual spectacle is organized by Media.Link Communications has always provided a lot of entertainment for those watching noting that most of the artists to have competed have somewhat gained a name for themselves and are ultimately even achieving a respectable status in foreign waters. The standard of the competition has always been maintained at an extremely high level and this year is no different noting that all of the finalists were picked through internal auditions in front of musically trained professionals as well as people with vast years of experience within the music industry. Nevertheless, the key to success for both an artist and a competition is promotion and henceforth, for yet another year, Media.Link Communications along with the Committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza have carefully divulged a programme which gives exposure to each of the respective finalists. 

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. In fact, last week, the programme had the honour of meeting up with none other than Christabelle and Lyndsay who have been dominating the local music charts in recent months. 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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ogD5HTI7FA

For the fourth 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 three weeks. Nevertheless the fact remains that it is somewhat imperative that things work out in the manner that they do as the interests of the competition are always brought about to the programme. In the meantime, the amount of dedication being put in general is shown through the actual programme on Tuesday evening which is being hosted by none other than Christine Haber and Ronald Briffa, two names who are very much synonomous to both NET Television and the Maltese viewers.  In this weeks' episode, the main guests from the Established Category will be none other than Domenique Azzopardi with the song Tama' u Kuraġġ composed by Philip Vella and penned by Cher Vella as well as Julie Pomorski with the track Għidli Int written by Augusto Cardinali.
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucmPB0mPiTs
 
From the teenage category, there will also be a live performance by Mikaela Bajada who will be giving a live performance of the song X'Sar Minnhom composed by Miriam Christine Warner and penned by Joe Chircop. The special guests for this week will be none other than one of the more recent winners of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, the astonishing Amber who has just performed with Kurt Calleja in the Eurovision Song Contest as well as Joseph Calleja during his annual summer concert as well as Jan Pace who took up the stage name of Jan Cortez and released the song My World alongside Carlo Gerada reaching the top spot in the local music charts on 89.7 Bay. So tonight at around 20:30 CET, make sure to tune in to another programme of Indifest on NET Television.
 
 

Throughout time, it has been noted that the winning performer of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza would be gearing up for more notable success in other music competitions but unfortunately this element was slightly uncharacteristic for a number of years yet it seems that things had to turn round with the recent win of Amber in 2010 with the song Trid Tapprezza composed by Ray Agius and penned by Alfred C Sant noting that the artist has managed to reach the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on two successive occasions, finishing third earlier this year with the song Answers With Your Eyes composed and penned by the same pairing of Ray Agius and Alfred C Sant. This time round, it seems that newcomers bring about a strong element with more of the upcoming talented stars making their way into the finals of the esteemed music competition. Media.Link Communications is working hard to promote all of the entries in this years' Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and therefore, exposure is given through a wide variety of means including a weekly programme known as Indifest and also through our escflashmalta.com feature. The sixth entry to be looked at is Bl-Ikbar Serjetà composed by Philip Vella, penned by Joe Chircop and performed to the audience by Marilena Gauci.

There has been a lot of talk in recent years about the subjects that are taken up to compete within the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and one of them is surely the one where the individual is somewhat extremely nationalistic. In fact, the lyrics are somewhat quite easy to interpret with Marilena singing about the fact that the people of Malta have always represented the country in the best possible way and that any trouble that comes to mind has always been combat and ultimately won. She continues to add that in the long run, people are leading life the way that they would like and not being told on how to do it. The power in the music gives the song an extremely feel good factor. She calls on the people as well to make sure that the most recent economic crisis can be somewhat averted through a significant battle. One cannot let certain things bring about hatrid or fighting and this message has to be passed on through a strong beat hence a thumping sound that is repeated a number of times. The title of the track translates into Strictly Serious. The lyrics have been written by the renowned Joe Chircop who of course is well known for having penned three winning entries of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza the last of which being Flimkien Nistgħu Nirnexxu performed by the group Is-Sitta.

The composer of the song is none other than Philip Vella who is of course well known for being one of the leading men at the Eurovision Song Contest having been there five times as a composer and once as a guitarist. Nevertheless, he is one of those people who have been competing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for a number of years, finally getting his first victory in 2009 thanks to Annabelle and her entry 1964 which he wrote alongside Mark Amaira. The performer of this track has really worked her way up the board noting that she came to fame through her appearance at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest as part of the Young Talent Team with the track Power of a Song but then again, she has also participated in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza last year, winning several competitions abroad and also making it to the finals of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest just last year with the song He's A Demon composed by Michael Henry and penned by Anthony Grech. Just a gentle reminder that the song that she will be performing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza bears the name Bl-Ikbar Serjetà and will be performed later into the night within position eighteen. 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=LucjOHNaZPs

One of the foundations of the local music scene lies within the annual Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza which is a music competition which promotes music written in Maltese, which in turn is the national language of the country. The competition is organized by Media.Link Communications and has been one of the many stepping stones used by a number of local artists as they seek attention from the public and individuals who might be scrounging for talent. Exposure is key in every competition and that is why, each of the finalists in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza is treated to a number of features, all of which aid in both local and foreign promotion. This time round, apart from a photo-shoot, the finalists were subjected to enter the studios of NET Television and record a preview video of their entry in order to make sure that all of the tracks receive web exposure in any country possible through viral website, YouTube

Our editorial team at escflashmalta.com has been given the opportunity to keep the people posted with all of the latest news coming from both the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza and their flagship programme, Indifest hosted by Ronald Briffa and Christine Haber. Following the first three programmes, we can now bring you the latest tele-voting sheet from the competition which will be featuring the most notable names in the industry, those competing in the Established Category. Most of the artists competing this year are somewhat those whose credentials are growing and could be described as the 'new' set of individuals whose fame has come through years of work throughout their young career. The tele-voting in this category will ultimately result in a separate award as had been decided by Charles Stroud, a former Chairman of the Committee a couple of years back. The current standings are as follows;

01. Jekk Nużaw Moħħna - Deborah C (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Chircop)

02. Ħalluni - Kylie Coleiro (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

03. Id-Demm ta' Raymond - Roseann Cordina (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Paul Ellul)

04. Missjoni Impossibli? - Ishmael Grech (Philip Vella / Rita Pace)

05. Flimkien - Kristen Camilleri (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

06. Dan Mhux Tmiem - Corinne Caruana (Mark Scicluna / Rita Pace)

07. Kburin Bik - Christian Azzopardi (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

08. Id F'Id - Simone Gauci (Renato Briffa / Keith Zammit)

09. Tagħna L-Isbaħ Żmien - Esilana (Ray Agius / Alfred C Sant)

10. Rebbiħin - Francesca Sciberras (Miriam Christine / Celestina Sciberras)

11. Dell L-Istilel - Rachel Verzin (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino)

12. Kemm Xtaqt - Laura Bruno (Frederick Camilleri) 

13. Abjad u Iswed - Stephanie Zammit (Philip Vella / Gerard James Borg)

14. Mill-Bidu Nett - Francesca Scerri (Elton Zarb / Rita Pace)

15. Se Nibda Jien - Dario u Grecia (Dario Bezzina / Rita Pace)

16. Mhux L-Ewwel Darba - Neville, Ivan u Claire (Augusto Cardinali / Giovann Attard)

17. Indipendenti - Danica Muscat (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

18. Tama u Kuraġġ - Domenique (Philip Vella / Cher Vella)

19. Bl-Ikbar Serjetà - Marilena Gauci (Philip Vella / Joe Chircop)

20. Għidli Int - Julie Pomorski (Augusto Cardinali)

The votes for the Teenage Category will somewhat prove to be more important noting that the three (3) finalists that will be making it through to the final night of the competition set for the 18th September 2012 at The Granaries in Floriana, will be relying on 40% Tele-Voting with the appointed Jury having a 60% say in the final outcome. The decision to mark a professional marking by a set of musically trained professionals is much more important to make sure that the three that make it to the final stage are the ones who deserve to be there because they prove to be superior to the others. These are the current standings in the tele-voting which will serve as only a 40% indication to the top three (3).

01. Aħna ż-Żagħżagħ - Maria Debono (Kaya / Joe Chircop)

02. L-Ewwel Imħabba - Darlene Sammut (Kaya / Rita Pace)

03. Ħbieb ta' Veru - Maria u Justine (Kaya / Christopher Azzopardi) 

04. X'Qaltli L-Arzella - Antonella Rapa (Mark Spiteri Lucas / Joe Friggieri)

05. Noli - Natalya Galdes (Rita Pace)

06. Bil-Bnadar F'Idejna - Sarah Bonnici (Miriam Christine / Joe Chircop)

07. Ftakar Fl-Imħabba - Jade Amber Muscat (Kaya / Christopher Azzopardi)

08. Il-Libertà - Antoine u Kayleigh (Ray Agius / Michael Vella Haber / Evelyn Saliba La Rosa)

09. Niftakar Fik - Derrick Schembri (Dominic Cini / Stephen Baldacchino)

10. X'Sar Minnhom - Mikaela Bajada (Miriam Christine / Joe Chircop)

Source: KKI Committee, GO

It is somewhat notable to say that some artists tend to become successful quite early in their career and could therefore be somewhat experimental in the later stages by virtue of releasing material which is not expeting out of them. One of the finest examples of this is surely Ira Losco who came into the local music scene as a pop singer but clearly took up pop/rock in the years to come before showing her pipes in a reggae tune earlier this month. She was one of the winners of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza way back in 2001 before her success at the Eurovision Song Contest with a song called Fejn Staħbejtli? (Where Did You Hide) composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas and penned by Paul Ellul. Back then, the exposure for the finalists was not as big as it is today noting that both Media.Link Communications and the Committee of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza have worked hand in hand to make sure that promotion is key on all counts. It is somewhat imperative because they ultimately would need a kick-start to their career. escflashmalta.com is helping promote each of the finalists, and the fifth one to be analyzed is Rachel Verzin whose entry Dell L-Istilel composed by Dominic Cini and penned by Stephen Baldacchino.

This is one of the few entries that got to be submitted for a second time and managed to make it through but the very fact of the matter remains that when initially sent in, it had the vocals of none other than Amber who would go onto win the edition that year with the song Trid Tapprezza composed by Ray Agius and penned by Alfred C Sant. The song in question here could easily be translated into the Shades of the Stars and speaks about this mysterious figure that is always looking and taking care of the human being. He would be found amongst the stars and the constallations. The subject is somewhat quite ambiguous and could ultimately refer either to a God figure or even to someone who passed away. The track speaks volumes and it is one of those subjects which are not that common for the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza therefore making the song pretty different from the rest competing. Dominic Cini does not require a lot of introduction as the composer of this song noting that despite the fact that he has not managed to win, he has been very close on two occasions. The first time he was actually very close recently was in 2009 when he was competing with the track Futur performed by Fabrizio Faniello to the lyrics of Clinton Paul whilst last year, with Albertine u l-Qamħa and the song Skont Id-Daqqa ż-Żifna, he came in second place missing out to Mike Spiteri. The lyrics to that song were written by Giovann.

In the meantime, Stephen Baldacchino, the lyricist of this track has reached the final of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on a number of occasions but ultimately, he is looking for his first major successful result noting that one of the entries to have struck a chord with people in recent years is surely the song Identità performed by the group Ħbieb Maltin. The singer of this track is a newcomer by the name of Rachel Verzin who despite somewhat lacking in experience, brings it all through her astonishing vocal talent. Throughout her youth, she has been somewhat involved in a number of concerts and ceremonies inter-related to school and also participated within the singing reality show Entertain Me finishing in second and third place respectively.  This will be her first major festival experience and surely not her last indeed. Just a gentle reminder that the song that she will be performing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza bears the name Dell L-Istilel and will be performed later into the night within position eighteen. 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=TCh1t8O_1mw

 

Ira Losco, Lawrence Gray, Mike Spiteri, Claudette Pace, Claudia Faniello, Miriam Christine, Eleanor Cassar, Mark Tonna and Annabelle have one thing in common and that is that they all have managed to win the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza in the past couple of years noting that they have represented the local music scene with the best possible tracks possible featuring a mixture of beautiful lyrics to compliment serenading music. Seeing such high profiles artists winning the competition is very intriguing and noting that most of them were newcomers to the local music scene, going onto win other showcases such as the Malta Eurovision Song Contest following their appearances here. The Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza remains to be one of the most significant dates in terms of the music calender because it remains to be a major force in terms of representing the Maltese language, an element that ultimately speaks volumes about the heritage of any country. escflashmalta.com is proud to be covering this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for the third year running as we give all of the finalists the exposure they deserve in the long run. The fourth entry to be analysed is the one entitled 'Għidli Int' written by Augusto Cardinali and performed by none other than Julie Pomorski.

In my opinion, this has to be the most complex and different from all of the track competing in this years' edition of the competition noting that it speaks about this person who has not always done the right thing in life, hoping to turn back time and review every wrong decision taken up.  Life is never easy and the cards that are dealt to a person might not always live up to the expectations that many are led to believe and that is why, extra courage has to be summed up in order for the right path to be chosen. Turning to a friend will always help and although in this case, the friend might be more of a self-explanatory figure, one would definitely understand the whole concept. The track easily translates into 'You Tell Me' hence why there is a somewhat secondary figure in the track itself. The songwriter of this song is Augusto Cardinali, an individual whose work in the field of music needs no introduction noting that he has took part in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza on a number of occasions with his best result coming a couple of years ago thanks to Claire Caruana whose song Arpeġġ finished in third position. Normally, he co-writes with Giovann Attard and they do have a track together but he is flying solo with this one actually.

Moving onto the performer of the track, what an astonishing return from someone who looked to be one of the most dominant figures in the local music scene just a couple of years back. Julie Pomorski first came to prominence when she won the Għanja tal-Poplu competition seven years ago in 2005 with a track entitled Żewġ Qagħqiet which was composed and penned by the same Augusto Cardinali. Trust is an important issue with a number of performers and it seems that she has continuously worked with the individual noting that her success in the Maltese language has always come with him. Just two years following her victory in the competition, she returned to a much more successful music showcase noting that she entered the Malta Song for Europe for the very first time with the song Look At Me written by the popular Philip Vella, who wrote the music to five Eurovision entries for Malta from 2000 till 2008. Julie has come a long way since then noting that even her performances have drastically improved. She has been busy dealing with a number of things in the past couple of years but this is promising to be a comeback, one which will get her back into the field. Just a gentle reminder that the song that she will be performing in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza bears the name Għidli Int and will be performed later into the night within position eighteen. 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=ucmPB0mPiTs

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