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Friday, 24 February 2012 00:27

KKI 2012: Semi-Final Duels in 'Passport 2 Indifest' Commence

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One of the most prestigious showcases for local artists within the music industry is surely the annual edition of the 'Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza' which in turn is organized under the hospice of Media.Link Communications. The Maltese language has been somewhat left to deteriorate in recent years and this is one of the two remaining music competitions that promotes the language in terms of music. The artists to have come up of the 'Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza' have gone onto become leading individuals of the scene including; Claudette Pace, Ira Losco, Miriam Christine, Mike Spiteri, Lawrence Gray, Eleanor Cassar, Claudia Faniello and Amber who co-incidentally all ended up being winners of the renowned competition. There was a sort of ascension in the past that whoever did well in this festival would go onto do well at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and following the victory of Amber, she made it with two songs to the semi-final stage hence pointing out the issue well.

Nevertheless it is important to note that in the lead up to the 'Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza', the committee agreed that they should let an artist garner access to the competition through a reality programme held through 'Sas-Sitta', another showcase which airs on NET Television every Saturday afternoon. This project known as 'Passport 2 Showbiz' is now nearing the final stage of the competition with the last four contestants fighting it out to get access to the competition amongst the twenty (20) finalists. Noting the importance of this stage, there will be 60% Jury and 40% Tele-Voting in each duel, with two (2) facing off each other each week. This Saturday will see Cherise Attard performing the song 'Ma Ninsik Qatt' originally performed by Nadine Axisa singing off against Simone Gauci with the song 'Poeżija' originally sung by Sammy Bartolo. The performances will be live alongside the Spiteri Lucas Band and the vote of the judges will be the one with the most say including residents; Ludwig Galea (ESC 2004) and also Maria Abdilla who is the vocal coach of Ylenia Vella, the backing vocal of Kurt Calleja.

The 2011 edition of the 'Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza' featured quite an interesting set of songs actually with renowned performers such as Audrey Marie Bartolo, Mike Spiteri, Klinsmann, Janice Mangion, Deborah C, Nadine & Fiona, Marilena Gauci, Neville Refalo, and Anna Azzopardi amongst others. Two of the names finished in the top three with the second position going to a new act to the music scene being Albertine with the song 'Skont Id-Daqqa Iz-Zifna' written by Dominic Cini and Giovann Attard. 'Sas-Sitta' begins at 14:05 CET and finished at 18:00 CET with numerous games, guests and pure entertainment. Stay tuned to more about the local music competition through www.escflashmalta.com as the official collaboration goes into a third year.

Source: Board of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, Spiteri Lucas Entertainment, La Lumière

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