Italy has acquired great prestige through the art of music throughout the years especially due to the prestigious Sanremo festival which brings together some of the most prominent names in the Italian music industry. It is a competition in the end but several artists use it also as a platform to launch their most recent material noting that the rules imply that all of the tracks entered have to be of original material. Due to the overwhelming success of such a music competition, several towns across Italy organize smaller competitions such as the Canzoni Del Mondo in Maiori. There has also been a lot of local interest in this competition especially due to the fact that seven years ago, Kaya was the winner of two awards, being the only artist ever to succeed in doing so and this has somewhat prompted the organizers to invite her as a special guest for this years' edition which will be happening in a couple of days time.
We learned that Kaya will be a special guest within the past couple of hours having been the only recipient of best interpretation of an original song as well as the best voice of the competition. She is expected to be performing her most recent single entitled Touched By Angel written by Knut-Oyvind Hagen as well as a brand new track entitled Crazy for You written by Gorgi Kalpakidis who also wrote her entry for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2012. This competition first came to prominence a couple of days ago due to the fact, that Malta will be represented by none other than Grecia Bezzina following her runner-up finish at the Għanja Tal-Poplu competition earlier this year. On that occasion, she had performed the song Tal-Komma Twila composed by Dario Bezzina and penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss but this time round, she will be performing a brand new track. The delegation abroad includes her brother as well as Noel D'Amato on behalf of the Għanja Tal-Poplu Committee. On behalf of the editorial board at escflashmalta.com, we would like to wish Grecia and Kaya the very best of luck as they continue to put their country first thanks to their stunning talents.
Source: Press Release
Representing your country in any event is something that each and every person should cherish and do it proudly. It happens on a number of occasions in different events and different showcases. In the music business one has become accustomed to different people representing one’s country abroad in various festivals. During the next weekend upcoming artist Grecia Bezzina will be carrying the Maltese flag in Italy where she will be taking part in the festival Canzoni Dal Mondo.
It is not the first time that a local artist is taking part in this contest as in previous years Malta was represented by Rosman Pace, Kaya formely known as Priscilla Psaila, Geordie and Corazon Mizzi; in actual fact Rosman Pace and Kaya managed to emerge victorious. The Grand Final night this year will take place on the 13th of August in Piazza Raffaele D’Amato in Maiori. She will be participating in this festival with a song penned specifically for this festival by Philip Vella. Grecia will be competing against ten other singers.
On this venture Grecia Bezzina will be accompanied by her brother Dario Bezzina and Noel D’Amato who happens to be one of the members of WAFA and the committee behind ‘L-Għanja Tal-Poplu’. Her participation came about thanks to her runner up finish in the aforementioned festival where she sang the song ‘Tal-Komma Twila’ penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss, to the composition of her brother Dario Bezzina. The song was well received by the people in the hall and also by the judges who after Grecia’s heartfelt interpretation the song got awarded 2nd Place.
This was Grecia Bezzina’s major triumph although one can say that for a nineteen year old she has managed a number of achievements as she made it through ‘L-Għanja Tal-Poplu Żagħżagħ’ three times, once alongside her brother and twice as a solo artist, she also made it to the semi-finals of the Malta Eurovision back in 2009 and twice in the finals Festival Kanzunetta Indipendenza in 2009 and 2012; all alongside her brother Dario Bezzina. In 2010, she made the finals of the Malta Hit Contest and earlier this year she was a backing vocalist for Annalise Ellul and Francesca Borg in the finals of the Malta Eurovision.
Back to ‘ L-Għanja Tal-Poplu’ one must note that the top three winners of the festivals were all given the right to represent Malta abroad in a musical showcase. This prize came about thanks to Robbie Cefai and all the board members of WAFA who have a number of contacts abroad. The sole aim of WAFA is to connect different countries, so different artists can share their music in different festivals and showcases. Events like these make artists more comfortable as it helps them gain more confidence and exposure. The editorial team of escflashmalta.com would like to wish Grecia Bezzina the very best of luck in Maiori and for her future career.
Source: Press Release