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The Malta Eurovision Song Contest has gained a lot of prestige in recent years noting that the element of production of the showcase has improved along with the respective quality of the entries and that makes it quite interesting in terms of the track that ultimately ends up representing the country. There has been renewed interest in the competition from foreign songwriter and producers and that has really managed to get the local individuals to up their game and improve in order to beat their counterparts from abroad and dominate the festival themselves. It is quite intriguing that the last two winning entries have featured Maltese songwriters but this time round in 2012, it was only one third of the full team with This Is The Night by Kurt Calleja reaching the final. In the meantime, one of the artists who has come forward to the editorial board at is none other than Rachel Verzin who confirmed that she will be vying to enter the 2013 edition of the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

At this point in time, this portal has confirmed a number of artists who will be submitting including CorazonStefan GaleaMarilena GauciDanica Muscat, Domenique, Kaya, and Gloriana Arpa Belli respectively. The young artist came to prominence during this years' edition of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza where she performed the track Dell L-Istilel composed by Dominic Cini also known as Minik and penned by Stephen Baldacchino, with whom she seemed to have worked with also on her Malta Eurovision Song Contest entry according to social networking website Facebook where she stated 'a huge thank you goes out to Dominic Cini and Stephen Baldacchino! Couldn't be happier with the final product.' Rachel herself is ecstatic about the whole project remarking to that she would like to go a step further because the experience garnered from the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza, an eight place finish showed her that she is good at what she does. Stay tuned to for more news in the coming days with regards to the submission process of the 2013 Malta Eurovision Song Contest.

Source:, Emil Calleja Bayliss (Image)

Published in Local Music News

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. 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 as well as the page of the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza for more updates in the coming days.

Source: escflashmalta.comKonkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza