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In a Press Release issued by the organising committee of L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija, it has been made public that 144 submissions were received on Tuesday 19th April at the Youth Travel Circle (YTC) in Merchant Street, Valletta. This is a record number of original songs for the ever-growing festival which is being organised under the auspices of Spazzju Kreattiv, the Public Broadcasting Services, Pjazza Teatru Rjal and Fondazzjoni Valletta 2018.

As of Friday 22nd April, the first phase of the judging will commence, with a panel of expert judges whittling down to the songs by the end of the weekend, and leaving a shortlist of potential candidates, from which a second panel of expert judges will then select the 18 qualifiers. It is expected that the names of the songs through to the final phase of the competition will be made public by the end of April, hence in a weeks’ time. 


L-Għanja tal-Poplu – Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija will be a coordinated effort, with the support of the PBS Orchestra, led by Mro Paul Abela and Mro Joe Brown. The last winner of L-Għanja tal-Poplu was “Ġismi”, written by Mark & Matthew Pellicano, with vocals provided by Ecca whilst the last winner of the Festival tal-Kanzunetta Maltija was “Hawn Mill-Ġdid”, written by Paul Abela & Joe Julian Farrugia with vocals provided by Olivia Lewis. We urge you to stay tuned to escflashmalta.com even through Facebook and Twitter for all the latest news.

Source: Press Release


Published in L-Għanja Tal-Poplu

One of the most anticipated events on the Maltese musical calender surely has to be the Konkors Kazunetta Indipendenza which is an open air event held in the Floriana Granaries during the Independence festivities. Several local stars participate in the event promoting Maltese culture and lyrics. It is expected that this years' edition will be bigger and better and this is due to the fact that the festival is moving within its twentieth year and therefore, this marks a little bit of a milestone.

We are in an exclusive position to reveal that this years' edition of the Konkors Kazunetta Indipendenza received a total of 103 Entries, 14 of which have been submitted within the Teen Category, showing a decrease of 18 submissions from last year whilst a total of 89 entries were submitted in the Established Category, a decrease of 4 from last year. I believe that the reason for the decrease all owns up to the lack of studios in Malta and also the Secondary and post-secondary level education exams which are currently taking place. Next Saturday, the songs which have been submitted within the Established Category will be witted down to 50 and those chosen will perform live in front of a different panel of judges later on where the final decision are then made known.

Source: KKI Committee