EurovisionMalta.com : Malta Song for Europe 2006
The Malta Song for Europe 2006 final was held at the Mediterranean Conference Centre on Saturday 4 th February, 2006. The winner, Fabrizio Faniello, will represent Malta at the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest in Greece in May.
Over two hundred submissions were narrowed down to 50 and on the 17th December 2005, sixteen songs made it to this year's festival.
This year the MaltaSong Board together with Aceline launched the Opportunity 2 contest which resulted in two others songs, interpreted by new singers, being chosen to participate with the other sixteen finalists.
The winning song, which will eventually represent Malta in Greece during the Eurovision 2006 on the 20th of May, was selected by the public, through televoting. There was no technical or professional judging and so the winning song is simply the popular choice through 100% televoting. A 10-minute voting session started immediately after all the 18 songs are performed on the final night.
Fabrizio Faniello’s song, written by Aldo Spiteri and composed by Fabrizio himself garnered 7,729 votes. This is the second time Fabrizio will represent Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest. In 2001, he placed 9th when he represented Malta with the song “Another Summer Night”. Olivia Lewis placed second with the song “Spare a Moment” which landed itself 7,623 votes. Olivia was followed by Trilogy whose song “This Heart of Mine” earned 4,954 points.
Here are the songs in order of appereance during the final contest.
||J.Anvil||4933||Augusto Cardinali||Giovann Attard|
|play||02||Amazing||Anna Belle||2107||Philip Vella||Gerard James Borg|
|play||03||Only Till The Morning||Ali & Lis||3907||John David Zammit||Paul Callus|
|play||04||Stay With Me||Lara||1637||Chan Vella||Paul Callus|
|play||05||Echoes Of Gaia||Natasha and Charlene||2836||Charlene Grima||Natasha Grima & Deo Grech|
|play||06||I Promise You||Manuel||3782||Miriam Christine||Miriam Christine|
|play||07||I Do||Fabrizio Faniello||7729||Aldo Spiteri and Fabrizio Faniello|
|play||08||Tell Me||Eleonor Cassar||2646||Paul Giordimaina||Fleur Balzan|
|play||09||This Heart Of Mine||Trilogy||4954||Paul Abela||Joe Julian Farrugia|
|play||10||So Good||Andreana||635||Alfred Zammit||Alfred Zammit|
|play||11||Time||Paul Giordimaina & Morena||3046||Paul Giordimaina||Fleur Balzan|
|play||12||Reachin' Out||Pamela||2371||Paul Giordimaina||Fleur Balzan|
|play||13||Stronger||Christian Arding||4075||Charlene Grima||Deo Grech|
|play||14||Waves||Nadine Axisa||1680||Vinne Vella Jr.||Ray Tabone|
|play||15||It Just Comes Natural||Josef and Amanda||1980||Clinton Paul||Clinton Paul|
|play||16||You're My Dream||Kevin Borg||3590||Jason Cassar||Sunny Aquilina|
|play||17||High Alert!||Claudia Faniello||2416||Ray Agius||Godwin Sant|
|play||18||Spare A Moment||Olivia Lewis||7623||Ray Agius||Godwin Sant|
Read Toni Sant's comments about this year's finalists
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