These Are The Top Maltese Songs And Artists According To 2018's Most Popular Personalities
Music brings people from different walks of life together - and it's no different in Malta.
We asked some of Malta's biggest personalities what Maltese musicians and songs they listened to and loved in 2018, and the answers crossed all political and social lines - as well as showed which Maltese artists had a really good year.
Chris Fearne, Ben Camille, Eve Borg Bonello, Roberta Metsola, Gaia Cauchi, Michela Pace, Ian Borg
Chris Fearne: "The Travellers have done something special to music sung in our language. Their sound and lyrics make their music hauntingly cutting edge and confidently global."
Eve Borg Bonello: "Refuġjati was an incredible song."
Roberta Metsola: Tpenġijiet
Ian Borg: Iljuni tas-Silġ
The New Victorians
Ira Losco and Jo Caruana and Sarah Zerafa
Ira: "Those girls are incredible!"
Jo: "The New Victorian’s Me & You – which was inspired by the story of one of my best friends and favourite people, Maxine Aquilina. Love it!"
Sarah Zerafa: The New Victorians - Lie Liar
Bahjat - Do You Remember Me?
"SO SO SO SOOO GOOD!"
Eve Borg Bonello and Sarah Zerafa
"They definitely deserve a shout out. They just started out this year too."
Maxine Pace and Eve Borg Bonello
Adrian Delia and Rosianne Cutajar
Roberta Metsola and Michela Pace
"Specifically her song Il-Pinna, which won this year’s annual Independence Day Song Festival with her tribute to free press."
Malta Philharmonic Orchestra
"They deserve a big round of applause, especially following their international tour."
Tifkiriet by Amber & Mary Rose Mallia
Chris Cardona and Cyrus Engerer
Cyrus: "I love Red Electrick and Mikaela but I think, my favourite discovery this year is The Busker. I really enjoyed listening to the sounds of their new album Ladies and Gentlemen – I get the feeling that they manage to do a lot with little resources. They also sure know how to entertain a crowd!"
"The music video for 'Candy' the music video is spectacular too!"
Francis Zammit Dimech
"My favourite Maltese artist remains Joseph Calleja. I have followed his concerts in Malta over the years and from time to time had the privilege to follow him abroad and feel proud to be Maltese as he receives one warm applause after another by the most discerning of audiences. I have already booked for his August 2019 Concert when he will be performing together with Andrea Bocelli. In the meantime I highly recommend his new CD interpreting Arias by Verdi."