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Two songs win place in Song for Europe final
By Alexia Conti
Jan 8, 2006, 09:29 CET

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Lara Azzopardi with her song Stay with me and duo Josef Tabone and Amanda Farrugia with their song It just comes natural were proclaimed winners of the Opportunity 2 Challenge competition during TVM’s ShowTime ma’ Aceline on Saturday evening. The two songs have therefore won a place in Malta’s Song for Europe 2006 set for the 4th of February.

The two songs won thanks to a televoting system that was open for fifteen minutes following the interpretation of all ten songs that had made it to the Opportunity 2 Challenge final.

Originally, 36 entrants took part in the challenge which gave the opportunity to singers who never took part in the Song for Europe festival to compete to win the possibility of sealing one of two places in Malta’s Song for Europe 2006.

Stay with me was penned by Paul Callus and composed by Chan Vella while lt just comes natural was written and composed by Clinton Paul.

The songs will take the 4th and the 15th spot respectively for the final nights of the 3rd and 4th of February.

The complete list of participants for Song for Europe 2006 is the following: (composer, lyricist and singer respectively);

You too Augusto Cardinali, Giovann Attard, singer J.Anvil; Amazing Philip Vella, Gerard James Borg, singer AnnaBelle; Only till the morning John David Zammit, Paul Callus, singers Ali and Lis; Stay with me Chan Vella, Paul Callus, singer Lara Azzopardi; Echoes of Gaia Charlene Grima, Natasha Grima and Deo Grech, singers Natasha and Charlene; I promise you Miriam Christine Warner, singer Emmanuel Xuereb; I do Aldo Spiteri, Fabrizio Faniello, singer Fabrizio Faniello; Tell me Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan, singer Eleonor; This heart of mine Paul Ablea, Joe Julian Farrugia sung by Trilogy; So good Alfred Zammit singer Andreiana; Time Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan, singer Paul Giordimaina; Reachin’out Paul Giordimaina, Fleur Balzan, singer Pamela; Stronger Charlene Grima, Deo Grech, singer Christian Arding; Waves Vinny Vella Jnr, Ray Tabone, singer Nadine Axisa; lt just comes natural Clinton Paul, duo Josef Tabone and Amanda Farrugia You’re my dream Jason Cassar, Sunny Aquilina, singer Kevin Borg; High alert! Ray Agius, Godwin Sant, singer Claudia Faniello; Spare a moment Ray Agius, Godwin Sant, singer Olivia Lewis.

For more detailed information about Malta's participation in the Eurovision Song Contest see EurovisionMalta.com.

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