EUROVISION 2016 – SO IT BEGINS

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Photo credits to Daniel D'Anastasi

It’s here. We’ve made it. The team has made it. They’re in Stockholm, and we’re here, waiting for tonight.

It’s been an exciting few weeks for Ira and the team. In fact, we could say it’s been a momentous few months. So much has happened, and this has probably been one of the most eventful build-ups to a Eurovision Semi-Final Malta’s ever seen in its history of Euro-participation.

Here’s a breakdown of how we got to where we are today:

It started off with two entries – Ms Losco had entered this year’s Malta Song Contest with Chameleon and That’s Why I Love You in November 2015. The public then voted for Chameleon to be the victorious tune, which came in the form of a powerful performance and an exceptional white jumpsuit and hood.

 

And then they changed their minds – With Ira’s consent, and in line with the contest’s regulations, it was decided that Chameleon should be replaced with a stronger contender for the semi-final in May. There was some public outcry, as many felt that it was not the nation who had chosen the song.

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But we were okay about it – Nonetheless, Walk On Water, which was released a few weeks after the announcement, has been greatly received by the public, and has in fact ranked in 4th place to win the Eurovision with the bookmakers.

 

They have a baby on board – And then there were two. We were very delighted to hear Ira’s confirmation of her pregnancy on Mother’s Day, and I’m sure everyone will be taking extra care of the expecting songstress. Not that of course, she can’t handle it. Ira has always proven herself to be a true professional who knows how to work the crowd and her team mates, and for this alone, the nation is very proud of her.

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That’s it in a nutshell, really. We would like to wish Ira and the team all the best for the semi-final. We’ll be watching and singing along.

 

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