When Malta’s PBS revealed that Eurovision 2002 runner-up Ira Losco would make a return to the Malta Eurovision Song Contest this year, jaws dropped. It’s obvious that many of our readers still have their chins planted firmly on the ground, as the “Chameleon” singer has won our poll “Who should win MESC 2016?” in a landslide.

We received a total of 2,650 votes and Miss Losco earned  517 of them — or around 20% of all those cast. Yes, she really did slay the pack. Although she finished a very close second with the Wiwi Jury, our in-house panel of musical unprofessionals, she drew heavy praise indeed. One juror described it as “the comeback we’ve all been waiting for,” while another said “the masterful opening sets the stage for a musical orgasm.”

Corazon, who we recently spoke with at the PBS Studios in Valletta, came second with 292 votes or around 11% of all those cast. She finished fifth with the Wiwi Jury. “Corazon’s voice is pure seduction,” one juror wrote. “Baby, I’ll do whatever you want so long as you want it!”

Daniel Testa finished third in our poll with “Under the Sun.”

Who should win Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016? (Poll Closed)

  1. Ira Losco – Chameleon 19.51% (517 votes)
  2. Corazon – Falling Glass 11.02% (292 votes)
  3. Daniel Testa – Under the Sun 10.64% (282 votes)
  4. Christabelle – Kingdom 10.53% (279 votes)
  5. Ira Losco – That’s Why I Love You 7.32% (194 votes)
  6. Maxine – Young Love 7.32% (194 votes)
  7. Jessika – The Flame 5.28% (140 votes)
  8. Brooke – Golden 5.02% (133 votes)
  9. Jasmine Abela – Alive 4.87% (129 votes)
  10. Deborah C – All Around the World 3.17% (84 votes)
  11. Laurence Gray – You’re Beautiful 2.72% (72 votes)
  12. Franklin – Little Love 1.7% (45 votes)
  13. Dominic – Fire Burn 1.66% (44 votes)
  14. Dario – I Love You 1.47% (39 votes)
  15. Stefan Galea – Light Up My Life 1.43% (38 votes)
  16. Raquel – Flashing Lights 1.36% (36 votes)
  17. Domenique – Empty Hearted 1.32% (35 votes)
  18. Sarah Crystal – Right Here With You 1.28% (34 votes)
  19. Kim – Lighthouse 1.21% (32 votes)
  20. Danica – Frontline 1.17% (31 votes)

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Who is YOUR favourite? Let us know in the comments box below.

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IRA LOSCO FAN
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GO IRA
TeamIRALOSCO

HEY
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HEY

TOP 3
1.GOLDEN
2.THE FLAME
3.ALIVE

Colin
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Colin

My personal choice would be Jessika. She was just spectacular in live performance! Malta has an easy task to top my list of songs so far and they have 5-6 to do it with: The Flame, Golden, Chameleon, Fire Burn, Kingdom, Falling Glass, maybe even more. But I still hold high hopes for Jessika.

HEY
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HEY

GOLDEN FOR WIN <3 FANTASTIC PERFOMANCE

Freyah
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Freyah

It’ll probably be Ira with Chameleon, though I want it to be Christabelle. Rush was amazing last year and Kingdom is even better. She deserves to go to Stockholm.

Donatas
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Donatas

@EurovisionRomania I also believe that Ira is going to win but not because of the weak level of other songs but mostly because of how famous she is! She has not the best song imo, and this is how things are..
My personal choice from the first time I heard the songs, is Corazon and Falling glass!!

Sandra
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Sandra

Very happy for Ira she definitely has the best song and I’m sure that she’ll make us Maltese proud in Stockholm. Love Corazon’s song too xxxxxx

lucasdemp_BR
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lucasdemp_BR

Most of the songs are poor. There´s no originality. A lot of “owowowow” and repetitive lyrics without any meaning. I feel that the contestans of Malta make songs just to participate (of course, there are few exceptions). In my opinion , that´s not the way to go.

EurovisionRomania
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EurovisionRomania

Chameleon is going to be the winner of Maltas pre-selection. Not because it would be very good but because of the weak level the other songs have. Malta has nothing special to offer since 2013.

Jeanette
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Jeanette

Ira does not impress me… in my opinion I find her song a bit blend…However the the WINNER for me is Maxine Pace – Young Love! It’s fun, catchy and fresh. I just want to hear the song over and over <3

Tommy Jhoov
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Tommy Jhoov

For me Sarah Crystal is verry Good to! And I don’t like Chameleon.
For me the winner will be Young Love by Maxine Pace!

maria
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maria

@Steven me too. She seems like a very nice lady and would like her to do well, but she keeps getting the wrong (dated) songs

Steven
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Steven

It makes me really happy to see Corazon so high!

Robert
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Robert

I’m now seeing Jessika with a BIG chance and Brooke’s Golden too!

Sparrow
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Sparrow

I’ve lost all faith in Malta. Whoever goes to Stockholm won’t make an impression.
There are better songs in other national finals.

Dans un pays loin d'ici
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Dans un pays loin d'ici

Ira don’t impress me much. She should take singing lessons from the JESC winner.

@EugeneESCUK
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My first impression was the winner in Malta was going to be either one of Ira songs or one of the Muxu/Zarb “recycles” and I’m STILL sticking with that. With a jury of 6 representing 85.71% of the vote it’s really just a televised Internal Selection and Ira is not just there to make up the numbers, Ira will be a heavy favourite with the jury no doubt. If they don’t pick Ira, the 2 most likely Muxu/Zarb “recycles” would be from Maxine and Christabelle. What the Maltese public think is of little significance, they only have 14.29% of the… Read more »

PP
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PP

On this bloggs almost everytime on poll are winner singer who represented their country in past , in this Ira, on Iceland page Greta Salome, but both don t have best song in national final.
On polls everytime in high position are Georgia, Armenia.

PP
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PP

For me 4 songa are better than Ira song Chameleon. For me better are Maxine – Young Love , Jessika – The Flame ,Jasmine Abela – Alive and Golden by Brooke.

#LoveTricity
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#LoveTricity

I don’t want to see her coming back with a worse song. I wanna see Christabelle slaying with Kingdom!

Erik
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Erik

Probably very unrealistic to what will happen. Ira of course will win, but friends who have been to rehearsals told a friend of mine that there where only three strong performances/songs. Brooke, Jessica and Jasmine. Most of the others were either disappointing or way to cheesy or just a big let down. This is what I heard from a couple of people who have been there. I’m an Ira fan so hope she will win anyway and looking forward for tomrrow

kostas stathopoulos
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kostas stathopoulos

Hopefully she will win the maltese final and the final in Sweden. It is about time the eurovision song contest came to the south.

Ben Rafter
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Ben Rafter

So happy chameleon won the poll! She’s going to win!