The Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 is approaching fast, so we just had to squeeze in a few interviews with the contestants before the ball drops. We recently caught up with 16-year old Maxine Pace, who is turning heads and winning fans with her song “Young Love”. Get ready to fall in love yourself…

Maxine is a fresh face at MESC, but she’s already well-known on the island, as she has appeared on several nationally broadcast TV shows. “It all started in a very young age,” she says of her love of music. “I started singing in front of the mirror, my mum used to see me and then I took singing lessons and now here I am taking part in the Malta Eurovision.”

Maxine Pace interview

Does she think she’ll qualify for the final and make a run for the win?

“I don’t know to be honest how my chances are as there are so many amazing talents participating but I truly believe in my song!”

She’s definitely enthused to compete against Eurovision veteran Ira Losco: “It’s an honour to be on the same stage as Ira since I’ve seen her on TV since I was a little girl. There was also a short period where she used to teach me when I was nine, so I’m really excited about it!”

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Jan
Jan
5 years ago

Omfg when I listened to the song for the first time, the first thing that came to my mind was “This sounds like a song Meghan Trainor would sing” 😀

Anis
Anis
5 years ago

Maltese is a really cool language, it’s like a mix between Arabic and Italian 😮

AM Casablancas
AM Casablancas
5 years ago

this one is young, careless, fun and funky, this better place top 3. I’m sure she can deliver on stage, but since Ira is a big name, and the average eurofan loves her songs (I’m not saying that like a bad thing), She’ll go.
But young love could have been on the final of this year (Ira better be, otherwise she’s going downhill)

beccaboo1212
5 years ago

This girl better win!!! I’m also hoping for the following things to happen.

* Her article on Wikipedia (as well as an article about her song)
* A music video for “Young Love”
* MaxinePaceVEVO

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

(1) Records flagrant Meghan Trainor imitation. (2) Says it’s a complement to be compared to Meghan Trainor. TIL stating the obvious is somehow a complement. Hint to Maxine: In this case, it isn’t. The songwriter went SO overboard with the Trainor-isms that the song sounds way too cluttered and wordy. If they send it as-is, the juries are going to absolutely skewer it, even if the public doesn’t. I’m starting to get a VERY bad feeling about this Eurovision. If last year was the ballad-pocalypse, this year is starting to smell a little like the imitation-palooza. Oh well … it’s… Read more »

Sarah Boucher
5 years ago

maybe Valletta will host ESC 2017

Jack
Jack
5 years ago

Maxine has the best song by far for me. At just 16 she brings youth and much needed energy to MESC. I loved the song as soon as I heard the first snippet, I hope she does really well I’ll definitely be rooting for her to go to Stockholm!! Good luck Maxine 🙂