Yesterday evening we grabbed a front-row see at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 semi-final. Fourteen out of 19 acts made it through, including Eurovision veteran Ira Losco. She sang two songs — “Chameleon” and “That’s Why I Love You” — but owing to rules that only let her top song advance, she’ll just be singing “Chameleon” ce soir. We were lucky to get her first reaction just after the press conference. She’s one of the warmest divas we’ve ever met.
Back in 2002, Ira came second at Eurovision with “7th Wonder”. When asked if her legacy is enough to push her to a win tonight, she’s staying modest and humble: “It’s up to the public to send the best representative of Malta … I will try my very best!”
She knows she needs her strength for the finale, so told us she was not going out to party. “I will go home and sleep, not party even if I would like to,” she said. “In the morning we have our rehearsal and we have to be there really early so no party tonight at least!”