Out with the old and in with the new. Ira Losco will no longer sing “Chameleon” at Eurovision 2016. Instead, after a fierce competition between nine other songs and a revamp of “Chameleon”, Ira will take the song “Walk on Water” to Stockholm. She will debut the song on 17 March at 20:00 CET, live on the Maltese news.
Melodifestivalen fans will be pleased to learn that the song was written and composed by a team of Swedes, including Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren and (drum roll…) Molly Pettersson Hammar (“I’ll Be Fine” and “Hunger”).
As soon as Ira won the ticket to Eurovision, there was discussion that “Chameleon” would be replaced. This was then followed up by the confirmation in February that there were ten possible songs Ira would be going with. Ira herself hinted at a change on her Facebook, when her cover photo changed to simply saying “#WOW”. Initially, it was reported that this was the name of the song, but it simply seems to be a hashtag friendly acronym.
It’s understood that it was a close call between “Chameleon” and “Walk on Water”, though. After the initial batch of ten songs were rated by a group of musical experts, the final decision came down to a revamped version of “Chameleon” and “Walk on Water”. It was from this final vote that “Walk on Water” was ultimately chosen to be Malta’s Eurovision song. Y’all, this was anything but a quick decision!
Are you sad to see “Chameleon” go, or are you just as excited to see what “Walk on Water” will be like? Let us know in the comments section and check back soon for the launch later this week.
Photo: Courtesy Ira Losco