Choosing her song for Eurovision 2016 was a truly extended affair.
Ahead of the concert Russian wiwiblogger Dayana caught up with the Mediterranean diva, who is making a triumphant return to Eurovision fourteen years after her second place finish at Eurovision 2002 in Tallinn.
Interview: Ira Losco at the Russian Eurovision Pre-Party:
When we met up with the 34-year-old stunner, she hadn’t yet seen Moscow: her flight only landed a few hours earlier at 06:30 local time.
But she still managed to put on a light dusting of blush to help her natural beauty shine.
“I remember back in 2002 it was easy,” she says. “You just came here and you were part of the line-up in the concert. I think the difficult part was if you had to sing first. There was just that part, ‘What number am I going to sing?'”
She also expressed her admiration for Molly Pettersson Hammer, who wrote the song alongside a bunch of talented songwriters.
“She’s a brilliant singer, a brilliant writer too….I was very proud to have Molly as one of the co-writers.”
“I am definitely sure that we are going to see her representing her country another time at the Eurovision Song Contest. I have faith in her.”
Two favourites, one red carpet
She may feel like she can walk on water, but she can also walk on a red carpet!
Ira wore a beautiful black blouse with skin-tight trousers with decorative cut-outs, and elongated her perfect legs in a pair of sky-high platforms heels.
Apparently she forgot how cold Moscow is compared to sunny Malta and was feeling the chill.
Thankfully, fellow Eurovision favourite Sergey Lazarev noticed she was freezing and handed her his coat!
So, what do you think of Ira’s appearance at Moscow? Do you think it will boost her chances next May? Let us know in the comments section below!