Malta is taking Eurovision totes seriously this year. In addition to internally selecting Ira Losco’s song, “Walk On Water”, Team Malta have been putting in major miles en route to Stockholm.
So much so that we never shared our interview from their first stop in Latvia. wiwiblogger Denise managed to catch Ira for a brief chat and we fell in love all over again.
Sporting a chic biker jacket, and a lovely mane of dark wavy hair, Ira looked relaxed, yet confident as she told us how her busy schedule has kept her away from returning to Eurovision since her 2002 debut.
“It takes time to take a leap and it takes time to muster the courage to do something. But I think that this was the right time. You know sometimes when you feel in your gut that this is the right year to do it.”
And what about switching songs at the last minute?
“For the past three years, Malta has had a rule that when an artist is selected, the song that they participated with can be challenged or tested. I was asked if I would like to challenge ‘Chameleon’ and I said that yes, why not….If I am given another song which maybe could fare better for my country, I would like to take that option.”
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