Ira Losco from Malta has just completed her second rehearsal of “Walk On Water” at Eurovision 2016. In perhaps one of the biggest changes from the first rehearsal to the second, Ira has had some drastic changes to her performance – and for the better. The entire performance is far more polished and professional and Ira is owning her petite figure and a hunky backing dancer.

The first rehearsal started quite awkwardly for Malta. Ira came out in a giant hybrid of a dress and a coat that looked like a tent that had projection mapping built into it – highly technical, but not very practical. She looked very uncomfortable in this piece of clothing, and the reveal looked disjointed and unrehearsed.

The entire performance has now had a complete overhaul. Instead of Ira’s face being projected onto the back of her giant tent, it’s now projected onto the LED floor. The transition into the real Ira is smooth as a baby’s bottom. Ira is slaying the heck out of a gold rhinestoned dress with big splits down the side revealing her stunning legs.

The remainder of the performance appears to be very similar to the first rehearsal, but it’s a huge improvement and Malta now need to be taken as serious contender this year.

Malta: Second rehearsal at Eurovision 2016

Ira Losco’s press conference after first rehearsal

Read all of our Eurovision rehearsal reviews

Photo: Eurovision.tv (EBU)

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EscYes
EscYes
5 years ago

She anounced officially that she is pregnant!!!????????????

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

@esc2016

well she was vocally very good and that’s the most important 🙂

PhysalisFranchetti
5 years ago

OMG – that dancer – he’s brilliant. A modern dance portrayal of water – swirling around, sometimes doing its own thing, sometimes playing with the singer, sometimes worrying her, but ever-present. You don’t interact with water, its mind is its own. Youthful and playful here, water in a river……if you are looking for the most evocative portrayal of water by a single dancer, this is it…..<3<3<3<3<3

terry
terry
5 years ago

@julie.. fuc* you from Malta xxx

Denise Buttigieg
Denise Buttigieg
5 years ago

Fantastic choice. Excellent execution and very good vocal. Ira you look stunning and amazing. I would have projected on your face to as it allows the viewer to really see how beautiful you are. I also agree the the bottom part of the dress should at one point release to show your stunning figure and give a twist! Well done my friend.

chessguy99
5 years ago

The song is fine, but it appears Malta put all their eggs in the projected dress basket. Ira will have to rework her choreography to play more to the cameras, as she has no more eye-catching tech show. Still, this easily qualifies by virtue of being a decent song, the good vocals and going last.

SLY
SLY
5 years ago

Lame performance.

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
5 years ago

Shame about the dress, I was looking forward to it.
For me, not enough water.

Ira’s vocal is surprisingly good. The dancer is unsurprisingly bad.

Sparrow
Sparrow
5 years ago

Talk about underwhelming. Congratulations Molly PH for being the only decent part of this whole entry.

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

Great song and singer, boring performance.

Gav
Gav
5 years ago

I really wish country’s would stop doing interpretive dance along with their song. Automatic dismissal as soon as someone starts twatting around in the background.

Margaret Spiteri
5 years ago

Our diva. Well done Ira! Malta loves you
????????????????. Love your dress. Wished it was a bit shorter to allow you to move more freely. Good luck Ira. xxxx

Margaret Spiteri
5 years ago

Our diva. Well done Ira! Malta loves you
????????????????. Love your dress. Wished it was a bit shorter to allow you to move more freely. Good luck Ira. xxxx

julie
julie
5 years ago

The song is still a bad copy of Beyoncé’s Running… And all the gimmicks in the world wont change this fact!! The maltese seem desperate to win this and will do anything just to get votes!! Pathetic..

Alan
Alan
5 years ago

What a fantastic artist… performance always getting better and better 🙂 We love you Ira… Forza Malta

cheesecake
cheesecake
5 years ago

Thank god they ditched the dress. It’s definitely better now, but “a real contender”? No way.

esc 2016
esc 2016
5 years ago

Malta dont impressed me but still in my qualifiers

redarrow
5 years ago

i think this is much better rehalsal but in my opinion her dress is cool but to long she cant move on stage as much as she wants i think . she have to move more .a bit shorter dress ira pls .and about the dancer they have to comunicate a bit more toghether .and i will suggest the dancer to get rid of that coat to … the rest is great … very good singer great song … welldone malta …

marieeuro16
marieeuro16
5 years ago

Ira looks great !

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@Etienne Micallef
Yeah I did expect a catsuit …….. Sandja is pregnant with a little McDonald’s boy and she is rocking the blue reindeer. I am just joking lol

BUT
I do love how strategically Ira is playing this………She ditched the ugly coat as soon as she saw the reactions and saw what her competitors are bringing to the table and went the other way.
Props to her for that and also for not doing the high-note ….. She truly is an Eurovision genius and I love her rehearsal today.
Hope she does well on Tuesday.

Graham_T
Graham_T
5 years ago

Is she pregnant?

BZB
BZB
5 years ago

Better with that dress. Malta in final. We wili see after semifinal with card malta wili chose sing in I half or second half.
My prediticion that they wili sing if they get I half from 8 to 10, if they get II half from 24 to 26.

eurofan8790
eurofan8790
5 years ago

Vocally, she keeps getting better and better!! This was surely her best.

So glad they got rid of that coat! She looks so beautiful now.
I do agree that she needs to move a bit more though and perhaps interact with the dancer more. It’s not entirely apparent what his purpose is at the moment…

I also hope there is some kind of projection of water or something on the floor…

BUT much much better! Back as a definite qualifier in my books <3

JL
JL
5 years ago

The dancer is really awkward. Reminds me of me trying to brea dance back in middle school.

Daniel E.
Daniel E.
5 years ago

I can’t stop but feeling that Malta and Croatia are this year’s Estonia and Slovenia from 2015. So hyped and overestimated, and in the end the results will be pretty mediocre (compared to the initial predictions I mean). And I actually think that Malta and Croatia will fare worse than Estonia and Slovenia last year. It’s not something I wish for, but what I expect…

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

Great dress, but that dancer is somewhat awkward – at least in the rehearsal video. It seems as if he bothers Ira and he somehow doesn’t fit into the staging, they don’t really interact.

Etienne Micallef
Etienne Micallef
5 years ago

She is pregnant. What do you expect a catsuit? Less is best. Well done Malta

Malta16
Malta16
5 years ago

Before you all start nagging about the dress, keep in mind that she’s apparently pregnant. At least that’s what everyone is saying back here.

Great rehearsal either way.

mad_hat
mad_hat
5 years ago

I don’t know whether it’s the impression of the videos or whether it’s reality but why do all entries appear darker this year? I am happy that they ditched the hideous coat and this looks better now – however that dress still seems to be inhibiting Ira from walking more around the stage.

Nicky91
Nicky91
5 years ago

I Love the new dress, and the projections were an awful idea anyway

Less is more, and she doesn’t need technology

Go Malta 🙂

error
error
5 years ago

#WOW such an improvement!! Go Malta!!

Stef
Stef
5 years ago

Our Queen <3