Malta — the little island with massive ambition — isn’t playing games when it comes to Eurovision 2019. X Factor Malta, which served as their 2019 selection, gifted Europe 18-year-old Michela — a fresh face with a big voice. Then came her song “Chameleon”, which set the fandom alight with its unique mix of reggaeton, dance hall and pop. The song comes from our friends at The Symphonix, who have secured Top 4 places during the last three editions of Eurovision.
And now comes even more exciting news. Michela is working with noted choreographer Ambra Succi and the graphics geniuses at Front Pictures for her stage show in Tel Aviv.
Ambra is well-known in Sweden for her work with Loreen on the choreography of “Euphoria” — perhaps the most iconic and most celebrated Eurovision performance of the modern era. From her quirky crab dance to the scooping motions of her arms to the memorable lift from a backing dancer who appeared out of nowhere, Ambra dreams up moves that matter.
She was also responsible for Robin Stjernberg’s winning performance at Melodifestivalen 2013, and has served as the main choreographer on X-Factor Sweden and for countless musical theatre productions in Scandinavia.
Michela’s music video for “Chameleon” includes every colour under the sun and shows her working a variety of editorial looks — inside the palazzo and in stunning natural landscapes.
And it seems she’ll drop something as dynamic and eye-popping in Tel Aviv as she’ll work with the award-winning Front Pictures. They’re the graphic artists behind Ukraine’s Eurovision 2016 stage show. Jamala’s breaking beats song wasn’t an obvious winner prior to the contest. But owing partly to their iconic graphics — including that tree — they stormed to victory.
More recently they created the amazing visuals for Pink’s performance of “Try” at the Brit Awards 2019. Americans will know their work from America’s Got Talent.
Are you excited to see what Michela and her team have come up with? What kind of staging do you expect? Let us know in the comments box below!