A few weeks back Emma Muscat won Malta’s Eurovision 2022 national final MESC 2022. Emma won the competition with her song “Out Of Sight”. It has been announced this morning however that Emma will not perform “Out of Sight” at Eurovision, instead she will perform a a new song. Emma’s new Eurovision 2022 son is called “I Am What I Am”. There was speculation that this would be Emma’s would change her Eurovision song, however this was only confirmed this morning.
Emma Muscat is not the first Maltese artist to make a change….
This is not the first instance of a Maltese Eurovision entrant changing their song after winning the national final. Back in 2016 Ira Losco won MESC with the song “Chameleon”, however went on to change her song to “Walk On Water”. The change ultimately paid off as Malta went on to place 12th at Eurovision 2016.
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Malta’s Eurovision Journey
Malta made its Eurovision debut in 1971, with Joe Grech performing “Marija I-Maltija” (Maria the Maltese Lass), finishing 18th with 52 points. Malta did not participate in Eurovision from 1975 until 1991. That year they returned with the song “Could It Be” by Paul Giordimaina and Georgina, finishing 12th with 32 points.
Since then, Malta has been at every Eurovision and finished in the top 10 an impressive 12 times. Their best result so far is second place, which they’ve achieved twice. The first time was in 2002, when Ira Losco sang “7th Wonder,” and the second time in 2005 with Chiara’s “Angel.” Malta’s most recent Eurovision entry was 2015 Junior Eurovision winner Destiny, who scored 255 points and finished 7th with the song “Je me casse.”
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