Today rehearsals for the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 kicked off. Countries rehearsing on Day 3 include Finland, Israel, Serbia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Malta, San Marino, Australia and Cyprus. Next to rehearse today was Malta’s Emma Muscat.
Emma Muscat’s first rehearsal
The next act to take to the Eurovision 2022 stage at the Pala Alpitour in Turin was Malta’s Emma Muscat. She will sing the song “I Am What I Am” at Eurovision 2022 after she was selected to represent Malta earlier this year.
Following Emma Muscat’s first rehearsal, a clip of her rehearsal was posted on TikTok. The clip showed her before and after she took to the Eurovision stage for the first time. The clip also gave us some insight into how well her rehearsal went.
What did we learn about Emma Muscat’s staging?
According to the live-blog at the start of her rehearsal, it appears that Emma will be utilizing a grand piano, much like in the “I Am What I Am” music video. This upbeat song is sure to get the crowd clapping along next week, and Emma looks to be using the full extent of the set, including the B-stage. She’s also accompanied by four backing dancers and, according to the live-blog, is serving some serious vocals while in a sparkly disco-ball-like dress.
What did we think of Malta’s first rehearsal?
Jazzi gave her initial thoughts and reaction to Malta’s first rehearsal. You can watch it over on our TikTok here:
About Emma Muscat
Emma has been active in the European music industry since 2016, when she released her first song “Alone” on her YouTube channel. In 2018, she participated in Italian TV show Amici di Maria De Filippi, and reached the grand final. Despite not winning, she achieved a deal with Warner Music Italia, and since then has collaborated with a number of major European artists including Shade and Junior Cally. Alongside this, she released her EP “Moments” in 2018.
Outside of her music, Emma lives in Italy and also works as a model.
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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News Source: EBU
Photo Source: Kris Micallef