Emma Muscat ruled out singing for Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest in the near future, insisting she wants to focus on her music and herself.
“I’ve had enough of competitions for now and I want to work on my music and myself now,” the Maltese starlet told a press conference at the airport. “I really enjoyed my time on Amici – it was one of the best experiences of my life – but I want to take a break from it all now.”
Emma was mobbed by hundreds of young fans as she returned to Malta this evening, days after she was eliminated from Amici in the semi-final. At one point, police officers had to intervene to stop the crowds from getting too close to the car waiting for her.
The airport also got in on the act, putting up ‘Welcome Home Emma’ signs outside Arrivals.
Fielding questions from the press, Emma confirmed she plans to base her music career in Italy but eventually branch out to other countries.
“I sing and write in English after all, and it’s been my goal to branch out to other countries even before I entered Amici.”
However, she refused to confirm whether she will accept a contract offer on the table by Warner Music Italy – stating only that Warner is “a great team but I cannot answer that question at this stage”.