Legendary pop star Anastacia is gearing up for her massive performance in Malta this Wednesday at the MFCC where she’s expected to blow the roof off the show. Fans are obviously excited to see what she brings to the stage, so we sat down with Anastacia herself to get a little taste of what to expect.
Anastacia starts by telling us how excited she is for this Wednesday’s performance. “I’m really looking forward to this show,” she says. “Maltese fans are always great fun to sing for and I’m excited to be getting back in front of them.”
Last time she was in Malta back in 2015, Anastacia took to the stage with Maltese tenor Joseph Calleja. But what can people except from this show?
“We have so much fun on stage [with this tour]. Each show is different, so you’ll have to come out and see me!”
Dominating the charts since the early 2000s, many aspiring artists look up to a career as illustrious as Anastacia’s and dream theirs will take off in a similar manner too. But what was her secret?
“Don’t ever stop fighting for it. Take every opportunity you can and be persistent – it will pay off.”
And does she really believe this applies to Maltese performers too? “Absolutely! Superstars can be born anywhere, however big or small.”
It’s not only aspiring musicians who have big dreams. Throughout her career she’s duetted with many incredible voices, from Conchita Wurst to Pavarotti, but if she could pick one singer to add to the star-studded lineup it would be the legendary Funny Girl herself.
“Singing with Barbara Streisand would be an absolute dream come true!”
Asked about the best thing in her life right now, Anastacia responds that it’s easily the tour she’s currently on. “I am loving being back on the road with the Evolution Tour – I love travelling and performing with my tour-family, so I’m really having a good time.”
Jokingly she insists she enjoys being on the road so much, they’re going to have to “drag [her] off the stage when [she’s] 80 years old”.
Following several complications due to her health, Anastacia had to take a break from music for a few years, but she came back stronger than ever with her sixth studio album, ‘Ressurection’.
“The drive to come back stronger and fighting after my illness – I wasn’t going to let cancer beat me, so I put all that emotion into that record and I just wanted to share that with the world and my fans.”
Taking a break for so long would make most people nervous to return to the stage, but not this diva. “I actually don’t get nervous – and I also don’t have any traditional or ritual-style warmups I do.”
“When I sang with Pavarotti, I asked him if it was bad that I did not have a warm up routine. He said: “If you have not injured your voice by now, you know what you are doing”. Every singer is different, embrace what works for you.”
While we’re desperate to know her secret for looking so good and giving such lively performances as she approaches the big 50, she laughs off the idea that there’s just one thing that makes it all possible. “Ha! A diva never reveals her secrets.”
As the interview comes to a close we ask if she has one final message for her fans ahead of the big night. “Make sure you get tickets to the show! It’s gonna be great and I’m so excited to be performing this new album for the first time on the road. Please, please, please, please come and see it!”