Malta’s Eurovision hopeful Michela Pace is back home after giving her all in Tel-Aviv in an experience that left her “very proud to be Maltese.”
“We gave 100% on that stage, so when we look back on the experience, we will feel proud as well as honoured” to represent Malta, the young singer told TVM when arriving at the airport.
Michela described the experience as “beautiful”.
“I learnt a lot from the whole experience, it helped me grown both on a personal and a professional level as it will help me in my singing career.”
Asked about her upcoming projects, the singer said her focus is working on a new album, which the public will soon get to hear.
She was greeted at the airport by her fans who applauded her performance on the final of the competition. Tensions soared on Thursday’s semi-final as Maltese viewers, and the Maltese delegation had to wait till the very last name was called to find out we made it into the final.
Michela’s Chameleon was the first performance of the night, with 26 countries competing for the top spot. None of the international juries awarded Malta 12 points, but Michela’s song consistently received points putting her in the top half of the table.
When both jury votes and the public vote were tallied, Malta found itself in a respectable 16th place.
The Netherlands snagged the top spot, followed by Sweden and Italy.
Represented by the lovely Ben Camille, Malta gave their 12 points to Italy.
Considering the controversy which usually surrounds Malta’s pick for the Eurovision song contest, the humble yet endearing singer from Gozo has managed to capture the hearts of most people across the islands.
Michela made it to the Eurovision song contest after she won Malta’s first ever edition of X-Factor.