Malta ended up falling in love with ‘Chameleon’, but Michela Pace could very well have ended up singing another song entirely at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest.
And now the Maltese starlet has said her debut album could include songs which she had recorded ahead of the Eurovision but which were discarded in favour of ‘Chameleon’.
“Maybe, maybe not… surprise!” Michela said today, when asked whether her album will include these songs that didn’t make the cut.
Hopes were high for Michela after the music video for ‘Chameleon’ racked up more YouTube views than any other Eurovision 2019 song, but she ended up finishing 16th out of 26 acts, with The Netherlands winning the competition.
However, the 18-year-old singer said she is taking positives from her experience, noting that she had qualified from a “very difficult” semi-final.
“I had the honour to open the show so it’s very very good and very nice that they believe in you to open something as big as the Eurovision,” she said. “Obviously I came 16th, but we worked a lot and it’s still something that we qualified to the final so I’m very, very proud.”
Although she still plans to become a criminologist, the young singer has the door open to a future as a professional singer.
“There’s nothing wrong in following both paths,” she said. “I’m still young and I still have time to choose so it isn’t an issue right now.”