WATCH: Gozitan Teen Who Made Ira Losco Cry On X Factor Malta Becomes An Overnight Internet Sensation
Michela Pace's audition has been viewed almost a million times and her voice has been compared to Sia and Camilla Cabello
A 17-year-old Gozitan girl’s audition on X Factor Malta that brought judge Ira Losco to tears went viral worldwide yesterday after it was shared by the Facebook page of X Factor Global.
Michela Pace had belted out a powerful rendition of Bonnie Tyler’s classic Total Eclipse of the Heart, earning her four yeses from judges Ira Losco, Howard Keith Debono, Ray Mercieca and Alex Alden.
“Wow! Well done, that was really, really good,” Ira said. “The song is cliche, but you interpreted it in a really modern and current way.”
“Your emotion gave me some goose pimples and I can tell you’re going to have along career,” Ray added.
Lovin Malta reached out to Michela after her big online debut
"The support so far has been amazing, and I couldn't be happier!" the teenager said. "I believe that all local artists should take the plunge and participate at some point or another. There is so much talent and I'm loving every second of it!"
The audition didn’t only catch the eye of the Maltese judges, but of X Factor Global, which shared it on its Facebook page, resulting in it getting viewed 923,000 times as of the time of writing. With only 18 hours since it being posted on the 2.5 million strong page, Michela might be looking at even more views in the hours to come.
"This is one of the best natural voices I have heard for a long long time," one person commented. "Big ups and much love for that great technique and master piece... I wish you all the best of luck in your next stages."
"Those little cracks she has in her voice remind me of Sia and Camila Cabello. She is truly amazing!" another person said.