Last night’s episode of X Factor Malta saw a fresh batch of hopefuls, four yeses, and hilariously awkward auditions. But amidst all of that, one face seems to have traversed the airwaves to instantly become a massive Maltese meme.
Even with everything from contestants ranting about gay conversion to one guy who literally got stabbed and still managed to turn his pain into beauty, Sharleen Theuma’s trumpet-playing was still one of the most talked-about moments of yesterday’s episode.
Theuma must’ve raised some eyebrows when she walked into the singing audition room holding a trumpet, but she later revealed that it was just for a short pre-singing treat she had prepared for the judges. And while neither her playing nor her singing was enough to propel her to bootcamp, Theuma’s infectious smile, charisma and energy seem to have won over one much larger group of people; local memesters.
In less than an hour, Theuma quickly became a national meme, and here are some of the top mentions of the young woman many locals will now recognise and probably ask for an impromptu performance from.