Online poll | Majority believe Ira won’t win Eurovision

40% of respondents to an online poll by agree that Ira Losco will make it to the top five in May’s Eurovision Song Contest, but that she won’t ultimately secure the top spot

Ira Losco won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with 'Chameleon' • Photo by Reno Rapa
Ira Losco won the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016 with 'Chameleon' • Photo by Reno Rapa

Following Ira Losco’s win at the Malta Eurovision Song Contest on January 23, 40.91% – 722 of a total 1,756 respondents – to an poll believed that the singer will probably reach the top five spot in May, when she will be competing in the pan-European music festival in Stockholm, Sweden.

33.54% (592 respondents) believed that Losco would not make it past the semi-finals of the competition, while 18.87% (333) believed that she would win the top spot for Malta since “her experience and talent will bring the trophy home”.

Meanwhile, 6.69% (118) replied to the poll with ‘I don’t know’.


Losco, who made Malta Eurovision history in 2002 when she secured the second spot at the Eurovision Song Contest in Estonia, returned to the competition this year with two songs, of which ‘Chameleon’ won the award on January 23.

Last week, a draw held at Stockholm’s City Hall determined which countries would perform in either of the two semi-final events. Losco will perform during the second half of the first semi-final, on May 10. The second semi-final will take place on 12 May.

The running order of the performances is yet to be decided.

37 countries will compete in the semi-finals – 18 in the first and 19 in the second. Ten countries will be selected from the two groups to participate in the final on May 14.