[WATCH] X Factor Malta star Michela Pace releases Eurovision Song Contest music video

X Factor Malta winner Michela Pace will perform ‘Chameleon’ as her Eurovision Song Contest entry for Malta this year

X Factor Malta winner Michela Pace will perform ‘Chameleon’ as her Eurovision Song Contest entry
X Factor Malta winner Michela Pace will perform ‘Chameleon’ as her Eurovision Song Contest entry

After keeping Eurovision fans in suspense since winning Malta’s first ever season of X-Factor, Michela Pace has finally revealed her Eurovision Song Contest entry. She will sing Chameleon, a song written and composed by Joacim Perrson, Paula Winger, Borislav Milanov and Johan Alkanas.

Michela is just 18 years old and hails from Gozo. She won the first season of X Factor in Malta, which finished back in January and the winner’s prize was a record contract and the chance to represent Malta at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv.

Malta debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971, but finished last in its first two attempts. After trying again in 1975, Malta waited until 1991 to return to Eurovision but has participated every year since then.

Malta has taken second place twice, first with Ira Losco in 2002 with 7th Wonder and again in 2005 with Chiara‘s Angel. Malta has also finished in third place twice, with Mary Spitari’s Little Child in 1992 and again with Chiara’s first Eurovision entry, The One That I Love.

After two years without qualification from the Semi-Finals, Michela will be the fifth female solo artist in a row to represent Malta (following Amber, Ira Losco, Claudia Faniello and Christabelle), and will be hoping to make it third time lucky and return Malta to the Grand Final this year.

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