• Ira Losco: Malta's 2016 Eurovision entry (Source Eurovision.tv) (Eurovision)Source: Eurovision
Malta's Ira Losco will sing 'Walk on Water' at of the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest in Stockholm, Sweden.
By
Chris Zeiher

7 Apr 2016 - 5:03 PM  UPDATED 15 Apr 2016 - 2:55 PM

The fabulous Ira Losco was a mere 12 points away from securing Malta their first ever victory in 2002 and “Walk on Water” presents a very realistic chance for Malta to secure a Top 5 finish in 2016.  

Although this is not the winning song that Losco performed at the Maltese internal selection competition, “Walk on Water” is a vibrant and catchy piece of dance-pop that will translate well on stage.  

Hopefully Ira will ditch the Real Housewives of Melbourne attire and hair-styling and crank the wind machine to cyclonic as she attempts to secure Eurovision’s ultimate bridesmaid its first ever win.

Watch Ira Losco's official video for 'Walk on Water':

Four Questions with Ira Losco

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?
  1. It has amazing energy.
  2. It's very different to the song I came second with in 2002.
  3. You can dance your socks off to it.
What are the three most impressive facts about you?
  1. I’ve performed in 15 countries and released four albums.
  2. I came second in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002.
  3. I can’t say no to a burger.
Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I say a little prayer and have a drink of carob, honey and ginger.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It’s a fantastic international stage. I loved every minute of it last time ,and know what an honour it is to be able to perform in front of 200 million people.

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The Eurovision Song Contest will be broadcast on SBS’s Eurovision Weekend - Friday 13, Saturday 14 and Grand Final Sunday 15 May, 7.30pm on SBS, with LIVE early morning broadcasts from 5am on Wednesday 11, Friday 13 and Sunday 15 May.

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