MALTA – It is always a pleasure catching up with any Maltese representative from Malta. The reason is simple: Maltese are simple people with no hidden agendas and no real effort to promote their Eurovisionentries, simply because music and performance is their second nature.
You might say that Emma is not the big favourite to win Eurovision according to the betting odds, but then again, do we all really care about that? Or do we care about beautiful voices, good music and a song with a message which can make a difference in the hectic world we live in?
That’s Emma (for me). A simple, super beautiful singer who proudly sings out for her country. But I AM WHAT I AM surprised us all. The song change, although allowed by the MESC rules, caught us in surprise. Emma explains how that happened immediately after the show.
🗳 EMMA WILL PERFORM IN THE SECOND SEMI-FINAL ON MAY 12 YOU CAN SUPPORT MALTA BY VOTING FOR EMMA AND HER SONG IN OUR ANNUAL EUROPREDICTION
She also shares her experience of giving the first live performance of the song in Barcelona, her next promo tour visits and her dream to sing in the SANREMO FESTIVAL REALLY soon.
Do you think Emma Muscat is a newbie in the music world? Ha! Not even close as many of us would envy her resume.
Born in Malta, Emma approached music from an early age. After compulsory education, she decided to enrol at the University of Performing Arts. As an adolescent she showed her skills in singing, dancing, and the use of musical instruments: she specialized, in particular, with the piano, and also started to compose both the music and the text of her songs.
In 2016 she released her first single “Alone” on her YouTube channel and later in 2017 released her second single “Without You”. In 2018 she participated in the seventeenth edition of the talent show Amici di Maria De Filippi, managing to enter the “evening phase” (fase serale) where she was eliminated in the semi-final, finishing with fourth place in the singing category and a contract with Warner Music Italy.
Following her experience at Amici, she participated in “Isle of MTV 2018” with Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld and Sigala and then took part again the following year with Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha and Ava Max. Later, at Joseph Calleja’s yearly concert in Malta, she duetted with the Maltese tenor and Eros Ramazzotti.
On 6 July she released her first EP titled Moments, which also featured the two singles previously released only on YouTube. The EP was anticipated by the single “I Need Somebody”, released on 2 July. On 7 December the same year, she released her first studio album entitled Moments Christmas Edition with covers of many Christmas classics.
On 16 November 2018, she had a duet with rapper Shade in the song Figurati noi.
On April 26, 2019, she released her first single Avec moi, featuring singer Biondo. On 14 November 2019, she participated in the remix of rapper Junior Cally’s hit song “Sigarette”.
On 10 December she released the single “Vicolo Cieco”; after the release of the song, she stated in an interview that it would be the first official extract from her new album.
On 3 July 2020, she released her summer single Sangria, with Italian rapper Astol, which was certified gold in Italy and reached 21 million streams on YouTube.
Muscat submitted a song to take part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in February 2022. The song “Out of Sight” won the contest with a total of 92 points, therefore gaining the right to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 in Turin, Italy.
She won the jury’s vote as well as the public’s.
Emma won 12 points from all six members of the Maltese national jury, as well as 20 votes from the public who voted by televoting. On 14 March 2022, a new song was released, titled “I Am What I Am”, to replace “Out of Sight” as Muscat’s Eurovision entry. (source: Wikipedia)
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