This year X Factor Malta was the successor of  Malta Eurovision Song Contest (MESC) as the format for selecting the country’s Eurovision 2019 entry. The competition reached its Grand final show during which 4 contestants battled for the right to represent the country in Eurovision 2019. Michela Pace was the big winner of the show and earned the right to represent Malta in Eurovision 2019. After winning the first ever season of “X-Factor Malta” in January, Michela Pace released both her entry “Chameleon” and the accompanying music video

A few words about Michela Pace

Michela, was born on January 25,2001 and currently lives on the tiny island of Gozo, part of the Maltese archipelago. She became widely known to the public after this year’s X-factor participation. Before x-factor Malta she had won the Music Talent League in Lithuania, was a finalist in the Baltic Voices competition and attended the Ultimate Artist development program in Hertfordshire London, where she worked with Rihanna’s producer. Take a look at her first appearance on the first season of x-factor Malta and how her journey started:

 

The entry “Chameleon”

After winning the first ever season of “X-Factor Malta” in January, Michela Pace has released both her entry “Chameleon” and the accompanying music video. “Chameleon” was selected from over 300 songs that were submitted to the Maltese national broadcaster. Chameleon” written and composed by Joacim Perrson, Paula Winger, Borislav Milanov and Johan Alkanas.

Michela will perform Chameleon in the second half of the 2nd semi final and specifically in the 11th place of the semi final on May 16.

Michela – Chameleon

Στίχοι, Μουσική : Joacim Persson, Paula Winger, Borislav Milanov & Johan Alkenäs

I’m bluer than the ocean, I’m golden like the rising sun and I’m red with hot emotion

And when they try to hold me down inside a box, I’ll find my way out I’m keeping it in motion

When life brings me trouble, this I know, I never walk away na-na, Walk away na-na

We are technicolour, watch us go We never walk away na-na Just stay with me now

Chama-chameleon(X3) Yeah la la la Chama-chameleon(X3) Yeah la la la

The grass is always greener When you love me deeper darling I can be your jungle

And when they try to hold me down inside a box, I’ll find my way out I’m keeping it in motion

When life brings me trouble…stay with me now, Chama-chameleon(X3)Yeah la la la

Give me water, I’m a swimmer. Give me fire, I’m a fighter

Give me love I’m your lover, Yeah la la la

Make me cry, I’ll be a river. Take my heart, I’ll be a giver

I can change like the weather Yeah la la la

The Eurovision story so far

Malta made its debut in Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and has participated 30 times until now. Since 1991 it participates every year without being absent. The mediterranean country has not been victorious until now but holds two second places in its record (2002 Ira LoscoSeventh Wonder) and (2005 Chiara Angel). Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, it has failed to qualify six times.

In 2018 Christabelle, winner of MESC 2018, represented Malta with her entry Taboo. Despite her energetic performance she failed to reach the final finishing 13rd in the 2nd semi final in Lisbon last May.