After scrapping “Chameleon”, will Malta’s choice to “Walk on Water” cause Ira Losco to sink or swim? Country: Malta Song Title: “Walk on Water” Artist: Ira Losco First Semi-Final: Position TBD Last year’s entry: “Warrior” – Amber (DNQ – 11th Place, SF2) Now that all the Eurovision entries have been selected, it’s time to go back and review them now that the competition is drawing closer. How have things been modified? Are there any hints to what kind of live performance we can expect in Stockholm? Kicking things off for this is Malta. Way back at the start of February, I reviewed their initial choice of entry, Ira Losco’s “Chameleon”. While I thought Ira’s performance was fine, the song itself felt a little muddled and pretty standard as far as Eurovision ballads go. After a disappointing 2015 performance, where they just missed making the finals, playing it safe again didn’t seem like a path to success. Does swapping out “Chameleon” for a new song, “Walk on Water”, improve their chances? “Walk on Water” feels much more current and in touch with music trends, although I wonder if the house-y beats and vocal sampling are going to feel dated in a few years. The chorus […]
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