The singer, 18, revealed she ‘hoped to make Malta proud’.
She won the honour to sing for Malta after winning the national final, which was held at the MFCC in Ta’ Qali on Saturday night.
Michaela beat rival hopefuls Nicole Frendo, Leuellen Owen and Petra after wowing the crowd and the television audience with her powerful voice.
The song contest itself takes place in Israel in May.
?? Malta will be represented by Michela Pace at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019!
Congratulations and see you in Tel Aviv in May!
— Eurovision (@Eurovision) January 26, 2019
Who is Michela Pace?
Michela turned 18 on Friday and lives in Gozo.
She’s a pupil at the Bishops Conservatory Girls School in Victoria.
The song she will perform at Eurovision will be announced at a later date.
Malta has taken part in the song contest 31 times since 1971 but has yet to win.
— Clint Camilleri (@Clint_Camilleri) January 26, 2019
— Adrian Delia (@adriandeliapn) January 26, 2019
Congratulations #MichelaPace, for winning the @XFactorMalta but also our hearts! A great start on a long, successful carrier! You made #Gozo very proud tonight! Small island, huge talent! @Eurovision pic.twitter.com/RKZ6N2142T
— Anton Refalo (@AntonRefalo) January 26, 2019
BRAVA Michela Pace ?
— Miriam Dalli MEP (@Miriamdalli) January 27, 2019
Gozo has a new crowned jewel. Michela Pace is the winner of the 1st edition of X Factor Malta. Undoubtedly, this opened up a jukebox of new voices for Malta’s music industry. Well done !
— Dinah Seguna (@SegunaDinah) January 26, 2019
Michela Pace definitely winning the XFactor tonight ??
Hats off ?? #xfactormalta
— RAKBAN (@rakbanofficial) January 26, 2019
WooHooo!!! Well done Michela Pace!!! 😀 — watching X Factor Malta
— Sharon Camilleri (@Shazzy__) January 26, 2019
Michela Pace wins #XFactor and will represent Malta! PROSIT ???
— Jack ?? (@ESCJackkk) January 26, 2019
Well deserved win!!! Proset Michela Pace 😀
— Jessica Magro (@jessicamagro5) January 26, 2019
— Roberta Metsola MEP (@RobertaMetsola) January 26, 2019