We are just days away from Michela’s performance in Tel Aviv and the excitement is building. Michela claimed her chance to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest by winning the Malta X Factor competition in January – but what are the chances she’ll win in Tel Aviv?
Since winning the X Factor Michela has gained recognition worldwide for her infectious song Chameleon. Her voice is even being likened to the famous Dua Lipa’s, but beyond her newfound stardom, Michela is a regular student from the island of Gozo. Michela has stunned the world no less, as it only took 5 weeks for Chameleon to surpass 5 million views on Youtube. Even though she’s just 18-years old, Michela carries great expectations and promises for Malta.
Malta made its Eurovision debut in 1971 but despite appearing 31 times, they’re yet to win the contest. Since Malta’s return in 1991, Malta has finished in the top three on four occasions – Mary Spiteri (1992 third place), Chiara (1998: third, 2005: second), and Ira Losco (2002: second).
This year, things are looking up for Malta. According to bookmaker Yobetit, Michela has a real fighting chance, as she sits in the top 10 favourites to win, and the odds are in favour of her finishing in the top five of the competition.
Michela has an all-star team behind her including Ambra Succi and Front Pictures who between them have 2 Eurovision-winning performances, giving Michela a real boost. Their choreography is still remembered – Ambra Succi, worked with Loreen on her performance of “Euphoria” back in 2012 and Poli Genova for her performance of “If Love Was A Crime” back in 2016. With a gripping voice, catchy song and excellent choreography what could go wrong?
Feeling confident Michela will qualify? Head to Yobetit to place your predictions.
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