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Meet Emma Muscat, Malta representative in Eurovision 2022

This year Malta has chosen Emma Muscat as its representative on Eurovision 2022 that will take place in Turin next May with the song “I Am What I Am”. But who is Emma Muscat? In this article you will have the opportunity to know more about Malta’s singer for Eurovision 2022.

About Emma Muscat

Emma Louise Marie Muscat was born in St. Julian’s, Malta, into a wealthy family. From an early age, she already showed an interest in the world of music. She also showed an interest in the use of musical instruments, the piano being her favourite one.

Outside the world of music, she is a model for beauty brands such as Elvive, KIKO, Pupa, L’Oreal; and clothing lines such as OVS, Tezenis, Iceberg and Drewandcrew.

In 2016 she released her first single titled “Alone”. But it wasn’t until 2018 when she made a name for herself in the Italian talent contest “Amici di Maria de Filippi”, reaching the final.

From this contest, she has released an album, an EP, and singles with remarkable success. She has also performed with international artists such as Ava Max, Bebe Rexha, Eros Ramazzotti, Jason Derulo, Martin Harrix or Shade. In 2021 he collaborated with rapper Astol and Spanish singer-songwriter Alvaro de Luna on a single entitled “Meglio di será”.

“I am what I am”, the song with which Emma finally represents Malta in Turin, composed by singers Dino Medanhodzic, Julie Aagaard, Stine Kinck and Emma herself; is a power ballad about overcoming oneself, not letting go of “the demons” existing in our head, and accepting ourselves as we are, regardless of “what they will say”. In the video clip, we can see Emma playing the piano and different people, who show us their personality and how they accept themselves as they are.

Malta started participating in Eurovision in 1971. Since then, in these 50 years, they have participated in the festival 31 times, competing continuously since 1990.

Lyrics

Every time I fall down (Ooh-ooh)
As soon as I hit the ground (Ooh-ooh)
Remind me who I am, yeah
And I’ll get back up again
Gettin’ up, gettin’ up, yeah-eah

This is my masterplan
I’m gonna take a stand
Take it or leave it
I am what I am
I believe that I can
I’m gonna take command
Take it or leave it
I am what I am

I am what I am
I am what I am
Bending backwards trying to fit in
I’ll make them understand, yeah
Take it or leave it
I am what I am

Devils inside my head (Yeah)
Late at night in my bed (Yeah)
It’s time I shut you up, yeah
‘Cause I think I’ve had enough
I’ve had enough, had enough, yeah-eah
This is my masterplan
I’m gonna take a stand
Take it or leave it
I am what I am
I believe that I can
I’m gonna take command
Take it or leave it
I am what I am

I am what I am
I am what I am
Bending backwards trying to fit in
I’ll make them understand, yeah
Take it or leave it
I am what I am (Ooh yeah)

Oh, yeah
Oh-ooh
I am what I am
I am what I am

This is my masterplan
I’m gonna take a stand
Take it or leave it
I am what I am
I believe that I can
I’m gonna take command
Take it or leave it
I am what I am
I am what I am
I am what I am
Bending backwards trying to fit in
I’ll make them understand, yeah
Take it or leave it
I am what I am (Ooh yeah)

Malta in Eurovision

Malta, one of the smallest countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, joined the competition in 1971. Under the previous rules of the contest, Malta was permitted to sing in English as it is one of the official languages of the country.

After Malta’s debut in the 1971, the country withdrew from the competition after 1975 but returned again in 1991 and has participated every year since.

Malta finished third behind the UK and Ireland in 1992 and again in 1998 despite nearly winning the entire competition in one of the closest voting sequences ever. Chiara represented Malta that year with the song The One That I Love.

In 2002, Ira Losco finished second for Malta with the song 7th Wonder, a record equalled by Chiara when she returned with the song Angel in 2005. Chiara participated in the Eurovision Song Contest for a third time in 2009, taking Malta to the Grand Final once again.

While the country has yet to win the Eurovision Song Contest, Malta is one of the most successful countries in the Junior Eurovision Song Contest having won the competition twice, in 2013 and 2015. They hosted the event in both 2014 and 2016.

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