Ira Losco

Walk On Water

Country
🇲🇹 Malta
Grand Final
Finished 12th
First Semi-Final
Finished 3rd
Song
Walk On Water
Written by
Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly Pettersson-Hammar, Ira Losco
Composed by
Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly Pettersson-Hammar & Ira Losco
Broadcaster
Public Broadcasting Service of Malta

Ira Losco won the 2016 Maltese national selection and earned the right to represent the island nation at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. Since winning the competition in January she has worked with PBS to decide which song would go forward to the contest, and the result of these discussions was that Walk On Water would be the song she will perform in Stockholm.

Ira Losco is one of the biggest names in Maltese music, and her career spanning over 15 years has seen her win more than 20 music awards.


Ira has twice opened concerts for Sir Elton John and has performed alongside Katie Melua, Maroon 5, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Ronan Keating, Tokio Hotel, Gigi D`Alessio and many more. She has also had a string of chart topping singles, including What I’d Give, The Person I Am, and Me Luv U Long Time. Her fifth album will be released this year


Ira is also no stranger to Eurovision, having come within 12 points of winning the Eurovision Song Contest in Tallinn in 2002. She returns to the Eurovision stage 14 years later in Stockholm with a powerful song, Walk on Water.


Beyond music, Ira is an advocate for LGBTI rights, supports anti-bullying initiatives and campaigns to help teenagers protect themselves from revenge porn. In 2008 she was awarded a Prestigious Medal by the President of Malta in recognition of her outstanding achievements.

Things you should know about Ira Losco

What are the three most interesting aspects about your entry?

  1. It has amazing energy.
  2. It's very different to the song I came second with in 2002.
  3. You can dance your socks off to it.

What are the three most impressive facts about you?

  1. I’ve performed in 15 countries and released four albums.
  2. I came second in the Eurovision Song Contest in 2002.
  3. I can’t say no to a burger.

Do you have a (lucky) routine before you go on stage?

I say a little prayer and have a drink of carob, honey and ginger.

Why is the Eurovision Song Contest important for you?

It’s a fantastic international stage. I loved every minute of it last time ,and know what an honour it is to be able to perform in front of 200 million people.

Lyrics of Walk On Water

AHH AHH I’ve been fading into grey Trying to be someone Trying to please someone I’ve been painting bitter blue Always hitting walls Always trying to break the fall I’m not perfect But I’m A ok Chasing off the clouds I lock the blues away I lock the pain away I can’t get enough of your love I can’t get you out of my heart I can’t get enough of your love ’Cause i-i-i-I Feel like I can walk on water On water, On water And now i’m gonna walk on water, On water, On water Feels like I can walk on water I’ve been trying hard to hear what my heart wants to say Letting it lead the way I’m not perfect But I’m A ok Chasing off the clouds I lock the blues away I lock the pain away I can’t get enough of your love I can’t get you out of my heart I can’t get enough of your love ’Cause i-i-i-I Feel like I can walk on water On water , On water And now i’m gonna walk on Ooh ooh ooh All I wanna do is Ooh ooh ooh Keep walking on water Ooh ooh ooh All I wanna do is Walk on water Ooh I can’t get enough of your love ’Cause i- i-i-I Feel like I can walk on water On water, On water And now i’m gonna walk on water On water on water Feel like I can walk on water

Updates about Ira Losco

The 2016 Trophy

WATCH NOW: 2016 Grand Final live from Stockholm

4 years ago

Juries voting tonight for the 2016 Grand Final

4 years ago
Ira Losco (Malta)

Ira Losco celebrates Malta as number 1 in Europe for LGBTI equality

4 years ago
Ten winners from the first Semi-Final

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4 years ago