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Ira Losco

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
Marcher Sur l'Eau

Je me suis perdue
En essayant d'être quelqu'un
En essayant de plaire à quelqu'un

Je me suis drappée d'amertume
Me heurtant toujours dans des murs
Essayant sans cesse d'arrêter la chute

Je ne suis pas parfaite
Mais je vais bien
Chassant les nuages
J'ai enfermé au loin le blues
J'ai enfermé au loin la peine

Je ne peux me passer de ton amour
Je ne peux te chasser de mon cœur
Je ne peux me passer de ton amour
Car je...e-e-e

Me sens capable de marcher sur l'eau
Sur l'eau, sur l'eau
Et maintenant, je vais marcher
Sur l'eau, sur l'eau, sur l'eau
Je me sens capable de marcher sur l'eau


J'essaye vraiment d'écouter
Ce que mon cœur veut dire
Me montrer le chemin

Je ne suis pas parfaite
Mais je vais bien
Chassant les nuages
J’ai enfermé au loin le blues
J'ai enfermé au loin la peine

Je ne peux me passer de ton amour
Je ne peux te chasser de mon cœur
Je ne peux me passer de ton amour
Car je...e-e-e


Me sens capable de marcher sur l'eau
Sur l'eau, sur l'eau
Et maintenant, je vais marcher

Tout ce que je veux c'est
Continuer de marcher sur l'eau
Tout ce que je veux c'est
Marcher sur l'eau

Je ne peux me passer de ton amour
Car je...e-e-e

Me sens capable de marcher sur l'eau
Sur l'eau, sur l'eau
Et maintenant, je vais marcher
Sur l'eau, sur l'eau, sur l'eau
Je me sens capable de marcher sur l'eau