Malta has revealed its entry to the 66th Eurovision Song Contest in May. The artist Emma Muscat will travel north to Turin with her song ‘I Am What I Am’.
Her trip to Eurovision won’t be Emma’s first time performing in Italy. In fact, the Maltese singer and songwriter has already carved out an impressive career for herself as a recording artist in the Mediterranean country. In 2018 she participated in the long-running Italian talent show, Amici di Maria De Filippi, reaching a grand final that drew a TV audience of just under 5 million viewers.
Following her appearance on the show, Emma signed a deal with Warner Music Italy, and a debut album was released. Moments reached the top 3 of the Italian albums chart, and 6 months later even spawned a Christmas edition. To promote the album and its singles, Emma has performed at concerts with the likes of Jason Derulo, Hailee Steinfeld, Sigala, Martin Garrix, Bebe Rexha and Ava Max.
When she’s not releasing her own material, Emma’s services as a singer are sought-after in the rap scene. Two Italian rappers – Shade and Junior Cally – have recently had Emma perform as a featured artist on their hits. As well as being an in-demand singer, Emma also composes music and lyrics, and the skilled musician can play the piano, too.
With I Am What I Am, Emma Muscat can look forward to introducing herself to her biggest audience yet, as she prepares to take to the stage in Turin for Malta.
Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest
Malta, one of the smallest countries in the Eurovision Song Contest, joined the competition in 1971. Shortly after its debut, the country withdrew from the competition from 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.
There’s only 1 position that can improve on Malta’s record, and that’s to take the win… can Emma Muscat do it in 2022?