Eurovision 2016 – Last night Malta selected their Eurovision Song making the Maltese Selection the fifth song to revealed for Eurovision 2016. They join Albania, Belarus, Belgium and Ireland but so far, which country has selected the best song?
Albania were the first country to select their song in December and they chose Eneda Tarifa with her song “Përrallë”. After the she won Festival i Kenges she revealed she didn’t have plans to sing another song but that she would be singing the song in English. That would mean the title of her song will be changed to the English translation “Fairytale”
Ireland were the next to reveal their song by making a surprise internal selection after years of having the public decide. RTE revealed they were sending Westlife Star Nicky Byrne with his song “Sunlight” which was written by Nicky and Songwriter Wayne Hector who has written for the likes of Britney Spears and Jason Derulo. Nicky’s selection begs the question… who will be revealing the Irish votes in 2016?
Belgium brought us our third Eurovision Song when a National Selection decided that Laura Tesoro would represent them with “What’s The Pressure”. Laura came second in The Voice van Vlaanderen in 2014 and after the success of other The Voice alumni like Roberto Bellarosa (Eurovision 2013) and Loic Nottet ( Eurovision 2015) , maybe Laura will follow suit
Song number four comes courtesy of Belarus who selected their song “Help You Fly” to be sung by Ivan. They selected their song on Friday and Ivan was a runaway winner beating regulars Navi and Napoli. He revealed after that he has no plans on changing the song.
Finally our fifth song comes from the island of Malta who last night selected Ira Losco (Eurovision 2002 Runner-Up) who competed this year with two songs “That’s Why I Love You” and “Chameleon”, however it was the latter which made the final and then won it for her. After the show a press conference was held and she revealed that the song may be changed to another if a better one can be found. Of all songs chosen so far this is the one that may change.
With forty-two countries taking part in Eurovision 2016 we still have a long way to go so there is a change all the above will be in the bottom of your list but for now, which is your favourite?