Malta was represented by pregnant singer Ira Losco this year in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Unfortunately the result was not what people expected even though there was a heavy government financial promotion this year (not necessarily a bad thing! depends on what it’s allocated to).
Perhaps it was the fact that “Chameleon” was changed to “Walk on Water”. Or the fact she is an unmarried mother may have pissed off conservatives (yes they still exist outside of Malta no matter what some try to make believe).
Comments on the Internet (eg on Digital Spy Forums below) weren’t too happy with Ira Losco eg “Shameless rub of the baby bump”, the john cleese dancer ….. but they were happier seeing Destiny Chunkyere later.
Other comments on the Guardian’s blog weren’t too nice either…
The winning song was 1944 by Ukraine sung by Jamala. A song about wartime under the Soviet Union, which some weren’t happy with because they said it’s “political”.
Ira’s performance during the final can be see here: