Ira Losco was born in Sliema, Malta in 1981. As a teenager she joined the band Tiara with biggest hit “Basketball”. The band split up, when Ira participated in the ESC 2002 in Tallinn, Estonia. Ira has had several tries in the Maltese national final before: in the year 2000 “Shine” 6th place, and “Falling In Love” 7th place. The year 2001: “Spellbound” 2nd place, “Don’t Give Up” 4th place, “Deep Inside My Heart” 7th place and “We’ll Ride The Wind” 11th place.
By now Ira Losco has received over 20 music awards. Her music style has become more contemporary and sophisticated. Have a look at her song “Me Luv U Long Time” from 2013. In her 15 years long career Ira has sung with great singers like Katie Melua, Maroon 5, Akon, Enrique Iglesias, Ronan Keating, Tokio Hotel, Gigi D`Alessio and many more. Beside her music she is also an advocate for LGTB rights.
The ESC song “Walk On Water” has been co-written by the Swedish composer guru Molly Pettersson Hammar. It’s a modern pop song with an interesting and danceable rhythm, some exotic sounds and an eclectic striking chorus, which will push Ira into the Grand Final. This song is totally different form “7th Wonder”- there are 14 years in-between. And of course it’s a strong declaration of love. This is a strong Grand Final candidate!
Editor in Chief of eurovisionlive.com
About me: Due to the fact that my parents are musicians, I have a gained a great enthusiasm for music. Since 1979 my interest in the Eurovision Song Contest has grown enormously. My first ESC I joined was in Dublin 1995. Six years later I founded the website eurovisionlive.com in the year 2001. The most fascinating part for me is the original idea of the Eurovision Song Contest – the peaceful contest of the European countries. I am very happy that I have the chance to contribute my little part for the greatest music show in the world.