Ira Losco

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Ira Losco
M.Q.R.
Born (1981-07-31) 31 July 1981 (age 34)
Sliema, Malta
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer
Years active 1998–present
Website

Ira Losco M.Q.R. (born 31 July 1981) is a Maltese singer. She competed for Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 with "7th Wonder" and finished second.

She will represent Malta again in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016, with the song "Chameleon".

Career[edit]

Losco started her career with a college band called Tiara but they split up a few months after Losco represented her country in the Eurovision Song Contest 2002 which was held in Tallinn. She placed second with the song 7th Wonder.[1][2]

In 2003, she was chosen to perform the song called "Reaching Higher" which was the official song of the Xth Games of the Small States of Europe Malta 2003.[citation needed]

Losco was awarded the Midalja għall-Qadi tar-Repubblika in 2008.[3]

Losco has been involved in advertising in her country, including Guess, McDonald's Salad Plus,[4] and Vodafone's Music Jam Campaign.[5]

Losco won the Maltese national selection for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on 23 January, with the song Chameleon.[6][7]

Discography[edit]

Main article: Ira Losco discography

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bohlman, Philip V. (2004). The music of European nationalism. Santa Barbara, Calif.: ABC-CLIO. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-57607-270-7. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Eurovision Song Contest 2002". European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  3. ^ "Controversy rages over Gaia Gieh ir-Repubblika award". Times of Malta. 4 December 2013. Retrieved 13 December 2015. 
  4. ^ Losco teams up with McDonald's Salad Plus, independent.com.mt; accessed 14 July 2015.
  5. ^ Losco launches the Vodafone Music Jam Campaign, independent.casasoft-dev.com; accessed 14 July 2015.[dead link]
  6. ^ "Eurovision Malta: Ira Losco to Stockholm!". esctoday.com. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  7. ^ "Malta sends Ira Losco to Stockholm". Eurovision.tv. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Fabrizio Faniello
with "Another Summer Night"
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
2002
Succeeded by
Lynn Chircop
with "To Dream Again"
Preceded by
Amber
with"Warrior"
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
2016
Succeeded by
Incumbent