Walk on Water (Ira Losco song)

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"Walk on Water"
Ira Losco - WoW.jpg
Single by Ira Losco
B-side"Haunted by Love"
Released8 April 2016
FormatDigital download
Recorded2016
Genre
Length3:05
LabelWarner Music Sweden
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Larsson
  • Lundgren
Ira Losco singles chronology
"That's Why I Love You"
(2015)
"Walk on Water"
(2016)
"We are the Soldiers"
(2017)
Malta "Walk on Water"
Eurovision Song Contest 2016 entry
Country
Artist(s)
Language
Composer(s)
Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly Pettersson Hammar, Ira Losco
Lyricist(s)
Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly Pettersson Hammar, Ira Losco
Finals performance
Semi-final result
3rd
Semi-final points
209
Final result
12th
Final points
153
Appearance chronology
◄ "Warrior" (2015)   
"Breathlessly" (2017) ►

"Walk on Water" is a song performed by Maltese singer Ira Losco. The song, written by Lisa Desmond, Tim Larsson, Tobias Lundgren, Molly Pettersson Hammar and Ira Losco, represented Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest 2016. The official music video for the song was released on 17 March 2016.

Track listing[edit]

  • Digital download[1]
  1. "Walk on Water" – 3:05
  2. "Haunted by Love" – 3:59

Eurovision Song Contest[edit]

"Walk on Water" performed by Ira Losco was announced as the Maltese entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016 on 14 March 2016.[2] Initially, the Maltese entry was selected via the national final Malta Eurovision Song Contest 2016, organised by the Maltese broadcaster Public Broadcasting Services (PBS), which resulted in Ira Losco winning the competition with the song "Chameleon" on 23 January 2016.[3] The rules of the Maltese national selection allowed for the winning artist to change the winning song either partially or entirely with the consent of the winning composers. In February 2016, PBS announced that a jury panel consisting of international and local experts would determine the song Ira Losco would ultimately perform at the Eurovision Song Contest from a selection of ten songs, including a revamped version of "Chameleon".[4] The jury panel selected "Walk on Water" as the Maltese entry.[2] The song was released to the public on 17 March via the presentation of the official music video.[5][6]

Losco performed the song during the first semi-final of the 2016 contest on 10 May, which was held at the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden.[7] She qualified and performed in the grand final, placing 12th with 153 points.

Music video[edit]

The music video for the song was filmed in March 2016 in Gozo and at the Malta National Aquarium in St. Paul's Bay.[2] The release of the official music video was announced on 17 March 2016 during the TVM news bulletin and was made available online at the broadcaster's website tvm.com.mt and the official Eurovision Song Contest website eurovision.tv.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Walk on Water – Single by Ira Losco". iTunes. 8 April 2016. Retrieved 8 April 2016.
  2. ^ a b c ""Walk on Water" - Malta's song for Eurovision 2016". tvm.com.mt. TVM. 14 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  3. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (23 January 2016). "Malta sends Ira Losco to Stockholm". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 23 January 2016.
  4. ^ Roxburgh, Gordon (19 February 2016). "Malta considers which song Ira Losco will perform in Stockholm". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 19 February 2016.
  5. ^ a b "EXCLUSIVE: Watch the music video of "Walk on Water"". tvm.com.mt. TVM. 17 March 2016. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  6. ^ a b Roxburgh, Gordon (17 March 2016). "Malta: Ira Losco presents "Walk On Water"". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  7. ^ Jordan, Paul (25 January 2016). "Allocation Draw: The results!". eurovision.tv. European Broadcasting Union. Retrieved 25 January 2016.