After taking part in the last year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest and finishing fifth with “Young Love”, Maxine Pace is back in the competition this year. She is trying to win Malta’s ticket to Kiev with her song “Bombshell”.
We had a small chat with Maxine Pace, where we asked her about “Bombshell” and the team behind it, the rule-change in the national final, as well as some more personal questions in order to get to know her a little better. Read everything she told us in this interview right here:
Hi Maxine! First of all, congratulations to making it to the MESC final! How do you feel being once again in this competition?
I’m so honored to be here for the second consecutive time! I was as surprised as last year when I go to know that I’m one of the finalists this year and just couldn’t wait to experience the journey all over again.
Can you tell us more about the story behind your song, and the team who worked on it?
My song, “Bombshell” was written and composed by Noel Cohen, Michael Macallister, Julie Hardy and Erin Bowman, from a record label called Kobalt productions based in the USA and Sweden and it was handed over to me thanks to Jagged House. “Bombshell” is an uplifting and feel good song that brings out a positive message saying that one shouldn’t give up on what they believe in, they should just get up and do it. Anyone can be the bombshell they’d like to be if you believe in yourself.
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
My team and I have been working really hard for weeks to give out the best performance we could on Saturday by rehearsing everyday. We’ll be giving it our all on the night 🙂
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
When I’m not singing I’m usually either studying for my exams, watching movies, or playing around with different makeup looks.
What do you think of the rule change in this year’s MESC, that only the public will pick the winner?
I think that, yes, the public should be the ones choosing the act that will be representing Malta in Kiev.
Why should you be the one to represent Malta in Kiev this year?
“Bombshell” is a feel good song that everyone can relate to one day or another and that everyone would want to dance to.
Who do you think is your biggest competition to win this year?
I honestly think that each and every song this year has the potential to win. There are many great songs that even i can’t wait to listen to live on stage!
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
I’m currently also working on new material, but it has been put on pause during this Eurovision period.
Maxine, we also have a couple of questions for you just to get to know you a little bit better. What would be your favorite book?
The Fault In Our Stars.
Me Before You.
Your own signature dish?
I have no idea how to cook haha
What would you bring to a desert island?
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
The last song you listened to was…?
“Shape of you”
Thank you very much for your time, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
If Maxine Pace is your personal favorite in the Maltese selection this year, you can vote for her song in our poll here:
Give a listen to Maxine’s entry “Bombshell” right here: