Danica Muscat: “This song is extremely different to anything I have done in the past”
Danica Muscat is taking part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest for the fifth time. After taking part in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016, she is back in Malta Eurovision Song Contest this year, and is competing for the ticket to Lisbon with the song “One Step At A Time”.
We had a pleasure to chat with Danica Muscat, get to know her better, and find out more information about her song. Check out everything she told us in this interview:
Hi Danica! First of all thank you for your time for doing this interview, and congratulations for making it to the Finals of MESC! How did you feel when you found out that you are one of the finalists?
Happy! Honestly? There are no words to explain that feeling, I started jumping .. a lot, embraced a couple of my fellow friends and then ran to pick up my envelope.
How did you decide to come back to the Contest again, and enter a song this year?
I remember listening to the first demo of the song and thinking that this would really look cool on stage, and decided to record a draft, and give it my own twist. It’s extremely different to anything I have done in the past, and I am looking forward to sharing it!
Can you tell us more about the story of the song, what it’s about, and the team who worked on it?
“One Step at a Time” is written by John Ballard, Ruth Massie, Jerusalem Yemane, Irena Krstva and Kian Fakhary. It’s a pop/dance song which empowers anyone who is willing to leave the past and all bad experiences behind and look towards the future. One is not expected to act too fast though and take everything just one step at a time! 🙂
How are you getting ready for the night of the final?
I have recently been listening to the song, and rehearsing it at home, both along and with my team making sure that everything sounds up to scratch.
How do you plan your stage performance to look like? Are you planning to have any props, backing vocalists, or anyone joining you on stage?
Let’s just say that this will be a different stage performance. I can’t say much right now, but keep your eyes open for the 3rd February and you’ll find out.
What do you usually do when you are not singing?
This is an extremely difficult question to ask, especially because when I am not singing, I am most likely in a classroom teaching children how to sing, or else at home looking after my son or at Aġenzija Sapport, my place of work which I am proud to have joined late in 2017. I do like to keep busy.
Why should you be the one to represent Malta in Lisbon?
I have always dreamt of representing my country at the Eurovision Song Contest, for the simple reason that having the opportunity to do something on an international level while honouring your country is just spectacular. I do believe in ‘One Step at a Time’, and I seriously think that it’s international sound would be well appreciated. It is up to you out there to decide whether I should be granted this dream!
The competition is on a very high level this year. But which is that one act that you think is your biggest competition to win?
I am extremely thankful to have joined the list of participants for 2018. I think that there are several songs which could easily win this year, so I have already overcome my biggest competition, of making the final, Good Luck to the rest of the people competing 🙂
Are you currently involved in any other projects?
Without a doubt, my team and I have already discussed what’ll happen post the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, but right now, I want to stay focused on “One Step at a Time” 🙂
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 Boy in the Striped Pyjamas” by John Boyne.
Your own signature dish?
In a movie about your life, who would be playing you?
What would you bring to a desert island?
I would bring my son! <3 because I can’t stand being alone for long, food, and a couple of books to read!
Favorite taste of ice-cream?
Your ideal duet-partner would be?
The last song you listened to was…?
“One Step at a Time”, as I was rehearsing just before answering this interview.
Favorite Eurovision winning song?
“Believe” by Dima Bilan.
Thank you very much for your time Danica, and we wish you the very best of luck at the MESC Final!
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If Danica Muscat is your own personal favorite in this year’s Malta Eurovision Song Contest, make sure you cast your vote for her in our poll here: