We continue our series of interviews with this year’s Maltese hopefuls with the MESC veteran Danica Muscat. Will her experience pay off in 2018? We spoke to her about her Superbowl aspirations and love of the competition below…
First of all thank you for your time talking to us. How are you? Can you introduce yourself? What can you tell us about yourself?
Right! It’s always difficult to introduce yourself. My name is Danica Muscat, and I have been singing for as long as I can remember, because I always showed a great interest in music. This will be the fifth time that I will be taking part in the Malta Eurovision Song Contest, having taken part in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 but this year’s entry is by far the most unique. If you’d like to know more about me, look me up on Facebook and Twitter!
The song that you will be presenting for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest is “One Step at a time”. What can you tell us about the song?
“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!
What was the inspiration for the song, and did you write it specifically for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest and Eurovision?
When I heard the first demo of ‘One Step at a Time’, I thought it was a cool concept and in a genre which personally I had never tackled. So I decided to give it a go, record my vocals and see what happens. Something which struck me from the get-go were the lyrics, because they are extremely relatable. From my end, I worked on the song specifically for the Malta Eurovision Song Contest.
What is your impression of the Eurovision Song Contest in general? Do you watch it every year? What is your favourite entry?
I have always been a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, and while I have had many favourites of the years, around 5-8 songs annually, my favourite have got to be either “Everything” by Anna Vissi or “Believe” by Dima Bilan.
Apart from the Eurovision Song Contest , where would you dream of doing a performance?
There are so many fantastic venues all around the world, but I think that it has to be the Superbowl.
Can you tell us about your first experience with music?
I can’t recall the first time that I actually grabbed a hairbrush and started singing into the mirror but my mother says that I could sing before I could walk, straight out of an ABBA movie.
How do you describe your music to people?
I would describe my music as touching, and relatable.
What is a typical day like for you?
I don’t think there is such a thing as a typical day, but what I do know is that I tend to wake up in the morning with my son, enjoy breakfast together, then get ready for work. I go to the office, and then afterwards go back home, help my son with his homework, have rehearsals or else give singing lessons, and then back home. That’s the general idea!
What is the best bit of advice you have ever been given?
Take things one step at a time, and hope that everything falls into place.
If your life was a song title, what would it be?
One Step at a Time, I have always thought that it’s very appropriate!
We would like to thank Danica for her time and wish her the best of luck with participation in MESC!
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