During yesterday’s episode of X Factor Malta, Maltese pop queen Ira Losco, voiced her support for more original Maltese songs. This statement followed judge Howard Keith Debono’s remarks on Lapes & Nadine’s performance in the show’s Live Show segment. Debono had suggested that the duo should have chosen a Maltese classic instead of their chosen reinterpretation.
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Losco, countering Debono’s statement, highlighted the overuse of the Maltese classic ‘Xemx’, amongst other tracks, in local music shows and contests. She emphasised the need for fresh Maltese compositions, advocating for the creation of new music in the native language to enrich and diversify the local music scene.
The episode concluded with Lapes & Nadine, along with other contestants Shanice, Sean Kamati, Amelia, and Mamaclay, advancing to the next phase of the competition. Their progression marks another milestone in their musical journey and reflects the dynamic and evolving nature of Malta’s music industry.
Do you agree with Ira Losco’s statements?