Michela Pace

EUROVISION SONG CONTEST 2019: MALTA – ‘Chameleon’ by Michela Pace

Eurovision 2019 – MALTA

by Christopher Smith

The Maltese song is called “Chameleon and is performed by Michela Pace.

ARTIST:

Michela Pace is a Maltese singer who won the inaugural season of Malta’s version of The X Factor in 2019. As a prize for her win, she will represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 with the song “Chameleon”, while also winning a contract with Sony Music Italy.

“Chameleon” is written by Joacim Persson, Paula Winger, Borislav Milanov and Johan Alkenäs.

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OPINION:

Quirky and kookie is how best to describe “Chameleon”! It’s certainly sweet and innocent enough for Michela to perform and she does so with flying colours. There’s plenty to ‘bump and grind’ to with this number!

PREDICTION:

Although all the ingredients are here in “Chameleon”, I don’t think it will rake in too many points and will sadly end up in the bottom section of the final board.

LYRICS:

“I’m bluer than the ocean
I’m golden like the rising sun and
I’m red with hot emotion
And when they try to ho oh ld me down
Inside a box I find my way out
I’m keepin it in motion

When life brings me trouble this I know
I never walk away No No never walk away No No No No
We are technicolor watch us go
And we never walk away No No
Stay with me now

Chame Chameleon
Chame Chamelon
Chame Chameleon
Yalla yalla yalla la la la
Chame Chameleon
Chame Chamelon
Chame Chameleon
Yalla yalla yalla la la la

The grass is always greener
When you love me deeper darlin
I can be your jungle
So when they try to ho oh ld me down
Inside a box I find my way out
I’m keepin it emotion

When life brings me trouble this I know
I never walk away No No never walk away No No No No
We are technicolor watch us go
And we never walk away No No
Stay with me now

Chame Chameleon Chame Chamelon
Chame Chameleon
Yalla yalla yalla la la la

Give me water I’m a swimmer
Give me fire I’m a fighter
Give me love I’m your lover
Make me cry I’ll be a river
Take my heart I’ll be a giver
I can change like the weather

When life brings me trouble this I know
I never walk away No No never walk away No No
We are technicolor watch us go
And we never walk away No No
Stay with me now

Give me water I’m a swimmer
Give me fire I’m a fighter
Give me love I’m your lover
When life brings me trouble this I know
I never never walk away never walk away
Chame chameleon”

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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