27 February – Always putting up a show

It's always interesting how some countries choose their singers and songs. Some go internal, or there's the bog standard national final. Or you could be innovative. Like a certain event in 2018.

Our friends in San Marino tried something different in 2018. Instead of sending [insert singer here], they had a series of shows, culminating in a national final in Bratislava. Anyway, the winner was today's birthday girl Jessika Muscat. Her pal Jenifer Brening helped her out with some down-with-the-kids rapping. Jessika, a Maltese native had finally made it, after several attempts trying for the Mediterranean's happiest rock. It wasn't all a bed of roses for this Maltese/German/Austrian/Slovak collaboration. But even though it didn't quite work, it was good to see an innovative approach.

Jessika is 32 today.

Is-sena t-tajba/Buon compleanno, Jessika!

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