27 February – Always putting up a show

Coming from one country yet singing for another? Well, it happens as well you know. Maybe more often that we realise. But some countries seem more likely to pick a foreigner than others.

If you cast your mind back to 2018 – I know, it’s sometimes difficult – you’ll remember our friends in San Marino having a proper selection process. The result was Jenifer Brening being featured in a song performed by today’s birthday girl Jessika Muscat. Jess isn’t from San Marino, but had built up a reputation for trying and trying in her native Malta. Sadly, after all that effort of national finals going back to 2009, she failed to get out of her semi-final. She didn’t finish last and even got a televoting maximum. But let’s hope Jessika isn’t put off and perhaps gets the gig from her own country someday.

Jessika is 30 today.

Buon compleanno/Għeluq il-għajn, Jessika!