Malta’s Michela Galea has earned a coveted spot in the Miss World 2017 Top 40 after winning the Talent Fast Track Challenge, held a few hours earlier. The 25-year-old singer comes from a family of musicians and has a considerable fanbase back in her homeland.
Check out her cover of Duffy‘s Mercy in a past TV guest appearance:
Michela beat 19 other short-listed candidates in the Fast Track challenge.
The other Top 5 finalists were:
England – Stephanie Hill
Fiji– Nanise Rainima
Italy- Conny Notarstefano
Mexico- Andrea Meza.
Included in the short-list were:
Cameroon – Akomo Minkata
Cyprus – Helena Tselepi
Denmark – Amanda Petri
Guam – Destiny Cruz
Hungary – Virág Koroknyai
Indonesia – Achintya Holte Nilsen
Japan – Haruka Yamashita
Netherlands – Philisantha van Deuren
Northern Ireland – Anna Henry
Paraguay – Paola Oberladstatter
Scotland – Romy McCahill
Spain – Elisa Tulian
Trinidad and Tobago- Chandini Chanka
Turkey – Asli Sümen
Ukraine – Polina Tkach
With Michela’s victory, she is now the second Maltese woman to place in this pageant after Mary Brincat in 1969.
Congratulations, Michela and to Malta for this huge milestone!
Photos from Michela’s Facebook Fan Page