Michela Pace did not seem fazed to be the first singer to perform during Saturday's Eurovision Song Contest final in Tel Aviv, putting on a high-energy performance that delighted fans in living rooms across Malta and Gozo.
But what did the internet make of the 18-year-old Gozitan and her song Chameleon?
For many people on Twitter, the upbeat track was the perfect start to the show.
Others, though, seemed slightly confused by the song's genre - or is it genres? - and busy stage.
Malta continuing its strong Reggaetón tradition. #ESC2019— Seamus Dever (@seamusdever) May 18, 2019
That colourful backdrop, though, seemed to be a hit with at least one younger Eurovision viewer.
Another managed to wedge in a Game of Thrones reference.
No televised contest would be complete without its share of sartorial critics, of course. The Eurovision Song Contest's global audience of 200-odd million featured a few who were not quite sold on Michela's wardrobe decisions.
The award for Malta-related tweet of the evening, though, went to an Italian man who managed to fuse references to the country's Sardinian-Egyptian singer, and Mediterranean migration policy tensions into 60-odd characters.
"I tried phoning in to vote for Mahmood, wrote @maurizioneri79, "but they told me 'call Malta'".
Correction May 19: A previous version incorrectly stated that Italy's Mahmood is Muslim.
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