The Malta Independent 25 March 2023, Saturday
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Getting to know Megan May

Stephen Calleja Sunday, 29 January 2023, 10:00 Last update: about 3 months ago

Megan May is a fresh artist in the music and TV scene. After launching her solo career following a two-year journey with the Xfactor finalists girl group FAITH - Five are in the House, Megan May hit number one in the Maltese charts with her debut single ‘h8 that i h8 u’ which was also voted in the overall top 10 of Malta’s 2022 singles. 

Following her life-long passion, Megan is constantly releasing new music, studying music at the University of Malta, and vocal coaching at her founded vocal school ‘Armonija’ whilst studying with the Institute of Vocal Advancement.


Megan May also took up her first acting role as ‘Maya’ in the renowned series ‘Iċ-Ċaqqufa’


What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was ’12 Rules for Life’ by Jordan B. Peterson. This is if we are excluding textbooks. In that case, the last book I read was ‘Conducting Technique’ by Brock McElheran

Who is your favourite author?

I absolutely adore reading, and it is all thanks to my favourite childhood author, Roald Dahl. Up to this day, he still is my favourite author, and he will always amaze me with his creativity and style of writing.

What was the last film you watched?

The last film I watched was ‘White Chicks’ with some of my friends. A comic classic.

Which film have you seen multiple times and enjoyed every time you saw it?

‘Mamma Mia’ obviously! It is my comfort movie. I know it by heart at this point. A close second is ‘The Last Song’.

Who is your favourite actor/actress?

I do not watch a great deal of movies so this is a bit difficult to choose, but I guess Leonardo DiCaprio never fails to amaze me, and you always know that it is a good movie if you see his name in the credits.

What is your favourite TV series?

I recently have been watching a lot of documentary series, but my ultimate favourite has to be ‘The Fresh Prince of Belair’.

What is your favourite game or sport to watch and play?

I absolutely love watching sports, from dance to basketball. I am mostly keen on watching football, especially Maltese football. I had a go at it when I was younger, but failed terribly. Another sport which I highly enjoy watching is Formula 1 racing.

Which team do you support?

I support the Liverpool football team. For racing, I support the Mercedes team. Hoping that we have some more luck this year!

Which song would you sing at a karaoke night?

‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor. Such a feel good song.

Who is your favourite singer/band?

Being such a music enthusiast, I cannot choose one. My favourite band will always be ‘The Beatles’, and my favourite singer probably is Jennifer Hudson.


Which show/event would you like to attend/have attended?

A Queen Concert. I assume they were surreal to watch.

What three items would you take with you on a deserted island?

If I had the choice I would take my dog, seeds to grow crops, and a phone (although it wouldn’t be of much use without a power source)

Which of the five senses would you say is your strongest?

My hearing of course! I am musically aurally trained. I cannot hear a song without analysing every instrument used!

What's the most unusual thing you've ever eaten?

I was never adventurous in food. Not because I do not want to, but I never had the opportunity up till now. I guess the strangest food I eaten was when I went to Ghana on mission work. Everything tasted extremely different, and I am not sure what we were actually eating!

What is that one thing you could not go a day without?

Music. If it’s me playing the piano, or listening to a song, I cannot go a day without it.

Which fictional character do you relate to most?

Monica Geller. We are both clean freaks, determined, hard working, over thinkers, passionate, and always the host of the group.

Do you check your horoscope?

I used to when I was young, and they usually used to correlate with my life. I stopped when I realised I should take life day by day. Everything happens for a reason.

What age would you choose if you could be one age forever?

I am still twenty years old, but I feel that twenty five is a good age. I am hoping that I will be healthy, where I aspire to be in life, surrounded by people I love, and financially stable.

What invention would you erase from history?

Although I do not judge any users, drugs can be detrimental to a person and those around them leaving a lot of consequences.

Would you like to know the day when you will die?

Absolutely not. Ignorance is bliss.


What's your favourite animal?

My favourite animals are simply cats. Adorable, independent, survivors and clean.

What's your favourite type of foreign food?

I love Indian food. Cannot go wrong with a curry and naan bread.

What is your favourite hobby?

I recently took on drumming simply to just learn the instrument, and I love it.

What's your favourite season?

Summer especially in Malta. Sunshine, Barbecues, late nights. I wouldn’t change it for the world.

What’s your favourite ice cream topping?

Chocolate. The chunkier the better.

What's your favourite board game?

Paniku. Who doesn’t love a good quiz?

What is your favourite pizza?

I am basic with this one. Pepperoni.

What is your favourite colour?

Pink. I think it reflects my character the most.

What is your favourite pasta dish?

A good bolognese on a cold day, but a frutti di mare pasta dish in summer.

What is your favourite cartoon show?

Mr Bean brings me so many childhood memories!


What did you like to do most during the summer holidays?

Going to the beach with my cousins and doing barbecues with my family.

What career did you see yourself in when you were young?

I have always dreamt of being a pop artist. I remember drawing posters of myself and putting them on my wall, and songwriting silly songs as early as I can remember.

What is your best childhood memory? My grandparents play an important role in my childhood. Going out or a hearty homemade meal with them will always have a special place in my heart.

Did you learn how to ride a bike?

Yes! My father loved to take my brother and I out on bike rides. We used to love them!

Who was your super hero?

My real hero will always be my dad. I never was into fictional heroes though.

Which toy do you wish to have kept?

My gameboy. I would love to have a go at it today and bring so many memories.

What subject did you excel in at school?

I always loved school. Biology was my absolute favourite subject.

What subject did you dislike the most in school?

Maths. Although I grew to like it in my last years of secondary school.

Was there some family tradition that was never missed?

We loved going to the local feast, and watching my dad carry the parish statue. We still do it to this day.

What are the best values you owe to your parents?

Although they are now separated, I owe my parents big time for raising me with the most important values. My parents always showed kindness, love and respect to us. I think a value which is a huge part of my personality is the value of helping. I try to be of help to the people around me and even strangers every day. I think it is a beautiful thing to do to yourself and most importantly to others.

What would you change about yourself if you could?

My eyes!

What really makes you angry?

Disrespectful people.

Is your glass half full or half empty?

Half full!

Are you a sore loser?

Not really. I am highly competitive, but I get over it quite easily. Life goes on.

What is your biggest regret?

Not having a proper goodbye to my late grandma.

What’s the first thing you look for in a partner and/or friend?

Respect. Such a huge value.

What is your greatest fear?

Losing people I love

What is your life motto?

Just do it. If you feel it’s right, do it.

If you had a warning label, what would yours say?

‘Warning - highly impulsive person!’

What's one thing that can instantly make your day better?

A cup of tea


If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you do or buy?

Make a music plan for an album. Music is expensive!!

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, and would love to ask some questions to a recent Pope.

If you could bring one person back from the dead who’d it be?

My Nanna

If you could time travel, when and where would you go?

If I could travel with the knowledge I have today, I think I would go to a time when Jesus lived so that I can answer some of my faith questions.

If you could relive one moment in your life, which would it be?

The Xfactor finals. Unforgettable moments

If you could live anywhere outside Malta, where would it be?

I would live in the USA probably, to grow in my music career.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?


If you could know the truth behind a secret or mystery, which would it be?

Where do we go when we pass away?

If you could eliminate one of the seven deadly sins, which one would it be?

I think envy brings so much pain and hatred in the world, so I choose that.

If you had to be given a superpower, what would you choose?

To teleport. I love travelling so much!


Coffee or tea?


Walk or swim?


Summer or winter?


Italy or England?


Restaurant or delivery?


Early bird or night owl?

Early Bird  

Fish or meat?


Mobile phone or TV?

Mobile phone

Black or white?


Film or TV series?

TV series

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