Tonight 20 singers competed in the Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest, but it was Destiny Chukunyere who emerged as the winner. She will represent Malta at Junior Eurovision 2015 in Sofia.
Although Destiny won in Malta tonight, her song will be chosen and announced separately. Valletta is taking 2015 ruul serious.
Destiny was chosen by a 75/25 jury-televoting split. Both the jury and the public ranked her first.
The three-person international jury consisted of Christer Bjorkman (Eurovision Head of Delegation of Sweden), Olga Salamakha (Junior Eurovision and Eurovision Head of Delegation of Belarus) and Carlo Ori (Italian musican).
The show was hosted by Elaine Saliba, who viewers will remember as one of last year’s presenters when the 2014 Junior Contest took place in Malta.
Only the top three was revealed; Veronica Rotin came in as a runner-up, followed by Christina Magrin.
DESTINY’S ROAD TO JUNIOR EUROVISION:
She has participated in numerous local contests, including L-Istrina, Misrah Il-Milied Marathon, and Kokurs Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior.
However, she became a household name in 2014 after winning Sanremo Junior both in Malta and Italy. In October 2014 she won the international Asteriks Original Song Festival in FYR Macedonia.
She is being tutored by IVA instructor Maria Abdilla.
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