On Sunday 12 January, the live shows of X Factor Malta 2020 will begin. Over the following weeks, the 12 contestants will deliver performances and face eliminations, all leading up to the grand final on 8 February where the winner will be decided. But who should win?

The champion of X Factor Malta will also be Malta’s act for Eurovision 2020. Their song will be internally selected at a later date. Twelve strong acts have made it through the auditions, Bootcamp and Judges Houses round, meaning competition in the live shows will be tough.

Check out the 12 acts and vote for your favourite. As always, you can vote for as many acts as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!

Bloodline

Julia and Samira auditioned as individuals but were put together as a duo. The pair have formed a close bond and found a musical synergy. Bloodline has become known for their tight vocal harmonies and quirky style.

Celine

Celine’s unusual style made her a surprise pick for the live shows, but over the weeks she’s demonstrated the depths of her talent. Celine has a gruff but expressive voice with rich vibrato.

Dav. Jr

Dav. Jr is a singer-songwriter who is as much at ease performing his own songs as he is singing covers. Dav can range from delicate to loud vocals and brings charisma to his performances.

Destiny

Malta’s Junior Eurovision champion is a stand-out performer but she won’t get an easy ride. The judges have said Destiny will have to work hard and show there’s more to her than the soul classics she has previously favoured.

Ed Abdilla

Where there’s Ed, there’s a ukulele. He has become known for performing folky, stripped-down uke versions of popular songs. Will the gimmick wear thin? Or can he make it to the grand final?

FAITH

The five-piece girl group were put together at bootcamp and feature some of the strongest auditioning singers. Together, they show off their powerhouse R&B style and attitude.

Jasmine Abela

Jasmine is one of the three acts in the Girls category. She serves an expressive pop vocal and is equally at ease when she’s dropping some rapped lines.

Justine Shorfid

Justine brings depth and intensity to her performances. She’s fast become established as one of the strongest acts in the contest, with both vocal and emotional strength.

Karl Schembri

Just like Romanian Eurovision star Cezar Ouatu, Karl sings in the countertenor range. His high, delicate vocals have captivated viewers and judges alike.

Kyle Cutajar

After being eliminated in the Judges Houses round last year, Kyle is back for another shot. His loud, expressive vocals have a musical theatre quality to them.

Paul Anthony

Paul Anthony is a smooth operator. After overcoming initial nerves, he has become more at ease, creating a cool persona behind his sunglasses.

Yazmin and James

The photogenic duo was put together at Bootcamp. The pair have amazing chemistry and their voices sound good, both solo and harmonising together.

Who should win X Factor Malta 2020 and go to Eurovision?

The first live show of X Factor Malta begins on Sunday 12 January. This coming Sunday, 5 January, TVM will screen a special show looking at the final 12 and recapping their journey from the auditions to the live shows.

Read more Malta Eurovision 2020 news here!

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Luke
Luke
9 months ago

Why is no one talking about Bloodline, they were amazing in the live show last Sunday

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
9 months ago

It seems to me that the main and possibly only reason why Destiny is the one that people want to win X Factor Malta and go to Eurovision is because she is the only one who isn’t an unknown and people remember her from JESC.

Ben R
Ben R
9 months ago

Since 2015, the question hasn’t been IF Destiny Chukunyere will represent Malta in regular Eurovision, but WHEN.

esc1234
esc1234
9 months ago

Wake me up when Destiny wins

Rasmus
Rasmus
9 months ago

I like Karl:) He seems so nice and wiht the right song i think he is going to be WOW in Rotterdam:)

Logical Person
Logical Person
9 months ago

Faith is the definition of a Karaoke group…. bleh.

Jasmine should represent them.

Franklan
Franklan
9 months ago

Justine is definitely the strongest. She has the whole package

Gudrun
Gudrun
9 months ago

I can’t believe that people are actually voting for Faith lol.

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
9 months ago

Why should Destiny showcase other genres other than soul?
She’ll perform just one song if she goes to Eurovision, she only needs one genre and perform it well
For her life career, yea, being able to sing multiple genres is great

George P.
George P.
9 months ago
Reply to  Roy Moreno

Singers who used the whole song to showcase their voice didn’t end well in esc. Use only the bridge to show your vocal range, this was always the way (Romania 2010 or 2006).

Geo
Geo
9 months ago

Destiny will win, who doubts that? From the moment she won Junior Eurovision a few years ago I knew she would compete and represent Malta in Eurovision, the second she’ll be over 16 (in order to be eligible). So there you go….

George P.
George P.
9 months ago

Where are they? Is this how Malta looks this time of year? Wow.
I voted for Karl Schembri.

George P.
George P.
9 months ago

Thank you for the answer!
What a great host Malta can be in May!

Lily
Lily
9 months ago

Judges Houses were filmed in the end of September 🙂

Mako
Mako
9 months ago

Clearly Destiny !

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

I wasn’t aware this is still going on. I thought they did the smart thing and took Destiny song shopping already, before they get stuck with something so-so like ‘Chameleon’ again. I wish Destiny good luck and really hope she gets a song that will allow her to shine. (If she wins the ticket, obvi)

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

In your opinion, is there anyone in the competition who can challenge Destiny?

George P.
George P.
9 months ago

Oh, please, Destiny is only about the voice, not the song. The voice must serve the song, not the song to serve the voice.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
9 months ago

I quickly looked into the two you mentioned and I much, much prefer Destiny to both of them. But I would agree that the competition is far from a done deal. I also stumbled over Karl Schembri. I kind of liked him because he is not creepy like the 2013 Romanian dude appeared to me. Sure, it’s been done before but with a less awful song than ‘It’s my life’, why not?

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
9 months ago

“Took Destiny song shopping” 😀 This is really great! I also wanna do song shopping once in my life 😀

Loin dici
9 months ago

I haven’t heard all of them, but my picks are Celine and Justine.