At the beginning of Destiny’s Eurovision 2020 video for “All Of My Love”, a narrator recites the following: “Free spirit. Live like there’s no tomorrow. Run wild. Fulfil your destiny.” With the release of this stunning soul-pop number, a lot of fans are now wondering whether Destiny’s destiny is to win Eurovision 2020 for Malta.
The song opens with Destiny remembering the tough times, but hinting that she’s moved past them.
“Never had the heart to pray, never thought I’d find the way, but now I do,” she sings. “Always felt I was no good, always felt misunderstood, but now I don’t.”
With its toe-tapping rhythm and gospel undertone, the song builds beautifully and gives Destiny plenty of space to show off that voice. And when she belts it out she seems to sing with the power of the Almighty, letting her beloved — or maybe a higher being — know that she’s grateful for the freedom he gives her. As she sings: “‘Cause your great love is healing me, renewing me through and through, I am free to live so I give you.”
Malta at Eurovision 2020: Destiny’s “All of My Love”
The songwriting team includes Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, Joacim Persson and Cesár Sampson. You’ll remember Borislav from countless Eurovision hits including Kristian Kostov’s “Beautiful Mess” and Poli Genova’s “If Love Was A Crime”. Cesár won the jury vote back in 2018 with his song “Nobody But You”.
The sense of freedom that Destiny feels in the song comes through in the video, which highlights the stunning sights of Malta. We see Destiny working a series of looks — from ancient Maltese queen to modern opera diva. The girl from Junior Eurovision is now a woman and she’s spread her wings like the eagle that soars throughout her video. To some the vistas — mountain, field, cliff, sea — may smack of Game of Thrones. Needless to say we know who the true Khaleesi is.
Destiny booked her spot at Eurovision 2020 back in February. After almost four months of competition, she won the second series of the X Factor Malta. Destiny’s win did not come as a big surprise to most. From early rumours of her involvement with the series, Destiny had been the one to watch.
But we’d all already been watching her since she won Junior Eurovision 2015 in Bulgaria. The young soul singer slayed that contest and went on to support Michela with off-stage backing vocals for “Chameleon” at Eurovision 2019. Now it will be Destiny’s time to take centre stage.
Has Malta just booked a spot in the final? Do you think this has the quality to win Eurovision 2020? Let us know in the comments box below.
The Mamas are shaking.
I think it’s fine. I can see the jurors falling over themselves to vote for it, given the twin jury bait of Malta (juries really dig Malta’s entries, for some reason – most of them are alright, if not necessary “literally-would-never-fail-to-qualify-if-it-weren’t-for-the-televote” good) and Symphonix (for entries not named “Bones,” I suppose), and if the televote is once again underwhelmed, the juries would probably push it through. I can’t see it winning, though. It’s fine, and I’m sure she’ll deliver vocally live, but I wouldn’t call it the best of the year. I’m consistent: Lithuania was my favorite to win after… Read more »
OK Generic and I hear some Ira Losco sounds in the production (am I the only one ?) but I still like it..I kinda like the energy. Not in my top 5 but far from my bottom 10…
This is very generic. I dont like it.
Its a nice song, nice beat, she sings well, its well produced, but there is nothing captivating about it to me.
Omg whats happen with this year???
Sooo many boring songs,im missing true eurovision spirit 🙁
She is going to nail this performance, i’m getting such an Emily Sande vibe in this song and that’s a good thing! Modern Ghospel 🙂
Very nice and catchy song. Obviously, you choose Symphonix International team not to disappoint the Eurovision fans. And this year Malta didn’t disappoint.
Malta will totally pull a North Macedonia 2019.
Totally predicting Malta to win the Jury vote, with either Lithuania or Iceland winning the televote. After that I dunno……
It would have been nice if the Maltese Television had believed in the local talent for songwriting.
I agree with Pabs. Forza Malta. Denting you bring Eurovision to Malta??????
Best song and my winner! Best of luck Destiny the world will get too see and hear how magnificently talented you are, knock it out the park!
I think this is a top 3 entry! Great song, finally something good up tempo!
Top 10 and possible jury winner .
Well , this is so good , my winner so far
Great voice. Top-notch production. Zero hooks.
Wow, what a wonderful entry! The video is good, the song is good, and Destiny’s voice is epic. I really look forward to seeing what Malta can do for the live stage performance. This is a contender for sure. Malta’s first win with their JESC winner Destiny will be sweet and a long time coming victory for our fellow Maltese Eurovision fans.
Thunder and lightning, it’s getting exciting!
Better than Germany, Austria, Sweden, North Macedonia…
Owh wow, that voice!
I just filled an empty train carriage home with the song. There’s a moment I will remember forever. 🙂
Thank you Destiny. You certainly have a good chance of doing well; best of luck.
Malta aren’t playing around this year! I loved Chameleon last year and this song has just gone straight into my personal top 3! I’m certain Destiny is going to nail this live. I think Malta could potentially be a massive threat this year.
Strong entry from Malta. Great voice, feel good song and should sail into the final. Should do well and with quality staging, may be in the mix for the win
This is a qualifier, obviously, but it’s hard to believe Malta could reach TOP10 with as generic song as “All Of My Love” is. Though it will do ok simply because of a quality production.
They weren’t to know but with this year being so wide open, I feel Malta have missed a real opportunity here. They have the singer but the song is just too safe to be a genuine contender. I think it’s slick and a comfortable piece of soul-pop but Destiny can work with something a bit better.
This will qualify but I think she deserved more, honestly.
Chameleon was 10 times better
Yeah, but Chamelon was atrocious live.
True. Chameleon was more a studio version song. Live was a little bit dissapointing
It really wasn’t
Lol this is Maltas song and still the fandom mentions Sweden in every other post.
Sweden will place higher than this generic tune
Why are Russia and Azerbaijan always the last counties to reveal their songs?? Guys you aren’t special
Oh, come on.. Azerbaijan wasn’t the last country to reveal last year. Neither in 2018, 2017 and 2016.
They are not always the last 🙂
I like it. This will probably be another qualifier for Malta, but I’m not getting a possible winner vibe from it. Could be a possible Top 10, though, which is pretty good given Malta’s recent fortunes at Eurovision (last year’s entry notwithstanding).
I was expecting a song like this so not super surprised about it… it’s not really making me feel anything in particular. She has a great voice which I already knew, but the song is missing that wow moment for me. Still a very good song, good luck to her and Malta at Rotterdam
we are having a very weak year, we can hardly compile a decent top 10, we have to lower the criteria, and this one seems fine.. the only wow moment I can think of is latvia Samanta Tina
So the 2020 Eurovision selection season is nearly at the end ..there is some good entires but for the first time since I can remember there is nothing I would listen to multiple times .. probably the most disappointing year I have seen in a long time personally since I’ve started watching in 1996 ..
Could not agree more
2011 was worse.
Yes or the terrible years of 2002 and 2006 which were horrors .. I just wish Eurovision could produce another Celine, ABBA etc soon to the benefit of the reputation of the contest
I agree. Maybe its my strange taste in music but im not getting a winning vibe from any of the songs this year, there are songs i think are “ok” but nothing that stands out for me this year.
I think Ukraine and Serbia have given the best ones this year, as well as Bulgaria, Switzerland, Lithuania, and Czech. But for the most part, I kind of agree.
I am so glad Malta snapped. This will be powerful live and it will hurt the super bland Sweden
( #JusticeForDOTTER )
How is that justice for dotter ..
Swedish people regretting their decision is enough for me
Dotters fans are.. not the Swedish people
Eh, this song is just as bland!
If people like it, they will hype it. You don’t have to if you’re not into it.
Sometimes people need to be more realistic to not to be devastated later
Yeah, remember Tamta? “Certain winner” that didn’t even make into top10? Or Bones before that? Or some gorilla related italian entry? Dont get too hyped
This is quality material, both the video and the song. It kind of starts as a ballad and then turns into an uplifting feel good mid-tempo song. It all flavoured by Destiny’s soulful voice. I could see this topping chart if sung by a famous singer like Rag ‘n’ Bone Man. It’s not my winner, that place belongs to Switzerland, but Malta is definitely in my top 5. It has a point that kind of reminds me of Cesar Sampson’s “Nobody But You”, which makes sense cause he’s actually one of the composers. Also has some resemblances to John Lundvik’s… Read more »
People call Sweden generic and average but praise this one who is just as average and generic. These kind of generic soul entries will rate high among juries but not well among audience leading to somewhere like 15th on the scoreboard.
Amazing production, but the song chorus is not something extraordinary; it lacks that “wooooow” factor. Oh, and I think Sampson is pretty overrated.
Forgettable and I don´t like the melody…
Please guy pray for Italy! Cod19 is breaking everything, we are the second country in the whole world with the most patients (1.750 more today).
What I would really like to know though is if this song was Malta’s plan all along or if they had other options they considered. The video seems fairly expensive so I don’t assume that they threw this together just before the deadline.
When are the Russian and Azeri song coming out?
Couldn’t care less.
Azerbaijan will premiere tomorrow at 14:00 CET. Russia is still unknown.
11:00 (cet). 14:00 for Azerbaijan.
Wasn’t today the deadline for songs? Or am I missing something here?
Today is the submission deadline for the EBU. All of the competing countries are supposed to have their songs submitted to the EBU today, but as for public release, they’re usually all publicly released in their Contest form by the end of March. I know Albania, the Czech Republic, and Italy all underwent revamps…Albania’s was adapted into English, the Czech Republic’s is being reworked a little bit for the Contest, and Italy’s had to be shortened because the Sanremo version ran about 30 seconds or so too long for the mandated 3 minute maximum required for Eurovision.
Ana Sokli? from Slovenia also said that they will revamp their song. Ukraine already revamped their song. They wanted to appeal to more pop-fans so now it sounds softened with less bass and aggressiveness. Armenia is also rumored to do a revamp.
So France hasn’t changed its song before the deadline? Oh well.
Albania is still missing too
It’ll fall from the sky eventually.
It was reworked into English and reportedly should have its public release in the next few days.
Oh why do they rework it to English? It sounds beautiful in Albanian
because the song was originally in English
Am I the only one who just thinks “meh?”
It’s not my winner
You’re not the only one.
Not my winner either, but it’s a top 10 material (possible top 5 with good staging)
The more I hear it the more I love it, Malta is my number 3 after Ukraine and Lithuania, all that could change though because I’m loving this.
So well written, professionally produced, uplifting, catchy.
ahhh well done Malta <3
Wow talking about saving the best to (nearly) last!! This song sounds like it will absolutely slay on the stage! Same writers as my other favourite entry Germany.
I was not expecting this.. And most definitely not from Malta after the disaster from last year. I can’t believe i’m saying this but I do actually like it. And I must admit way better than Sweden!!! Well done Malta!!!
Malta where great last year, great staging and a catchy song. I think the running order let them down more than anything, but still pretty good.
That’s your opinion, I have mine…
not vibing this, sorry.
Malta and Lithuania will be in top 2.
Well I think Iceland has the upper hand at this point
I am looking forward to the moment that malta will realise that they have chances of winning, the whole island will go crazy and i am here for that
I couldn’t agree more
Malta – Iceland – Lithuania – Romania!!!! Love that all the front runners are countries that haven’t won the contest before!!!
They have the best Symphonix song this year imo
My favorite is Switzerland! Bulgaria is good too but I don’t think Bulgaria is a big contender for the top
It’s currently in the lead in the betting odds, for whatever that’s worth.
Lithuania is still my favorite.
I agree, Una, that monopolizing ESC writing (no matter from which country you are from) can seem elitist and narrow the circle of choices. That said, a lot of these people are really trying hard to make a best job they can and in 99% of cases I think they are doing what they sincerely think it’s the best for the said country. Personally, I care about the song sounding authentic. A famous writer can achieve that and so can a less famous one. In fact, some of my favorite and least favorite ESC / NF songs have some of… Read more »
This is Malta’s chance at winning. They really shouldn’t spoil it.
Very nicely done. Let’s see her live charisma, but looks promising
She will burn the stage live like in JESC 2015
Hope so. It would be nice to have a winner from a country that never achieved that . Good luck Malta, lovely entry !
She’s back to compete on the adult Eurovision after slaying the Junior one 😉 Everything about this song is perfect!