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.