Destiny Chukunyere was among the 41 artists who learned on Wednesday that they would not represent their country at Eurovision 2020 after the contest was cancelled. But amid the disappointment, Maltese singing stars have paid tribute to Destiny and her song “All Of My Love”.

Maltese star Valentina Rossi uploaded the tribute to her Instagram. The video includes Maltese Eurovision, national final and X Factor stars covering Destiny’s song “All Of My Love”.

This isn’t a slick production — but it doesn’t have to be. The heartfelt performances, mostly filmed at people’s homes, show the respect and admiration the artists have for Destiny as well as the power of her Eurovision 2020 song “All Of My Love”.

The video includes appearances from Malta’s former Eurovision stars Christabelle (2018), Michela (2019), Ira Losco (2002, 2016), Claudia Faniello (2017) and Glen Vella (2011) as well as Junior Eurovision 2013 winner Gaia Cauchi.

From the X Factor MaltaKyle Cutajar, Jasmine Abela, Justine Shorfid, Bloodline, Kayati and Celine make an appearance, while previous Malta Eurovision Song Contest regulars Maxine Pace, Brooke Borg, Pamela Bezzina and Rhiannon Micallef also contribute. The line-up also features Maltese singers Kevin Paul Calleja, Giorgia Borg and songwriter Muxu.

Destiny’s Eurovision destiny

Destiny Chukunyere won Junior Eurovision 2015 and since then Maltese fans have been keen to see her represent the Mediterranean island nation on the big Eurovision stage.

It looked like Destiny would have her chance when she won the second series of the X Factor Malta in February and with it earned the right to be Malta’s representative in Rotterdam.

Earlier this month, Destiny released her Eurovision 2020 entry “All Of My Love”, a soul-pop song with gospel influences. The song was written by Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, Joacim Persson and Cesár Sampson and seemed destined to give Malta one of their best Eurovision results ever.

And while Destiny sadly won’t get her chance to represent Malta at Eurovision this year, she remains hopeful for the future. Writing on Instagram, Destiny said, “Whilst waiting for a clear way forward & what will actually happen in 2021, I stand heartbroken and a bit sad in these uncertain and challenging times.”

Some fans have suggested that Destiny could be internally selected for the next edition of Eurovision, with Malta choosing her entry via a multi-song national final, or simply keep the usual internal selection song system.

What do you think? Should Destiny remain as Malta’s Eurovision representative? What song should she sing? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Nev Gale
Nev Gale
7 months ago

It will be fair enough for Destiny to be Malta’s representative at 2021 and if possible with the same song without holding a national festival

Diego
Diego
7 months ago

Omg!! Yes, Malta should do a national song selection contest next year for Destiny! I could see it being like a Romania 2.0 from this year where every song is amazing and it’d really hype up Malta even more!!

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
7 months ago
Reply to  Diego

I hope something similar pops ups for her as she deserves it

Saskia
Saskia
7 months ago

She was my fave this year! Hopefully she will be back next year <3

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago

What a lovely gesture. 🙂 I hope Malta confirms Destiny to 2021 very soon.

Sabrian
Sabrian
7 months ago

What a lovely gesture. 🙂 I hope Malta confirms Destiny to 2021 very soon.

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

omg i see CELINE in there!!! <3

first row at ESC and JESC
first row at ESC and JESC
7 months ago

100 % agree that Destiny is the right artist for Malta and that gurl deserves it to be on Eurovision 2021. Hands down. Give her a new song that fits to her voice and she will burn down the venue next year, All my love from Germany to Malta.

KESC
KESC
7 months ago

Off-Topic: Samira Efendi will represent Azerbaijan again next year!!

I’m also expecting Malta to confirm Destiny soon

first row at ESC and JESC
first row at ESC and JESC
7 months ago
Reply to  KESC

super News – Samira Efendi is awesome (like Destiny and some others)

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  KESC

Hooverphonic have also said they’re hoping to stay Belgium’s representatives, although Alex Callier said they’d send a different song if they got the chance. I’d like if artists got the option to either keep the old song or pick a new song, it feels like the fairest option since they wouldn’t have to scrap the old one but could also conceivably choose a new one.

Fionn
Fionn
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Omg yess hooverphonic are way better than their dull song for this year. Next year I’d love to hear something better like ‘mad about you’ or ‘eden’ ect….

Guest
Guest
7 months ago

Malta <3 <3 <3

Nachito
Nachito
7 months ago

OF COURSE! Not only Destiny but also all the contents must represent their countries with their songs and performances in Eurovision 2021. Good luck for all of them!!! <3 <3

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
7 months ago

I really like what they did. Hope that next year we will have a new song as good as this one

sav001
sav001
7 months ago

I thought it had already been confirmed that Malta was sending Destiny again next year. Is that not the case?

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
7 months ago

For now it is not confirmed but most probably she will represent. Unless they stick with X factor again. Destiny has been waiting for her moment to shine in the adults contest since her win in the junior and even for us Maltese most of us prefer her to represent us

Grassia
Grassia
7 months ago

Hi Robyn my name is Serena I’m from Australia I love Destiny’s song when will it be available to stream on Spotify . I’m sure Destiny will be sent next year I imagine . I hope in future we see Gaia Cauchi at Eurovision. .

Malcolm Cuschieri
Malcolm Cuschieri
7 months ago
Reply to  sav001

Yeah most probably my country will return with Destiny again

monica
monica
7 months ago

AWESOME!!!!! Thanks for sharing 😉

Esc fan
Esc fan
7 months ago
Reply to  monica

Esc 2021 Malta with Destiny