The Wiwi Jury — our in-house panel of music unprofessionals — continues to rate and review the 41 songs that had been selected for Eurovision 2020. Next up, we take a look at Malta‘s X Factor winner — and the winner of Junior Eurovision 2015 winner — Destiny with her song “All of My Love”. Were we feeling all of the love? Read on to find out!
Destiny – “All of My Love”
“All of My Love reviews”
Åri: I did expect something at least this good from Destiny, and she did not let me down. The minor impact it had on the betting odds is not in line with how well I estimate it would’ve done in Rotterdam. That being said, it may be vocally impeccable and melodically interesting, but it’s not worth much in the lyrical aspect. The great vibe this song gives me allows me to put that aside, though. It’s the epitome of the black excellence Eurovision 2020 had promised us.
Bernardo: “All of My Love” is a very strong effort from Malta. Channelling from gospel R&B, Destiny takes you on a journey that is both interesting and ticks all the boxes for a standout Eurovision act. A powerful vocal with enough personality to make the track unique paired with one of the best productions of the year. Also, it had room to grow live. A strong contender for the victory.
Natalie: I was really excited that Destiny was coming to Eurovision, and fully expected an amazing gospel banger. “All of My Love” has a lot of soul and a bit of spark, but didn’t quite meet my expectations. I find it a bit repetitive and that it’s struggling but failing to go somewhere special. They could have done a lot more with Destiny’s incredible voice and the ridiculous amount of energy and passion she poured over her Junior Eurovision winner “Not My Soul”. Even a bit of an increase in the tempo would have done so much – the fact that the video has a lot of slow-motion is perhaps a metaphor. Maybe it’s just a bit overshadowed by Sweden, who brought a similarbut much better song this year.
Pablo: When everyone else went Billie Eilish, Malta went Lizzo. I had always thought that the year they decided to send Destiny meant automatic Eurovision victory, but I am not totally certain it would have been the case this time. The verses and the bridge need some oomph, but when that chorus hits, you can’t deny this is a banger. “All of My Love” is a really smart use of Destiny’s gospel capacities, all the while keeping the song radio-replay-ready. It is the best use of gospel in a Eurovision song and would have exploded live.
Sebastian: The star of this song is Destiny. You could give the teenage superstar any lemon of a song, and she’ll squeeze every last drop into lemonade. That’s what “All of My Love” is – it’s unique and a new sound in this year of Eurovision, but it would slide into the catalogue of a Sigala or Rudimental album without offering any point of difference. I would have loved to have seen this live on stage, where it would have simply excelled. And that’s because of the song’s big X-factor – Destiny, a future queen of soul.
Destiny – “All of My Love” rankings
In the Wiwi Jury we have 22 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:
We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 6.5 and a high of 9.5.
Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.1/10
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