Destiny Malta Eurovision 2020 All Of My Love

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.

Score: 9

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.

Score: 8.5

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.

Score: 6.5

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.

Score: 9

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.

Score: 8

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:

Angus: 7.5

Antranig: 8.5

Barnabas: 8.5

Calvin: 8.5

Deban: 8.5

Esma: 9

Florian: 9.5

Jonathan: 8

Lucy: 8.5

Luis: 7.5

Oliver: 8.5

Renske: 7

Robyn: 7.5

Ron: 7

Tobias: 6.5

Tom: 8

William: 8.5

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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Josh Sterling
Josh Sterling
2 months ago

I will give a 9/10 for this

ESCFan2009
ESCFan2009
2 months ago

Malta – 8/10 (14th/41)

Hector
Hector
2 months ago

Also, when the hell are they gonna release this on Spotify? Christ Almighty, why don’t they do it already?

Mimi1234
Mimi1234
2 months ago

I think this is such a strong effort from Malta , I think the song is different in the sense that it has a gospel sound and a pop influence, The lyrics do seem very mature for a younger singer like Destiny but then again she is a mature and seasoned performer , aside from her obvious amazing vocal quality I acctually think the song fits her and in the contest I think this would have won the jury vote . Not sure about the televote but I think it would have done well because it’s accessible and even if… Read more »

Mimi1234
Mimi1234
2 months ago
Reply to  Mimi1234

Having said that whilst I still love the song out of all the symphonix songs , Bulgaria’s is I think the most authentic like you can really tell it was a collaboration and the song is true to her style rather than a “hand someone this song” but in the interview that William did Borsilav said this song wasn’t meant for destiny and they rushed to finish it so maybe with more time the song would have been different, I still love it though , and I loved destiny in 2015 and I love her even more now

Héctor
Héctor
2 months ago

Well, I really like this but I guess this song was made for that. Maybe a bit prefabricated and calculated but still good and really fits Destiny. 1. Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears – Répondez-moi (9.25) 2. Australia – Montaigne – Don’t break me (8) 3. Malta – Destiny – All My Love (8) 4. Romania – Roxen – Alcohol You (8) 5. Spain – Blas Cantó – Universo (8) 7. Bulgaria – Victoria – Tears Getting Sober (7.5) 8. Latvia – Samanta Tina – Still Breathing (7.25) 9. Sweden – The Mamas – Move (7) 10. Lithuania – The Roop… Read more »

Mako
Mako
2 months ago

Destiny would have shine in live. I’m sure she could have won the contest this year. Hope she’ll get a better song next year.

Anya
Anya
2 months ago

So this unoriginal song over Switzerland??
Come on Wiwi

lol
lol
2 months ago

we all like destiny but gjon was better and deserved better score. Destiny seriously overrated here lol

Polegend Godgarina
2 months ago

i find this to be very well-produced but completely lacking in soul just like every other symphonix song really, it’s not “destiny” enough i guess, and malta should look elsewhere for songwriters.

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago

Why are you hating on Symphonix tho? They make some really really good songs, such as Violent Thing and Bones (especially Bones).

Nicolas
Nicolas
2 months ago

This review has been posted 20 days too late.

Jan Neisius
Jan Neisius
2 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

and why?

Ivar
Ivar
2 months ago

Overrated big time! Yes, a great voice and a good performer, but the song itself is very average and merits no more than 4/10 in my view.

Emily
Emily
2 months ago

A lovely song. Not in my top 10, but it’s still good nonetheless. I really hope Destiny comes back next year, though with a better song that properly shows off her vocals.

Donkey
Donkey
2 months ago

Yes finally a score above 8

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago

One thing I’ve noticed about 2020 is that y’all are seriously underrating gospel pop excellence, smh

Dawid
Dawid
2 months ago
Reply to  Ashton

> First place in the ranking
> Underrated!!

Dude

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

He probably means *us*, Dawid. Yeah, our reception isn’t as stellar as Wiwi jury’s. Even if I’d say that my 7/10 for Sweden is pretty okay.

Ashton
Ashton
2 months ago
Reply to  Dawid

Nah i mean by the fandom not the wiwi jury

Tibor
Tibor
2 months ago

I don’t really care for this, it’s in my top 20, but nothing more. I’m glad that Eurovision has some capable vocalists this year, but they’d need adequate songs to go along. This is just too polished and forgettable, the typical Symphonix weaknesses. I can only echo most of what you guys already pointed out.

Mia
Mia
2 months ago

Didn’t know wiwi jurors are such fans of pop-gospel. It’s not really my cup of tea, especially calculated pseudo gospel like this song. Overall result seems empty with its cliche lyrics and forgettable song which I never listen. Destiny sings well, but then again, this is not The Voice contest.
5/10

Jake Mason
Jake Mason
2 months ago

10/10
Shows off her voice perfectly in the run up to chorus 3

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
2 months ago

Hard pass from me. I also knew this was the one that you guys were going to overrate hard. It is a terrible chorus lyrically, doing that Icebreaker thing where it repeats itself when some sort of rhyme would’ve made much more sense (and is expected). It also neuters Destiny’s voice. She’s supposed to be one of the best vocalists in this contest but how is she expected to show that on a song that doesn’t really let her go for it? Juries were probably going to overrate this but there wasn’t going to be enough televote love to get… Read more »

Stephanie
Stephanie
2 months ago

I really like this one! This is in my personal top 5 and I know for sure that it would had a good result in the grand final.

Mikey
Mikey
2 months ago

AN amazing song

Hector
Hector
2 months ago

Malta has to give her another chance. She is an outstanding performer

Odysseas
Odysseas
2 months ago

Really good song! Destiny has as always great vocals. Not many other things to say, it was gonna be a favourite but due to the fact that the song comes from Malta, im sure the chances of winning would be a few. Why can’t UK send songs like that??

Overall: 9/10 (7th)

Kuhkatz
Kuhkatz
2 months ago

So is this a score for the song or for Destiny?
Because the song isn‘t that strong while Destiny lifts it up. Still not an 8.1

Jan Neisius
Jan Neisius
2 months ago
Reply to  Kuhkatz

It‘s their scores not your score

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 months ago

I love Destiny, and I think it’s fair to say that most of us do. It’s amazing to see how much she’s changed and matured since 2015. She’s got a great voice and the amount of confidence, joy, positivity and charisma she showcases in each of her performances is just astonishing. That being said, I’m not sure what to think of “All Of My Love”. It’s a competent, well produced track, and knowing how many alterations it went through, it’s surprisingly cohesive and stylistically consistent. It’s a win-win situation – “All Of My Love” is soul/gospel enough to fit Destiny’s… Read more »

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

I am ready for the major downvotes but I think you’ve hit the nail on the head. As someone who doesn’t watch JESC, I have never heard of Destiny before. It is clear to me reading the reviews that people are giving points because they love Destiny, not because of the song, which I actually think is good, but not winner material.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

I don’t want to judge anyone, I can easily see this entry being someone’s favourite, it’s a good song and my predicted winner of the contest. But I must admit that fans’ affection for Destiny might have been a factor here.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Great review, Skiwalko. Enjoyed reading it. I pretty much think similar. It’s objectively a well made song. I just can’t connect because it feels ”safe and calculated”. By all means, this could get a great result and Destiny would deserve it. I haven’t seen JESC 2015, but I see that she is an amazing singer.
Paradoxically, for me Malta emotionally achieved more when it wasn’t *as ambitious*. Songs like Tomorrow and Breathlessly are far more to my personal liking than this or Walk on Water, which seem ”tailored to win”.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Thanks a lot, Colin. I didn’t much care for the songs you’ve mentioned, but then again, tastes differ. My favourite Maltese entry has to be “The One That I Love” by Chiara (not to be confused with R.E.M.’s song). It may seem like a typical ’90s ballad, but I really enjoyed Chiara’s performance and I’m a bit disappointed that she lost to Dana by a hair.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

Interestingly, I really love a *typical ESC ballad* when done right. I don’t go as back as 90s to follow it to this extend. I might have heard it then, but anything before 2006 is very fragmented for me.

EDIT: I just played it on You Tube and yeah, it’s a very nice song. And it’s the same Chiara who later sung Angel and What If We. Three sweet ballads. Angel might be my favorite. She has a really lovely, calming voice. 🙂

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It is the same Chiara. She’s actually been to Eurovision 3 times and came 2nd in 2005. Her last two entries didn’t really click with me, they felt very 2000s, and the noughties are my least favourite decade in music. Malta was generally really strong in the ’90s, they sent great songs in ’91, ’92, ’93, ’94, ’97 and ’98.

Escvegi
Escvegi
2 months ago

Deserved score

Mr X
Mr X
2 months ago

Malta 2/10

Guest
Guest
2 months ago

Destiny <3 Great song, and it would have placed high. I'm hoping next year's song will be the song that delivers Malta its first win.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago

MALTA – Destiny is an outstanding vocalist and she can make every song more special. Even so, I find this one to be almost too ambitious for it’s own good. It’s polished and executed to perfection, but I miss an emotional spark. It leaves me much colder than a song like this should. The lyrics are too broad and impersonal for me to truly connect. She feels tad young for the omnipresent maternal figure given to her. Everything feels staged to excel and to be fair, it’s obvious that a huge effort has gone into this. Objectively, this is a… Read more »

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

Same top 3!!!

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

It’s very cool to see that! 🙂
Love your username, btw.

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago
Reply to  Colin

It’s actually my name XD. My real name. I am from Greece and here Thanos is a real name. It is not Marvel-inspired

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Thanos

Thanks for explaining. It’s a cool name. 🙂

Alo
Alo
2 months ago

So overrated.. Destiny is great, the song is a bit meh for my taste.

Kosey
Kosey
2 months ago

27. Malta – 6/10 – a confident, modern production with a strong vocal performance. Gospel-twinged and upbeat, this would not be out of place on everyday radio. However, it is not particularly memorable or lasting in its impact and it is never on my list of songs that I would choose to listen to. This is perhaps my lack of appreciation for the style but I also find it oddly artificial.

Colin
Colin
2 months ago
Reply to  Kosey

Well, this was my ”meh” review. The 6/10 score is fairly decent, but as the song is among the fan favorites, I expected a lot of backlash. I see your review is basically very similar to mine. Skiwalko, Tibor, Mia and Briekimchi also echo some similar feelings. Turns out I’m not alone in this as I thought.
Four remaining songs occupy 10th, 14th, 15th and 25th place on my list. 🙂

Thanos
Thanos
2 months ago

It’s a solid song I guess…
My top so far:
1. Switzerland 2. Italy 3. Romania 4. Bulgaria 5. Croatia 6. United Kingdom 7. Norway 8. Lithuania 9. –-10. Denmark 11. Russia 12. Australia 13. Albania 14. Finland 15. Israel 16. Ireland 17. Moldova 18. Estonia 19. —
20. Malta 21. Belgium 22. — 23. Poland 24. Georgia 25. Czech Republic 26. Portugal 27. Slovenia 28. France 29. Sweden 30. Armenia 31. Spain 32. Austria 33. North Macedonia 34. Cyprus 35. Belarus 36. –37. Ukraine 38. Serbia 39. Greece 40. San Marino 41. Latvia