She’s the Maltese star who was set to represent her home country at Eurovision 2020 with the song “All Of My Love”. Sadly, due to the contest’s cancellation, Destiny was unable to achieve that goal. But, her Eurovision journey is set to continue, with Destiny confirming that she will represent Malta at the contest in 2021.
Destiny to represent Malta at Eurovision 2021
Since the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, there have been continuing questions over which countries will internally select their chosen 2020 representatives and let them have their moment to shine in the 2021 contest. Now, we can add Malta to that growing list.
The news first broke through TVM News. They reported that the Chief Executive of Maltese broadcaster PBS, Charles Dalli, had recently got in contact with Destiny to inform the singer that the company and the directors of the PBS Board had made the decision to select her as Malta’s Eurovision 2021 representative.
Not soon after, Destiny took to Instagram to confirm the news herself. Thankful of the opportunity to sing at Eurovision 2021, she said she’ll do everything to make Malta proud next year:
“So happy to share this good news with all of you! I will represent my country Malta, in next year’s Eurovision Song Contest! . Thank you for your support and I promise that I will give it my all to make you proud!”
The confirmation that Destiny has been internally selected for Eurovision 2021 leaves a question mark over the fate of X Factor Malta. The country had previously used the show to select their artist for Eurovision in 2019 and 2020. TVM has not yet confirmed the renewal of the show for a third series.
Additionally, there has been no announcement so far as to how Destiny’s song for Eurovision 2021 will be selected. Should X Factor Malta not go ahead, that could free up some of the broadcasters budget and allow for a national final focused on choosing Destiny’s song. But, Malta may instead decide to internally select the song, as they did in the past two years. We’ll have to wait for further information in regards to the song selection process.
Eurovision 2021 confirmed artists
Destiny joins a list of 14 other acts that have already been confirmed to be representing their countries at Eurovision 2021:
- Australia – Montaigne (confirmed 2 April)
- Austria – Vincent Bueno (confirmed 26 March)
- Azerbaijan – Efendi (confirmed 20 March)
- Belgium – Hooverphonic (confirmed 20 March)
- Bulgaria – Victoria (confirmed 21 March)
- Czech Republic – Benny Cristo (confirmed 13 May)
- Georgia – Tornike Kipiani (confirmed 21 March)
- Greece – Stefania (confirmed 18 March)
- Israel – Eden Alene (confirmed 22 March)
- Malta – Destiny (confirmed 16 May)
- Netherlands – Jeangu Macrooy (confirmed 18 March)
- Romania – Roxen (confirmed 31 March)
- Spain – Blas Cantó (confirmed 18 March)
- Switzerland – Gjon’s Tears (confirmed 20 March)
- Ukraine – Go_A (confirmed 18 March)
Who is Destiny?
Destiny has been a well-known name in the Eurovision community ever since she won Junior Eurovision in 2015 with “Not My Soul”. She scored Malta’s second JESC victory in three years.
After winning the highly-competitive second season of X Factor Malta, Destiny earned the right to represent Malta at Eurovision 2020 in Rotterdam. Her song, “All Of My Love”, was internally selected.
You can read more facts about Destiny in our 10 Facts article here.
Are you excited to see Destiny get her chance to compete at Eurovision in 2021? What sort of song would you like her to compete with? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Good choice Malta. Destiny is destined to go to ESC ?
Honestly I hope every country that internally selects their performer does this. It’ll make up for the National Finals that won’t be held, and will just provide everyone with more quality songs to jam to!
First time Malta went for totally internal choice
Great news to hear Destiny will get another chance next year. Also 3 other names for Rotterdam 2021 ; Ana Sokli? will be back for Slovenia and Senit for San Marino and Samanta Tina for Latvia. I hope for great songs and I will wish them good luck for searching the best songs.
Congrats, Destiny! We were all hoping to hear this! See you in 2020! 🙂
The Slovenian broadcaster has also just confirmed that Ana Soklic will be back next year.
Senhit for San Marino and Samantha Tina for Latvia too. That’s 18 so far. I guess we can expect some more from countries that had an internal selection. Ireland and Russia have no reasons not to do so as their representatives were well received in general and I can see North Macedonia and Cyprus following the trend (why would you go for another artist when you were the one to choose and trust him ?) while Germany and UK would be wrong not to ask Ben and James to come back in 2021. They have the singers, and I think… Read more »
I think ‘All Of My Love’ would have got her on the podium tonight
They know they can trust her for doing the best she can 🙂
She’ll give a killer performance and definitely make Malta proud! Great news 🙂
Ok, awesome, now Imma just need Latvia and Iceland to do the same and I’m happy
Good news. Latvia’s giving us Samanta Tina 🙂
YAAAAAAS!!! Thank God for that! It would be a tremendous mistake to let her go
It seems that quite a lot of the 2020 Eurovision class will return in 2021, which makes me very sad for those few who won’t return. I watched the BBC World News on TV this morning, and they mentioned the cancelling of Eurovision this year, and even stated about artists that won’t return next year, and then showed Ulrikke. For the Eurovision fans who grew fond and accustomed to the 2020 Eurovision artists, when we see those few missing next year, it really will feel somewhat incomplete… Probably even more so for those few absent Eurovision 2020 artists themselves. All… Read more »
Sadly thrre are some countries especially the nordics that love to host a national selection every year but imo it would be a good idea to invite these acts to 2021 pre parties and even to be in an interval act of eurovision 2021
In nordic countries public broadcasters are obligated to have “X” ammount of entertainment depending is it a documentary or local production etc. and these national selections are basicly something that they’ve got to do to if they want to receive tax payers money. There’s no ads at all where they could get any money
Definitely the right decision. I can’t wait to hear her new song.
X Factor Malta is probably confirmed not to happen, at least in 2020. They should pick Destiny’s song internally again and not try to clock up some random show for Sundays. Just bring back Dejjem Tieghek Becky for a final season!
Originally – and that’s what it is worldwide outside Malta – the purpose of X Factor is to discover new singers, it has not been made to find someone to go to Eurovision. I’m not a fan of how Malta did the thing as it was clear from the beginning Destiny was the one to beat. That’s not 100% fair for the other contestants. Without ESC as a reward, I even think singers that are already known in Malta won’t consider to take part and that it would give more chances to unknown singers and lead to discover some great… Read more »
The love for Dejjem tieg?ek Becky 😛
They will most likely delay X Factor Malta to mid-2021 and have the representative for 2022 crowned before December.
Now i am just waiting and hoping for Little Big,Hurricane & VAL then i am happy <3
X-Factor will come back if it was rating well but probably be put into hiatus for the meantime. It would also be economically feasible for them anyway since they would only have to focus their efforts on Destiny and her song (unless they plan on bringing back MESC as a song selection show).
They can have it without Eurovision being the main reward. At first, X Factor is a talent show mainly made to discover new singers, they can totally keep it that way in Malta. I found it weird to have Destiny in it as she was already known in Malta, but that was the only way she had if she wanted to represent Malta in Rotterdam. Maybe it’s time to go back to the roots of the show. And after all they can also ask the winner or any other participant to represent Malta in 2022 through an internal selection.
I’m not surprised. They are not dumb. They knew Destiny is there ticket to success! They just need to use that ticket even better next year and maybe we’ll finally go to Malta in 2022!
I was hoping for that. Malta would be stupid not to select her again. I’m fairly sure Malta would be very high with juries (as always) and higher than normal in televoting which would result with their best position since 2005. Fingers crossed that her next song will be as good as the first one.
Dadi apparenty confirmed that he WON’T participate next year.
He said that he will if the broadcaster chooses him internally but he won’t try again to compete in songvakkepnin
Yes! Dadi and Composer Samanta Karantina left for my absolute musts (out of the ones not yet confirmed that they won’t be inviting the artists back)
Yes! Brilliant news!
Destiny’s song “All of My Love” was one of my favorites this year alongside Ukraine, Lithuania and Bulgaria.
If anyone can bring Eurovision to Valletta in 2022, then it is Destiny!
So happy with this news. Looking forward to hearing her song.