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!