For the past two years, Malta has used X Factor Malta to select their artist for the Eurovision Song Contest. But with 2020 winner Destiny Chukunyere having been internally selected for Eurovision 2021, broadcaster TVM has switched to another popular talent show franchise. Malta’s Got Talent will replace the X Factor as the big local talent show production this season.
The news was confirmed on the newly launched Facebook page of the series. And with it, applications for the upcoming talent show were opened.
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But while Malta has no shortage of experienced singers, the Got Talent team say they are looking for “the exceptional, the crazy, the unique, the out-of-this-world, the incredible”.
And the show isn’t focusing just on the islands of Malta. The entry information notes that “Applications are open to all nationalities”.
This rule is used in other editions of Got Talent, and indeed worked in favour of Destiny Chukunyere. In 2017, the Junior Eurovision champion competed on Britain’s Got Talent. While she impressed the judges with her junior soul diva style, she was eventually eliminated in the semi-finals.
Unlike the two previous series of X Factor Malta, there’s no Eurovision connection with Malta’s Got Talent, however, the winner will take home €25,000.
Will we see familiar faces on Malta’s Got Talent?
The broadcaster hasn’t confirmed who will be hosting the show, nor which four stars will be sitting behind the judges’ desk. While we aren’t expecting the X Factor judges panel to be transferred over to Got Talent, the show would benefit from having at least one music expert on the panel. Perhaps music producer Howard Keith Debono or Malta’s Eurovision icon Ira Losco would be suitable.
The show could also feature some familiar faces among its contestants. Malta punches above its weight with vocal talent, so we’re expecting at least a few former acts from the Malta Eurovision Song Contest to make an appearance or even some names from X Factor.
But there’s more to Got Talent than just singing. The show is also known for featuring acts such as comedians, jugglers, mime artists, dancers, choirs, drag queens, magicians and animal acts. The scene is set for Malta’s previously overlooked entertainers to get some attention.
How will Destiny select her song for Eurovision 2021?
But one artist we don’t expect to see competing in the show is Destiny Chukunyere. The Britain’s Got Talent star and X Factor Malta winner will be busy preparing her entry for Eurovision 2021.
The singer was confirmed in May as having been internally selected to represent Malta next year in Rotterdam. While the Maltese broadcaster hasn’t confirmed how Destiny’s song will be selected, the news of Malta’s Got Talent seems to rule out TVM additionally producing a national final to select Destiny’s song.
What do you think? Who would you like to see competing on Malta’s Got Talent? How should Destiny’s song for Rotterdam be selected? Tell us your thoughts below!