Destiny Malta All Of My Love Eurovision 2020

With Malta confirmed as one of the competing countries of Eurovision 2021, broadcaster TVM is now searching for the song that Destiny Chukunyere will take to Rotterdam. Entries are now open for songwriters interested in penning Destiny’s Eurovision entry.

TVM opened submissions with a post on social media and on the TVM website. The broadcaster isn’t saying upfront what they’re looking for. Interested creatives need to first contact the broadcaster, after which they will be sent “detailed process timings, guidelines and a style guide will be sent to each request.”

But even without knowing TVM’s guidelines, it seems likely that the broadcaster will be looking for a song that will show off Destiny’s powerhouse vocals.

For Eurovision 2020, Destiny was due to perform “All of My Love”, an uplifting modern soul number with gospel flourishes.

While Malta punches above its weight when it comes to the performing arts, for Eurovision they often call in foreign songwriters to write or co-write the Maltese entry. Claudia Faniello’s “Breathlessly” is the last Maltese Eurovision entry to be written entirely by Maltese songwriters.

How will Destiny’s song for Eurovision 2021 be chosen?

While entries are open for potential songs for Destiny, broadcaster TVM has not confirmed how the song for Rotterdam will be selected.

At the start of the year, Destiny earned the ticket to Eurovision 2020 by winning series two of X Factor Malta. Her song was then internally selected by the broadcaster.

It also seems unlikely that Malta will hold a national final to pick Destiny’s song for Rotterdam. While there will be no series of the X Factor this year, the broadcaster is currently producing Malta’s Got Talent which is likely to be taking the place of the big music show this season.

Eurovision 2021 won’t be Destiny’s first Eurovision experience. She previously represented Malta at Eurovision 2015, which she won with “Not My Soul”. Destiny also supported Michela at Eurovision 2019, singing off-stage backing vocals on “Chameleon”.

What do you think? What sort of song should Destiny sing in Rotterdam? Should TVM go with Maltese songwriters or look further afield? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Azaad
Azaad
28 days ago

I really hope they choose a song written by Maltese songwriters. No shade to Milanov (unlike other frequent ESC songwriters his music sounds current) but it’s never healthy to rely on one composer year after year.

Maya G
Maya G
29 days ago

I wonder how many will bother to submit a song, considering how obvious it is that the selected song would be written by either Symphonix or some Melodifestivalen figure.

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
29 days ago

I hope she’s introduced as Destiny Chukunyere (like she was in Junior Eurovision). Just Destiny sounds generic to me.

Kirby
Kirby
28 days ago

I couldn’t agree more with you. Destiny Chukunyere sounds so beautiful and unique!

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
29 days ago

I’d like her song to be in both English and Maltese (in the way JESC winning songs “Anyone I want to be” and “Superhero” combined English with Polish).

Am I the only one who wants Destiny to sing something in the vein of Joelle Ursull’s “White and Black Blues”?

Heyey
Heyey
29 days ago

My dream would be that Destiny would sing a song in the style of “He Lives In You”. Her performance of that song in X Factor Malta was excellent and having a choir in the backround could also be done, because next year they will allow pre-recorded backing vocals. Nevertheless, good luck Malta in finding the perfect song for Destiny!

Ashton
Ashton
29 days ago

even though its nearly 100% not gonna happen, I would rly love the song to be in Maltese. its such a beautiful language.

I started watching JESC before ESC
I started watching JESC before ESC
29 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Ikr, I love seeing them sing in Maltese in jesc so why not esc?

Azaad
Azaad
28 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Hopefully they internally select Janice Mangion and she can give us another beautiful Maltese ballad.

Ashton
Ashton
28 days ago
Reply to  Azaad

Frankly, I didnt love her effort with Kewkba, but I appreciated the Maltese nonetheless.

GUEST
GUEST
28 days ago
Reply to  Ashton

Thank you for your beautiful comment about our language <3

Ashton
Ashton
27 days ago
Reply to  GUEST

Aw you’re welcome 🙂

Ermin
Ermin
29 days ago

I team her and Benny Cristo from Czech Republic. Hope for happy upbeat songs, not about swine flu, bird flu, or cov….Let,s have fun, and Benny should not do what he did in 2020, trying to please all esc fans with revamps.

leo
leo
29 days ago
Reply to  Ermin

I think, with the success of acts like Burna Boy in the charts, Benny would be well placed to do well in 2021 without needing to change his approach from this year too much, but maybe make the song a bit more instant.

James
James
29 days ago

Borislav Milanov’s open-submissions senses are tingling!

But in all seriousness, sice they previously picked a songwriting team (Symphonix) for Destiny and produced a song that sounded competitive enough for the contest this year, wouldn’t it make sense and even save them money if they keep them for another go?

On the plus side, at least Malta is keeping things local with their performers.

Last edited 29 days ago by James
Una
Una
29 days ago

Great news from *Malta*!! I wish for Malta to do amazing in Eurovision, including a win which is long awaited! My personal preference is a Maltese-made song with a version in Maltese in the like of Iceland’s selection.
They love Eurovision so much and the competition has a lot of local support and passion put into it. Surely Maltese songwriters love it too. They’ve made national selections for so long. There is interest there. The only thing songwriters need is encouragement and respect and support and nurture. I wish Destiny and Malta the best!!!

Una
Una
29 days ago
Reply to  Una

I would also like a few songs to choose from in the like of San Marino 2020 (two) or Romania 2020 (five) that both went with good quality songs to choose from. I don’t dare to give the example of Israel 2021 – I like the idea of their 16 songs but that could be too much for a smaller country.

leo
leo
29 days ago
Reply to  Una

I would really like this to be done by Armenia in particular, and also Serbia and Poland if they (as they should) keep the existing act. With Athena (who likes most kind comments on her insta and regularly reposts on her stories, and has sometimes done Q&As) having made a song that has had such an effect on me such as Chains, and promising to release an as-yet-elusive ballad since late August, i think that she could execute a lot of ideas brilliantly, and i want her fans to help her find the right choice (which she writes herself like… Read more »