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”.
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