It’s the song that Destiny Chukunyere was due to take to Eurovision 2020. On Sunday evening, Maltese viewers were treated to the very first live performance of “All of My Love” at the grand final of Malta’s Got Talent. There Destiny gave viewers a taste of what she could have brought to Eurovision 2020 — and how things might be at Eurovision 2021.
Destiny performed at the grand final of Malta’s Got Talent — the first Maltese series of the international talent show franchise. She took to the stage in an elegant black gown, with a dramatic full skirt — similar to the dresses she wore in the “All of My Love” music video.
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Destiny’s vocals were clear and strong, and demonstrated why she was the runaway X Factor Malta champion. She performed alone on stage, using pre-recorded backing vocals and no fancy staging concepts. But it was enough to convey the essence of Destiny and suggests what she might bring to the Rotterdam stage in May.
Due to social distancing requirements, Malta’s Got Talent was filmed without a live audience, so Destiny performed only to the judges’ panel and the show crew. But even without the electricity that a live audience can bring, Destiny still managed to command the stage.
Malta’s Got Talent 2020 was won by the father-son singing duo Jomike and Lydon Agius. The pair specialised in għana singing, a traditional Maltese style of folk music.
Destiny’s Eurovision 2021 journey
Destiny Chukunyere originally won the Maltese ticket to Eurovision 2020 after winning the second series of X Factor Malta. She was set to represent Malta with the soul song “All of My Love” before Eurovision 2020 was cancelled. Destiny was then internally selected to return to Eurovision 2021.
In October, broadcaster TVM launched submissions to find Destiny’s song for Rotterdam. While the broadcaster has not confirmed exactly how the song will be selected, it is likely that they will again internally select the song rather than hold some sort of televised national final.
With the broadcaster having just wrapped up Malta’s Got Talent, it seems that this will be TVM’s big live music show of the season, rather than a Eurovision-focused show.
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