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.

What do you think of Destiny’s performance? What sort of song should she bring to Eurovision 2021? Tell us your thoughts below!

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Ria van de Velde
Ria van de Velde
3 months ago

Destiny is great and I like her song “All of My Love” very much. I hope for a great song for ESC 2021.

That doggie in the window
That doggie in the window
3 months ago

I’m probably alone in this – I love Destiny. But she was quite pitchy/flat throughout. Hopefully she improves with a better song come May.

Jofty
Jofty
3 months ago

Yes, with the thin and patchy backing track/vocals it looked a bit like a (good) karaoke performance in a pub! More needed.

MrBrightside
MrBrightside
3 months ago

I have the same feeling. This was a mid-table performance at best. :<

gilpgilpgilp
gilpgilpgilp
3 months ago

She is a force. This song was underwhelming for her. They need something better.

Yehaw
Yehaw
3 months ago

Sure she sings and performs well, but the song is just so bland. Like warm water, still does the trick but not as good as cold water.

Hopefully she will get a much better song for 2021 rather than some song rejects from 2016, if it wasn’t enough good then why would it be now?

Best of luck for Malta, she could be a first time winner for them

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
3 months ago
Reply to  Yehaw

Agree with everything here. There aren’t exactly an abundance of singers who *could* give Malta their first win but she’s probably it. Now go and give her a much better song.

Richie
Richie
3 months ago

Top 3 by Jury, i’m sure.

Whisker
Whisker
3 months ago

She sang very well and she sang live. However, the BVs were pre-recorded and there *was* a discrepancy between the live vocal and the pre-recorded vocals. To me that was quite distracting.

Ethan
Ethan
3 months ago

what an incredible voice! love destiny so much, can’t wait to see what she brings to ESC 2021 ?

Roy Moreno
Roy Moreno
3 months ago

Ever since she stood on the Junior Eurovision stage back in 2015 and began singing Not My Soul it was literally her destiny to win and prepare to the adults contest It was obvious that the Maltese delegation have been waiting for her to grow up and K believe so was she 🙂 This performance was spectacular! What a voice! Lots of confidence and stage pressence! As much as I love this song, it’s not a Eurovision winner, so I’m kinda glad it didn’t make it to the contest Destiny deserves (and is able) to win for Malta and thus… Read more »

Leo
Leo
3 months ago

Whilst I think it would have fitted best with more to the staging, there is no doubt that, particularly from a late slot like 24th, it would have won the jury section and been top 3.

Where I Belong
Where I Belong
3 months ago

It was her destiny that she could not show her vocal skills to a wider audience in Rotterdam and reach an excellent result this year.
Maybe she will have the chance on another occasion. Keep your fingers crossed.

Daniel
Daniel
3 months ago
Reply to  Where I Belong

She will represent Malta in 2021.

Antonio
Antonio
3 months ago

I am impressed. Whatever they chose for her … the juries gonna put her into the top 3 – heard it here first haha

NickC
NickC
3 months ago

OMG. She does not need dancers, fancy LED graphics, she can just stand there, belt it out and she can fill the stage all by herself. And I have just realized how well this song fits into her voice. This could have won. Goosebumps.

Lollipop ESC
Lollipop ESC
3 months ago

Destiny has a stunning voice ….that is a fact!

Bla la
Bla la
3 months ago

Her vocals kill! She will surely secure a high score with the jury voting no matter what.