Next Up: 2021 – Malta

A few years after her huge victory in JESC 2015, Destiny Chukunyere seemed ready for the real thing. She came through X Factor in Malta to win the ticket to Rotterdam, and next year she will finally get there!

In today’s episode we look at Malta in 2021. For a full review of their potential entry for 2020, check out this article on our partner website Eurovision Union. Check out our thoughts for next year below.

Key takeaways: A true Maltese superstar

How often in a tiny country like Malta do you come across a truly talented performer like Destiny? In 2015, “Not my soul” was perhaps not the best song in the competition. But Destiny was miles ahead of her competition in terms of vocals, performance, and maturity. The Maltese delegation has confirmed that Destiny will go to Rotterdam in 2021.

How should Malta proceed in Eurovision 2021?

We know that Destiny will indeed be the internal choice, but the song will still be a different one. And perhaps this is for the best. While “All of my love” was a nice vocal excercise, which allowed Destiny to showcase her strong vocals, it was also highly unsuitable for televoters. And unlike Junior Eurovision, televoters make up a large part of the adult Eurovision results.

For 2021, the Maltese delegation should lose all the Lion King gimmicks. No James Earl Jones type of voice at the start of the video clip, no eagles flying around, no heritage dresses. Destiny will appeal to a lot more voters if she gets the chance to be herself.

This was supposed to be Malta’s Eurovision 2020 entry

About “Next Up: Eurovision 2021”

In our series Next Up: 2021, we look ahead to the Eurovision Song Contest 2021. After the cancellation of Eurovision 2020, all participating countries now face the choice: Stick with their Eurovision singer, or come up with a new preselection or internal selection.

We make an analysis based on what we know so far. What will this country do, or most likely do? And is that the wise choice, looking at the fact that the Eurovision Song Contest remains a music competition?