On the 18 March 2020, it was officially announced that the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 had been cancelled, which means all these amazing songs won’t get their chance to shine on the Eurovision stage and some acts may not even get the chance to represent their country. Malta had chosen Destiny after she won the second season of X Factor Malta on 8 February 2020 and later, they revealed her song “All Of My Love” on 9 March 2020. She hasn’t been confirmed as their act for 2021 and we reckon they’ll choose the winner of the next season of X Factor Malta as their 2021 representative – if they film another season, which makes us so sad as Destiny and her song “All Of My Love” are absolutely incredible. As we await the 2021 contest, we will make sure that every song in the cancelled contest gets its time to shine, here on CelebMix.
Best known for winning the Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, Destiny Chukunyere has been constantly pursuing a music career and doing so well for herself. She appeared as a contestant on the 11th series of Britain’s Got Talent, making it to the Semi-Finals, and was even a backing singer for Malta’s 2019 entry to the Eurovision Song Contest, Michela with the song “Chameleon”. This year saw her compete on X Factor Malta and go on to win as well as gain the right to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020, it’s just a shame that it has been cancelled.
Her entry song would’ve been “All Of My Love”, written by Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, and Joacim Persson, which suits Destiny’s power-house and R&B vocals beautifully. We imagine this would’ve done really well, possibly top ten, if not certainly the winner – although we have no idea how she would’ve performed it or what her staging would’ve been like but we truly believe that this was a brilliant, solid entry, that could’ve seen Malta finally win. We are hoping they bring her back next year as she deserves her time on the Eurovision stage.
Watch Destiny’s Music Video For What Would’ve Been Her Eurovision Song “All Of My Love” Here:
Malta first debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest 1971, they have never won over their 32 entries, but have come close a number of times with a few seconds and a few thirds. In recent years, they’ve not done so well. Last year, Michela with “Chameleon” made it to the Grand Final, after two years of not making it, and placed 14th with 107 points. We truly believe Destiny, with this awesome song and exceptional vocals, would’ve put Malta back on true form.
Eurovision 2020 may be cancelled but that doesn’t mean we can’t celebrate it this year, it doesn’t mean we can’t listen to the songs, and it doesn’t mean we forget about the artists either. Join us here on CelebMix this year as we continue the Eurovision party in the coming months whilst we’re all staying at home, looking after ourselves, and doing our best to stop the coronavirus. So why not check out the other acts from this year who would’ve been on the Eurovision 2020 stage, such as Blas Cantó for Spain, Hooverphonic for Belgium, VICTORIA for Bulgaria, Sandro for Cyprus, Vincent Bueno for Austria, Arilena Ara for Albania, Tornike Kipiani for Georgia, Jeangu Macrooy for the Netherlands, Vasil for North Macedonia, Tom Leeb for France, Benny Cristo for the Czech Republic, Eden Alene for Israel, Stefania for Greece, Montaigne for Australia, Samanta Tina for Latvia, Diodato for Italy, Destiny Chukunyere for Malta, Roxen for Romania, THE ROOP for Lithuania, Ulrikke Brandstorp for Norway, Athena Manoukian for Armenia, Alicja Szemplinska for Poland, James Newman for the UK, Samira Efendi for Azerbaijan, Ana Soklic for Slovenia, Ben Dolic for Germany, Uku Suviste for Estonia, Daði og Gagnamagnið for Iceland, Natalie Gordienko for Moldova, Ben & Tan for Denmark, Roxen for Romania, Gjon’s Tears for Switzerland, Go_A for Ukraine, The Mamas for Sweden, VAL for Belarus, Senhit for San Marino, Damir Kedzo for Croatia, Lesley Roy for Ireland, Aksel for Finland, Elisa for Portugal, and Little Big for Russia.
The 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest would have been hosted at the Rotterdam Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands after Duncan Laurence won the 2019 contest with the song “Arcade”. The two Semi-Finals would have taken place on 12 May 2020 and 14 May 2020, with the Grand Final on 16 May 2020. A total of 41 countries would’ve competed in the contest.