The first round of Six-Chair Challenges aired last weekend, with the Girls and their mentor Ira Losco being the first category to whittle down the remaining female soloists in the competition.
After an intense round of sing-offs, it has been revealed that Justin Shorfid, Marija Belila, Gail Attard, Karin Duff, Jasmine and Junior Eurovision winner Destiny Chukunyere are the final six heading to the judges’ houses.
Destiny impresses the crowd
Junior Eurovision 2015 winner Destiny Chukunyere certainly impressed the crowd during her performance at the six chair challenge. For her performance, she chose to sing a cover of Mabel’s ‘Don’t Call Me Up’
Despite receiving an overwhelmingly positive reaction from the crowd, the Junior Eurovision winner received a mixed reception from the other judges, with Alexandra Alden telling Destiny to think about what she wants as an artist. However, in the end, Destiny emerges victorious as she manages to be in Ira’s Top Six.
The next round of the infamous six chair challenge will take place on December 1, where X-Factor Judge Howard Keith Debono will be whittling down the remaining groups to just six.
Malta in the Eurovision Song Contest
Malta first participated in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 with Joe Grech and his song, “Marija I-Malitja”, which finished in last place with 52 points. They also finished last on their second attempt in the contest in 1972. After a third appearance in 1975, Malta withdrew from the contest until 1991, when they returned and finished in sixth place with 106 points.
Since their return in 1991, Malta has finished in the top three on four occasions – Mary Spiteri with “Little Child” in 1992 and Chiara with “The One That I Love” in 1998 which both finished in third place, and also Ira Losco with “7th Wonder” in 2002 and Chiara with “Angel” in 2005, which both finished in second place. Malta has not yet won the contest, however.
In 2019, Malta qualified for the first time since 2016 with Michela’s “Chameleon”. The song was the first Maltese entry to not be selected using a national final since 1971. The song went on to finish 14th in the Grand Final in Tel Aviv with 107 points.
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