Eurovision 2020🇲🇹 Malta

🇲🇹 Destiny Chukunyere will represent Malta in Rotterdam

Another artist has been confirmed!

Tonight, Malta was one of the countries that had their selection shows to select their artist for Rotterdam. As the second season of X Factor Malta concludes, it’s been confirmed that Destiny won and will be representing Malta in Rotterdam.

A spectacular end to the second season

Tonight’s show saw the Final Four perform their original songs. It is currently unknown if the song Destiny sang in the first round will be used for Eurovision and the song that Malta will enter in Rotterdam will be confirmed at a later date.

  • Destiny – Save The Hero
  • F.A.I.T.H. – We Are F.A.I.T.H.
  • Justine Shorfid – Bittersweet
  • Kyle – Rise

After performing their original songs the votes were frozen and the finalists went on ahead and performed a duet with another singer, and its as follows:

  • Destiny with Amelia Lily – River Deep, Mountain High
  • F.A.I.T.H. with Owen Leuellen – Don’t Start Now
  • Justine Shorfid with Louisa Johnson – Alone
  • Kyle with Michela – Shallow

When the duets finished, it was then announced that Kyle received the lowest amount of votes and placed 4th in the competition. The remaining finalists went on and performed a Maltese song:

  • F.A.I.T.H. – Viva Malta
  • Justine Shorfid – L-Aħħar Bidwi (The Last Farmer)
  • Destiny – Fejn Staħbejtli

After their third performance, it was announced that F.A.I.T.H. received the lowest amount of votes and placed 3rd in the competition. After being revealed as the final two, the girls then treated us to another performance:

  • Justine Shorfid – All I Want
  • Destiny – He Lives in You (sang in Week 3)

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.

Do you think Malta made the right decision for Rotterdam? Let us know in the comments below or on social media. Be sure to stay updated by following @ESCXTRA on Twitter@escxtra on Instagram and liking our Facebook page for the latest updates!

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Tim Jumawan

I started watching Eurovision ever since I moved to the UK in 2006, obsessed since 2012 and haven't looked back since.

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