PBS has today made a call for songwriters and composers interested in creating the Maltese entry for Eurovision 2021.
The Maltese public broadcaster has today made an open call for songwriters and composers interested in creating the song that Destiny Chukunyere will perform at Eurovision 2021. The broadcaster is taking a different approach to a traditional call for songs, instead providing interested persons with a set of criteria.
Songwriters and composers are asked to send an email on firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest by Friday October 30. Those that express their interest to PBS will be sent further information regarding the guidelines for the song and the expected style of the song.
Destiny Chukunyere was set to be performing “All Of My Love” for Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020. The song was written and composed by Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, Joacim Persson and Cesar Sampson.
She was selected to represent Malta in Rotterdam in 2020 having won the latest series of the X Factor Malta. The singer is no stranger to the Eurovision stage having won the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest in Sofia, Bulgaria. In addition Destiny was also part of the Maltese delegation at Eurovision 2019 providing backing vocals for Michela.
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Malta debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and was represented by Joe Grech and the song “Marija L-Maltija”, which finished last. Malta competed again in 1972 and 1975 but then withdrew until their return in 1991. During the 1990s Malta only once finished outside of the top 10, and in 1998 they came within just 7 points of victory. It was Chiara who brought the country their 3rd place finish in 1998, and who went on to finish in 2nd at the 2005 contest in Kyiv. The only other artist to finish 2nd for Malta is Ira Losco, who was 12 points away from victory in 2002. They are the longest participating country never to have won the Eurovision Song Contest.