Malta’s entry “Je Me Casse” has been released. The song will be performed by Destiny Chukunyere, representing the small nation at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam.
The entry released today was written by Malin Christin, Amanuel Dermont, Nicklas Eklund and Pete Barringer. The team behind Destiny decided that they wanted to find a song for Destiny that was “a dance floor filler with an instant feel good factor”.
Destiny was one of the first artists from 2020 to be invited back to represent their country in 2021. Malta’s broadcasters confirmed Destiny would return in 2021 back in May 2020.
Malta will be competing in the second half of the first semi final set to take place on Tuesday the 18th of May 2021.
Who is Destiny?
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.