Speaking in the latest episode of The Euro Trip Podcast, Malta’s representative, Destiny, explained she believes the size of her country may count against her at Eurovision.
In an interview with presenter James Rowe, she explained that despite being the current favourite to win the contest with bookmakers, that doesn’t mean anything to her.
“I am not expecting anything, especially not to win. I’m going there to give my best performance and then whatever happens happens.
“I know how small we are as a country, and it’s difficult when it comes to televoting.”
In 2019 Malta received just 20 points from the televote, compared to 87 from the Jury.
Destiny also explained when work had started on her entry “Je me casse” last year.
“After the Eurovision got cancelled we immediately started working on new songs because obviously we wanted an amazing entry this year. I was focusing more on my own music, rather than Eurovision itself.
“After summer we started working on having the best song that we could possibly have, and then Je me Casse came along as I was like, I need this song.”
Destiny will perform last in the first semi-final of this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with the event due to take place in Rotterdam on the 18th, 20th and 22nd May.
You can listen to Destiny’s full interview by scrolling to 44.20″ on this week’s episode of The Euro Trip.
About The Euro Trip
The Euro Trip is a podcast available on Acast, Apple Podcasts and Spotify with Rob Lilley and James Rowe bringing you a weekly show featuring big guests and fun games from the world of the Eurovision Song Contest.
Brought to you by Eurovoix, every Wednesday Rob and James will be bringing you interviews with some of the biggest names from the contest, finding out what makes them tick and giving us their memories of performing on the Eurovision stage.
Games will also keep the listeners entertained, and they’ll also bring you the very latest news.
Hosts Rob and James have been fans of the contest for well over a decade, with Rob having been the presenter of Eurovoix’s Eurojury for the past five years and James having produced the last two editions.
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