Malta: PBS invites interested songwriters and composers for the Eurovision 2021 song selection
The Maltese national broadcaster, PBS , has made an open call to composers and songwriters interested to create the song that Destiny Chukunyere will perform at Eurovision 2021.
PBS has made an open invitation to songwriters and composers that are interested to contribute to the entry that Destiny will be performing in Rotterdam representing Malta at Eurovision 2021.
The songwriters and composers who are interested in submitting a music proposal for Eurovision 2021 should send their applications of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The applications must be submitted until October 30 while PBS will answer back providing further instructions on submission and the type of song.
After the Eurovision 2020 cancellation and EBU’s decision not to allow this year’s entries to compete in the 2021 edition, the countries are progressively unveiling their intentions and plans regarding next year’s contest and whether they will stick with their ESC 2020 hopefuls or select new ones. Malta has confirmed that it will stick with its ESC 2020 hopeful Destiny Chukunyere.
The 18 year old act won on February 9 the X-factor Malta talent show and earned the right to represent the country in the 65th edition of the Eurovision Song Contest. Destiny’s entry “All Of My Love” is written by the Symphonix International team, Bernarda Brunovic, Borislav Milanov, Sebastian Arman, Dag Lundberg, Joacim Persson and Cesar Sampson. Cesar Sampson had represented Austria at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2018 and finished third while this is Borislav Milanov’s third entry at this year’s contest.
However, the young talented act saw her Eurovision 2020 journey interrupted by the covid- 19 pandemic as the contest was cancelled. Now she will have a second chance to complete that journey in next year’s edition.
A few words about Destiny
Destiny is a Maltese singer from Birkirkara, Malta. At Junior Eurovision Song Contest 2015, she brought the trophy home representing the country with the entry “Not My Soul”. In 2017, she took part in series 11 of Britain’s Got Talent and finished 6th in the Semi-Final and thus was eliminated. In 2019, Chukunyere appeared on the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 stage in Tel Aviv, Israel as Michela Pace’s backing vocalist for her song, “Chameleon”. The song qualified for the final, finishing in 14th place with 107 points. In February this year she won the X-factor Malta talent show as a contestant in the Girls category, mentored by Ira Losco.
The Eurovision story so far
Malta made its debut in Eurovision Song Contest in 1971 and has participated 31 times until now. Since 1991 it participates every year without being absent. The mediterranean country has not been victorious until now but holds two second places in its record (2002 Ira Losco, Seventh Wonder) and (2005 Chiara Angel). Since the introduction of semi-finals in 2004, it has failed to qualify six times.
In 2018 Christabelle, winner of MESC 2018, represented Malta with her entry Taboo. Despite her energetic performance she failed to reach the final finishing 13rd in the 2nd semi final in Lisbon last May. In 2019 x-factor winner Michela Pace won the right to represent the country in Tel Aviv with her entry “Chameleon” which eventually came 14th in the grand final. Let remember Michela’s performance on Expo Tel Aviv stage last May