Destiny Chukunyere was a familiar face at the X Factor Malta auditions broadcast on TVM this week. She gave a faultless and impressive and soulful performance of the Jennifer Hudson song Giving Myself.
Destiny sailed through to the next phase and received four YES votes from the judges.
Destiny won the 2015 Junior Eurovision Song Contest for Malta with Not My Soul. She also had success in Britain’s Got Talent where she made it to the Live Semi-final shows.
Ira Losco feat. Michela have released a much anticipated brand new song and video clip together. The track is titled Cannonball. It is a high powerful and raucous pop/rock song packed with energy and fun and top vocals by the girls.
Ira was a judge on X Factor in Malta where Michela won the competition and went on to represent Malta at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest with Chameleon.
Ira of course represented Malta twice on the Eurovision stage in 2002 with 7th Wonder and in 2016 with Walk On Water.
Michela released her long awaited Eurovision song for Malta, Chameleon, and the music video this week. Let us focus on Michela and her upbeat and quirky song and video.
A lot of people were expecting a ballad and so it is a nice surprise (particularly in a Eurovision where there are a lot of serious songs) that Michela gives us this happy vibe with a contemporary and radio friendly song. Chameleon has a Latin and reggaetón feel and you can imagine listening and dancing to this on the beach during the summer.
Chameleon is composed and produced by the Symphonics team, who have been very successful at Eurovision in recent years. Let us hope that record continues in Israel. The song was recorded and mixed in Austria, Sweden and Malta.
The video clip is beautifully produced and was filmed entirely in Malta courtesy of the broadcaster, PBS.
Michela will now focus on her promotion for Chameleon over the weeks leading up to the Eurovision in Tel Aviv in May.
Michela won the X Factor in Malta and gained massive popularity with her crystal clear and soulful vocals. Prior to the X Factor, Michela had success in competitions in Lithuania and spent some time in England working on her development as an artist. She even worked with a producer of Rihanna.
You can see the video for Chameleon below as well as some of Michela’s highlights from the X Factor tv series.
The X Factor Malta live shows began yesterday with 12 acts taking to the stage. Unfortunately, we had to say goodbye to two of those acts. Franklin Calleja (from the Overs category) and Kayati (from the Groups) were eliminated.
The 10 acts remaining are –
There will be three more live shows to determine the winning act and who will represent Malta at the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Israel in May.
Let us see the 10 remaining acts in action.
Let us not forget the performances of Kayati and Franklin also –
The X Factor Malta finalists have finally been confirmed. The Judges Houses round of the competition has concluded and the four categories have the artists confirmed for the live shows that begin next week –
ESC Covers will bring more details through the week about the four different categories.