Junior Eurovision 2015 – Malta

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Broadcaster Website:http://www.tvm.com.mtJESC TVM Website:http://www.tvm.com.mt/mt/junior-eurovision

 

Destiny
Artist:Destiny Chukunyere
Song:Not My Soul
Age:14 years
Composer(s):Destiny Chukunyere, Elton Zarb
Writer(s):Destiny Chukunyere, Matthew (Muxu) Mercieca
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Biography

Destiny Chukunyere is 14 years old and she is currently a student at ‘Our Lady Immaculate School’ in Ħamrun. She has been singing for the past years and is being tutored by IVA Instructor Maria Abdilla; apart from her passion towards singing, Destiny loves acting too.

Despite her young age, Destiny has already won several awards in Malta, including the best interpretation award in the ‘Singer Stage International Festival’, and the overall Grand Prix amongst the participants from seven different countries. She also represented Malta in Sanremo for the International Grand Finals in the Ariston Theatre in May 2013, where she triumphed, winning the overall Grand Prix of the 5th edition of this competition.

Her music career went from strength to strength in September 2014 when she participated in the Konkors Kanzunetta Indipendenza Junior with her first original track ‘Festa T’Ilwien’, which was written by Emil Calleja Bayliss to Mark Spiteri Lucas’ composition. Here she placed third.

Later, Destiny also managed to win the ‘Singer of the Year’ in a competition organized by ErSeb Productions. By virtue of winning the competition, she won the right to represent Malta in FYR of Macedonia in October of 2014. Her participation in the ‘Asterix Original Song Festival’ was another success as she emerged victorious with her original entry ‘Live & Let Live’, once again penned by Emil Calleja Bayliss and composed by Mark Spiteri Lucas.

After this experience, another opportunity came knocking on Destiny’s door when she auditioned for ‘Next Generation’ on Sky Italia, after passing the audition stage, Destiny went on to compete in the finals where she managed yet another victory – which allowed her to sing at a concert in Verona!

Representing Malta in the Junior Eurovision has always been something Destiny aspired to and wished to do. In July, she was amongst one of the twenty finalists in the Malta Junior Eurovision; once again she managed to triumph amongst some of Malta’s best talents and thus won the right to represent Malta in Sofia.

Destiny draws her inspiration from various artists, but Beyonce and Aretha Franklin have triggered the thrill of music in her life. Destiny’s main goal is to make people happy through music and her motto is “never give up in life and always follow your dream no matter the circumstances”. For Destiny, Junior Eurovision is a stepping stone for all the children; to help them bring out their singing talents, and this experience will definitely enrich her personality and her singing talent, whilst fulfilling her ambition to keep on building up her music career.

Destiny keeps on thriving to better herself and she is well focused on her career. She has a number of upcoming events planned both locally and also internationally. Her bubbly, kind hearted and determined character helps her in many ways. Her dream is to continue improving within her area of expertise and hopes that one day she becomes a great music artist.

Source: junioreurovision.tv

National Selection

Malta Junior Eurovision Song Contest – MJESC (July 11, 2015)

  1. Nicole Frendo – I’m not the Only One
  2. Raisa Marie Micallef – Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  3. Sara Micallef – Respect
  4. Nicole Sciberras – I  Will Be
  5. Veronica Rotin – Mama Knows Best
  6. Ilenia Camilleri – One Night Only
  7. Francesca Dimech – Blank Space
  8. Aidan Cassar – Kemm hu Sabim
  9. Christina Magrin – I Surrender
  10. Thea Aquilina – That’s Life
  11. Andy Shaw – The Script Breakeven
  12. Sarah Farrugia – Skinny Love
  13. Kelsey Farrugia – Strange Birds
  14. Destiny Chukunyere – Think
  15. Gabrielle Portelli – I Could Have Danced all Night
  16. Haley Azzopardi – And I’m Telling You
  17. Amy Marie Borg – Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again
  18. Rebecca Scicluna Rizzo – Yours
  19. Isaac Mercieca – Mama
  20. Victoria Sciberras – Feeling Good


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Videos:
 Official Video Live at National Final Winner’s Reprise

Lyrics:

English

Feel the fire, in you soul, it let’s you know, you will never, never be alone

Creating moments, do your own thing, I’m not trying to fit in
they say sugar and spice, makes everything nice, but that don’t count for me

Everything means nothing if you don’t love what you got in your heart
you feel it in your soul , you can never let it go , I want the world to know

They can take away the rhythm
They can take away the gold
but they can never take away
no they can never take away my soul
no no no , not my soul x4

Now take a minute, can you hear it, its the sound of your dreams
you know glitter and bling, it don’t mean a thing I’m the queen of my soul

Everything means nothing if you don’t love what you got in your heart
you feel it in your soul , you can never let it go , I want the world to know

They can take away the rhythm
They can take away the gold
but they can never take away
no they can never take away my soul
no no no , not my soul x4

Try to take away my soul, but what you don’t know,
there’s no way ey ey ey
Never take, never take
no they can never take away my soul
no no no , not my soul x 4