Malta Eurovision 2021: How Malta could win with Destiny the underdog

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Fans are already excitedly prespring for Eurovision-themed parties at the weekend, and in anticipation, companies have named the favourites to win Eurovision 2021. The huge event will be broadcast on the BBC tonight (May 22) and most people are betting on Italy to be winners with their entry band Måneskin. But Malta’s chosen performer, Destiny, is also being noticed as a great talent. The singer also has a lot of experience behind her which could definitely see her being crowned the winner on the night.

At only 18, Destiny has even appeared on Britain’s Got Talent.

In 2017, when she was only 15, she finished sixth in the second semi-final of the shows after wowing audiences with her voice.

She’s clearly used to being on a stage and has a talent for singing, so it’s not a surprise that Malta currently has 4/1 odds of winning the competition.

But the country is still behind Italy and France in the odds listings, according to Ladbrokes.

Although Destiny didn’t win Britain’s Got Talent, she did win X Factor Malta, where she was mentored by Eurovision legend Ira Losco.

This means she has a lot more favourable experience than most of the other contenders do.

The youngster has always dreamed of appearing on the Eurovision stage and producing the first victory for her country.

According to European Broadcasting Union, she even won a Junior Contest for Malta in 2015, which sparked her huge ambitions.

The publication explained that Team Destiny decided to produce a dance floor filler with a feel-good factor.

Je Me Casse was the result of this, and fans are eager to hear Destiny perform it on stage.

Destiny added that her five biggest musical idols are Lizzo, Beyonce, Aretha Franklin, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion.

Italy’s odds are currently most promising, and a clip posted days ago by Eurovision to YouTube has racked up almost 480,000 views.

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Jessica O’Reilly of Ladbrokes said: “Eurovision betting is wide open this year and punters currently favour Maneskin to land the spoils for Italy, but it’s going to be a tight with France and Malta also proving incredibly popular bets.”

She added: “Unfortunately it’s the same old story for the UK and it’s almost certainly going to be another disappointing song contest.”

Bulgaria (2/1) is the current favourite to emerge as the winner of the second semi-final, with Iceland (9/4) and Switzerland (5/2) also in serious contention.

The Eurovision Final takes place on Saturday, May 22 at 8pm on BBC One.

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