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What's In A Dress?

Whether you like or dislike Destiny’s outfit is irrelevant, her outfit is the smallest and most insignificant part about Destiny.


Was there really the need to kick up such a fuss? An outfit can be an important part of an artistic performance but something tells me we’re missing the wood for the trees here.


Destiny is a young talented Maltese rising star who in her short and promising career has already signed a deal with Sony Music, won the Junior Eurovision, served as a backup singer in the Eurovision, reached the semi-final of Britain's Got Talent and won X Factor Malta.


She did all of that before she turned 18. Let that sink in.


At such a young age she’s already got such an impressive CV and now she’s representing our country at the Eurovision. In as many years as Malta has been competing in the Eurovision, I can’t remember feeling so optimistic about our prospects of having a real chance of taking it home.


If you go onto Eurovision World, Destiny just overtook France to get into first place again, with an estimated 18% chance of winning the Eurovision. She has the chance to match other successful Eurovision candidates that represented Malta such as Ira Losco and Chiara. She has the potential and odds to outdo them too.



Destiny is a trailblazer and a champion of female empowerment. Everything from the powerful message behind 'Je Me Casse' to her daring outfit choice to her bubbly and energetic personality is proof of that.


Who are we to stifle this artist’s freedom to express herself? The online commentary about Destiny’s outfit for Eurovision was outrageous and it showcases our inability to allow artists the freedom they need to grow. Isn’t it ironic how the entire population came out singing from their rooftops over Minister Jose Herrera’s inconsiderate comments but then in the same breath made it a point to fill every facebook comment section with fruitless comments of discouragement for one of our brightest artists?


Whether you like or dislike Destiny’s outfit is irrelevant, her outfit is the smallest and most insignificant part about Destiny.


We should focus our attention on her incredible artistic ability. As a nation, our job is to watch her from the comfort of our homes, edge her on, and provide the support she needs every step of the way, not drain her morale and put obstacles in her path.


Best of luck Destiny. Ignore any negativity.


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