WATCH: Royal welcome for Destiny – JESC winner 2015

Junior Eurovision 2015 Song Contest winner Destiny Chukunyere was met with wild cheering and enthusiasm, song, applause and a band at the airport when this afternoon she returned to Malta. The arrivals area was jam-packed with people waiting to greet her, including children with flower bouquets as the young song ambassador returned home after her singing success.

Destiny’s satisfaction at the mass greeting was very visible as she returned with her parents, her teachers Maria Abdilla and Roberta Debono and the lyricist and the music-composer of her winning song, Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca and Elton Zarb. They were accompanied by the head of the Maltese delegation Anton Attard, PBS Executive Head who had a principle role in the festival’s production.

Also awaiting Destiny was a double-decker bur prepared for the celebrations.

Yesterday evening the call of “Malta” resounded around Europe after a dream evening for young Destiny Chukunyere and the winning contingent. For the second time in three years a young Maltese singer topped the Junior Eurovision Song Contest classification with country after country awarding maximum and high points for Destiny’s performance.

The song ‘Not my soul’ had already been highlighted as being one of the favourites and yesterday enthralled the packed audience in Sofia, Bulgaria.

The song, written by Destiny herself together with Matt ‘Muxu’ Mercieca with music by Elton Zarb and Destiny’s singing amassed 185 points followed by Armenia with 176 points and Slovenia with 112 points. This year there was 17 country participants with Australia and Ireland participating for the first time.

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