The Malta Independent 19 June 2021, Saturday

‘We’re not invisible’ – Destiny’s manager plays down dress controversy

Tuesday, 11 May 2021, 14:17 Last update: about 2 months ago

The ruckus that erupted on the dress chosen by Malta’s representative at the Eurovision Song Contest for her first rehearsal has not subsided yet, and the singer’s manager Howard Keith has come up in her defence, saying that “Destiny sounded absolutely great” and “not everyone can pull this off so flawlessly”.

So much criticism was levelled at the singer and her team for the pink outfit that was used during the rehearsal in Rotterdam on Sunday, with many taking to the social media to suggest that a more appropriate dress should have been selected. Destiny was defended by others who said that, after all, it’s the song that counts.

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The singer herself has also reacted, saying that she felt good.

Today it was the turn of her manager who, in a long post on Facebook, spoke about an “exaggerated reaction”, adding that after a long time Malta is among one of the favourites to win the contest. What is unfortunate is that people spoke about the image, and not her voice or the song.

The last time Malta placed second was in 2005, he wrote. This year “we are not invisible” and “everyone is talking about Malta”.

After several messages, all I can say is Destiny sounded absolutely great & not everyone can pull this off so...

Posted by Howard Keith Debono on Tuesday, 11 May 2021
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