The moment all Malta eagerly awaits year after year is finally here. Well, almost here as tonight we got to experience the first of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 semi-finals.
Destiny – Eurovision Song Contest 2021 The journey so far.
Destiny was chosen to represent Malta in 2020, but that never happened due to Covid. This was very disappointing, not only for Destiny and all the other singers but also for the Maltese public. Just in case you are not aware, the Maltese public, in general, loves the Eurovision Song Contest. Every year hopes rise high. So far Malta managed to get into the second and third places a couple of times before, but never the top spot. Destiny was going to represent Malta in 2020 with the song ‘All Of My Love’. Watch the video below.
Destiny and Year 2021
Suddenly after a long year of ups and downs, we’re in 2021. But now we have vaccines and have a better knowledge of Covid, so the game is on. Then in March, we hear for the first time Malta’s entry sung by Destiny ‘Je Me Casse’. And boy what a surprisingly refreshing change to Malta’s usual choice of songs. It becomes a hit with the Maltese public straight away.
The heat is on and Destiny quickly became a favorite to win. The song and the accompanying ‘hot’ video are a hit over socials, with a whopping 8M+hits and counting on Youtube.
In May, Destiny leaves Malta with her entourage and heads off to Rotterdam for her rehearsals for the big night the week to follow. She hits all local news outlets, except ours, and her costume creates a social media frenzy. To place it simply, people did not like her pink costume. Now that the night is on, here is our view of Destiny’s pink costume in just three words, we loved it!
Next rehearsal Destiny shows herself in a silver costume and pink boots. We love the silver costume too, but the boots don’t really match.
But then the final dress rehearsal comes along and Destiny seems to be complete, silver dress with silver boots and stuns everyone. Interpretation, attitude, and energy portray a true star that will shine long after this contest is over.
The Night Arrives
So we are finally here, the night all Malta awaits and we know Destiny will be closing the show. The show is being presented by Nikkie de Jager, Chantal Janzen, Jan Smit and Edsilia Rombley. In total sixteen songs will be competing for the ten spots in the finals up for grabs tonight. But at the time of writing Ireland is about to go on. So far we’ve seen some fascinating costumes and gimmicks including a Russian Doll costume and CGI magic effects but none of the songs we’ve heard so far are ones we like much. Ireland is currently finishing off its song and this is the first one that we like here at Entertainment Malta.
This is followed by a ‘Lady Gaga’ soundalike with a devilish theme and exactly after an act that had time to work on his angelic wings! We are currently listening to Croatia and we like this song too. Another song we like is that of Israel which hits a whopping B6 note, the highest note in Eurovision history. Azerbaijan also provides us with a song we like.
Finally, the moment we’ve been waiting for arrives and the presenters introduce Destiny. From the first shot, Destiny rules the TV screen in her silver dress and her interpretation throughout is simply fantastic. Great voice, full of energy, and flawless. Otherwise in just one word; WOW! Watch tonight’s performance hereunder:
The First 10 Finalists
Here are the first 10 Finalists in the order as announced on television but an order, which is random and not reflecting actual official placings:
Norway: TIX – Fallen Angel
Israel: Eden Alene – Set Me Free
Russia: Manizha – Russian Woman
Azerbaijan: Efendi – Mata Hari
Malta: Destiny – Je me Casse
Lithuania: The Roop – Discoteque
Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou – El Diablo
Sweden: Tusse – Voices
Belgium: Hooverphonic – The Wrong Place
Ukraine: GO_A – Shum
While we are happy to see Malta making it through the finals, it is a little disappointing to see Ireland and Croatia leave the competition at this point.
On Thursday we will get to know the second batch of semi-finalist songs, completing the list of songs making it through to the finals on Saturday night. As for the finals and Destiny – Eurovision Song Contest Winner? What do you think?