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  • Writer's pictureMiles Glaspole

Destiny releases 'Je Me Casse' - Malta's song for 2021

At long last, Malta has unveiled its 2021 Eurovision Song Contest entry 'Je Me Casse', set to be performed by Maltese singer and Junior Eurovision winner, Destiny, who makes her return after originally being selected to perform in 2020.

The song was released via the official Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel, and was written by Malin Christin, Amanuel Dermont, Nicklas Eklund and Pete Barringer and is a contemporary pop song with a 1920s swing twist.

Soon after Destiny released her 2020 entry, 'All of My Love', the song proved popular with fans for her vocals and its contemporary pop sound. The song later polled at 149th in the most recent edition of the Eurovision Song Contest Top 250 (ESC250) fan poll.

Born in Malta in 2002 to a Nigerian father and a Maltese mother, Destiny rose to prominence in Malta after winning the 2015 edition of the Junior Eurovision Song Contest, with her song 'Not My Soul'. In the following years, she was awarded a Maltese Medal for Service to the Republic, reached the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent, and later provided backing vocals for Michela Pace at the 2019 contest in Tel Aviv.

In 2020, Destiny won X Factor Malta, which is used to determine the island nation’s entrant for the Contest. At 18 years old, she is the second-youngest performer at this year’s contest behind Greece’s entrant, Stefania.

Destiny will perform in the second half of the first semi-final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, due to be held in Rotterdam on 18 May.


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