She’s the 18-year-old star who fans of Junior Eurovision and Eurovision have watched mature into a vocal powerhouse. And later today Destiny will show the world what she’s been up to in recent months as she unveils her Eurovision 2021 song for Malta. Her video goes live at 17:00 CET.
Ahead of the release, Maltese broadcaster TVM kindly let us watch her official music video via a Zoom call. What we saw was an explosion of colour and style, with bright costumes and high energy. The sound smacks of The Charleston dance craze which was popularized in the 1920s. Some may associate that sound with Electro Velvet at Eurovision 2015, but this is an elevated, more contemporary take on the genre.
Fans often associate Destiny with the big soul sound of her song “Not My Soul”, and she’s frequently drawn comparisons to Aretha Franklin (who she famously covered on Britain’s Got Talent). But with her Eurovision 2021 song we’re getting more of a Beyoncé vibe — replete with the themes of female empowerment.
This past Monday, the “All of My Love” singer took to Instagram to celebrate International Women’s Day, posting a series of photos featuring the women who inspire her. One of the photos featured the caption “ladies, if you feel like flaunting tonight, it’s alright” — which some fans speculated could be a lyric from Malta’s Eurovision 2021 song. And they’d be right. There is a clear call for women to be strong and live life on their own terms.
Are you excited to watch Destiny’s official video in a few hours? Are you glad that she’s playing in a new genre? Let us know what you’re thinking in the comments box down below.
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