Malta’s Destiny released “Je me casse” — her song for Eurovision 2021 — on 15 March, shooting up the betting table and laying claim to her status as a Eurovision front-runner. And now, one month later, she has performed the symphonic version of the song in front of the stunning Fort St. Elmo in Valletta.
“This was one of the greatest experiences in my Eurovision Song Contest journey so far,” she says in a statement. “The fact that I got to work closely with the iconic Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is in itself a great achievement but creating such a rendition and giving me and everyone a different side to ‘Je Me Casse’ gives me goosebumps. I hope people will enjoy this version as much as I enjoyed working on it.”
Destiny performs the symphonic version of ”Je Me Casse”
The acoustic performance of “Je Me Casse” takes place in a very special setting. Destiny performs at Fort St. Elmo, a historic bastion in Malta’s capital. Once a defence to hold back attacks from the Ottomans, it now offers unobstructed views of the glorious harbour and surrounding towns. It’s also home to the National War Museum.
During the performance, Destiny is accompanied by The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra. Its musicians wear masks and maintain social distance as the 18-year-old singer stands tall and proud. She wears a gorgeous dress that looks like it belongs on stage at the world’s great opera houses. It also seems to honour Malta with its gorgeous shade of red.
However, the setting isn’t the only thing that draws your attention. Destiny, who is currently number 1 among bookmakers, presents an impeccable version of her Eurovision song. Destiny is known for her powerful voice and her ability to hit those notes flawlessly. She more than lives up to expectations. The performance conveys Destiny’s message of empowerment and, as with the original, she brings just as much soul and power.
In a recent interview with Wiwibloggs, Destiny said she fell in love with ”Je Me Casse” at first listen. “I started believing in the song from day one. I was like, ‘I need to have this song.’ It literally describes me as a person, everything about me, it fits perfectly to Destiny,” she said. “If there’s true love in music, I fell in love once again.”
Destiny isn’t letting the pressure of the bookies get to her. In fact, the buzz inspires her to give it her all. “These things keep me going. Knowing that I have a nation supporting me and waiting for the day to arrive, I can’t wait to perform,” Destiny explained. “The positive reactions are helping me to work harder and deliver the best performance ever.”
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