Destiny Malta Eurovision 2021 Je Me Casse

This time two weeks, it will be the day after the night before. Of course, the night in question is that of semi-final one. Then we’ll be processing the aftermath, but, for now, all we can do is look into our crystal balls or examine the tea leaves.

Back in March, we asked y’all to vote for your favourites in semi-final one of Eurovision 2021 before rehearsals. After counting a total of 19,655 votes for 16 acts, the results are in.

Poll results: Malta’s Destiny is your favourite to win semi-final one of Eurovision 2021… before rehearsals

She’s rating very highly with both the oddsmakers and fans, so, it’s no surprise to see Malta’s Destiny emerge on top. The “Je Me Casse” singer secured 2,746 votes or 13.97% of all votes cast.

Though it’s certainly a dance floor filler, “Je Me Casse” has a deeper meaning. Its lyrics channel female empowerment and encourage women to pursue their dreams. “It’s not about the fact that men aren’t important in our lives,” she says. “I want to put it out there as a fact — men are important in our lives because they help us a lot. It’s more about women not needing men to be successful, to be strong, to be powerful and to be legendary. We can be powerful and we can be independent without a man.”

In second place, we have The RoopThe Lithuanian band amassed an impressive 1,857 votes. That’s 9.45% of all votes cast. “Discoteque” is already a hit at home, smashing all sorts of streaming and voting records which the trio set themselves only one year earlier with “On Fire”.

Snatching the bronze medal is Azerbaijan’s Efendi. The “Mata Hari” songstress scooped up 1,777 votes or 9.04% of all votes cast.

Rounding out the top five is Cyprus’s Elena Tsagrinou and Croatia’s Albina. The remaining five qualifiers — according to our readers — are Romania’s Roxen, Australia’s Montaigne, Ukraine’s Go_A, Sweden’s Tusse and Israel’s Eden Alene.

Check out the full pre-rehearsal results below.

Results: Who should win the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021?

  1. Malta: Destiny “Je me cases” 13.97% (2,746 votes)
  2. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 9.45% (1,857 votes)
  3. Azerbaijan: Efendi “Mata Hari” 9.04% (1,777 votes)
  4. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou “El Diablo” 8.65% (1,700 votes)
  5. Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock” 8.54% (1,678 votes)
  6. Romania: Roxen “Amnesia” 7.99% (1,571 votes)
  7. Australia: Montaigne “Technicolour” 7.3% (1,435 votes)
  8. Ukraine: Go_A “Shum” 5.58% (1,097 votes)
  9. Sweden: Tusse “Voices” 5.12% (1,006 votes)
  10. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 4.91% (965 votes)
  11. Ireland: Lesley Roy “Maps” 4.76% (936 votes)
  12. Belgium: Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place” 4.25% (836 votes)
  13. Russia: Manizha “Russian Woman” 4.1% (806 votes)
  14. Norway: Tix “Fallen Angel” 3.49% (686 votes)
  15. Slovenia: Ana Soklič “Amen” 2.01% (395 votes)
  16. North Macedonia: Vasil “Here I Stand” 0.83% (164 votes)

Total Votes: 19,655

Do you agree with the results? Is Malta your favourite? Which songs are underrated? Let us know in the comments.

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Note: This poll is just for fun. It is not designed to predict the final result in May. 

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Colin
Colin
1 month ago

Now that all semi 1 reviews are done, I can reveal that my pre-contest semi 1 qualifiers are:

1. Ukraine – 10/10
2. Romania – 9/10
3. Belgium – 9/10
4. Lithuania – 8.5/10
5. Russia – 8/10
6. Norway – 8/10
7. Cyprus – 8/10
8. Croatia – 7.5/10
9. Ireland – 7.5/10
10. Malta – 7/10

But Australia and Azerbaijan both would be among my qualifiers if they were placed in semi 2.

jimmi
jimmi
1 month ago

Absolutely not my favourite. It´s just “Israel 2018 – part 2”

Felipe
Felipe
1 month ago

I still don’t get it. Why are people hyped about this song?

Lemon
Lemon
1 month ago

Lol Keino fans are still b#tthurt ?

Roman
1 month ago

Yes, many men many minds but…Manizha – 13!…??!!?.. Ridiculous
I heard she doesn’t care numbers, standings…but… ridiculous

Chris
Chris
1 month ago

It would be really funny if for once the number one in the odds don’t even qualify. Not gonna happen but still..

Iván el Conquistador
Iván el Conquistador
1 month ago

Plot twist: Imagine Destiny messes up during the performance. Wiwibloggs would either have a meltdown or the LOL of a lifetime.

Eurovisionary
Eurovisionary
1 month ago

Aren’t you tired of too much promotion about Malta…why is it necessary to say about Malta entry situation before rehearsal and then another and another advert after advert..wonder if these sites are payed commission etc…how many countries participating yet again we se adverts after adverts for Destiny…she won jesc back in 2015 that’s ok she doesn’t need to be given too much promotion over other contestants…not fair..it’s sad and boring

Carl
Carl
1 month ago
Reply to  Eurovisionary

advert? this is a poll, p-o-l-l

Like the tens of other polls which take place every other year on this blog..
Hoping to see this same comment when Switzerland or San Marino wins the poll for second semi-final before rehearsals.

Last edited 1 month ago by Carl
Luk
Luk
1 month ago

Poland love you

Shiva
Shiva
1 month ago

I think those 10 might actually be our qualifiers. My personal wish would be for Slovenia to qualify, and Australia out.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

My prediction

  1. Lithuania
  2. Malta
  3. Sweden
  4. Russia
  5. Belgium
  6. Ukraine
  7. Azerbaijan
  8. Cyprus
  9. Romania
  10. Ireland
  11. Croatia
  12. Norway
  13. Israel
  14. Australia
  15. Slovenia
  16. North Macedonia

But my wish: Please this cheap plagiarism from Cyprus out and I don´t understand the hype because of Malta.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Swap Croatia with Azerbaijan and we have a deal lol

Carl
Carl
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

I believe hype is being overused here. Nobody is hyping over Malta. It’s just first in the odds which may all change in a week. But I believe there are several people who are liking the song for a number of reasons. My opinion: the song has a nice upbeat tune, the electro swing genre, it’s a banger, and obv. Destiny herself and her vocals!! She can easily pull it off and sell it to the audience with her charisma! I’m sold.

Stephanie
Stephanie
1 month ago

Am I the only one who thinks that Slovenia could do well by the juries? Of course the televote will be a complete other story.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I can see juries going for it yeah.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

You’re not the only one actually. I think a lot of eurofans are thinking the same. Ana is one of the most talented and impressive singers this year. Unfortunately, it is just so sad that she doesn’t compete with a song better than Amen…

Last edited 1 month ago by Ellen
Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

I think that in semi2 Slovenia would have an even harder time (and I know I’m the only person here that believes this) because of all the slow ballads, so maybe they have a chance to qualify (20%, it’s not much, but it’s at least something to have faith in)

Paul
Paul
1 month ago
Reply to  Stephanie

Slovenia will be the big surprise … like North Macedonia in 2019 ????

Last edited 1 month ago by Paul
Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago

My prediction for this semi : 1)Malta: Jury Top 3 , Televote Top 3 , Overall Top 3 2)Sweden: Jury Top 3 , Televote 6-12, Overall Top 5 3)Cyprus: Jury Top 6 , Televote Top 6 , Overall Top 5 4)Romania : Jury Top 6 , Televote 4-12 Overall: Top 7 5)Lithuania: Jury 7-12 , Televote Top 3 Overall: Top 7 6)Azerbaijan: Jury 7-12 , Televote 4-12 Overall: Top 10 7)Ukraine: Jury 7-12 , Televote:4-10, Overall Top 10 8)Israel: Jury 4-12 , Televote: 7-12 Overall: 7-12 9)Russia: Jury 7-12 , Televote:4-12 Overall : 7-12 10)Norway: Jury:7-16 , Televote:4-10 Overall:7-14 11)Ireland:… Read more »

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

I am not sure about Cyprus’ qualification. If Tamta (2019) placed 9th (WITH GREECE) at the semi final, i can’t see Elena making it to the final. Exept if there will be a fuego level performance (but not a copy of it)!

Also i think Belgium will qualify thanks to juries!

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

If Eurojury is anything to go by , Belgium may not do great with juries .

They need to be Top 5 with jury to go through .

If Tamta with a weird staging n bad vocals can make it , Elena definitely will.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

Belgium: I hope so !

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

At least Elena has a good voice

Tamta killed the song in the semi, so an NQ was possible and fair then

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

I feel really sad for Manizha! Russia deserves to be in the final this year guys!

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Rob

To be honest, it’s Russia, think about the possible high placement by Croatia, Slovenia and Ukraine and the most likely douze points by Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Lithuania (but will it be enough?)

Bruh
Bruh
1 month ago

Azeri’s voting for their own country is laughable, Efendi isn’t heading to the final.

Lyle
Lyle
1 month ago

Seems quite fair, though I’d swap Azerbaijan for Slovenia, Sweden for Russia and Israel for Ireland tbh

Leo M
Leo M
1 month ago

Malta will win the the jury vote here with Lithuania topping televote. Malta will probably just edge overall winner in this semi. Cyprus will get 3rd

Volcano
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

Same thoughts

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Leo M

No, Cyprus will get much lower….

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Some people like it, so I guess you’re not one of them (that doesn’t change the fact that Elena will place in the top5 and possibly top3)

mark dowd
mark dowd
1 month ago

Although it’s a strong semi and Malta will waltz to victory, it’s protected from its big rivals: France, Switzerland, Italy until the Grand Final. Feeling that Malta will still be waiting for that first win come midnight on 22 may.

Carl
Carl
1 month ago
Reply to  mark dowd

I agree with you, although it all depends on the staging.

Malta has revealed nothing about staging and Destiny has never performed her original song live yet (other than acoustic versions) so it’s all a surprise (a good one I must admit). What keeps me very hopeful is knowing Destiny has charisma and great live vocals.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago

I thought Manizha would be in the top 10 of this poll. That’s surprising. And tbh, I’m also surprised to see Australia that high. I didn’t expected it.

Kristian
Kristian
1 month ago
Reply to  Ellen

Montaigne or her delegation probably tweeted this poll and got extra votes .

Sot
Sot
1 month ago
Reply to  Kristian

Orrrrrrr people like her song!

JulianA
JulianA
1 month ago

Probably she will win semi, but All contest sorry , no, there are much more deserving songs this year. I like her, her voice, but song ….

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago

Let’s be honest, Azerbaijan will be nowhere close lmao

Serena00
Serena00
1 month ago
Reply to  Jamie

I’d say they’re borderline qualifier

WannaEatMySpaghetti
WannaEatMySpaghetti
1 month ago
Reply to  Serena00

I would even say Efendi might stay in semi. I hope so. Not because of her but because of this trash song. When I see fans voting for it but not for Belgium or Russia I’m really wondering what are those people listening to in everyday life.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Sorry, Cyprus is so much more trash than Azerbaijan….

Roodi
Roodi
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

Cyprus is good produced and Elena has charisma and is a good singer.Efendi has no charisma att all.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago

Belgium and Russia are amount my favourites

The truth
The truth
1 month ago

And let the hate comments start.

Alex
Alex
1 month ago

trash top 3 except for Malta.

Jamie
Jamie
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

Prepare to be downvoted to eternity, sir.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Alex

You don’t need to be that rude with the other entries.

Vytautas
Vytautas
1 month ago

I hope these will qualify:

  1. Lithuania
  2. Romania
  3. Malta
  4. Australia
  5. Croatia
  6. Sweden
  7. Israel
  8. Slovenia
  9. Azerbaijan
  10. Norway

I won’t be surprised if some of these won’t qualify though. Most likely it will Australia, Slovenia and Norway. A bloodbath semi-final, will be lots of tears on May 18.

Sot
Sot
1 month ago

REACTION TO THE RESULTS

  1. Malta (Expected)
  2. Lithuania (Wow, great! I’m hopeful for a similar position irl)
  3. Azerbaijan (Hmm, Azeri fans)
  4. Cyprus (3rd or 4th, same thing basically)
  5. Croatia (Not sure about this one, definitely not expected though)
  6. Romania (Yikes, I thought she would be at least 4th)
  7. Australia (YESSS GO MONTAIGNE)
  8. Ukraine (YESSSSSSS GO GO_A)
  9. Sweden (Expected and deserved)
  10. Israel (Same position in the real semi, more or less)
  11. Ireland (Noooo so close)
  12. Belgium (*P A I N*)
  13. Russia (Oh, poor Manizha… I’m sorry but I expected it ;-;)
  14. Norway (Expected)
  15. Slovenia (Expected)
  16. North Macedonia (Guess what: Expected)
Last edited 1 month ago by Sot
Luke A
Luke A
1 month ago

Swap Sweden and Azerbaijan for Ireland and Belgium and that’s my perfect semi one qualifiers

Berco
Berco
1 month ago

Azeri entry is just overrated, I think it is gonna struggle to qualify in this compelling semi.

Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago
Reply to  Berco

I think it will make it, but if it goes to the final it will probably struggle against other similar songs. I would say San Marino and Serbia are in a similar category. If all three are there, I predict one will do very well, another mid-tier, and the third close to the bottom. That’s usually what happens with these types of songs, in recent years. One outshines the others by a lot.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Sophia

AZ really shouldn’t, it’s a mess in my opinion and recycling everything from last year. Countries that are fresh and trying this year shouldn’t lose out to them imo and it all be a massive injustice if that happens.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Berco

Overrated is Cyprus….

Ted
Ted
1 month ago

Russia is literally my favorite in this Semi. I don’t have single doubt she’s going through. Who I worry the most is Cyprus and Romania. They might be shocking non qualifiers. Giving thought to voting history and countries in this semi and running order…. we all know we’ll have some shock.

The truth
The truth
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

Well Russia is not my favourite. However, I hope it does qualify. I think it clearly deserves being in the final.

Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

I doubt it. From what I’ve seen so far, they are very strong vocally live.

Badwoolfgirl
Badwoolfgirl
1 month ago
Reply to  Ted

I think cyprus will be fine, despite not having greece in the same semi final. I’m actually more worried about Romania because I’m getting similar vibes from songs like Here Them Calling and Blackbird which were dark toned fan favorites that didn’t qualify. On one hand, it does stand out from the flood of female bops but it could hurt it too. I don’t know, we can only wait until the show.

hgfjd
hgfjd
1 month ago

Okay fair results, absolutely agree with Malta, but Russia is being underrated here

Una
Una
1 month ago

Today is a day full of surprises in the wiwimilieu. Just joking 🙂

Briekimchi
Briekimchi
1 month ago

Russia coming 13th whilst Malta coming 1st.
Just wow.

Carl
Carl
1 month ago
Reply to  Briekimchi

I’m sorry but Malta coming 1st has nothing to do with Russia coming 13th.

I agree that Russia should be in the top 10 or even further up for sure!

Darren
1 month ago

I think Azerbaijan is heading for an NQ, so too might Australia. Replace Australia and Azerbaijan with Ireland and Israel/Russia and I think it will be more likely.

Malta
Sweden
Cyprus
Ukraine
Lithuania
Russia
Romania
Belgium
Ireland
Israel/Croatia
9th-12th place will be heartbreaking, as I predict it will be extremely close.

Mr X
Mr X
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Sorry, but Israel or Croatia will never beat Azerbaijan.

Darren
1 month ago
Reply to  Mr X

If there is justice in the world, they should

ROXELANA
ROXELANA
1 month ago
Reply to  Darren

Why so much hate?

sam
sam
1 month ago

why did no one vote for manizha? absolutely tasteless

ESC Joe
ESC Joe
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Maybe they just don’t like the song? I’m not against Manhiza’s song, it’s just that people do have their own opinions.

Carl
Carl
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

Whilst I agree with the first three countries, in my opinion Russia should be much further up the list (and Ireland). Anyway, I’m sure she will be further up nonetheless.

Last edited 1 month ago by Carl
Sophia
Sophia
1 month ago
Reply to  sam

I voted for her!