Destiny Je Me Casse Malta Eurovision 2021

The Wiwi Jury — our in-house team of music unprofessionals — is reviewing and rating the 39 competing songs in Eurovision 2021. Next we head to Malta where Destiny has “Je me casse”. Did it make us want to get out of here or stick around? Read on to find out!

Destiny – “Je me casse”

“Je me casse” reviews

Pablo: This should be the textbook example of how to properly find your adult musical style after achieving childhood notoriety. “Je me casse” is the perfect way to both showcase Destiny’s talents without forcing her to either be put in a box or be pushed to a direction that feels foreign to her. The Roarin’ Twenties beat works perfectly as a unique uptempo angle, and neither the message nor the energy clash with each other. Destiny offers the perfect fusion of power, independence and fun, and in turn, offers a very high-quality contribution to the new Maltese era in Eurovision.

Score: 9

Renske: For an 18-year-old, Destiny not only has a strong voice, but also a very recognisable one. Immediately, when you start to play any song sung by her, you know it’s Destiny. This also poses a risk when you go to Eurovision as such a young performer after doing all these other television shows as Junior Eurovision, X Factor Malta and Britain’s Got Talent. Do we love “Je me casse” for the song or for Destiny? A performer can do a lot for a song, but Destiny might just outperform the song in the end, which might make “Je me casse”, regardless of how how strong it is, forgettable in itself.

Score: 7.5

Deban: Malta is a small island nation packed with many vocal talents. And even within this highly competitive field, Destiny is a cut above her peers. Vocally, she always delivers! But she’s more than just a vocalist — she’s a captivating performer. Whilst my desire for “Je me casse” remains lukewarm, my love for Miss Chukunyere is immeasurable. Also, the fandom hasn’t been this excited since Ira Losco slayed on stage with her baby bump. I am excited too. Destiny Chukunyere gives Malta renewed hope and is a real contender to bag the Eurovision trophy.

Score: 8

Tom: A strong song, “Je me casse” will stand out from the pack even with quite a few up-tempo tracks on the roster this year. The Charleston style beat is infectious, Destiny’s voice is unreal and this will continue to be in my playlist long after the contest ends this year. However, that being said, I am surprised it is touted as such a big contender to win. Though it is a solid entry, yet again, I think Destiny’s talents are better than the song. Destiny will have to do something major in the final for “Je me casse” to take the top spot but she should still get Malta’s best finish since 2005.

Score: 7

Natalie: Destiny needed a song that could match her talents in voice and stage presence, and I reckon they’ve delivered. There’s energy and self-assurance in spades here, and it never lets up – it grows spectacularly throughout the song which was a great move. The brass was a really nice edition too — they really set the tone and act like a herald to announce that a queen is claiming her throne. Is it winner? Well, it really will come down to the staging and performance. They really need something that will carry the shameless, indignant message of the song without being too cliché and kitschy. Could it hold its own on a playlist with “Euphoria” and “Arcade”? I think so. And if there’s one performer who can easily wield the burden of early favourite and carry it through, it’s definitely Destiny.

Score: 9.5

Destiny – “Je me casse” rankings

In the Wiwi Jury we have 24 jurors but only have room for five reviews. The remaining scores are below:

Antranig: 9.5

Calvin: 9

Diego: 8.5

Erdi: 6

Esma: 9

Jonathan: 9

Jordi: 9.5

Josh: 7.5

Julian: 9

Kristín: 8

Lauren: 9

Lucy: 7

Luis: 9.5

Oliver: 10

Robyn: 7

Ron: 7

Sebastian: 9

Tobias: 8

William: 8

We have removed the highest and lowest scores prior to calculating the average. This is to remove outliers and potential bias. We have removed a low of 6 and a high of 10.

Wiwi Jury verdict: 8.39/10

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Anthony Deguara
Anthony Deguara
4 months ago

My choice is Destiny and MALTA all the way Destiny has such talent and vocals are very powerful I think it is right to say that MALTA have a star and a furture ambassador for the island she will rock on the 18th and 22nd of May 2021. Go Destiny Malta and Europe are Behind you all the way top points and a record of so many 12 points from all over Europe. A star is Born. ?

Richy
Richy
4 months ago

I’m sorry but her song is like a bad try to get “Netta” effect. However, back than it was unique and “Toy” was revolutionary. You could like it or not – but you coudn’t ignore or borded from it. “Je Me Casse” is just not a really good or catchy song…

Richy
Richy
4 months ago

No hater here, but I really don’t understand the hype… The song sounds like 1000 other songs Ive heard and nothing special… Very sad the ESC turned into 80s song contest instead of the Unique and revolutionary contest it used to be…

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
4 months ago

Destiny is 10th in my top 39, with a rating of 9/10. But, I predict that Malta will end up being 3rd in the final.

Skiwalko
Skiwalko
4 months ago

I don’t want my review to boil down to “oh, it’s overhyped”, or “Destiny is good, the song is meh”, but… yeah, it’s a little true. Malta wants to win this year, and who can blame them? I certainly don’t. And truth be told, “Je me casse” is a not too shabby attempt at victory – reasonably catchy, commercially meaningful, synthetically sassy. It’s even kind enough to find time for a dramatic bridge filled with vocal acrobatics, as if we didn’t know that Destiny is a sonic force majeure, capable of captivating the audience without reaching for those high notes.… Read more »

Last edited 4 months ago by Skiwalko
Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Skiwalko

“Reasonably catchy, commercially meaningful, synthetically sassy”. That’s a perfect definition. It’s like Malta built an equation to try to find what would please the middle ground juror and televoter.

Héctor
Héctor
4 months ago

The song isn’t a masterpiece but it is good enough and interesting, bringing something fresh and uplifting without falling into the plastic and artificial standards of some entries like Cyprus, Moldova, Azerbaijan or San Marino. However, it’s Destiny herself the one who elevates “Je me casse” to a higher level and the reason why Malta is 1st in the betting odds. Malta is for sure preparing a killer staging so they might take the trophy. Personally I see a winner in Destiny but not in her song. Probably this is what the UK would have wanted back in 2015 with… Read more »

Doris
Doris
4 months ago

Who can even remember the verses of that annoying song ?

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
4 months ago

the song per se is absolutely horrendous, but the package is worthy of the first place trophy. destiny sells it off very well with her liveliness and charisma. even though this isn’t a song i’d listen to, i’d very much rather see her win than most other acts. we’re getting out of a pandemi lovato after over a year, we deserve a fun winner!

Fred
Fred
4 months ago

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Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago

Gold star.

Sot
Sot
4 months ago

Wiwi Juries’ current TOP 37 France (8.73) ~ My 6th Malta (8.39) ~ My 22nd San Marino (8.2) ~ My 1st Lithuania (7.89) ~ My 5th Italy (7.7) ~ My 2nd (=) Ireland (7.7) ~ My 20th Cyprus (7.45) ~ My 17th Iceland (7.39) ~ My 8th Finland (7.34) ~ My 11th Ukraine (7.32) ~ My 7th Russia (7.18) ~ My 13th Sweden (7.14) ~ My 31st Romania (6.95) ~ My 23rd Moldova (6.93) ~ My 9th The Netherlands (6.86) ~ My 33rd Australia (6.84) ~ My 19th Greece (6.82) ~ My 4th (=) United Kingdom (6.82) ~ My 15th… Read more »

Ang
Ang
4 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Sot, I just want to say thanks. Every time Wiwiblogs gives a score, you go to the trouble of writing the list of all their results, making it easy for us to compare. Every time.l! That’s commitment & thoughtfulness combined. Wiwiblogs should be adding it to their blog post. I really appreciate you doing it. ??

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 months ago

Destiny elevates this song into the stratosphere. The song itself takes a while to get going, but once the charleston-esque dance kicks in, it becomes a lot of fun. Malta is my third favourite this year. I would be very happy to see them finally win after various near misses.

Fred
Fred
4 months ago

This should be around 6.5 nothing special.

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  Fred

It would be already too much.

Vic
Vic
4 months ago

William notation ?

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago

Plot twist: Barbara is still in the lead. So it’s a two horce facendo with WiwiJury this year: France Vs Switzerland. Whoever is going to win, I’ll be happy

Viggz
Viggz
4 months ago
Reply to  Giolo

Wiwibloggs usually save their favourite song for the last. What I remember of the three last year did Israel 2018, Netherlands 2019, and Germany 2020 won the wiwibloggs jury score and they were uploaded last. So maybe it will be Switzerland this year but who knows, maybe it can be a twist or exception this year.

Kristian
Kristian
4 months ago
Reply to  Viggz

In 2017 , Belgium was uploaded last but didn’t win the Wiwijury . Switzerland is unlikely to beat France but could be 2nd.

Ana
Ana
4 months ago

I am not a fan of Destiny.. yes, she is talented, but often she oversings her songs and the covers she’s doing and that doesn’t sound good to me.. I think that she is way too young to sing about female empowerment and dress not according to her age, since she hasn’t got the proper experience to deliver it genuinely.. the whole package isn’t right for me.. it doesn’t feel sincere, but rehearsed.. don’t like her #destinedfor greatness.. it’s a bit much.. the song is ok, but that’s it

pooky1001
pooky1001
4 months ago

I loved last years Destiny song, i would have been very happy with that as a winner and i know we cant keep compairing songs to last years but i was atleast expecting something of a similar musical genre. When this years song came out before i heard it i saw loads of reviews talking about the “winning song” so i was excited to hear it but when it kicked off with Destiny pawing over a half naked man i realised we were getting something totally different. The line “im not your baby” immediately had me thinking of “im not… Read more »

Yana
Yana
4 months ago

She is great, her voice is perfect – but song is not the best of this year!!! Much more deserving are !!!

Sanne
Sanne
4 months ago

That score is way too high

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago

I feel Malta know they have the perfect performer to win their 1st trophy and got lost on the idea of fitting her into a calculated winning template. This is a solid pop song that underuses Destiny, but still gives her some moments to shine, like the bridge, which ironically is too showy for my taste. The lyrics also could be less in our faces, but I assure you lots of women can relate to the situation depicted here. Staging it may be tricky, sassy can pass as arrogant and you don’t wanna risk that when you’re the frontrunner. 7/10

Last edited 4 months ago by Sabrina
Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

If Malta ever had a chance to win Eurovision it is definitely with Destiny.

But the song though….the song is just not good enough I feel. Malta winning this year would feel like an anticlimax.

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Azerbaijan 2011 is exactly what I had in mind typing that out.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

I barely knew what Eurovision was in 2011, so I don’t know how much of an outsider Azerbaijan was considered then. I know it was well placed in the odds, but did it have a fanbase like Malta has this time? Personally, this is the only one of those considered frontrunners for now (the top 7 in the odds, now that Lithuania left Sweden behind) that I don’t want to win, because it’s the only one I don’t feel a strong connection between the artist and the song. I wouldn’t mind if Malta got 3rd for example. But winning would… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

I do not believe that Azerbaijan won fairly.

Sabrina
Sabrina
4 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I haven’t ever watched 2011’s contest, just a few entries. But it’s hard to explain how they topped the televote with something so bland and got 2nd in the jury vote with a performance that wasn’t very impressive on a musical level.

Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Darren

It definitely won’t be as disappointing as 2011 if Malta takes the trophy but I still hope that she won’t be the one for the Maltese people

Colin
Colin
4 months ago

MALTA – The roaring twenties are back, and a good way to express it is with an energetic jazzy number by talented Destiny! It mixes the old swing music with new pop influences in a very cohesive way. The sax drop is very cool. The core message of this song is good, but the formula it uses to express it feels overused. It uses similar phrases as a lot of other female empowerment songs do without giving them a different twist. One of the issues might be that it switches back and forth in addressing women and pesky men, thus… Read more »

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
4 months ago

Tobias giving high points swedish produced songs as a swede, am I surprised at this point?

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago
Reply to  SeNhiT

he give a 6 to Romania Romania produced their songs self.

Jamie
Jamie
4 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

6 is not a high score.

Ivar
Ivar
4 months ago

I won’t be surprised if this is Malta’s first victory at Eurovision. This is professional, well produced, slick and will go down well with juries and televoters alike. For me personally, though, this is not a winner. Yes, Destiny is a great singer, but this Swedish pop factory product is just not good enough in my book. This song has no originality, and it could just as well have been bought by Azerbaijan or San Marino. 6,5/10

ali
ali
4 months ago

the song is ok..but the main selling point is destiny. she SELLS the song through her voice and performance. also, this song does feel less genuine compared to other favourites eg france, even though it’s a topic and destiny agrees with and one we all should too. overall it’s a great entry from malta, sitting at my 10th place. but would i like to see it win? i guess we’ll see with the performance.

Fan eurovision
Fan eurovision
4 months ago

3 sur 10 for me, tobias 8/10 the song going to sweden

Azimuth
Azimuth
4 months ago

Top10 is highly likely in the final. Not sure about top5.

Jessie
Jessie
4 months ago

One of the best vocals but i am not sure about the song. The song is catchy but lyricially a bit cheesy.

Mr X
Mr X
4 months ago

Sorry, it´s not my cup of tea – 3/10

Batkas
Batkas
4 months ago

I like Destiny, she is an amazing singer and performer.
I do not like the song, though.
She should have a much better song, this one is too cheesy for my own taste.
But still, she deserves top10

Kristian
Kristian
4 months ago

I thought the score would be higher. But Renske’s review is so accurate. I want to love the song cause I am such a huge fan of the singer . She is great . Unfortunately , I can tell that the song doesn’t show all of her strengths . The Maltese PR strategy is hurting her. The song is not bad at all. Got a good message . Except for me it’s too disjointed . Like the verses don’t like the chorus much. This is a sure qualifier and sure jury top 3. The televote will determine its final position.… Read more »

Bart
Bart
4 months ago

Overrated in my opinion. But a strong contender for the win. Still, too much Toy meets every European charthit with a saxophone in it circa 2013.

Una
Una
4 months ago

Chuckles. I mean well. You’re right.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

The more I read a certain social media on issues related to Eurovision, the more I see aspects that make me feel (sometimes) that *the best thing in the world* is losing its core essence. It feels that it’s become a very complex issue that has grown almost without control. It definitely feels Eurovision has become a “vanity project” for many people. *Disclaimer*: I am not naming names and my comment is as general as it can get.

Una
Una
4 months ago
Reply to  Una

Don’t worry, Vanilla.
I am hopeful though – this year has quite a few acts that seem genuine in their efforts in a pleasant and confident way. I shall be saying “na na na” until tomorrow when the first rehearsals start.

Stephanie
Stephanie
4 months ago

I don’t understand all the fuss about this. This song doesn’t effect me at all. The only positive thing is Destiny herself, cause let’s be honest, this girl can sing!!!

Doris
Doris
4 months ago

So predictable lol

DonutLover
DonutLover
4 months ago

Anybody remember Kewkba… now that was a song I wanted to hear for Malta..
As for Destiny I love her but over promotion of her team makes me sick..
I still love Not My Soul and I feel that was true Destiny,this is more like ok let’s be wacky in a trendy way to suck up to the audience to not spend all the money for 20 points again and since we know juries are gonna support us already..

just an esc fan
just an esc fan
4 months ago

not tobias giving it an 8 cuz it’s a swedish production

Roodi
Roodi
4 months ago

he give a 6 to Romania non Swedish product.

Giolo
Giolo
4 months ago
Reply to  Roodi

6 is still not that high. The three highest scores are for Swedish products: Sweden (9), Malta (8), Cyprus (7.5)

deni_Al
deni_Al
4 months ago

Super overrated song… I’m sorry..
Song – 2
Vocal – 9
Overall – 5.5

Doris
Doris
4 months ago
Reply to  deni_Al

Should be in something between 25 and 3th overall place 0 in a no biased year and Malta propaganda.

Last edited 4 months ago by Doris
Carl
Carl
4 months ago
Reply to  Doris

But fortunately enough we do not live in your world, Karen.

Just cos your opinion differs from the current odds (totally acceptable) does not mean the competition is biased or there is propaganda. The contest is viewed by MILLIONS.

Last edited 4 months ago by Carl
Carl
Carl
4 months ago
Reply to  Carl

I would love to as well, but the winner is decided on those who vote irrespective of the number of voters.

But I think Doris here is pushing it to believe that winning a contest is influenced by articles on wiwibloggs.

I watched some of Je me casse’s reviews on YouTube and the feedback is completely different to the comments on here. It’s mind-boggling.

Last edited 4 months ago by Carl
Vsl
Vsl
4 months ago

the flute guy will never forgive you ))

Darren
4 months ago
Reply to  Vsl

Lol 😉

Vsl
Vsl
4 months ago

as for me, a bit overrated song

Conortje
Conortje
4 months ago

I LOVE Destiny – what an incredible talent she is. I find the melody of this song rather underwhelming though. If it does win it will be on Destiny’s merits not the songwriters.

MarinoK
MarinoK
4 months ago

This song just doesn’t feel like Destiny. When watching the music video, I always get the feeling she just didn’t mature enough to be able to connect the song with the audiences. On stage, vocally she will be on point for sure, but the overall delivery might flop.

Last edited 4 months ago by MarinoK
Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago

before this becomes the toxic cesspool it will become, Malta and Switzerland are amazing and contenders for the win, and hating them for being popular isn’t a cute look. that’s all.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

however, if you have good reasons for disliking them that aren’t ‘ugh its so overhyped’ then fine. but it’s suspicious how when malta and Switzerland came out everyone was singing their praises, and when they rose in the odds and became frontrunners, everybody suddenly switched up

Carl
Carl
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Thank you. Anything to undermine the current favorites. Malta’s a small country with a small population. The likelihood of having someone speaking up for Malta on these blogs is very small unlike other, bigger countries. These comments make it seem as though the odds are manipulated when we all know that cannot be true.

I guess we’ll have to wait until rehearsals begin.

Last edited 4 months ago by Carl
Ellen
Ellen
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Exactly. That’s why I initially didn’t want Je Me Casse to top the odds but fly under the radar and be underestimated instead. We all know what happen to the countries topping the polls. It’s what happening here with Je Me Casse but also happened to Tout l’univers, Discotheque or Growing Up Is Getting Old when each of them were first in the odds. That’s becoming a tradition among wiwibloggs users.

But now that Malta is first in a lot of odds and polls, let’s stick with it.

Last edited 4 months ago by Ellen
Sot
Sot
4 months ago
Reply to  Ashton Schier

Agreed 100% but I never liked Malta, even though I was so hyped up waiting for the song to come out, such a disappointment

Escfan
Escfan
4 months ago

Sorry, this is just not my taste whatsoever. I live all of my love last year but this song, I just can’t get on board with it. There are various elements to this song that I don’t love such as the drop at the end of the chorus, the melody, the spoken word segments etc. The only redeeming quality for my is destiny as she sings the song amazingly.

I would personally be extremely disappointed if this won. Its not my personal cup of tea. My score will seem harsh but I really just don’t like this song 4/10

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4 months ago

Quite a good, radio friendly song. It seems to have been created based on a “winning song” template, so I wouldn’t want it to win.

Darren
4 months ago

Got in before it becomes too toxic in here. Anyway. I love Destiny, such a talented young artist, achieving so much already at such a young age. She’s stunning too and definitely one of the strongest vocalists of the competition this year. Now, as this is a song contest, I must judge the song. Again, I know we shouldn’t compare the returning 2020 acts with their songs from last year, but it’s so hard not to, especially as there is a world of difference between them. In 2020, I had Destiny as a winner with “All of My Love” a… Read more »

FFS
FFS
4 months ago

Doesnt ‘je me casse’ remind you of Electic Velvet???? (UK entry a few years back)

Emily
Emily
4 months ago

15) Malta –

This is definitely one of the most radio-friendly songs out of the bunch this year. It has some fun old-fashioned vibes, mixing in with the new, almost Lizzo-like vibes. I can’t deny that it’s solid. Destiny is a more than capable singer, but I don’t think this shows off her vocal range nearly as much as I expected it to do. Could it be Top 5 material? Probably. Do I think it’s Top 5 material? Not really, but at the end of the day this can do well. 7.5/10

Last edited 4 months ago by Emily
Tom
Tom
4 months ago

Malta is completely overrated this year and super boring. Not sure why Wiwi spends so much time on this. She is nice girl but the song is meh.

impressiveinstants
impressiveinstants
4 months ago

Not my personal winner, but definitely a contender.

rainer1
rainer1
4 months ago

For me, “je me casse” is just a bad version of” love,love, peace, peace”… pack everything that could give you points …….. what a shame about the really great voice of destiny . @ Throw pearls in front of the pig