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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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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