At her Eurovision 2021 first rehearsal on Sunday she was pretty in pink. Shortly afterwards, Malta’s Destiny took time to have an interview with wiwiblogger William.
The “Je Me Casse” singer shared her thoughts on singing in the Rotterdam Ahoy arena for the first time and explained some of the creative decisions behind her performance.
Interview: Malta’s Destiny at Eurovision 2021
As a bookies favourite and fan favourite in the competition, many people are willing Destiny to do well at Eurovision 2021. The Maltese star noted that she felt this energy when undertaking her first run-throughs on stage:
“I really enjoyed it on stage and I felt the vibe. I’m finally on stage, finally singing, finally showcasing Destiny, my voice and everything – the performer that I’ve turned into. I’m very happy, I’m very pleased and I’m very thankful for my team who were incredible also – the dancers were amazing. I’m very happy with the outcome.”
Destiny effortlessly oozes charisma when performing. But she does admit that she was still nervous before taking the stage:
“I was [nervous], yes. I was, but I have to hide it. But when I went on stage and I saw everything I was like ‘this is your time’ and I just started singing and performing.”
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“I feel that I look beautiful”
Destiny instantly turned heads when she appeared in her bright pink stage outfit, which mixes contemporary pop diva with 1920’s flapper girl. In our interview, Destiny explains that the primary goal when choosing a costume for Eurovision 2021 was to pick something that she personally felt confident and beautiful in:
“I feel confident in it and that’s what matters. I feel that I look beautiful. So I’m very happy with my look. I chose it because I feel confident in it and I feel like I can move, I can shake and shimmy.”
The confidence and power that Destiny feels in her eye-catching outfit is what lets her truly shine like the star she is. She goes on to talk about how she feels when taking off down the stairs and strutting across the stage:
“I feel like a superstar. I feel very, very good when I’m walking and I’m dancing and I’m moving. It’s like the wow moment for me.”
While the Maltese singer’s outfit received mixed reviews online, at the end of the day it’s how Destiny herself feels when wearing it on stage that is the most important thing. This marries up with the lyrics of “Je Me Casse”, which are all about female empowerment and letting women know they can be self-assured in themselves.
Destiny elaborates further about this message:
“I want to let all the women out there know they’re beautiful, to know their worth. They should be confident in their own skin and I think we shouldn’t let social media influence us because we’re so beautiful. I just want to make women out there feel good and feel positive about themselves”.
The proof of all of this is naturally in the cut of the performance that will be broadcast on television. For now, Destiny is happy with the recording she saw following her first rehearsal:
“I was relieved. […] I was so happy when I saw the tape because all the work I’ve put into it, the outcome is very, very good.”
Watch the full interview above to see Destiny also discuss the support from her mother, not trying to put pressure on herself and good luck charms.
She also gives us some tips on where to travel should we ever end up in Malta (perhaps next year around May).
Are you happy to see Destiny feel so positive about her Eurovision 2021 stage outfit? What was your favourite aspect of her first rehearsal? Let us know in the comments below!