Destiny Malta Eurovision 2021
PHOTO: EBU / ANDRES PUTTING

Over the weekend, just after the last round of second rehearsals, we asked y’all to vote for your Eurovision 2021 semi-final one favourites. Now, with just hours to go until the show goes live, we can reveal your top picks in the first semi-final. After counting a total of 17,964 votes for 16 acts, the results are in.

Poll results: Malta’s Destiny is your favourite to win the first semi-final of Eurovision 2021 with “Je Me Casse”

Malta’s Destiny has been a firm favourite with fans for months. And that support remains strong going into tonight’s semi-final. The “Je Me Casse” singer amassed 2,923 votes or 16.27% of all votes cast.  The 18-year-old vocal powerhouse has been pitch perfect throughout her time in Rotterdam, nailing all three minutes of her empowering song “Je me casse” — French slang for “I gotta go” or “I’m outta here!” Destiny wears a silver, sparkly number with thigh-high boots and stands centre stage with four dancers flitting around her. The staging features bold blocks of colour — from pinks to yellows — and eventually turns into a gigantic starscape. When Destiny hits the bridge — Ladies, listen to me! — the stars seem to shoot out from everywhere, creating a real moment.

Croatia’s Albina comes in second. The “Tick-Tock” hitmaker attracted 13.3% of the vote, which amounts to an impressive tally of 2,390 votes. Albina’s song is all about letting go of toxic relationships: “Lost in your playzone….now we’re in a warzone!” Our girl banishes the bad vibes by slipping into a futuristic warrior suit that reflects all manner of purples and pastels. She’s the only artist this year to stay entirely off the main stage — she and her four male backing dancers perform on a platform located just in front of it. Eye-catching visuals include beams of light that seem to fire from Albina’s body, and a moment where her dancers propel her toward the ceiling as she sings on her back. What’s better than one Albina? Try five. There’s a gorgeous hologram moment where she duplicates the fashion, the hair, the vibe.

Bronze goes to Cyprus’ Elena Tsagrinou with “El Diablo”. The pop goddess took home 2,297 votes or 12.79% of all votes cast. Elena sings of falling in love with a man as bad as the devil. And with that comes a sensual performance replete with devilishly good choreography performed by Elena (at times on her back, at times bending her back) and four dancers in skin-tight red catsuits. The stage moves between solid black, red and white, always framing Elena and her dancers beautifully. At the end of the song letters spelling out EL DIABLO become apparent and they catch fire — providing extra heat to an already hot performance.

The top five is complete by Ukraine’s Go_A with “Shum” and Lithuania’s The Roop with “Discoteque”.

If the final decision was down to our readers, the remaining five qualifiers would be Russia’s Manizha with “Russian Woman”, Ireland’s Lesley Roy with “Maps”, Romania’s Roxen with “Amnesia”, Israel’s Eden Alene with “Set Me Free” and Belgium’s Hooverphonic with “The Wrong Place”.

Poll results: Who should win Semi-Final 1 of Eurovision 2021?

  1. Malta: Destiny “Je me cases” 16.27% (2,923 votes)
  2. Croatia: Albina “Tick-Tock” 13.3% (2,390 votes)
  3. Cyprus: Elena Tsagrinou “El Diablo” 12.79% (2,297 votes)
  4. Ukraine: Go_A “Shum” 8.85% (1,589 votes)
  5. Lithuania: The Roop “Discoteque” 8.31% (1,493 votes)
  6. Russia: Manizha “Russian Woman” 7.19% (1,292 votes)
  7. Ireland: Lesley Roy “Maps” 6.63% (1,191 votes)
  8. Romania: Roxen “Amnesia” 4.1% (736 votes)
  9. Israel: Eden Alene “Set Me Free” 3.87% (696 votes)
  10. Belgium: Hooverphonic “The Wrong Place” 3.76% (675 votes)
  11. Azerbaijan: Efendi “Mata Hari” 3.39% (609 votes)
  12. Norway: Tix “Fallen Angel” 3.23% (580 votes)
  13. Australia: Montaigne “Technicolour” 2.88% (518 votes)
  14. Sweden: Tusse “Voices” 2.84% (511 votes)
  15. Slovenia: Ana Soklič “Amen” 1.85% (332 votes)
  16. North Macedonia: Vasil “Here I Stand” 0.73% (132 votes)

Total Votes: 17,964

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

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elias
elias
5 months ago

Was it only me who loved Romania? Malta was bad

M M
M M
5 months ago

The only song that is stuck in my head is the Ukrainian one! I hope she’s gonna win

Alfred Vella
Alfred Vella
5 months ago

Of course…..MALTA

AurelianTamisan
AurelianTamisan
5 months ago

Lithuania, Russia, Sweden, Cyprus, Belgium, Israel, Romania, Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Malta are qualifying.

Colin
Colin
5 months ago

Qualifiers tonight will be (final prediction):

  • NORWAY
  • MALTA
  • CROATIA
  • LITHUANIA
  • IRELAND
  • CYPRUS
  • UKRAINE
  • RUSSIA
  • BELGIUM
  • AZERBAIJAN

I voted for:

  • UKRAINE 🙂
  • ROMANIA 🙂
  • RUSSIA 🙂
  • NORWAY 🙂
  • BELGIUM 🙂

A special nod to Elena and Efendi, who both sold their sexy bangers 100% tonight!

… but good luck to everyone! 🙂

Last edited 5 months ago by Colin
Colin
Colin
5 months ago

HAPPY ESC 2021, EVERYONE! Whoever qualifies, whoever misses out, whoever surpasses expectations or underperforms… we are here! We got there! ESC 2021, here we go! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

HAPPY ESC 2021 COLIN! I co-sign!

Dans82
Dans82
5 months ago

Good luck to all the participants this evening, from Ireland I will vote for Belgium

Nati
Nati
5 months ago

Do the results of the first semi get published on the show?

Nati
Nati
5 months ago
Reply to  Nati

Thank you!

Hoi
Hoi
5 months ago
Reply to  Nati

After the grand final to keep it fair! (For example if u see that Malta became 2nd in sf1 there might be people who want her to win giving her extra votes)

Leo M
Leo M
5 months ago

Final predictions from me to qualify

Lithuania
Russia
Sweden
Ireland
Cyprus
Norway
Belgium
Israel
Ukraine
Malta

Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Leo M

9/10. Good job, mate!

SeNhiT
SeNhiT
5 months ago

Offtopic but- Belgium in the sf1 qualification top 10 for the 1st time! Climbed from 43% to 56% as of now. Hooverphonic power!

Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago

So let’s imagine Australia qualifies. Do we will see again saturday the exact same live-on-tape performance or do they have recorded two different ones ?

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

Exact same tape

Sunshine
Sunshine
5 months ago
Reply to  Nicolas

How many people watch the semi finals vs the grand final? I think it’s mainly the fandom that watch the semis…

Anhel
Anhel
5 months ago
Reply to  Sunshine

I assume mostly the countries in the semi in question.

Eyal
Eyal
5 months ago

Every year when ESC comes I’m saying to myself “This year you’re gonna relax and enjoy the show! It’s just a stupid show! Enjoy it already!”

Never has it once worked.

I know my country isn’t qualifying tonight, yet I’m already exhausted from the stress.

Ben R
Ben R
5 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

Your country qualified! (judging by your name, i’m assuming you’re israeli)

Darren
5 months ago

Wiwibloggs Twitter account is discussing each country from the 3rd rehearsal. I forgot there was even a 3rd rehearsal.
Big improvements all round apparently…I swear this gets harder to predict each time they rehearse

ESC 2021
5 months ago

GO TUSSE. YOU ARE BEST ??

Colin
Colin
5 months ago
Reply to  ESC 2021

I like Tusse. I find it sad that a comment supporting an artist got so much dislikes. We are all excited to root for our favorites. Go and support yours. 🙂

Nils
Nils
5 months ago
Reply to  Colin

‘You are the best’ is what got him the downvotes. A simple ‘Go Tusse’ wouldn’t have offended anybody.

Didi
5 months ago

No way. Forget about winning, Malta doesn’t deserve TOP 10 though. Extremely overrated. Bad staging, very good vocals but bad performance and bad outfit. Girl, Destiny , your song is a dance song, you need to move, don’t stay there like a statue. If you want to show your vocal ability, you better select a ballad. In the type of songs like yours, you need to dance, move.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago

Bye Tusse, absolutely no one will miss your song (maybe we’ll miss your personality)

Eyal
Eyal
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

I won’t miss his personality.

Last edited 5 months ago by Eyal
Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

He’s so young.

Eyal
Eyal
5 months ago
Reply to  Whisker

I know.

Whisker
Whisker
5 months ago
Reply to  Eyal

🙁

FFF
FFF
5 months ago

My qualifiers from semifinal 1:

Lithuania, Ireland, Ukraine, Sweden, Russia, Norway, Belgium, Malta, Cyprus and Israel

George
George
5 months ago

Cyprus will flop

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
5 months ago
Reply to  George

Delusion

Dawid
Dawid
5 months ago
Reply to  George

Copy? Sure, but well made copy. It will be somewhere on the left side of scoreboard in fina?, like it or not.

Chris
Chris
5 months ago
Reply to  George

Let’s discuss this after the final.

justafan
justafan
5 months ago

I don’t want to be mean but I’m just sick with the Maltese advertising team. Just now I saw an add in another Eurovision friendly website, suggesting me to vote for Malta today and on the 22nd…

Carl
Carl
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

I wish I can send you a photo of the ads I also came across, some of which are Ireland, Romania and Norway. Not saying Malta is not advertising, but it’s not the only country! Far from it!

Last edited 5 months ago by Carl
Eurofan
Eurofan
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

Being confident in your product is one thing, but being confident that people will actually vote is another thing given how Eurovision works. So good on them.

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

I got an ad from Azerbaijan on youtube today

Kas
Kas
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Efentix…

Duh
Duh
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

I could see 1000 ads for one entry alone, but that doesn’t make me vote for it if it’s not a good song.

Nicolas
Nicolas
5 months ago
Reply to  Duh

It’s just do the opposite for me if I see an add: not vote for the song. I am grown enough to judge a song and vote according to my ears and taste. No one has to tell me who to vote for.
This Malta overhype is now becoming super annoying and makes me wish they don’t win so this will be a lesson for the future to any country that rely only on marketing and promotion.

Esc fan
Esc fan
5 months ago
Reply to  Duh

As if you were ever going to vote for destiny.cut the crap.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

The fact that they’re already sure that they’ll qualify is not only disrespectful but also makes me wanna pray to God for them to NQ

justafan
justafan
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Yeah I thought the exact same thing. Ok, obviously they’ll be qualifying but show some respect to the competition.

justafan
justafan
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

If I saw it once from a country I wouldn’t have such a big problem. But Malta does it every year, it’s annoying.

Chris
Chris
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

Omg yes! She’s like everywhere! I’m scared i will open my kitchen cabinet and find her in there!

Esc fan
Esc fan
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

So you are saying that nobody is confident in their product because they advertise. what a silly argument.

Yeah yeah fire
Yeah yeah fire
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

Agree. I kept seeing Malta ads and Norway ads. I’m not surprised with Malta’s delegation but I remember Tix’s fans attacking me saying he doesn’t care about the competition, he just wants to spread the message lmao

KSD
KSD
5 months ago
Reply to  justafan

So what? Keep in mind that Malta is one of the smallest countries, loads of people don’t even know where the country is located plus this shows that as a country they take the contest very seriously

Lolek
Lolek
5 months ago

I agree with the first to sixth place qualifiers based on the votes. Seventh to tenth placed contestants in this poll are less certain to me.

And personally, I would really like to see Azerbaijan qualify.

Film
Film
5 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

Me too. I really want Romania and Azerbaijan in the final.

Film
Film
5 months ago
Reply to  Film

I also want Slovenia, Australia and Belgium. I think Belgium will make it, but ive kinda accepted that we wont see Slovenia and Australia in the final although i will be jumping and screaming in happiness, if they make it.

Lolek
Lolek
5 months ago
Reply to  Film

I also quite like Australia, but I think that Slovenia and Australia almost certainly won’t be in the final. Apparently Belgium gave a great performance during the jury show, so you never know, they could make it!

Luc
Luc
5 months ago
Reply to  Lolek

idk, Azerbaijan has sent worse songs in the past, but there’s better songs in the semi this year

acp
acp
5 months ago

OMG this is the perfect qualifiyer list for me. Wish this is what happens tonight, but I know it won’t 🙁

Luc
Luc
5 months ago
Reply to  acp

I only hope for the closest possible, because I know it won’t happen that way but it’s the ideal list

IAN
IAN
5 months ago

I hope azerbaijan qualifies we had an amazing song last year

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  IAN

But this is this year…completely different playing field

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

True that!
Well, the Wish version

Yikes
Yikes
5 months ago
Reply to  IAN

Ew!

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago

Well, I managed to get my tickets back for the saturday afternoon show so I’ll be absolutely stoked no matter who qualifies!! 

+ my samsung galaxy s21 ultra came in the mail today so I can make pictures of Manizha’s nose hair in 8k 😀 just kidding of course or maybe not

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Post the pics here or I won’t believe you lol
8k nose hair is what it’s all about

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Ahaha I’d be happy to but a few weeks ago there was this article about TIX and his cats and I posted a picture of my own cats in the comment section and ever since then the option to post pictures has dissapeared on the website for me xD

I think I accidentally ruined that feature for everybody.

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Aw I remember that! That was nice lol
Wiwibloggs should enable that again.

Sot
Sot
5 months ago
Reply to  Darren

Yeahhhh I want it backkk

Darren
5 months ago
Reply to  Sot

Actually! Wiwibloggs should make this more like a ESC news/social media/forum type hybrid thing. Where we can do as we do now, but also create profiles and send DMs.
Be nice to get to know some of the genuine people who are part of this community.

Last edited 5 months ago by Darren
Frisian esc
Frisian esc
5 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Got ittt. Any other requests? Maybe the fear in Natalia’s eyes when she’s sitting next to Kirkorov in the greenroom. That is if she makes it to the final of course.

Last edited 5 months ago by Frisian esc
Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
5 months ago

Switch Australia with Croatia or Ireland and we are good

Alex
Alex
5 months ago

I think the official top 3 will be Malta, Ukraine and Russia 🙂

Darren
5 months ago

I’d honestly be happy with those 10, maybe not that particular order, I can’t see Croatia coming 3rd, but I can see them qualifying.
But that’s pretty much the 10 I’d pass if it was my decision alone.

Whoareyou?
Whoareyou?
5 months ago

Croatia, lolz