She managed to clinch the Junior Eurovision Song Contest Trophy in 2015, she wowed Simon Cowell and everyone at Britain’s Got Talent, she stole the hearts of the Maltese people when she won Malta’s Second Season of the X Factor, and now, 18-year old Destiny is set to represent Malta at the Eurovision Song Contest 2021 in Rotterdam, with the highly-catchy ‘Je Me Casse’. This would make Destiny the very first singer to win both the Junior Eurovision and the Eurovision, at just 18 years of age. Destiny is Malta’s child prodigy, and, in the words of Simon Cowell, she is a star in the making.
Destiny’s bright future in music is only just beginning
In 2015, Destiny was selected to represent Malta at the Junior Eurovision Song Contest. The 13-year-old would go on to victory in the competition with a then, record breaking 185 points. The triumph would lead to Destiny appearing at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2016 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Her next appearance would be on the 2017 edition of Britain’s Got Talent, where at the age of 14, Destiny would receive a standing ovation from all four judges and the entire audience for her audition. Music mogul Simon Cowell would call Destiny “a star”, and all judges gave her a ticket to the live shows.
Recently, Destiny competed on the second season of X Factor Malta. Mentored by one of Malta’s top artists and Eurovision alum, Ira Losco, Destiny would once again claim another victory, winning not only the competition but the right to represent her country at the Eurovision Song Contest. Her many performances were shared on the X Factor Global channel.
She is now one step closer to having her dream come true of spreading her own music to Europe and the world. Destiny keeps a strong focus and thrives to better herself in her career, and her journey thus far is a testament that she is destined for great things.
About the song “Je Me Casse”
Je Me Casse is an up-tempo song which has an instant good feel factor impact on the listener. It encompasses various musical twists, from the electro swing vibe to the pop pre-chorus showcasing the sassy aspect which is then followed up with a four on the floor rhythm. An unexpected twist appears in the middle section with a 3-part section starting from an Acapella gospel bit, followed by an empowering vocal soul delivery which unexpectedly goes to a very cool drop with lots of attitude just before the end chorus outburst.
Excuse my French. ‘Je Me Casse’ is about the empowerment of a strong woman and empowering other women. Lyrically we hear the story of a guy who tries to do what he can to get together with a woman from using unoriginal pickup lines, to buying drinks, but the woman has no interest at all and frustrated just wants to get away from the guy. She is assured in herself, as someone who is out to have a good time and knows what she wants.
The song then reaches out to other women to feel confident and shine bright for themselves, with the support of each other, we see this message blossom with a beautiful mighty choir. Inspiration for the song was taken from powerful soul voices like Pattie LaBelle, especially the song Lady Marmalade.
There was a beauty in the song with the use of French phrasing, and with all the powerful women who have since covered it, we wanted to replicate the French language element, with a modern lyrical take, and turn the tables on the guy with the phrase ‘Je Me Casse’. The slang phrase means making a quick exit with a bit of attitude, possibly due to frustration, it’s simple, concise, and sums up the release of tension that happens in the chorus.
Ladies if you feel like flaunting tonight, it’s all right!