Country Of The Month: Malta Part-1!



We continue our series of articles “Country Of The Month” with Malta. In a period of five weeks, we are going to remind you of the best entries of Malta. Note: we selected the entries not by their place in their final, but by their impact on the fans.

Destiny – Je Me Casse

In 2021, Malta selected Destiny and her song “Je Me Casse” to sent in Rotterdam. The song was entirely in English, with one french phrase repeated throughout the song.

It was composed Amanuel Dermont, Malin Christin, Nicklas Eklund and Pete Barringer. The song qualified for the final winning its semifinal. At the final, Destiny placed 7th with 255 points.


Destiny won the second season of “The X-Factor” Malta and therefore she became the 2020 Maltese representative for Eurovision. After the contest’s cancellation due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Destiny was internally selcted to represent her country the following year, where she palced 7th at the final.

You can find more information about Destiny here.

Malta in the Eurovision

Malta debuted in the contest in 1971. Since then, the country has participated 33 times. Malta withdrew after its second attempt and returned in the 1975 contest only to withdrew again due to bad palcings. Since 1991, the country has never missed the contest and its actually among the three countries that didn’t get forced to withdraw the contest in the ’90s, due to rules of the contest.

The country has failed to qualify seven times for the final – 2007-2008, 2010-2011, 2015, 2017-2018. Both in 1971 and 1972 the country placed last in the final, but it wasn’t until 2006, when the county placed last with just 1 point. In the semifinals the country has never placed last. In 2007, Malta placed 25th in the semifinal (yes, that year the semifinal was long!), making it the worst place of the country.

Malta has never won the contest but has reached the 2nd place two times (2002, 2005) and on 12 more occasions, it has reached the Top-10. It is noteworthy, that Malta has sent two times a Maltese-language song (1971, 1972) and one more an English-language song with some Maltese phrases. All the other entries of the country are in English. The Mediterranean country has two official languages Maltese and English. Therefore, even when the rest of Europe could not send English songs due to the Eurovision rules at the time, Malta could!

What do you think about the song? Do you like it? Do you think it is one of the most memorable entries from Malta? Let us know in the comment box below.

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