MALTA – Destiny’s latest release on the Eurovision Youtube channel is not for the faint-hearted. It is guaranteed to give you goosebumps. And it’s not just the setting.
The setting is a magnificent 18th Century Theatre: The Manoel Theatre in Malta. Empty. Dimly lit. The stage is bare save for a microphone stand, at which stands a young girl soberly dressed. The song is a classic ballad “All by myself”.
Sounds all pretty dramatic. It is.
From the moment Destiny starts singing her mellifluous tone plucks at your heartstrings in a way that other artists never managed. Such is the timbre of Destiny’s voice that she brings out the Rachmaninoff elements in the music, affirming not only the piece as a classic but also her voice as one with an out of the ordinary calibre.
But there is more, oh yes, there is much more.
So poignant is Destiny’s rendition that her tribute to all front liners in the Covid pandemic through this song brings tears to the eyes. Powerful yet tender, assertive yet empathetic, this rendition is almost a time warp: Destiny now – amazing voice and mastering the stage and music as well as a look into the future. It shows us a future Destiny, perhaps a more mature woman whose voice will no doubt have evolved.
There she stands, all by herself, dominating a theatre that has intimidated many and been the downfall of not a few. There she sings, all by herself, pouring her heart out not only to do justice to the music but also in tribute to those who gave their lives and time to help others in the pandemic.
Malta’s Destiny shares her feelings through her music.