You got the look…

It’s Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK today. Last night in Malmö, it was time for the ESC artists to walk the turquoise carpet at Malmö Live, now that rehearsals are done and dusted. 

I walked the carpet in Olso, back in 2010. I know, right. Not in any musical capacity, obvs, but because I had accreditation. The carpet that year was pink…

Blimey, I look young and thin! The juice fast starts next Monday! 😀

I mentioned on the blog yesterday that there is all kinds of everything (see what I did there!) musically this year, and based on the looks on the turquoise carpet, also stylistically. You can see that Eurovision is as cooky and crazy as it has always been, by checking out the fads and fashions of ESC2024 here.

I watched (well, fast-forwarded through) what was actually quite entertaining coverage of Malmö Live. In previous years this launch event for the artists has been a bit of a stretch for the viewer, with clunky presenters and awkward interviews with the artists. This year a slightly different approach was taken, with the artists, having walked the carpet outside, being interviewed indoors. With everything going on outside of the Eurovision bubble, one suspects this might have been for security purposes?

The artists were interviewed by drag sensations Elecktra (Drag Race SverigeMelodifestivalen) and Tia Kofi (Drag Race UK, Drag Race UK vs The World). They were entertaining hosts, although quite amusingly at times they clearly weren’t listening to the responses to their questions! I like Tia – a Drag Race alum who is becoming a national treasure.

You can watch coverage of the backstage interviews at Malmö Live below…

(you will find yourselves doing as a I did – skipping to the interviews as there is a gap between each interview)

It was nice to meet each of the artists in this way. One of my takes from Malmö Live is that the turquoise carpet has given us early indications of the battle of the bare-chested male backing dancers! It also showcases the modern Eurovision – diverse and delightful, and showcasing (to borrow from RuPaul) charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent…

I will be back on Tuesday with my take on the songs competing in the first semi-final, which will be broadcast in the UK on BBC1/iPlayer at 8pm. 

Spännande! 😀