In an interview with France’s RTL, Mika has revealed that he previously said “Non!” to Eurovision. Actually, that’s a non, non, non and non, as he has been asked four times.
The Lebansese-British pop star says he is absolutely not interested in competing for the United Kingdom, France or any other country. Apparently the singer behind worldwide hits such as Grace Kelly and We are golden has a very negative image of the show.
The 31-year old artist, also well-known in France as a judge on The Voice, revealed his feelings this morning in an interview on the RTL radio station. When the hosts asked him about representing France at Eurovision, he immeditately said no and added, “Because most of the entries sent to the contest are shameful, they are pure sh*t!”
The interviewer sounded quite surprised by Mika’s reaction and wanted to know more about Mika’s harsh words. “So why don’t you participate with a very good song?” he asked. Mika replied by throwing some more shade on Eurovision: “I don’t know if it’s allowed. It’s not part of the game, you must do terrible things.”
And about those four invitations? They all came from the UK (so the BBC).
So, with superstar Indilla saying no thank you, another big star declines participation. Will France pick an unknown in 2016 like Twin Twin or Lisa Angell? We’ll just have to wait for now.
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