Fly high, but remember to come down in time for your postcard shoot! It’s the pattern we’ve seen in recent weeks as Eurovision 2018 acts have toured the continent for preview shows, pausing only to squeeze in a trip to Portugal for a bit of filming and, in the case of Poland’s Gromee and Lukas Meijer, a bit of surf, sand and sun!
The DJ-singer duo slipped into their signature black hats and leather jackets and headed to the charming fishing town of Ericeira, which is known partly for its amazing waves. But before you get too excited to see whether the duo still wear their hats and jackets while riding a big one….we have to tell you that plans had to be changed last minute due to the weather.
The back up plan saw the duo longboard instead, which may turn out just as interesting since we heard that Lukas had never been on a longboard before, and that a dog kept chasing him as he attempted to manoeuvre around by the beach.
Not wanting to completely ignore the surfing element, Gromee and Lukas would up making their very own surfboard with one of the most famous board makers in Portugal. We have been told that one of Gromee’s talents is painting, but we will have to wait until the second semi final to get a glimpse of the board that the duo made.
The pair have developed a strong friendship over the past few months, since their first collaboration on the song “Without You”, which led them on to their Eurovision entry “Light Me Up”.
The entry itself is co-written with Melfest 2014 contestant Mahan Moin, who also introduced the guys in the first place. She’s also a black hat enthusiast, as they told wiwiblogger William in London.
“I always wear a hat — for years — and I have so many hats in my apartment at home,” Lukas said. “I’m wearing a hat. Gromee is wearing a hat. And now everyone is wearing a hat!”
Has Lukas learned a lot about Poland in recent months?
“I’d been there some times before meeting Gromee for vacations and stuff. I really love Poland, so it feels very natural to come down and play.”
He’s feeling big love from Polish Eurofans.
“They are awesome fans. They are cheering for us, writing for us, doing everything for us — memes, videos. It’s been more than I could ever imagine.”
He’s digging the food, too.
“We went to a Polish restaurant and he was teaching me the Polish cuisine” — of which Lukas seems to remember pierogi and zurek the most.
Are you looking forward to seeing the guys hit the water? Are you still looping their song “Light me up”? Let us know down below.