Robbie Williams landed on Eurofans’ radar earlier this week when BBC Radio DJ Scott Mills claimed that the “Feel” hitmaker was “considering” a run at Eurovision.
And now the singer has added more fuel to the fire during an Instagram live chat with an Israeli fan Adi Youzefovitch.
Williams, who appeared in the Live chat with his father, brought up the topic of Eurovision around the 1:15 mark, asking the teenager, “Were you excited to win the Eurovision Song Contest?”
She was, leading her to ask him what he thought about Netta Barzilai’s winning entry “Toy”.
“I loved it,” he said before making chicken noises and imitating some of Netta’s other sounds. “I liked that bit.”
Adi then asks whether he’ll come to Eurovision. The “come” is slightly ambiguous — does it mean compete or simply attend? Either way, this is Robbie’s response:
“I don’t think i will — not next year because I’ve got nothing to promote. If I had something to promote I would appear on it. But I won’t be doing anything in Europe next year.”
Once again, there’s a great deal of ambiguity here. “Appear on it” could simply mean “make an appearance” — like as an interval. Or it could imply competing, which would dovetail nicely with Scott Mills’ recent public statements.
Either way, it’s clear that Robbie is a Eurovision fan and that he’d be keen to chat with the BBC should he have new material to promote in the years ahead.
He’s known to be a big fan of Israel. Y Net reports that when the singer visited the country three years ago, he had nothing but love for the sunny country.
“I wanted to reach Israel more than anywhere else in the world,” he’s quoted as saying.