Finns are known for their reserved nature. But Krista Siegfrids, lead singer of Team Ding Dong, is no normal Finn. At Eurovision in Concert in Amsterdam Krista and her back-up singers paraded around the Delamar theatre in Jedward-esque style singing their tune and commanding attention. Wearing her poofy bridal gown didn’t exactly help Krista blend in!
But the group didn’t stop there. During their Eurovision in Concert performance, Krista finished off her song by kissing one of her back-up dancers on the lips. “Marry Me is about love, and everyone should be able to sing the song for their lover regardless of their gender,” she told us in an interview ahead of her performance. And Krista isn’t just doing this as part of a gimmick: Team Ding Dong is part of Tahdon 2013, a citizen’s initiative to bring about full gay marriage in Finland.
Krista and her team have a busy schedule ahead. They will be performing in London this weekend, followed by a trip to Estonia. But a huge energy boost came from the chance to meet her idol Carola at Eurovision in Concert. When Carola came out on stage and started singing, Krista immediately started dancing and screaming. We screamed too, but it was from the graphically detailed view we got of Carola’s snatch as the wind machine made her loose dress mercilessly cling to her private parts.
You can watch our interview with Krista in Amsterdam below. You can also check out our other coverage from Eurovision in Concert by clicking here.
Vebooboo Nadella is an Oslo-based correspondent for WiwiBloggs.com.