Last Friday the critically acclaimed pop star Katy B made a rather surprising revelation while promoting her new abum on “The Graham Norton Show”. Graham asked the Mercury Award nominated artist, responsible for hits such as “Katy on a Mission” and “Lights On”, whether she would ever consider taking part in Eurovision. At that point she revealed that her father had represented Germany at the contest.
My dad did the Eurovision Song Contest. But for Germany though, it was really random, he’s not even German … Every time I ask him about it he’s always really shady about it because he’s like it was really bad … he does this, like, whole dance routine and he’s wearing flares and its amazing. He’s got this ginger moustache and yeah, it’s great.
It turns out that he was a member of the Les Humphries Singers, who represented Germany in 1976 with the song “Sing Sang Song”. They came 15th with 12 points. After watching the video, you’ll understand why Katy was a bit stuck for words to describe it. Her dad is the man on the far right.
In the end Katy never answered Graham’s initial question about taking part herself. She seemed to be more interested in one muscle-bound Henry Cavill (a.k.a. Superman) who was sitting next to her on the couch. In fairness who could blame her?
Photo: Katy B
Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude.