Most French acts would feel intimated by their first gig in a country that doesn’t speak French. Thankfully, Twin Twin are not like most acts. With Eurovision behind them and a documentary in the bag to boot, the trio owned the stage on Monday evening during their London debut at the Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen.

Lead singer Lorent identified the language issue immediately, telling the fairly large crowd to simply dance if they couldn’t understand the lyrics. It was no trouble in the end anyway, thanks to the trio’s sheer enthusiasm and energy.

Working through most of the songs from their 2013 album “Vive La Vie“, as well as their “By My Side” EP, the group kept the audience involved and had them singing along where possible. Slotting the fan-pleasing “Moustache” into the middle of their set was perhaps a risky move. But by that point they had already won over any doubters in the crowd. There was no chance anyone was staying just for that one song.

The mammoth stage at Eurovision seemed to swallow the group—and much of their insouciance and bravado. But the band looked much more at home on this smaller stage in London. Fans were willing to go along with them and happily chanted “Oh Yeah!” at any mention of the band’s name. Twin Twin’s magic derives partly from their personality and good vibes. A smaller setting lets everyone feel it much more intensely.

Amid chants on “encore”, the boys performed “Moustache” again to close out their set. This event may have been free, but there’s no doubt that this was a gig worth paying for.

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Darren
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Darren

Their results may be bad of late, but I would actually hate to see them leave ESC! I may not always like their entries, but France is a country I always look forward to seeing on Finals night, because it is usually quirky, funny or even a little weird!
France was actually the first to do the bearded lady thing in 2008 with Sebastian’s backing singers and his golf buggy entrance was the highlight of the night!
Eurovision without France, for me, just wouldn’t feel like a Eurovision.

Katya
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Katya

I loved the Slovenian song…ethnic and cool

Dar
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Back to the article .. Can’t stand twin twin .. Most irrating contestant of 2014

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Does any one in France care about the Eurovision Song Contest anymore because the thing, France’s results are going down faster than a lead balloon regardless of who they send or what they do. In 2011, they were hotly fancied to win and they had already organized to have Eurovision 2012 in the Bercy Arena in Paris. They came in 15th place with 82 points. Far off of victory. In 2012, they sent a big name, Anggun. She drew with Denmark’s Saluna Samay for 23rd place. Amadine Bourgeois has a great song, but came 23rd despite a very, very early… Read more »

Dar
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Oh deven , as average as Slovenia was at least she could sing , not like kasey who had one of the worst presentations of all ..seeing it once was embaressing enough.

Deven O'Kearney
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Deven O'Kearney

Slovenia should not have qualified for the final. Ireland or Israel should have filled their spot.

Darren
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Darren

Shouldn’t have come in last place.
It is a catchy up-tempo song that maybe was right not to win, but was definitely not the worst when you see Belarus, Russia, Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Slovenia and Denmark done better, with worse songs.