Nimrod Kamer, a satirist, journalist and comedy writer based in London, knows how to do outlandish. Last year the Daily Mail reported on his efforts to become the world’s worst-rated Uber passenger. And in 2012 he drew headlines around the world after he created a fake video, which he passed off as a home movie of Barack Obama’s birth in Kenya (meant to bait conspiracy theorists).
Now he’s turning his attention to the Eurovision Song Contest. Kamer recently teamed up with author Delilah Jay (Mistress: The Italian Way) with the hope of representing the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2016. They’ve submitted the song “Baby Boy” to the BBC and now await their fate. You can check out some of their competition here.
We recently caught up with Kamer via Facebook Messenger to discuss the duo’s song, their motivations, and their crazy video, which you can watch below.
“Baby Boy” — Delilah Jay feat. Nimrod Kamer
You hold passports from Israel and Romania. Why do you want to represent the UK at Eurovision?
Delilah Jay approached me, we came up with the Baby Boy concept and of me playing her naughty son, and rapping. I live in Hackney and believe I don’t have a real chance of winning via Romania or Israel.
Who is Delilah Jay and how did you come to work with her?
Delilah is a British-German novelist. She has a car with her face on it, which she drives back and forth from London to Hamburg every week. We met at the Harrods fish section.
In the song you say, “Mommy I’m so old. Mommy I’m already 40. Mommy where is my nappy?” Are you addressing questions of ageing and society’s changing expectations of forty-somethings?
William Pine composed the melody and shot the video. It’s Abba meeting Drake.
Some might say that the song is too silly and that the UK should avoid novelty acts. How do you respond to them?
For those who say it’s silly, they should remember how the UK always loses with it’s recent selections. If something is this catchy it must be right. No one will vote for UK if they keep sending flaccid singers.
You filmed a behind-the-scenes video at Eurovision 2014. Do you keep in touch with any of the Eurostars?
I filmed a behind the scenes video in Denmark in 2014 to learn about the Eurovision mechanism and apparatus it was to prepare for this moment. I still keep in touch with the 2014 Ukrainian representative.
Do you have a message for Europe?
Our message to Europe: since Eurovision is getting more votes than the EU parliament, the 2016 Eurovision winner should become the EU president. Ipso facto.
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