In the run-up to Eurovision every year, Dutch TV host and comedian Carlo Boszhard invites a Eurovision contender to appear on his popular Sunday afternoon talkshow Carlo’s TV Café. This year, a day after Eurovision in Concert, he invited both Joe & Jake and Amir.
The host, who’s known to be a huge Eurovision fan, usually invites his favourites. In recent years he invited Conchita Wurst and Guy Sebastian. They both did rather well, so an invite should be considered an honour.
Amir had some heartwarming words to say about Dutch entrant Douwe Bob prior to his performance.
“He is an extremely good-looking, nice and charismatic guy. I was very happy to get to know him. He’s an adorable guy. I felt like he was a friend before we even met. So good luck to Douwe Bob, I really hope he will get to the final of Eurovision.”
Amir performs during Carlo’s TV Café
Amir – France 2016 (Interview) at Eurovision in Concert 2016
Joe & Jake were asked by Carlo Boszhard if Graham Norton was happy with them representing the United Kingdom after years of British failures in the contest.
They responded: “Graham has been fantastic. We really want the UK to be with our entry this year, so we’re doing everything we can to make everybody proud.”
Carlo also revealed that he thinks and hopes they will do better than Eurovision 2011 contestants Blue, who he invited to his show back in 2011. That puts him at odds with Christer Björkman who recently said he expects Joe & Jake to be another failure, but still thinks it’s a step in the right direction for the UK to deliver good results.