The post-Eurovision circuit can be a demanding gig. Two months out from the contest, Mikolas Josef has gone from strength to strength, flossing his way across Europe and releasing a Spanish version of his Eurovision song “Lie To Me”.
Mikolas recently performed on Germany’s Morgenmagazin breakfast show, reminiscing about his Eurovision experience. The Czech singer, who was only used to busking on the streets prior to the contest, told the host that performing to such a large crowd on the Lisbon stage was a scary experience.
No doubt his busking experience proved handy — delivering an engaging performance full of colourful pants, a heavily gunned trumpeter and a IDGAF attitude on German television.
It was a performance to be proud of — but it was no doubt an early start for the studio audience, who watched intently but were noticeably subdued. Not even Mikolas’ spaghetti and wood bamboo could get a rise. Get them some coffee and Berliners, stat!
Mikolas was not the only alumni to appear on the show in recent weeks. Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai also recently performed on the program with her vocal looper. She brought a new — yet signature — Netta look, including a Harajuku-inspired hot pink and black combo hairstyle.
The studio audience did bring along a German sense of both sensibility and of enthusiasm, clapping along during the final refrain. Such is the power of Netta!
Wiwiblogger Ron put it best on Instagram, observing, “That’s the most shocked audience I’ve ever seen. Poor Mikolas and Netta. “Good morning Germany… Is there anybody here, Germany?” OUCH”
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Netta is gearing up for some stellar appearances, including an appearance on NBC’s Today show. She becomes the second Israeli Eurovision entry to appear on the program after Eurovision legend Ofra Haza, who performed on the show in 1983.
What did you think of Mikolas’ rendition of “Lie to Me” for the German audience? How do you think American crowds will take to Netta’s performance? Let us know in the comments below.