Every year, various fashion trends come to the Eurovision stage (we’re still recovering from all the white dresses of 2017). This year, it looks like boots (or boot-inspired looks) are being seen on the Tel Aviv stage.
But whose boots were the best? Check out the boot-ylicious looks and vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many boots as you like, but you can only vote once — so make it count!
Armenia: Srbuk’s mesh flex
These boots were made for walking out, y’all! Armenia’s Srbuk got flexible with her footwear. The “Walking Out” singer wore a black over-the-knee style made from a flexible yet stiff mesh material, combined with a chunky heel. While Srbuk may have been serving executive realness with her black power suit, the boots ensured she was combining business with pleasure.
Belarus: Zena’s personal branding
Zena showed up in a funky bodysuit, though possibly owing a creative debt to the opening titles of The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. On her legs, she wore lace-up white boots, but she was careful to get her name out there. A strap across the top of each one was emblazoned with “Zena”, ensuring the Belarusian popstress would both look stylish and build her personal brand.
Cyprus: Tamta’s latex dip
Tamta’s jacket is famously ripped away in the “Replay” performance, but her boots ain’t going nowhere. The Cypriot star’s footwear looks so snug that we’re starting to wonder if her legs were dipped in latex. And if you were wondering what else goes with black skintight boots, the answer is chandelier underpants, of course.
Finland: Sebastian Rejman’s joots
We don’t know if jeans that look like boots are a thing or if indeed they are called joots, but we think that’s a perfect name for this unusual garment. While Darude hid behind his control desk and an interpretive dancer served Statue of Liberty realness, Sebastian Rejman rocked out in jeans that seemed to have leather boots sewn onto the legs. Well, at least it means the crotch area stays well ventilated.
Iceland: Hatari’s fat stacks
All the members of the Icelandic award-winning, anti-capitalist, BDSM-inspired, techno-dystopian, performance-art collective are wearing boots, but our eye is drawn to those worn by vocalist Klemens and dancers Sólbjört and Ástrós. The footwear is made from shiny PVC with towering stacked heels, all the better to crush capitalism.
Norway: Alexandra’s stealthy boots
At a distance, it isn’t always obvious that Alexandra Rotan from KEiiNO is wearing boots. Could it just be a dark shadow on the lower half of her legs? But no. We’ve checked and Alexandra is definitely wearing a pair of black over-the-knee boots. Those boots aren’t drawing attention to themselves — just being good supportive yet stylish footwear.