It takes a good sport to endure a satirical interview that questions your accomplishments. And Australia’s Jessica Mauboy has done it with aplomb.
The Eurovision 2018 star recently appeared on “Hard Chat”, a satirical segment on the Australian comedy series The Weekly with Charlie Pickering.
The interviewer Tom Gleeson opens by describing her as an Idol and Eurovision reject, before sticking the knife in.
“You performed at Eurovision twice and your best result was 20th. Are you the only person to do Eurovision and lower their profile?”
“You went in there well known and you came out obscure.”
Jessica — all smiles and good spirit — clearly disarmed Tom with her kindness. As she laughs at his roasting, he says: “Man, this is like punching a puppy. I’m trying to enjoy it but it’s difficult.”
He also joked about Jessica singing about sexually transmitted infections.
“In your first hit single, ‘Burn’, you sing, ‘Look what you did to me, I need a doctor cause this is starting to burn.'”
“Is this your only song about chlamydia or are there any others?”
Jessica Mauboy, of course, is hardly a Eurovision reject. Our girl continues to slay her way through the Australian music scene, notching up
At the end of April Jess released the music video for her new single “Sunday”, which, we can confirm, sounds amazing any day of the week.
It was co-written with The Orphanage, who have worked with Demi Lovato, Bebe Rexha and Alessia Cara to name a few. The song is the first Jess has written for her upcoming fourth studio album.
The song, and indeed the album, is a reflection on family — the one we are born into and the one that we choose — and the little events that make up our days and ultimately our lives.
“My favourite part of the song ‘Sunday’ is where the lyrics go – ‘I forgive you then you forget, you’re sleeping even if you didn’t make that bed’”, Jess has said.
“There is so much sass in that and I love this idea of creating emotionally how just by little things by not making a bed, folding the clothes, picking up your rubbish can be so irritating and annoying that those things if not said can filter through the day, or the next day or the week or the month and can turn into something really I guess tangy. But I loved how passionate those lyrics and how deep they are.”
Are you loving how Jess handled the interview? And what do you think of her single “Sunday”?