Following Eurovision 2018 he appeared on an Instagram live, saying that he loved Netta’s “Toy”, before performing chicken noises.
And now British singer Robbie Williams has been discussing Eurovision yet again, saying that he’s ready to perform as an interval act for Eurovision 2023.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Scott Mills while promoting his new album XXV, the “Feel” hitmaker revealed that he’s ready to hit the song contest stage.
“Actually, I’ve already put my name forward,” he said at the playback event at The Arts Club in London. “Not to represent the UK…but to do that bit at the half time like Madonna and Justin Timberlake.”
Scott points out that the show can reach 200 million people, which turns Robbie’s dial up to 60.
“Abso-f*cking-lutely. I’ll have a bit of that. Nobody did that and then Justin Timberlake did it one year.”
“I love Eurovision, I’m a massive fan,” Robbie continued. “It’s really simple. Get a great song, get somebody great to perform it and we’ll do really well. If we don’t have those two things then we’re going to come last. Nil points.”
Robbie’s most recent comments dovetail nicely with the comments he made on Instagram live back in 2018. Asked about whether he would participate in Eurovision the following year, he said:
“I don’t think I will — not next year because I’ve got nothing to promote. If I had something to promote I would appear on it. But I won’t be doing anything in Europe next year.”
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Of course, not all interval acts are created the same. In May 2016, Justin wowed Europe and Australia with his performance of “Can’t Stop The Feeling” during the grand final interval. The song went on to storm the charts across Europe.
One month after Eurovision the song had topped the charts in 18 countries, 12 of which competed at Eurovision in 2016. These included Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Israel, Slovenia, Sweden and Switzerland.
And then you had Madonna. In 2019 The Material Girl seemed to leave her voice in London when she ventured to Tel Aviv for the grand final, drawing widespread criticism for her overpriced performance.
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