Shantay, she slays! Rupaul’s Drag Race UK series 2 icon Tia Kofi is going all out Eurovision as she continues her musical journey. Ms. Kofi is back with her latest track, a cover of Lena’s “Satellite” — Germany’s 2010 Eurovision winning song. And like a satellite, Tia will be orbiting around Liverpool as the BBC’s digital presenter.
Tia’s cover of Lena’s originally quirky pop song takes on new meaning with a darker ’80s synth sound.
Tia Kofi — “Satellite” (Germany Eurovision 2011 cover)
With the lyrics telling us of a relationship where the protagonist tries to do everything they can to impress their lover, Tia’s take feels like it showcases this more in a bad way. More in a way of someone desperately telling or begging their partner to appreciate them.
Tia trades the girl-next-door look and iconic Little Black Dress from Lena, and instead wears a fierce denim shoulder and trouser look with a glittery bra. We also see her out of drag and into a powerful sparkling dress later in the clip. This marks the depart into a more adult theme, of a toxic relationship. One where one side is giving all the effort, and not getting anything in return.
Rupaul’s Drag Race UK star Tia Kofi — Drag legend, Eurovision superfan
Tia has been a huge fan of Eurovision for a long time — even appearing on a Wiwibloggs twitter takeover previously. She’s also built up a great relationship with the BBC since her time on Drag Race UK. She appeared on BBC online content in 2022, which involved a particularly hilarious moment with Subwoolfer. Whilst interviewing the fanged duo, Little Red Riding Hood appeared causing them to shake with fear.
On TikTok, she mentioned some of her favourite tracks from Eurovision 2023 include “Cha Cha Cha” from Finland’s Käärijä, Alessandra’s “Queen of Kings” for Norway, and of course Loreen with “Tattoo” for Sweden.
Her cover of “Satellite” follows several successful singles, including ‘Outside In’ and ‘Loving Me Like That’. With her name becoming a household name in the UK, could we see her waving the Union Jack at Eurovision in the future?
We can’t wait to see her content for the BBC in Liverpool! What do you think of Tia Kofi’s latest single? Could you see her representing the UK at Eurovision in the future? Let us know in the comments below.