Ready, set, slay! Belgium is the first country out of the gate to Malmö and has revealed its Eurovision 2024 artist: Mustii.
Known to mom and pop as Thomas Mustin, Mustii is an actor and singer from Brussels. He’s released two albums and starred in an acclaimed Romeo and Juliet stage show that opened the Théâtre de Liège. He can give as good as he gets. Mustii is also a judge on Drag Race Belgique — the Belgian edition of the wildly popular drag franchise.
Below you can check out his eye-popping performance from the Semi-Final of the show. He most definitely holds his own!
Details about his song will be revealed at a later date. He told Belgian media that the song won’t drop until February.
Speaking to VRT News in Belgium, Mustii admitted that he’s not well-known in Flanders. But he’s definitely made a name for himself in French-speaking Belgium.
“Ever since I was little I wanted to be an actor and not a firefighter or a pilot,” he told the news site. “But I have also released two albums in the meantime. Now I have a double career: actor and singer. I see music as a form of theater by the way. Creating a total act. That’s why I said yes when they asked me for the Eurovision Song Contest.”
So how did he find out about the gig? His team broke the news while he was on the set of Drag Race Belgium.
“I was sitting in the make-up chair and I was still tired, someone from the team came to me in my whisper in my ear. I had to let it sink in.”
Mustii described his music as “pop with a dark edge” and said that he’s influenced by everything from new wave to rock.
“I contrast pop with fragile subjects, I like to play with them. My last album, for example, was a homage to my uncle who had schizophrenia.”
The EBU shared his official bio:
“In 2017, he landed a lead role alongside Mathilde Seigner in the French TV movie Je Voulais Juste Rentrer Chez Moi, in which he played the infamous Patrick Dils before playing Hamlet in 2019 under the direction of Emmanuel Dekoninck.”
“Alongside acting, Mustii has made a name for himself as a singer. With two albums to his credit, 21st Century Boy and It’s Happening Now, successful tours (selling out the Ancienne Belgique on 3 occasions) and winning the ‘Revelation of the Year’ trophy at the D6bels Music Awards, Mustii is known for seducing audiences with his captivating voice, which is both powerful and fragile at the same time.”
“Next year is set to be his busiest yet as not only will he represent Belgium at the Eurovision Song Contest in Sweden, but he’ll also return as a permanent judge on Drag Race Belgique (Season 2) and star in Michiel Blanchart’s next film La nuit se traîne alongside Romain Duris.”
What do you think? Are you familiar with Mustii’s music? Do you think he can top Gustaph’s result? Let us know down below…