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.”

 
“My idea is to go to the Eurovision Song Contest with my own DNA. I don’t want to lie, I want to be sincere and authentic. I don’t want to create a fake character.”
 
“I have been working in the studio for a while. I also want the song to be part of an album and not just a random song for the Eurovision Song Contest.”

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…

 

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Mieke
Mieke
9 months ago

Interesting choice, his cool and contemporary music might do well with both the televoters and jury’s. But what will happen if the Netherlands picks Joost Klein’s song , given the fact he’s so popular in a growing number of European country’s?

Sandra
Sandra
10 months ago

I don’t trust the Belgium jury, they judge a language not a song, the francophone jury gave zero points to the Diepte by S10 because it was in Dutch, the year before the Dutch speaking jury gave zero points to Barbara Pravi, because it was in French. Countries should be suspended for this kind of behavior. They should judge a song no matter what.

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago

Need to say I absolutely love his voice. Drop any song to this guy, it will sound phenomenal

Jamie
Jamie
10 months ago

Fans hating someone they barely recognize with no song released. Classic lol.

TheDrMistery
TheDrMistery
10 months ago

Promising choice. “Blind” is a very good song, I agree with Loic Nottet’s comparision.

Anna Karenina
Anna Karenina
10 months ago

The draggification of Eurovision

Tino
Tino
10 months ago
Reply to  Anna Karenina

You know he’s not a drag right? He’s gay, open minded and accepted to be part of Drag Race Belgium jury but it doesn’t mean he is gonna come in Malmö dressed like a drag queen. And even if he wants to, where is the problem of the song is good?

Eurotoxic
Eurotoxic
10 months ago

NEXT

Tim
Tim
10 months ago
Reply to  Eurotoxic

How appropriate a name you chose! Well done…

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago

Good luck to him but I can already sense that his act will be Käärijä-esque. Even his name looks Finnish. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

Þórir
Þórir
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

His stuff is literally nothing like Käärija and he’s been using that name for years lol

Tino
Tino
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Please check his previous songs. Mustii has absolutely nothing to do with Käärijä.

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
10 months ago

Next year challenge: reveal your representative for 2025 just after the Grand Final results 2024.
The Esc Gods who decide everything love to see that motivation for their “contest”, Eleni Foureira, Duncan Lawrence, Noah Kirel among others were all announced very early and all got very good results so I see you Belgium, it’s clever knowing that next year Eurovision is precisely in the Esc Gods country!
Then the countries sure to be in the top 5 next year: Italy, Sweden, Belgium.
And for the bottom 5, the big 4 as always.
That’s Eurovision… predictable isn’t it?.

:::
:::
10 months ago

you know that the big four doesn’t exist since 2011, right?

NoMoreEscAddicted
NoMoreEscAddicted
10 months ago
Reply to  :::

Lol really!

TwitterCircus
TwitterCircus
10 months ago

And ad Ukraine in the top 5

Héctor
Héctor
10 months ago

He has an interesting vibe, reminds me a little bit of Loic Nottet.

Interesting how they’ve gone for someone related to Drag Race. Could be because of the audience shared by both Drag Race and Eurovision? I wouldn’t like them to be linked at all, there are too much stereotypes about Eurovision by now and one can’t argue the LGBTIQ community has taken over the contest in recent years.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

Drag Race seems like a rather small part of Mustii’s biography— it’s only run for one season at this point— probably being pushed by the broadcaster for the cross-program synergy, I’m guessing. It doesn’t bother me at all, but it’s clear from this thread that it gives rise to stereotypes that aren’t borne out by the music.

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
10 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

he’s better than Loic

Feed Me is super catchy

New Becoming gives me goosebumps all over

good chances my votes are going to Belgium i think, me likey likey this style a lot

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  Héctor

When you say the “one can’t argue the LGBTIQ community has taken over the contest”, are you referring to the fact the contest is queer-friendly and trans-friendly, that multiple contestants in a given year may be LGBTQIA+, or are you suggesting it’s too “flamboyant” and you don’t want to see the proud queerness that’s seen in Drag Race on stage at ESC?

Bejba
Bejba
10 months ago

It worked last year for Belgie to send a Old Gay Man , Sending the Twinks like Eliot has not seems to work . But Good Luck Belgia

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:::
10 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

oh god learn english
what do you even mean?

Bejba
Bejba
10 months ago
Reply to  :::

How rude . How you know its English that is not my First Language.? Get your Eyes and Ears checked asap

:::
:::
10 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

English isn’t my first language either.
But tbh, your first comment literally says everything about you.
I don’t think that Eurovision is the right spot for you

Bettie
10 months ago
Reply to  :::

Please don’t judge people on their English skills, unfortunately good education isn’t available for everyone. I hope in 23/24 People will stay respectful over here, last year I left early because of all the hatred?

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

When you are 43 Bejda, you won’t be saying it is old.

Bejba
Bejba
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

Ok Fatima but when I’m Old , I will be still Beautiful because I will get Plastic Surgery and my Rich Husband will pay for this .

Tino
Tino
10 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Blanka, is it you? You’re nasty like her, you seem to like plasric surgery like her and well… your pseudo.

Johan Vanleene
Johan Vanleene
10 months ago
Reply to  Bejba

Old gay man ? He is 42 …..is that old ?

Bejba
Bejba
9 months ago
Reply to  Johan Vanleene

Yes

Helena
Helena
10 months ago

Mustii is about to continue Belgium’s Top 10 streak and I am so there for it!! I love the way he conveys his strong personality through his music. Personally, I’d also love to see him sing in French, so he can be himself 100%. Bonne chance Mustii!!

Bettie
10 months ago
Reply to  Helena

It’s too early to talk about a top 10 ranking at this point , let’s wait for the song first ??

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
10 months ago

people here comparing him to MBD or even Gustaph have clearly not listened to any of the songs Mustii has released. they literally have nothing in common.

Leon
Leon
10 months ago

His music is amazing and more my taste than gustaphs and MBD’S. People need to stop comparing everyone

Karl
Karl
10 months ago

Michael Ben David vibes… uh oh

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Karl

Actually, not really. Here’s a short video featuring snippets of his songs. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVLAEmxS0I

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  Karl

and why do you say this? They’re from 2 very different countries and cultures, they look completely different, they sound completely different. And they seem to have quite different personalities as well.

Unless it is because they’re both queer that makes you make this comparison and say “uh oh”. Wouldn’t be that, would it?

Denis
Denis
10 months ago

I think trying to repeat last years entry rarely works. Yes they are different but its still a flamboyant camp singer. That worked this year but may not work next year. But I wait for the song until I judge

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Agreed!

TD303
TD303
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Well, I don’t think you can call his music style “camp” per se. People said Gustaph was a copy of MBD, just because he so happened to be gay. People sometimes…

Denis
Denis
10 months ago
Reply to  TD303

Well it was not a copy, but both were really flamboyant camp. Similar style. Difference was that Gustaph brought it class and accesibility where as Michael just was ” look at how faboulus I am”.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

I’m not sure I’d call either camp.

apollinischesprinzip
apollinischesprinzip
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

he has literally nothing in common with Gustaph, whose style was basically flamboyant 90’s pop.

Mustii is dark pop with depeche mode influences.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago

I get some Talk Talk vibes at times.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Ah, nice, I’m not crazy here.

Benzine: Unavoidable question, what are your influences?

Thomas: My dad is a big vinyl eater, he played me Jethro Tull , the Jefferson Airplane , the Rolling Stones , and then I opened up to the 80s, bands like Talk Talk , Tears for Fears , Depeche Mode (… especially for the character of Dave Gahan ), Iggy Pop , Grace Jones , David Sylvian , Scott Walker … I like tense, fragile voices…

https://www.benzinemag.net/2022/04/18/interview-mustii-pour-moi-la-musique-est-une-filiation-de-lacting/

Sanne
Sanne
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Gustaph and Mustii are totally different when it comes to their music. They’re not repeating last year only because he’s lgbtqi

Bettie
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Same here, so far I agree with you, will it be special enough, that’s the question, but for now I’m curious about the song, and all other songs to come ??

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  Denis

Girl, we have heard 0 seconds of the song. We’ve seen 0 seconds of the performance and staging. Just because Mustii is queer and a judge on drag race doesn’t mean we’re getting an exact copy of Gustaph.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

Once again, Belgium announces the first artist for Eurovision. I had expected that they were going to internally select, but I thought they would be using the voice winner.

Devito
Devito
10 months ago

Getting the vibes of Alen Chicco. Well, if that is not us, happy for Belgium. I naively hope he will be voted for the song and show he brings, and not because of his inner identity, though.

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago
Reply to  Devito

Here’s Mr. Eurovision get to know video on Mustii so you can get a taste of his music style. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8fVLAEmxS0I

Eurovision fan
Eurovision fan
10 months ago

He’s very pretty 🙂

Xaxaxa
Xaxaxa
10 months ago

Hope he won’t sing as drag singer there.

Alaska
Alaska
10 months ago
Reply to  Xaxaxa

What would be the problem?

Rall
Rall
10 months ago
Reply to  Xaxaxa

I don’t think he will. I’d also prefer if he didn’t because 1. It’s been done more than once so it’s not really bringing anything new or original and 2. I think it runs the risk of distracting from the actual song/performance and some will just view it as a drag act or the guy singing in drag.

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  Rall

Also it’s very inauthentic.

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  Xaxaxa

Are you saying this because of Mustii being a judge on drag race? Just because someone is a judge doesn’t mean they actively perform in drag themselves. And even if he did, is there a concern with a drag performer singing at ESC?

Thallo
Thallo
10 months ago

I’m not a fan of his music, but his live vocals, music videos and overall aesthetic is great.

I really enjoyed Belgium’s Eurosong this year, why would they scrap it after a very successful result? Gustaph, Cherrine & Gala Dragot all had songs that were worthy of placing top 10 in Liverpool. Surely Mustii could’ve just participated in a NF, It’s not like he’s a national superstar and Belgium needed to cancel Eurosong for this opportunity.

Tim
Tim
10 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Belgium has two participating broadcasters. They alternate every other year. The French speaking broadcaster always selects internally. Eurosong will be back in 2025.

Johanleekens
Johanleekens
10 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Belgium has two broadcasters (Dutch and French language) who do the participation every other year. The current broadcaster, therefore, has nothing to do with the National final (they probably didn’t even broadcast it)

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  Johanleekens

The French broadcaster could easily do one. I normally like the entries they send though.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
10 months ago

French? Really?? Dude …

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  Thallo

Agreed. Belgium’s NF was one of my favourites last year and an example of what to do for struggling countries at Eurovision.

UNA SPARKLE
UNA SPARKLE
10 months ago

2023 selection proved to be a success. No internal selection for 2024? Borinnnnnnnnng.

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  UNA SPARKLE

There was an internal selection. And they internally selected Mustii. Many other countries also internally select an artist. Many have in the past and many will in the future. Don’t necessarily see how this is “Borinnnnnnnnng.”

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
10 months ago

love this choice, very Hozier influenced

his live vocals are simply sensational too

we are in for a treat from Wallonia

Marcin
Marcin
10 months ago

Micheal Ben David 2.0 enjoy your non qualification Belgium

Tim
Tim
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Didn’t you say the exact same thing about Gustaph…*eyeroll

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:::
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Who says that their songs are similar? And that their behaviour is the same?

ESC-fan
ESC-fan
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Funny how last year the exact same comments were made about Gustaph. I guess he proved everyone wrong that a classy ‘camp’ song can still get a high ranking 😉

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  ESC-fan

His song was very catchy and jazzy and he performed it well live. Why don’t we wait until later to defend this guy?

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  ESC-fan

Am I the only one who didn’t think Gustaph’s song was ‘camp’ first and foremost? It’s main appeal was that is was sung well by an engaging performer. I know, I was two back from the stage in semi 2.

Bettie
10 months ago
Reply to  Fatima

I remember him and his outfit, but strange enough I couldn’t remember the song. But it’s just me I couldn’t even remember Loreen’s

Tino
Tino
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

The more I read your comments the more I realize how ignorant you are.

Bettie
10 months ago
Reply to  Tino

Please don’t put yourself above others, calling other people ignorant because they share a different opinion is disrespectful.

Kobe
Kobe
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

They said that about Gustaph too…

Marcin
Marcin
10 months ago
Reply to  Kobe

Gustaph had a 90s inspired song and this type of music has become popular again. I don’t expect Mr Mustii to make something similar.

Stephanie
Stephanie
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Michael Ben David 2.0? Not even close! Before judging someone, get the to know the artist better….I learned that too…

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago
Reply to  Marcin

Hot take: MBD was good. Not sure about this guy.

Dirk
Dirk
10 months ago

but he didnt’t qualify. So he must not have being that good

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago

With this kind of act, I’m worried the personality will come before the music… but I like that “Shame” song. I’m optimistic.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

After listening to him for 45 minutes or so, I think they’re doing him dirty by leading with the ‘Drag Race judge’ bit. This guy is good.

Tim
Tim
10 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

Exactly my thought!! Just listened to his two albums…if he would enter the competition with any of about 7 songs from these two albums, he would be in it to win it…!

Leon
Leon
10 months ago
Reply to  Tim

He cant ,the song must be released during Eurovision 2024 seasons. Those song from the album were released wayyyyy before.

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago
Reply to  Zanoni

He is best known by many in Europe as a Drag Race Belgique judge. That doesn’t mean he does drag, and I’m confused as to how stating his job title is “doing him dirty”.

Zanoni
Zanoni
10 months ago
Reply to  Kevan1994

It’s copy-paste time:

“Drag Race seems like a rather small part of Mustii’s biography— it’s only run for one season at this point— probably being pushed by the broadcaster for the cross-program synergy, I’m guessing. It doesn’t bother me at all, but it’s clear from this thread that it gives rise to stereotypes that aren’t borne out by the music.”

He’s been releasing music– really good music!– since 2015. And acting too. Identifying him first as a Drag Race judge trivializes him. It’s relevant to mention, but not the most important thing. It’s like third-paragraph stuff.

Vivian
Vivian
10 months ago

It’s once again Belgium who is the first to reveal their artist x)

Stephanie
Stephanie
10 months ago

För those who interested: 21st century boy….GREAT SONG!!!!

Anonymous91
Anonymous91
10 months ago
Reply to  Stephanie

yes, first song i listened to when i googled him just now, very great song indeed

good looking guy as well

Lucky
Lucky
10 months ago

No way! He’s been in my top wishlist for Belgium since last year, and it’s really coming! His discography has been very impressive so far. I’d especially recommend to listen to “Simple Slave”, “21st Century Boy”, “Alien”, and “Skyline”.

Polegend Godnova
10 months ago

well belgium got one of their best results last year with a flamboyant gay man past the age of 30 so i can see why they’re keeping the same formula

BadWoolfGirl
BadWoolfGirl
10 months ago

That’s the only thing they have in common. Musically. Mustii is very different from Gustaph.

Ria NL
Ria NL
10 months ago

I wish him good luck with a good song. I like his voice

Louka
Louka
10 months ago

I only know Thomas Mustin from several francophone TV series and specially as the talented actor from Je Voulais Juste Rentrer Chez Moi but his musical stuff seems as attractive and promising.

We’re Up in Space, Man!
We’re Up in Space, Man!
10 months ago

Whilst a lot of people will be celebrating that we are getting a diverse ‘drag’ act for one of only a few times at Eurovision, I am hoping he is true to himself and performs without as much of that as possible since he looks dashing and professional without it anyway. With the exception of the song from Norway’s national final last year and some of the 00s songs, there are very few drag or ‘colourful’ acts that have done well or are deserving of being mentioned in my opinion. I am hoping Belgium can keep it classy like they’ve… Read more »

Kevan1994
Kevan1994
10 months ago

I’d encourage you to reflect on your presumptions of drag and whether you actually are hoping he is “true to himself” if you’re also specifying how you personally think he should look and act (i.e. “without as much of that [drag] as possible”).

By the way: Mustii is a judge, not a regular drag performer.

Lil Krumpy
Lil Krumpy
10 months ago

Announcing before the official season even starts. We are being spoilt again.

Nikita Zhukov
Nikita Zhukov
10 months ago

And the ESC 2024 train is officially moving!

The excitement is back with this announcement, hopefully Belgium can keep their spot in the top-10 with this act

Nikki
Nikki
10 months ago

Can he bring Priyanka? You know, the Winner of Canada S1 where she beat Rita who’s Belgium’s host.

She’s the only one without a playlist in my Spotify she fits in and I’d love to add her somewhere.

Fatima
Fatima
10 months ago
Reply to  Nikki

Nikki, you know that can’t do that after what happened in Montreal.