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Mika plans “provocative performance” for Eurovision 2022

"I have a fondness for this Norwegian song about wolves and bananas, very funny"

Lebanese-born British singer Mika will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2022 together with Italian singer Laura Pausini and Italian presenter Alessandro Cattelan. In a recent interview with la Repubblica, the singer tells about his plans for the performance at the contest.

Next to hosting the contest, Mika, who is known from hits such as “Relax, Take It Easy” and “Grace Kelly” is set to perform during the Eurovision Song Contest. He says he is thinking of a provocative performance for this year’s contest.

According to Eurofestival News, the hosts Laura Pausini and Mika will perform in the second semi-final of the contest. There are also rumours that Laura Pausini will open the grand final of the contest in Turin, where also the winners of the Eurovision Song Contest 2021, Mรฅneskin, are set to perform.

In the interview with la Repubblica, Mika also tells about his history with the contest. He says he remembers some songs from the past, for example “Puppet on a String”, and “Love Shine a Light” by Katrina and the Waves. He also remembers “Fly on the Wings of Love” and points out, that if you start singing the song in English pub, everyone will sing along on the chorus.

When talking about Eurovision Song Contest 2022, Mika mentions that while he needs to stay neutral and can’t express preferences, he has a fondness for the Norwegian entry, “Give That Wolf A Banana” by Subwoolfer. He also mentions that many of this year’s songs have oriental sounds, including the Ukrainian entry “Stefania”.

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Sami Luukela

I started watching Eurovision back in 2006, when I was only 10 and couldn't stay up to see Lordi winning. I attended my first contest in 2013 in Malmรถ. I'm studying journalism and I love music โ€” you will probably never see me without my headphones on.

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