Exclusive interview with the KMGs

by Richard West-Soley 113 views

“Even in the 1970s, there were no funk bands in Eurovision”. Until now, that is. In an exclusive interview with 12points.tv, Belgian hopefuls the KMGs are keen to point out that their unique style is one of the big selling points for broadcaster RTBF's entry this year.

In the interview, we learnhow the band was chosen byWalloon broadcaster RTBF after a chance performance in a Francophoniesongfestival; this led to the internally selectedentry Love Power, which, the band hope, has been written "especially to win Eurovision". As the first funk band at the Eurovision Song Contest, they believe their philosophy of spreading "love and happiness across Europe" will give them a fighting chance to get through to the final this May 12th.

Shiny DiscoBalls!
So what can we expect from the Krazy Mess Groovers on May 10th – and possibly 12th? Well, surprises are in store, say the band, possibly involving "big mirror balls" on a huge scale. "The most important thing is to entertain people; and Eurovision has the same goal", they explain. A fantasy magic forest theme is also in the cards.

Concluding the interview, lead singer Sexyfire urges fans: "don't miss the 12points party on 20th April!". Although the band cannot be there in person themselves, they are hoping for plenty of cause to party in Helsinki this May.

You can see the interview – along with clips of the band performing live – in the video below, courtesy of our media partner 12points.tv and belgovision.com.

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Richard West-Soley

Senior Editor

Richard's ESC history began way back in 1992, when he discovered the contest could fuel his passion for music and languages. Since then, it's been there at every corner for him in some way or another. He joined the esctoday.com team back in 2006, and quickly developed a love for writing about the contest. In his other life, he heads the development team at the learning resources company Linguascope, and writes about all aspects of language learning on the site Polyglossic.com.