Moldova: Asifa Lahore appears on BBC World

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Asifa Lahore really wants to get to the Eurovision Song Contest 2015.

In our article of 23 October, we described that the character is the inspiration of Asif Quraishi who is gay, a drag artist and also a Muslim.

At that time the hope was that the video of the song You and I would be spotted by the British national broadcaster, BBC. The next target was for the Swiss selection but unfortunately, the Swiss choices for the National Final didn’t include her.

The shortlisted fifty acts have been now been published by TRM, the Moldovan broadcaster, and include Asifa and her song. She has now appeared on the BBC World television programme Impact. There she discussed HIV Activism in the South Asian communities and then sang her song.

Here is the video, she performed live on the programme.

If you wish to see the interview then you can do so by clicking on this link.

Here is the official video for the song

The live audition show in Moldova will take place on 17 January 2015 where the song numbers will be reduced to 24.  These songs will then be split into two semi-finals on 24 and 26 February 2015.

Stay tuned to for more news on the Eurovision Song Contest 2015