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Ireland 2024: Bambie Thug premieres video for 'Doomsday Blue'

08 March 2024 at 10:00 CET
Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ
Ireland's Bambie Thug has released the music video for their song 'Doomsday Blue', which will be representing the Irish in Malmö.

"...guess you'd rather have a star than a moon"? Well our favourite new star from the Emerald Isle, Bambie Thug, has got a cool constellation of eye-popping visuals for you to feast on - the music video for their contribution to the 68th Eurovision Song Contest, Doomsday Blue.

Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ

Bambie had the absolute best 'craic' shooting the video, speaking fondly of the experience:

"Filming the music video for 'Doomsday Blue' was mad! I’m so proud to have worked with an amazing team filled with so many queer and non-binary people. Camp are a dream to work with, and while the turnaround was ridiculously fast, there was a lot of heart and passion poured into it and I’m super grateful."

Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ

The artist tells us more about the style and tone of the video:

"Originally the story for the video was very dark, but since winning the 'Late Late Show Eurosong', there have been so many people reaching out about how their children love the song, so I wanted to make sure the video was something enjoyable and accessible for people of all ages. My sister and I eventually came up with this idea of making it a little more cutesy, spooky and comedic."

Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ

And if you thought you spotted a few clever references in there, of course you did - our Bambie knows their stuff: 

"There’s a lot of odes to pop culture moments in there from 'Mean Girls' and 'Barbie' to 'The Creation of Adam' (Michelangelo)…obviously all made a bit goth. I’m excited to share it with everyone and have it out in the world… now I can focus on bringing it to life on stage in Malmö.”

Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ

The video depicts Bambie Thug making a 'Note to Self' to place a hex on their ex-boyfriend and conjure up a "better new boyfriend", who they dream they can enjoy a game of badminton and have a tea party with... but the reality soon turns nightmarish when Bambie finds themselves being chased through a forest by a 7-foot tall hairy monster...

Bambie Thug and friend on the set of the Doomsday Blue video Lily Lytton / RTÉ

The song will be representing Ireland in Malmö and will be performed in the First Half of the First Semi-Final, on Tuesday 7 May. 

You can learn more about Bambie Thug right here;

In 2024, it's 30 years since Ireland first found itself the new record holder for most Eurovision Song Contest wins, after Paul Harrington and Charlie McGettigan's Rock n Roll Kids gave the Irish a 6th win in 1994 and saw them whizz past France and Luxembourg on the league table of Contest wins.

2024 is also, however, the first year in 30 years where Ireland competes as a joint record-holder, after Loreen's victory with Tattoo in Liverpool saw Sweden catch up with Ireland and match its tally, which is currently 7 Contest wins apiece.

All eyes will be on Bambie Thug in May to see if they can conjure up an 8th win for their country, and a new win for the history books.

Bambie Thug is representing Ireland at the 68th Eurovision Song Contest Lily Lytton / RTÉ

You can listen to all 37 songs of Eurovision 2024 via your favourite streaming service or watch the music videos on our YouTube channel.

The Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Malmö, Sweden on Tuesday 7 May (First Semi-Final), Thursday 9 May (Second Semi-Final) and Saturday 11 May (Grand Final) 2024.

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