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Drag superstars Elecktra and Tia Kofi to host Eurovision Turquoise Carpet

03 May 2024 at 10:00 CEST
Elecktra and Tia Kofi will host the 2024 Eurovision Turquoise Carpet
The Turquoise Carpet event that kicks off Eurovision week just got a lot more glamourous, with Elecktra and Tia Kofi confirmed to be on hosting duties.
Swedish drag queen Elecktra will host the Malmö Turquoise Carpet

One's a Skåne siren, the other a UK Hun, and both have risen to fame through the Drag Race franchise. Now, two of the drag world's most beloved personalities are heading to the Eurovision Song Contest to help us get to know our 2024 artists a little bit better. 

The Turquoise Carpet is an annual event in the Host City, which also serves as the official Opening Ceremony to start the week of Eurovision Song Contest Live Shows. 

Malmö 2024's Turquoise Carpet will be held on Sunday 5 May, and broadcast live via both the Eurovision Song Contest YouTube channel and a TikTok live on the Eurovision account on the platform. The show kicks off at approximately 15:30 CEST and will be set at the recently constructed Malmö Live. 

Tia Kofi will host the Malmö Turquoise Carpet

Elecktra

The drag queen with the famous southern drawl shot to fame as a cast member of the first season of Drag Race Sverige. The jewel in the crown of her time on the show was undoubtedly when her performance of the self-penned song Unna Daj went viral thanks to her comedy delivery of it. 

The impact of her music led to SVT including her in the lineup for Sweden's Eurovision pre-selection Melodifestivalen 2024, with the schlager-infused dance track Banne Maj. She didn't win the 30-song competition, but she's made it to Malmö regardless!

Tia Kofi

Clapham queen Tia Kofi has played a starring role in not one but two seasons of Drag Race. She made a lasting impression on the second series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK; so much so that she was invited back for the second season of RuPaul's Drag Race UK vs the World - in which she was ultimately crowned the champion! 

Outside of Drag Race, Tia Kofi has got a career as a popstar and a touring performer, and she's made several appearances on UK television, often being hired as a certified Eurovision expert!