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Glitter from Germany: Lord of the Lost are so happy

08 May 2023 at 18:10 CEST
Lord of the Lost from Germany in the Eurovision 2023 studio Corinne Cumming / EBU
Germany is serving up a helping of heavy metal for Eurovision 2023, and sending Lord of the Lost to compete with their song ‘Blood & Glitter.’ After a week of Eurovision competitions, they might end up as 100% glitter.
Lord of the Lost rehearsing Blood & Glitter for Germany at the Second Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena Sarah Louise Bennett / EBU

Lord of the Lost won Germany’s national selection competition, Unser Lied Für Liverpool (Our Song For Liverpool), hands down. It was a sweet victory, with very little to be bitter about at all…

We were expecting grit, and we were expecting glam. We got both. Lord of the Lost hit the rehearsal stage on Thursday 4 May with lead singer Chris Harms dressed in a red bodysuit complete with an impressive neck piece, and absolutely rocked the room. To add to the atmosphere, the room was lit up with some serious pyro.

Lord of the Lost rehearsing Blood & Glitter for Germany at the First Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena
Chloe Hashemi / EBU

After getting a little caught up in the energy of Germany’s first rehearsal, the official Eurovision Live Blog wrote: "The band are raised up on a metal scaffold in a triangle formation, with red and black LEDS and a flashing light show that never lets up for the full three minutes. The costumes are also spectacular."

Lead singer Chris might be all blood and glitter, but he does have a soft side. When two abandoned kittens were found on the streets of Poland at just two weeks old, he took them in and gave them a loving home in Hamburg. Sweet.

Lord of the Lost don’t want to confine themselves to any genre, but they draw from dark and heavy music styles. They’ve even been the support act for Iron Maiden. When we asked them what their entrance music would be if they were professional wrestlers, Chris gave a self-declared “smartass” answer of 4’33” by John Cage — a composition where the musicians don’t play a single note.

Lord of the Lost’s frontman Chris Harms told the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast about when his dream to go to the Contest first took hold. He thinks it was in the mid-’80s, when he was old enough to finally understand a little more about the show. “This world of stars seemed like something outer-worldly which a regular person could never reach, but in a way I kind of decided — I wanna go there.”

There’s more from Lord of the Lost on Episode 14 of the Official Eurovision Song Contest Podcast.

Lord of the Lost rehearsing Blood & Glitter for Germany at the First Rehearsal of the Grand Final at Liverpool Arena
Chloe Hashemi / EBU

You can learn more about Lord of the Lost from Germany right here.

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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