Asifa Lahore wants to bring Bollywood to Eurovision
DIGITALSPY.CO.UK REPORTS – Asifa Lahore has submitted her debut single ‘You And I’ for Eurovision 2015. The anthemic power ballad will compete for selection at the 60th Eurovision Song Contest to represent either the United Kingdom or Switzerland.
The UK’s first British Muslim drag star told Digital Spy of her plans for a Bollywood-themed staging of the song: “Eurovision has been going strong for almost 60 years and is yet to feel the full force of a Bollywood show.
“If I am selected, I aim to bring many desi element to my performance of ‘You And I’. It’ll be very much a Bollywood love story live on that magnificent stage.”
Lahore said that the song is about acceptance, tolerance and coming out, and explained that the New York-shot music video highlights love against adversity. Previously known for parody videos of Bollywood tracks, Lahore has spent the summer writing with British, American and Scandinavian songwriters.