Babyshambles man reveals he has a song for Eurovision
Pete Doherty has revealed that he wants to enter the Eurovision Song Contest.
In an interview with French fashion magazine, L’Officiel, the Babyshambles man admitted that he would “love to do Eurovision”.
The singer said: “I was saying to this bird the other night, ‘I would love to do Eurovision’. She was going ‘Nah, it’s really tacky’, but fuck that. I would love to do it and I would love to win it for England. I’ve got the song.”
After the interviewer tells him that it is “tacky to say it it is tacky”, Doherty responds by saying, “fuck it, let’s get in the Eurovision. Actually, I would like to enter on behalf of France.”
Later in the video, when asked, out of The Libertines and Babyshambles, who were the better dressed, Doherty darts around the interviewer’s questioning before revealing that he “dressed The Libertines”.
Speaking about how other band’s and artists dress, Doherty noted the dress sense of The Strokes, The Specials and The Sex Pistols but shot down the looks of “generic” musicians.
He said: “With 99 per cent of bands who are completely bland, you know that their look is going to be equally disposable. There’s nothing there to sink your teeth into or remember forever. By definition, you can’t look shit if you’re in The Specials or the Sex Pistols.”
Speaking to NME, the Babyshambles man said that he had recently seen fellow Libertines frontman Carl Barat and had taken him to his art exhibition in Camden, London. He then said that during their meeting, he and Barat started working on the idea of making new music together. “He took away some of my stuff to put some riffs on,” explained Doherty. “He said he’s got a few ideas but he’s short of lyrics. So I gave him a journal.”
To read the full interview with Pete Doherty, in which he discusses his new album, his battle with drugs and Amy Winehouse, pick up the new issue of NME, which is on UK newsstands and available digitally now.