Eurovision hopeful Mae Muller once appeared in a Mika video
Mae Muller has revealed that she made an appearance in a Mika video at the age of nine.
The singer-songwriter has shot to prominence this week after she was announced yesterday (March 9) as the UK’s entry for Eurovision, where she will represent her country on home soil. She’ll perform her self-penned track ‘I Wrote a Song’ at Liverpool’s Echo Arena on May 13.
Muller was selected through the same process that nominated Sam Ryder as his nation’s contestant at last year’s ceremony in Turin; in a major break with the recent form book, the ‘Space Man’ singer upset the odds to finish second behind winners Ukraine. Music management company TaP Music have hand selected the 25-year-old to fly the Union Jack at the Albert Dock.
Now, though, Muller has revealed a previous brush with fame; she can be spotted in the video for the 2007 smash hit ‘Grace Kelly’ by Mika, who served as co-host at last year’s Eurovision. In an interview with the BBC, she said: ‘I’m the girl in the green dress, I still have the green dress.” She went on to say that she can still recall the words to the track, which topped singles charts around the world.
Discussing her Eurovision appearance, meanwhile, Muller said: “I said yes straight away. I don’t think it gets much bigger than Eurovision.” ‘I Wrote a Song’, she claims, was born out of a broken relationship. ‘After you go through a breakup, a relationship or a friendship, it’s easy to want revenge. I thought, “how can I turn a negative feeling into a positive?”
The slot seals a remarkable rise for Muller, who began her songwriting career by night whilst working as a barmaid by day. “I was not a good barmaid, she told the BBC. “I can pull a good pint but was rubbish at everything else.” She went on to support Little Mix on tour in 2019, and will now hope for the kind of strong showing that will act as a launchpad for her career in a manner similar to Ryder, who enjoyed a breakout year in 2022 after his Eurovision success.