Find out the most essential and curious facts about Ireland’s 2024 Eurovision entry, Bambie Thug

  • The non-binary singer’s real name is Cuntry Ray Robinson. They go under the stage name Bambie Thug.
  • Bambie was born and raised in Macroom, County Cork, on 6 March 1993, to an Irish mother and a Swedish father (by coincidence, they are headed to Sweden for Eurovision).

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  • Bambie Thug won Eurosong 2024 in Ireland and will represent her country in Eurovision 2024 with the song ‘Doomsday Blue’.
  • The singer moved to London to study ballet in Urdang Academy. However, Bambie’s dance path spelt the end after they broke their arm in college. Bambie switched to musical theatre instead.
  • Bambie left a talent agency, as according to the singer, they wanted to turn them into bubblegum pop.
‘Birthday’ single artwork
  • Bambie’s debut song, titled ‘Birthday’, was released 2021. The song was, reportedly, written while the singer was addicted to drugs. Its uncensored music video also dropped on pornography sites.
  • Their biggest hit ‘Tsunami‘, which dropped in 2022, amassed more than 700,000 listeners. Watch the music video for ‘Tsunami’ below:
  • Bambie characterizes her style as ouija-pop and says “it’s a fusion of everything”. The singer describes themselves as “nightcore Barbie”.

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  • When making music and performing, Bambie likes trying on various characters. They call them “a bit of an armour. When I’m not in an amazing mental space, they’re things I can pull on, but they’re all still facets of me.”
  • Bambie Thug performed at Download Festival in June 2023 and The Great Escape in Brighton in May 2023.
  • Apart from writing for themselves, Bambie has written music for many artists, including Cassyette, KID BRUNSWICK, and FabiCH. Bambie’s instrumental can be heard on HBO’s Sex And The City reboot Just Like That.
  • According to their interview to the Irish Sun, Bambie entered Eurosong 2024 competition to “curse out” memories of them being raped in May 2023.
  • In support of Bambie Thug in the Irish song selection, their fans posted under a designated hashtag #sendthewitch, trending on X (ex-Twitter).

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  • Following their victory in Eurosong, 2,000 people signed a petition to disqualify Bambie calling her performance “a mockery of national culture”. Bambie responded to the criticism with a harsh press statement:

“If you don’t want to be part of the Haus Of Thug you are not obligated to come on this journey with me… don’t waste your life hung up [on] hate… [and] don’t be mad because I haven’t forgotten the art of play, fun and creation and you have”.

  • Irish singer Johnny Logan, who had won Eurovision for Ireland twice, told Sunday World he believes ‘Doomsday Blue’ “could win the Eurovision”.

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