Charles Leclerc ‘ready’ for shock Eurovision appearance

Ferrari driver Charles Leclerc has released two of his own compositions this season, both linked to races.

Charles Leclerc has joked on social media that he’s “ready” to participate in the Eurovision song contest, following the news that Monaco are now eligible to take part.

Monaco’s permission to compete in the contest comes after new state channel TV Monaco, was confirmed as being part of the Monaco Media Diffusion.

Given that Monaco Media Diffusion are part of the European Broadcasting Union, Monaco can now compete in next year’s Eurovision contest.

The next competition will take place in Sweden next may, after Loreen won the contest for the second time in her career.

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Liverpool hosted the most recent contest as 2022 winners Ukraine were unable to, due to the current conflict.

With Leclerc being a musician himself, the 25-year-old has thrown his name into contention, after simply tweeting that “I’m ready”.

Whilst it’s unknown whether Leclerc is being serious or not, the Ferrari driver could technically participate, given that there isn’t a Formula 1 race scheduled for the week of the contest.

Leclerc is a very talented pianist who has released two singles this year, the first being called, ‘AUS23 (1:1)’.

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Coincidentally, it was released ahead of the Australian Grand Prix.

His second track was called ‘MIA23 (1:2)’, and is inspired by the Miami Grand Prix.

Leclerc discussed his love for music and the piano earlier this year, where he revealed that he “very quickly” realised that he wanted to create his own music.

“The best way I found to slow down and disconnect from the racing world was music,” Leclerc told Classic FM.

“I fell in love with this instrument straight away,” he added. “I took a few lessons at the beginning to try and learn how to read music, which I did.

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“But very quickly, I wanted to do my own songs – and that’s how I started.”

When his third single will be released is unknown; however, based on the titles of the previous two, it’s likely that it’ll be linked to a remaining Grand Prix on the calendar.

The Monegasque recently finished fourth last weekend at Ferrari’s home race in Monza, where he had to settle for defeat against team-mate Carlos Sainz, who finished third.