Hey y’all. Big gossip. Wiwi heard from his boo Anthony who read on Twitter that Paddy O’Connell, the BBC presenter of the Eurovision semi-finals, believes that the U.K. has signed a MASSIVE act for Eurovision 2013. Let’s go through the possibilities—from Girls Aloud (pictured above) to Atomic Kitten to One Direction.

The Pet Shop Boys. The group have revealed that officials at the BBC have approached them to write the U.K. entry on several occasions. They’re more than happy to give them a song if it feels right for the contest. In fact, they recently said that they wrote the song “Winner” with Eurovision in mind. (You can listen to it below.) They released their 11th studio album in September, so clearly the group is keen to drum up publicity again.

JLS. The R&B and dance-pop group came to fame on the second series of X-Factor in 2008. They finished second to Alexandra Burke. Since then they have dropped massive hits like “The Club Is Alive” and “She Makes Me Wanna.” Ahead of Eurovision 2012, band member Oritsé told the Daily Star that the group would jump at the chance to represent the U.K. “We would consider doing Eurovision if the opportunity came up. It would be an honour,” he said. “We were following the competition this year and 100% backing Blue. We think they did great. If it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be where we are now.”

Deaf Havanna. OK, so Wiwi doesn’t actually know much about this band, and he isn’t sure if they are “the big act” that we heard about through Anthony who read on Twitter where Paddy O’Connell said he had heard the BBC had signed a big act. But we do know that in the run-up to Eurovision 2012, more than 2,000 of the group’s fans started a Facebook group calling for the rock band to be sent to Baku. Could we see them in Malmoe?

Atomic Kitten. The Daily Star, who are always right about everything, previously reported that Atomic Kitten would give Eurovision a go. Their song “Whole Again” is one of the top-selling British singles by a female group ever, and they also do a mean cover of “Eternal Flame.” In October it was announced that the group is re-uniting for a show on ITV2 called “The Big Reunion,” so perhaps they are ready to throw down at Eurovision, too?

Diva Fever. The flamboyant duo of Craig Saggers and Josef Al-Smadi finished 13th on X-Factor. In the past they’ve tweeted that they were considering doing Eurovision. Surely their pink and blue parachute pants and ostentatious t-shirts would go down well with voters in the East.

Girls Aloud. We’ve listed the reasons why they need to represent the U.K. before. One reason is so that band member Nadine can regain her confidence. Since losing Jesse Metcalfe (possibly to another man) her confidence has dipped as much as her collar bone has started to protrude. ESC could help restore all that (as could a trip to the nearest all-you-can-eat buffet).

One Direction. They’re the biggest group in the world at the moment, and they’re winning over fans in markets from America to Australia to Austria. If they entered Eurovision they would win. Hands down. The BBC has come under a lot of fire recently regarding sexual abuse allegations that proved to be false, and generally shoddy journalism. Hosting Eurovision might give them something to look forward to and distract the public from all the drama at home.

Who do you want to see represent Britain in Sweden this year? Let us know below!

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Ryan
Ryan
8 years ago

I think Girls Aloud and One Direction would be excellent choices. But my suggestion would be Alexandra Burke. A singer who can actually sing and perform live. Or even someone like Paloma Faith. She has had some brilliant songs recently and her voice is amazing!!

Scott Ramsay
Scott Ramsay
8 years ago

In most cases in the last decade or so it has more been the singer/staging than the song that won. The BBC need to get their heads out of the clouds and give the UK public the chance to vote for the song again. If they want to pick a singer / act then fair enough, but the public need to choose the song. We also need high profile song writers who are still in the loop right now. Pete Waterman’s song was a joke and let’s face it, Kylie Minogue wouldn’t have touched it during her stint within his… Read more »

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

Steve
Getting someone that CAN sing live is just as important as the song itself!

Joyces
Joyces
8 years ago

Leona Lewis…

Steve
Steve
8 years ago

We go through this every year…. forget WHO is representing us… concentrate ON THE SONG!

Scott Ramsay
Scott Ramsay
8 years ago

I think a good choice for the UK would be Kerry Ellis. She can perform rock and pop, has a great stage musical career, worked with Brian May..the girl has talent.

Caitilin
Caitilin
8 years ago

I definatly think Girls aloudXXxxXXXxx

MrHäggkvist
MrHäggkvist
8 years ago

I Think all the options are decent, but i don’t think One Direction will represent the UK at Eurovision, they don’t need Eurovision

David Thielen
8 years ago

Has a “has been” act ever won ESC? (I’m not talking about an act that has been around awhile and is still successful, but one that has faded.)

And if they’re talking about bringing someone back, why not the Spice Girls? They were one of the most successful groups ever. And at the Olympics they showed they can still do one hell of a good stage show.

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

I see that you’ve read my previous post WiwiBloggs! Anyway, about your suggestions… Pet Shop Boys – They WERE approached to enter the Eurovision Song Contest for Baku this year before “Winner” became a London 2012 Olympic track. JLS – Heard about that story when Oritsé considered entering Eurovision in 2011. Deaf Havanna – If they were chosen, then it would count as an unknown since the British public wouldn’t have a clue on who they are. Atomic Kitten – Not recommended as the UK would see them as another has-been. Diva Fever- Definitely NOT recommended as the UK would… Read more »

Julian
Julian
8 years ago

The better better choice is one direction and Uk brings esc at home.