We take a break from the post-Eurovision 2013 scandal to turn our attention to the UK, where electropop artist Little Boots has expressed her willingness to represent her country at Eurovision.
Little Boots (real name: Victoria Christina Hesketh), who will be 30 next year, tweeted over the weekend:
Lolz totally would be up for Eurovision
maybe I should enter next year
I first thought it was a publicity stunt, seeing as she just released a new album, “Nocturnes”, but it appears that she was serious and that a lot of people would like her to enter the contest on behalf of the United Kingdom. Hours after her tweet, the hashtag #littlebootsforeurovision was trending worldwide and BBC’s Graham Norton himself tweeted her:
you will get the call!
Despite being a huge electropop fan, I have never paid Little Boots much attention until now. Her biggest hit “Remedy” failed to impress me at the time of its release, back in 2009. It sounded too much of a Lady Gaga copy to me:
However, I was curious to give her latest single “Broken Record” a listen, and I was pleasantly surprised and instantly hooked:
It doesn’t sound as mainstream and polished as “Remedy”, but it is more mature and original. I do wonder, however, how it would be received on the Eurovision stage. Of course, it’s very early days and obviously Little Boots would have to come up with something entirely new and more crowd-pleasing for next year’s contest.
What do you think? Would you give Little Boots a chance at Eurovision? Do you think she would fare better than old-timers – and more famous – Engelbert Humperdinck or Bonnie Tyler, who finished on the right (or should we say wrong) side of the scoreboard? Would a fresher sound automatically bring more points to the UK next year?
Photo credit: littleboots.com