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:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McdqerXrwXE

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

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bunnyblossom
bunnyblossom
8 years ago

She’s perfect for Eurovision, hope she goes for it! 🙂

trezza
trezza
8 years ago

I’ve been wondering if UK should send 1D, lol.
I’d be pleasantly surprised if they sent Natasha Bedingfield.

royraniel
royraniel
8 years ago

she should do it.i think UK should send an electropop song next year

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

@Han Ess
So you’re saying the ESC is trashy enough as it is. You do realise Emmelie de Forest is storming into the UK top 40 faster than Gareth Bale’s blistering pace!

Diesel Flynn
Diesel Flynn
8 years ago

Well, knowing that the British have bands and singers like Keane, Coldplay, Editors, Adele, Tom Odell, Leona Lewis, Natasha Bedingfield, Mika, the Prodigy and Taio Cruz… they could do so much better.

Han Ess
Han Ess
8 years ago

ESC is trashy enough as it is, we don’t need her to add more trash in it.

David Thielen
8 years ago

Is the U.K. allowed to enter someone who is not a has-been or never-was?

Z24
Z24
8 years ago

I would give that chance for ANYONE young with a song that doesn’t sound dated.

It’s good to alternate a bit. Look at Cyprus for example, between the balladsy, adult entries from 2011 and 2013, we got La La Love. Fair enough.

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
8 years ago

When will everyone realise that this happens every year. Whenever the UK do badly, all the so called stars of the day come out of the woodwork to say they would do it in an effort to self promote themselves further.

I would not trust anyone who starts their tweet with Lolz! It really doesn’t fill me with confidence.