Simon Cowell has admitted that he wants to find the United Kingdom its next Eurovision winner.

The United Kingdom has not won Eurovision in 16 years and it’s only finished inside the top 10 twice in the last decade. For a powerful country that produced the Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Adele, that’s kind of embarrassing. Back in the 70s and 80s, the United Kingdom always seemed to finish within the top 10. But now British Eurovision fans are happy when the country doesn’t finish last.

Within this, there are hints of shame, I’d say, as Simon Cowell would like to lift the U.K. out of its doldrums and find it the right act for 2014. Cowell has discovered artists like Alexandra Burke, Leona Lewis, One Direction, Little Mix, Will Young and many more. All these having great success. Cowell is convinced, with the right resources, he can find the U.K. its next Eurovision winner.

The proof comes via Twitter. In the aftermath of Eurovision Stuart Kelsall tweeted the media mogul and got a surprising response.

Elsewhere the British pop star Little Boots has admitted that she would “love to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision”. Is all this sudden interest from a big producer and big pop star something the BBC should take into account?

Who do you think could be the United Kingdom’s next “winner”? And do you think 2014 will be the United Kingdom’s year? Hope to hear from you below!

Jamie Bondason contributed this report from the U.K. Keep up with the latest Eurovision news by following the team from wiwibloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs and by liking our Facebook page.

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Rois
Rois
8 years ago

Will Young should represent The UK next year! I’m sure he could win or be in the top 10. ^^ If not Will Young, send Charlotte and Jonathan.

Pavel
Pavel
8 years ago

Will Young may nail it.

Chris @ Another ESC Site

Why shouldn’t he try? It could do no harm having a successful person making a valid attempt. If you consider Andrew Lloyd Webber’s attempt garnered a 5th place, why not?

Martin Palmer
8 years ago

It doesn’t have to be the Beeb hosting Eurovision, as United Kingdom Independent Broadcasting (ITV, Channel 4, S4C) could host it in the UK too! If ITV wanted to turn it into a Eurovision X-Factor or maybe have an old style “We have an artist, pick a song” which seemed to give UK success in the 1960s and 1970s, I’d be for it for one year at least!

R
R
8 years ago

Simon Cowell would be a great idea. That man knows what he’s doing.

Now if only the UK would stop sending relevant artists.

Anthony
Anthony
8 years ago

I very much doubt the BBC would work with Simon Cowell, since all his shows are tied to ITV. And I wouldn’t recommend it, especially after his disastrous “World Idol” attempt 10 years ago.

David Thielen
8 years ago

Is the BBC allowed to turn the selection over to someone competent?

Tiggeh
Tiggeh
8 years ago

we need a melodifestivalen event!

Zachary Thomas
8 years ago

I’d be happy with Imogen Heap, Pixie Lott, or La Roux. But the BBC will overlook everyone and probably send Kiki Dee or something to that effect.