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.
— Simon Cowell (@SimonCowell) May 25, 2013
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!