Judging from the reaction to our “golden oldies” piece, y’all are mighty concerned about who the UK send to Denmark. Well, you’re not the only ones. Popjustice, one of Britain’s biggest music websites, recently polled its readers on what acts should represent them at Eurovision. And the results are very interesting. Unsurprisingly, almost all the acts nominated by the site’s readers are current. The list only includes 2 “vintage” acts, but compared to Bonnie and the Hump they’re mere babbies.

Now, as y’all know at this stage, the BBC can be quite slow on the up take when it comes to Eurovision. So rather than just repeat the list verbatim, we’ve decided to make things real, real easy for them by providing them with mini CV’s for each act. Hopefully, they’ll see how popular all (or at least most) of these acts are, and how the “douze points” should come rolling in if they choose any of them.

10. Marina & The Diamonds

Notable Awards:

2nd place BBC Sound of 2010, 1 MTV EMA Award, 1 Brit Nomination, 2 NME Award Nominations.

 UK Chart History (2009 – present):

2 albums – The Family Jewels (#5), Electra Heart (#1).

Singles – Obsessions, Mowgli’s Road, Hollywood (#12), I Am Not A Robot (#26), Oh No! (#38), Shampain, Radioactive (#25), Primadonna (#11), Power & Control, How To Be A Heartbreaker.

Also Charted In: Ireland, Austria, Denmark, Sweden,Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Switzerland.

9. Hurts

Notable Awards:

4th place BBC Sound of 2010, 1 MTV EMA Nomination, 2 NME Awards, 1 ECHO Award.

 UK Charts (2010 – present):

2 albums – Happiness (#4), Exile (#9)

Singles – Better Than Love, Wonderful Life (#21), Illuminated, Blood, Tears & Gold, Miracle, Somebody To Die For, Under Control (with Calvin Harris and Alesso) (#1).

Also Charted In: Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Sweden, Switzerland.

8. Geri Halliwell

Notable Awards:

4 Brit Award Nominations, 1 MTV EMA Nomination

UK Chart History (1999 – 2005, 2013 – present):

3 albums – Schizophonic (#4), Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (#5), Passion

Singles – Look At Me (#2), Mi Chico Latino (#1), Lift Me Up (#1), Bag Me Up (#1), It’s Raining Men (#1), Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (#8), Calling (#7), Ride It (#4), Desire (#22), Half Of Me.

Also Charted In: Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

7. Ellie Goulding

Notable Awards:

1st Place BBC Sound of 2010, 1 MTV EMA Nomination, 2 MTV VMA Nominations, 1 Brit Award, 3 Billboard Music Award Nominations.

 UK Chart History (2009 – present):

2 albums – Lights (#1), Halcyon (#1)

Singles – Under The Sheets, Starry Eyed (#4), Guns And Horses (#26), The Writer (#19), Wonderman (with Tinie Tempah) (#12), Your Song (#2), Lights, Anything Could Happen (#5), Figure 8 (#33), Explosions (#13), I Need Your Love (with Calvin Harris) (#4), Burn (#1), How Long Will I Love You (#3)

Also Charted In: Austria, Ireland, Belgium, Denmark,  France, Finland, Hungary, Italy,Germany, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden.

6. Charli XCX

Notable Awards: N/A

UK Chart History (2008 – present):

2 albums – 14, True Romance

Singles – !Franchesckaar! Emmeline, Stay Away, Nuclear Seasons, You’re The One, You (Ha Ha Ha), What I Like, Super Love, I Love It (with Icona Pop) (#1)

Also Charted In: Ireland, Austria,Belgium, France, Hungary, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

5. Atomic Kitten

Notable Awards: N/A

UK Chart History (1999 – 2005, 2013 – present):

 3 Studio Albums – Right Now (#1), Feels So Good (#5), Ladies Night (#5)

Singles – Right Now (#10), See Ya (#6), I Want Your Love (#10), Follow Me (#20), Whole Again (#1), Eternal Flame (#1), You Are, It’s OK! (#3), The Tide Is High (#1), The Last Goodbye (#2), Be With You (#2), Love Doesn’t Have To Hurt (#4), If You Come To Me (#3), Ladies’ Night (#8), Someone Like Me (#8), Cradle (#10), I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday (with The Big Reunion cast) (#13).

Also Charted In: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland.

4. Adele

Notable Awards:

1st BBC Sound of 2008, 1 Oscar, 13 Billboard Awards,4 Brit Awards, 2 ECHO Awards, 9 Grammys, 2 Mercury Prize nominations, 1 MTV EMA Award, 3 MTV VMA Awards.

UK Chart History (2007 – present):

2 albums – 19 (#1), 21 (#1)

Singles – Hometown Glory (#19), Chasing Pavements (#1), Cold Shoulder (#18), Make You Feel My Love (#4), Rolling In The Deep (#2), Someone Like You (#1), Set Fire To The Rain (#11), Rumour Has It, Turning Tables, Skyfall (#2).

Also Charted In: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland.

3. The Saturdays

Notable Awards: N/A

UK Chart History (2008 – present):

 5 albums – Chasing Lights (#9), Wordshaker (#9), Headlines! (#3), On Your Radar (#23), Living For The Weekend (#10)

Singles – If This Is Love (#8), Up (#5), Issues (#4), Just Can’t Get Enough (#2), Work (#22), Forever Is Over (#2), Ego (#9), Missing You (#3), Higher (#10), Notorious (#8), All Fired Up (#3), My Heart Takes Over(#15), 30 Days (#7), What About Us (#1), Gentlemen (#14), Disco Love (#5).

Also Charted In: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Ukraine

2. One Direction

Notable Awards:

3rd X Factor 2010, 2 Billboard Music Awards, 2 Brit Awards, 7 MTV EMA Awards, 4 MTV VMA Awards

 UK Chart History (2010 – present):

3 albums – Up All Night (#1), Take Me Home (#1), Midnight Memories (#1)

Singles – Heroes (with X Factor Finalists) (#1), What Makes You Beautiful (#1), Gotta Be You (#3), Wishing On A Star (with X Factor Finalists) (#1), One Thing (#9), Live While We’re Young (#3), Little Things (#1), Kiss You (#9), One Way Or Another (Teenage Kicks) (#1), Best Song Ever (#2), Story Of My Life (#2)

Also Charted In: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Romania, Portugal.

1. Little Mix

Notable Awards:

1st X Factor 2011

 UK Chart History (2011 – present):

2 albums – DNA (#3), Salute (#4)

Singles – Wishing On A Star (with X Factor Finalists) (#1), Cannonball (#1), Wings (#1), DNA (#3), Change Your Life (#12), How Ya Doin? (#16), Move (#3), Little Me (#19)

Also Charted In: Ireland, Hungary, Belgium, France, Austria, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden.

Aside from Geri and the Kittens I don’t think the Popjustice readers did too bad with their selections. But what do you the Wiwi readers think? Is there anyone else the BBC should consider asking?

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

 

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Robin
7 years ago

Leona Lewis!

marcus
marcus
7 years ago

Hurts tried to represent the uk in 2012 but the juries chose engelbert (I can’t spell it) and little mix would do well with move but then again girl bands always do bad in Eurovision but most are bad except mrs Einstein in 1997 hehe

Zach
Zach
7 years ago

I think Florence and the Machine would be nice add to potential artists representing the UK.

Guilep
Guilep
7 years ago

Following the BBC steps, I think that will be Paul McCartney or Ringo Starr. Or a wannabe name.

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
7 years ago

@dhani: BINGO! If they go, and they lose badly, it could tarnish their career bad enough that it could take another decade for them to recover.

Now, Little Mix, they are just getting warm. I’d send them.

Rogesc
Rogesc
7 years ago

One of these artists would be great! Personally I think Dido would be absolutely awesome with a nice song like Whiteflag or Life For Rent 😀 The Scandinavian countries and western European countries would definitely vote for quality songs

beccaboo1212
7 years ago

Adele or the Saturdays. Hard choice…

D
D
7 years ago

I would love Ellie, Marina or Charli. To be honest, I don’t think Ellie would do it but Charli recently released a single (SuperLove) which is around 3 minutes long and Marina hasn’t really released any new music lately, so those two could possibly have Eurovision in mind. Rita Ora should be on this list, even though I think she’d rather represent Albania, or Kosovo if they took part rather than the UK.

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

marina and ellie goulding would be amazing for Eurovision.

Leona should have been on the list instead of geri halliwell and those girl bands nobody knows.

Mika
Mika
7 years ago

How about Alex Hepburn or Marlon Roudette?

Victor Jimenez
7 years ago

Well all of those are great artists but the question is… which of them would like to represent the UK at Eurovision?

Diane
Diane
7 years ago

Well, I prefer Hurts or Marina and The Diamonds!!
Again, why everyone thinks Eurovision is just for amateurs? By sending big names, it means that UK are serious about this competition. It’s time to change Brit’s mindset about Eurovision. I just hope BBC read popjustice..

Mario
Mario
7 years ago

Guys,where is Emeli Sande here? She’d do well!

Mike
Mike
7 years ago

I just hope that the UK will ever understand that it is not about the performer but about the song. You can send One Direction and they will definitly end high, but if they have no Eurovision song they will never win I think!

dhani
7 years ago

HAHAHAHA why ON EARTH SHOULD ADELE, HURTS, ONE DIRECTION , MARINA AND ELLIE HOULDING DO EUROVISION? they have good carrers atm.

Dar
Dar
7 years ago

HURTS !!!!!!!! FTW

They have actually considered it in the past .. Amazing live .. Both very handsome…
One act on this list worth mentioning or even suggesting as it could possibly happen ..

JulianaESC
JulianaESC
7 years ago

Katherine Jenkins or Lawson to ESC please!

eurana
eurana
7 years ago

Ginger Spice to Eurovision (top 10)

Alex
Alex
7 years ago

Does anyone remember Verka Serduchka stating his desire to represent the UK? I’d love to see that. 😉