For all the Eurovision fans in the UK that are getting impatient, and possibly panicking in the process, the long, long wait is finally over! The BBC has confirmed that its semi-final commentator Scott Mills will announce the UK’s representative this year, and present the entry, on Monday evening. That’s March 3, y’all.
Those of you in the UK can watch it all unfold using the BBC’s Red Button Service from 7.25 to 9.00pm GMT.
For weeks, the build up has been marked with rumour and speculation. Geri Halliwell got the British press talking. And Express pointed out that former UK X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon could be a possibility.
Speaking of the UK X Factor, we reported last year that Rylan Clark has admitted he wanted to do Eurovision. However, he made it clear yesterday that he’s not the UK representative this year.
Paloma Faith has also been linked to the Eurovision speculation this year. She took to Twitter to confirm that she’s ruled herself out and said the ‘competition scares the s*** out of me’.
Belinda Carlisle has today denied the rumours suggesting she would represent the country and stated that she would never do Eurovision.
Update: 28 February, 2014: Another former UK X Factor contestant, Aiden Grimshaw, triggered speculation after he tweeted to the BBC Eurovision account last night, which he eventually deleted. However, a spokesperson for the singer has now confirmed to Entertainmentwise that “it’s 100% untrue”.
Nina Nesbitt took to Twitter today to dismiss the rumours surrounding her as a possible representative for the UK this year.
I’m not sure where it’s come from but I’m not doing the Eurovision Song Contest…
— Nina Nesbitt (@ninanesbitt) February 28, 2014
Last year’s representative, Bonnie Tyler, finished 19th in Malmö with her entry “Believe In Me”.
Who do you think it could be? Can the BBC get someone younger this time? Will they ever learn their lesson?
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