The UK have had a horrid time at Eurovision recently. They consistently rank towards the bottom of the leader board, with even the well-regarded Molly Smitten-Downes failing to live up to expectations. However, it was a different story back in the nineties. The country usually earned very respectable scores, most notably in 1997 when they won the contest with Katrina & The Waves.
The band has since split up, but their front woman – Katrina Leskanich – is keeping busy. She was one of the headline acts at the recent London Pride celebrations, where wiwibloggs correspondent, Deban Aderemi, caught up with her for a quick chat.
Katrina is still very much part of the Eurovision world, but despite this she revealed that she would never take part again. In 1997 she did it for fun, now she feels it has become too corporate. She also ruled out a future reunion of the band, stating that it’s just her now as the rest of the group are happily retired. She also briefly discusses her Melodifestivalen experience, and the new jukebox musical inspired by the band’s eighties smash, “Walking On Sunshine”.
You can see Katrina perform her Eurovision winner, “Love Shine A Light”, below.
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