The United Kingdom doesn’t have the best track record at Eurovision, having failed to make the top ten since 2009. We’re hoping that the BBC can get its act together this year and take Britain back to the top. It has been officially confirmed that the United Kingdom will reveal their artist for Eurovision 2015 on 7 March — this Saturday — on the BBC Red Button after The Voice. So who should sing for the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2015? Here are some artists that we think could rock the Eurovision stage. Please note: We are not saying we think the BBC has actually choosen these artists (or convinced them to go). It’s a wishlist, y’all. Let us dream, let us dream…

Olly Murs

Olly Murs was a contestant on the sixth series of the X Factor UK in 2009. He came second to Joe McElderry. No matter: he signed a record deal in 2010 and went on to release his self-titled debut album. His international expansion came with his 2012 album “Right Place, Right Time” which spawned the massive hit “Troublemaker” which charted in Japan, the USA and Australia just to name a few. After this he quieted down a little but has released singles from his most recent album “Never Been Better” entitled “Wrapped Up” featuring Travie McCoy and “Up” featuring Demi Lovato, both of which had moderate success outside the UK. Could Eurovision be a way to get him back on his feet?

Florence + The Machine

Florence Welch and her band specialise in indie rock. You likely know “Spectrum (Say My Name)”, “You’ve Got The Love” and “Never Let Me Go”. They are set to release their next album “How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful” on 29 May, six days after the final of Eurovision 2015. They released their latest single “What Kind Of Man” earlier this month.

Ellie Goulding

Ellie Goulding released her single “Lights” in 2011. It smashed the charts in the USA. Her next single, “Anything Could Happen” broke Australia, peaking at number 2 on the ARIA charts. She has subsequently released hits like “Figure 8”, “Burn”, “Goodness Gracious” and “Beating Heart”. She has also collaborated with DJ Calvin Harris on the songs “I Need Your Love” and “Outside”. Her most recent song “Love Me Like You Do” was featured as the lead single on the “Fifty Shades Of Grey” soundtrack.

Paloma Faith

We’ve already given you eight reasons why she should participate in Eurovision, so it’s no surprise that we have included her on this list. With her powerhouse vocals and eccentric style, she seems perfect to represent the UK in Eurovision 2015. She has had smashes such as “Only Love Can Hurt Like This”, “Can’t Rely On You”, “Just Be”, “Picking Up The Pieces” and “Stone Cold Sober” and recently snagged the BRIT award for best British Female Solo Artist. She also collaborated with duo Sigma to create the hit “Changing”. This girl is on fire, so there’s no doubt she could do well for the UK. She also recently released a haunting ballad called “Beauty Remains”

Taio Cruz

You probably best remember Taio Cruz for his smash “Dynamite” back in 2010. Since then he’s pretty much dropped off the music scene. He did have a song leaked in July called “Don’t You Dare” which was originally planned to be released from his fourth studio album “#Black”. He’s been dormant in the music world since then.

http://youtu.be/5Xb67ixWOks

Ella Henderson

Ella Henderson was a contestant on X Factor 2012. Coached by Tulisa Contostavlos, she came in sixth place. She hit it big last year with her smash hit “Ghost”, which charted in the UK, Australia, the USA and several other countries. Her second single “Glow” did not do as well. She plans to release her next single “Mirror Man” on the 8th of March. Perhaps Eurovision can catapult Ella back to the top?

George Ezra

George Ezra’s husky vocals have turned him into a household name around the world. You may have heard his track “Budapest”, which was released in late 2013. It had huge success worldwide peaking at number 5 in Australia, number 3 in Germany and the UK and number 12 in Denmark. He recently “Listen To The Man” in October last year.

Jessie J

Jessie J hit it big in 2010 with “Do It Like A Dude”. She followed this up with smash hits “Price Tag” and “Nobody’s Perfect”. Her ever changing image led to her single “Wild” released in 2013. She recently released her new album “Sweet Talker” which contained hits “Bang Bang”, “Burnin’ Up” and “Masterpiece”.

Ed Sheeran

Ed Sheeran came to fame in 2011 with his hit “The A Team”. He followed it up with smashes “Lego House” and “Give Me Love”. He released his most recent album “x” in 2014 and it spawned hits “Sing”, “Don’t” and most recently “Thinking Out Loud”.

Charli XCX

You may know Charli XCX from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy”, but did you know Charli XCX has actually been recording music since she was 14? Didn’t think so. Her experience could totally help her in Vienna. She rose to prominence in 2014 with “Boom Clap” and then released “Break The Rules” and “Doing It” featuring previous Eurovision hopeful Rita Ora.

Sam Smith

To complete the list we have Grammy award winner Sam Smith. He jumped to the top of the charts with his ballad “Stay With Me”. He had also formerly released songs “Lay Me Down” and “Money On My Mind”. He then released “I’m Not The Only One” and “Like I Can”. He won four Grammys earlier this year.

Got any other suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.

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Manu
Manu
5 years ago

Paloma would be perfect. Amazing voice, lovely personality and original outfits

Roger
Roger
5 years ago

A song written by Ed Sheeran or Sam Smith would give some bonus votes.

James
5 years ago

Good discussion guys – I’d love to see Olly Murs or Paloma Faith sing the UK entry!
I did actually submit an entry to the BBC this year and got an email from them directly very politely to say I wasn’t successful but a great process to be a part of.

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Hi ANDY (Eurovision Bloggs) – The “Reality Star” artist selection has been used many times in the ESC by several countries, it’s tried and tested. So if the BBC went for an ex “XFactor” or “Voice” star, I would be happy with that. For anyone to go through THAT process, especially to the Final………………..they know ALL about singing to perfection under pressure.

So many now know the artist, if it is leaked unofficially, the BBC would have to make it official, (like last year,) before Saturday. Can they keep a secret?

Eurovision Bloggs
5 years ago

The uk’s music video has been filmed, also there is a lot of rumours about who the act could be! Read more at my blog!

http://1eurovisionblog.com/2015/03/03/the-uk-eurovision-video-has-been-filmed-uk-eurovision-act-rumours-2015/

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

about clean bandit

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
5 years ago

eugene esc uk, totally agree

Breaker
Breaker
5 years ago

Charli XCX would be perfect choice with a great pop-song like ‘Break The Rules’

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@John
Ruth Lorenzo did perform well, but I have never heard of her before tbh, and also she is not on the same level as Jessie J or Ed Sheeran.

Eurovision Bloggs
5 years ago

tell us your top 10 Eurovision songs http://1eurovisionblog.com/discuss-your-top-10/

John
John
5 years ago

Has anyone seen Clean Bandit live?

Xweet Xundae
Xweet Xundae
5 years ago

Love the picks guys but honestly this is more like the ‘artists that are least likely..because they are too famous now’ list. But I would like to see BBC send a well-known artist to represent the U.K. IF they’re the host country. The least that Brits can do to reward Europe for helping them win right? 😉

Vladimir
Vladimir
5 years ago

I would really like to see Ellie Goulding or Olly Murs for the UK. United Kingdom could easily win the competition if only BBC wanted to. Good luck!

Brunowskii
Brunowskii
5 years ago

Imagine a battle…. Ellie or Leona for UK vs Kylie for Australia

Marco
Marco
5 years ago

CLEAN BANDIT!!! AND WITH JESS GLYNNE *——————–*

Diane
Diane
5 years ago

Royal Blood or Foals. Period

Like A Spell You Put Me Throgh
Like A Spell You Put Me Throgh
5 years ago

Leona Lewis or Tamera Foster!!

JonathanUK
JonathanUK
5 years ago

Paloma Faith would be perfect! I’ve said that all along! She would totally fit in at Eurovision! Rebecca Ferguson would be amazing, as would Adele and Ella Henderson!
What ever the UK does- DO NOT SEND JESSIE J!!! She can’t sing… If it was the Eurovision Screech Contest, then yes! But it is a song contest! Don’t send Jessie J! X_X
Wasn’t there something about the artist being from the Voice of yesteryear? If so it’d be amazing to see Leanne Mitchel, Bo Bruce, Tyler James or Sally Barker go and do Eurovision for us! 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Fatima
Fatima
5 years ago

Sorry, I don’t think any of them are good enough to succeed at the Eurovision Song Contest. At the BRITS Sheeran and Ezra barely looked into the camera during their performances. People won’t vote for that. We need someone with a bit more experience and stagecraft. Exactly what we had the last time the UK won.

Edwin
Edwin
5 years ago

Sigh. Can’t you suggest people like upcoming stars who deserve recognition in Europe? What impression of Austria’s music industry have you gained based on Conchita winning? None, really. It’s about Conchita, it’s about her song, it’s not about which country churns out the most hits. I think the sooner people recognise that we don’t need and shouldn’t have to send already famous singers to Eurovision, the better.

Otna
Otna
5 years ago

Ellie Goulding is the most glam person in the history of the world. Sadly, never gonna happen!

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

Hi DAR……..you might be onto something there……………….Super Wish List Super Group

UK United :-
Adele, Jesse J, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith and Robbie Williams

Do you think we would win then?…..………Hehe!!

DR
DR
5 years ago

I have a feeling that all of them may be involved in some way in the UK entry next year. 😉

Eugene ESC UK
Eugene ESC UK
5 years ago

After poor performances by so many ESC artists from the UK in recent years, it would be totally disgraceful to send another untested unknown by the BBC, so I am hoping for a professional at least this time, otherwise exit Guy Freeman!!

As for wish list?……………Two words………….Clean Bandit!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-M1AtrxztU

Thiefo
5 years ago

I second Lucky Luuk, Leona Lewis would be amazing 😉

Ohi
Ohi
5 years ago

Basically any of these people won’t happen

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Last year before the entry was announced they said it would be an unknown which they haven’t done this year. Also we had an article here which had a rumour about Jessie J. I still hope for Adele or Rebecca Ferguson though but Jessie would give a great performance.

Mar
Mar
5 years ago

Out of this list I would like to see Paloma and Charlie, cause I like them and they’re no too mainstream outside the UK. Having such international artists as some of the mentioned above kinda spoils the contest to me, one of the things I like the most about ESC is that it allows you to discover new music that you wouldn’t listen to otherwise.

John
John
5 years ago

@Leaf, it’s not entirely bloc voting, good songs from non-bloc countries have done well. E.g. France 2009, UK 2009, Cyprus 2004 (It only really goes with Greece, think about it), Israel 1998. Plus, there are many instances where countries don’t go with the blocs. (E.g. Sweden 2012 gave 12 to Cyprus, Romania 2010 gave 12 to Denmark, Finland 2007 gave 12 to Serbia). Plus, countries tend to give their results to the winner, and they get the most 12s. Well respected singers can earn high places, they just need a good song and to show they can sing. Cascada sent… Read more »

Bentor. Spain
Bentor. Spain
5 years ago

Tamera Foster
Hannah Barret
Jack Walton

Any XFactor star!

adriana_gabrielauk
adriana_gabrielauk
5 years ago

None of these mentioned it would be at EUrovision

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

@PP There are a lot of explanations to your “Why not” theory. Firstly, Eurovision Song Contest is mostly for artist seeking to get their 3 minutes of fame while performing, the list of people above have had their share of fame minutes. Secondly, Eurovision is rigged …. Even if Beyonce would have wanted to represent a country Cyprus would have still given it’s 12 point to Greece, Moldova to Romania, Scandinavia to the other Scandinavian countries and Russia to all the Soviet block, Blatics and vice versa. SO why would these established names risk their reputation and accomplishments to loose… Read more »

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

To be honest I’d be more interested in a list of acts which actually have some likelihood of being selected by the BBC. Of course I would love it if Ella Henderson were to go for the UK, but I mean…

What about the “BBC Introducing” program? Does anyone stick out there? BBC chose Molly Smitten-Downes that way last year and it would be hardly a surprise if they did so again.

Freyah
Freyah
5 years ago

I absolutely adore Florence and the Machine, Florence and the team are like my faves. But they wouldn’t risk it I feel. Plus while like every one of there songs are pro I doubt they’d translate as well on stage to Europe.

I want BBC to keep with Introducing. Molly was a start last year, now we can really begin. Plus, if they are believed, then we have a great song this year allready.

Jan
Jan
5 years ago

@meme Thanks, I was aware of that and actually never mentioned the opposite.

escrobiw2
escrobiw2
5 years ago

My two favourites from this wishlist are: Ellie Goulding and Jessie J. Unfortunately those artists are not perfect for Eurovision Song Contest, because worldwide known acts are ending on a worse place. For example good known Cascada(Germany) in 2013 ended 21th, Las Ketchup(Spain) in 2006 ended 21th or even Bonnie Tyler(UK) in 2013 ended 19th. So I would opt for fresh and not known artists. Song which could win has to be one of these three types: 1.Ballad which is in country’s own language. It must be a calm and also a catchy song which will be fascinating from its… Read more »

PP
PP
5 years ago

Leaf

Why not. Today mega star and famous singer don t want to go to Eurovision from Uk or any others countries, becasue some of there are very selfish…or maybe wili go to Eurovision, if they only know that they wili win at same competition. In past in 60 ties and 70 ties, many stars from UK or another countries, go to Eurovision to represent they country with amater singer from many countries in that years Cliff Richard,Lulu, Mary Hopkins…

Mario The Vision of Gay Love
Mario The Vision of Gay Love
5 years ago

Leona Lewis
Joe McElderry
Rylan Clark
Jack Walton
Susan Boyle
Little Mix

EF0912
EF0912
5 years ago

Florence and the Machine would be a great entry for us. I really want Calvin Harris (I know that will NEVER happen) , The Kaiser Chiefs, Leah McFall or Ed Sheeran.
I have a feeling our singer is going to be like Molly last year and I hope their song is going to be just as amazing.

Leaf
Leaf
5 years ago

I love how people take their time to even analyze this scenarios !!!

1.WHY would any of these people share the stage with Eduard Romanyuta at this point of their career ?

2. I don’t have a second

PP
PP
5 years ago

Katherine Jenkins with Andrew Lloyd Webber song for United Kingdom 2015 or 2016.

John
John
5 years ago

Maraaya for Slovenia kind of sounds like Paloma Faith and she will probably qualify. Two Paloma-style voices wouldn’t really work but it might work on another year, idk. But Maraaya’s song is really catchy and Paloma (really Only Love Can Hurt Like This) isn’t that catchy it’s just a nice song to listen to. Sam Smith is boring and overrated, OK he can sing but his music is just so slow that I don’t see people picking up the phone to vote for him. We know that big names usually worsten after ESC (Cascada, Blue etc.) and this won’t do… Read more »

PP
PP
5 years ago

Tom Jones for UK 2015

Stephanie
5 years ago

I’d rather not have the BBC send someone super-famous like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran or Charli XCX. And they sure as heck won’t send anyone from X-Factor

meme
meme
5 years ago

in the kitchen

badumtss

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Where is Adele?

meme
meme
5 years ago

To @Hollandique, @JESCGermany2015, and @Jan – you guys need to buy a pair of glasses. “Please note: We are not saying we think the BBC has actually choosen these artists (or convinced them to go). It’s a wishlist, y’all. Let us dream, let us dream…”

P.S: OH WHAT I’D GIVE FOR FLORENCE. But she’s not that kind of a woman (do you see what I did here?)

LucyEAPercy
5 years ago

Dhani, thats the whole purpose of a f**king wishlist. You can’t help but spread tediousness over most posts, eurgh! They aren’t going to wish for someone unheard of desperately are they, specifically anyway. OK rant over at Dhani. I wish we could have Rae Morris represent us but it’s 100% not her, because she’s doing a gig on 23rd May in Manchester, cos i nearly bought tickets then realised there’s no way i’m making myself busy that week! Other than that, I’d love to see Royal Blood represent us, but again that’s very unrealistic. Would also love Alt-J but again,… Read more »

Bledar Leka
Bledar Leka
5 years ago

PALOMA FAITH!!!!!!!!!! I know she said she will never enter but if she did I would just die of happiness

Tom
Tom
5 years ago

If Florence and The Machine represented UK (which is highly unlikely, though), I would explode in happiness. I mean, you’d have F+TM in Eurovision. The competition would be over. Especially with “What Kind of Man”.