We here at wiwibloggs have been doing our best Jessica Fletcher impersonations and getting in to some detective work over the past few days as we gear up for the United Kingdom’s reveal for Eurovision 2015. But just days before the act is revealed we are weighing up the clues and thinking that Alexandra Burke could very well be the UK representative in Vienna.
The former X Factor winner is in the process of reviving her UK career after her last album, Heartbreak on Hold, flopped at number 18 in the UK album charts. She’s been starring in the West End and UK tour of The Bodyguard for the past year or so and has been wowing critics with her work, but a return to the charts is in her sights and she recently announced her new EP, Renegade, set to be released in March 2015.
All very nice, but other than an EP release date, what makes us think that she’s going to Vienna? Well, some little bits of news leaked over the past day which seem to coincide quite nicely with each other. First came this tweet from a makeup artist, saying that the UK Eurovision act was being filmed that day (the 2nd March). That tweet was later deleted (but handily screenshotted), perhaps implying the information was not meant to be leaked. Coincidentally on the 2nd of March, Alexandra Burke happened to be filming her brand new music video…
To add further fuel to the fire, Alexandra is also absent from The Bodyguard tour from the 19th-30th of May, with her last scheduled date at the moment being at the very start of May. Plenty of time to do a week’s worth of promotion in the UK and then jet off for rehearsals in Vienna!
We also know that Scott Mills has already filmed the reveal program (which was also tweeted on March 2nd). Guy Freeman said in the BBC’s last statement that it had “instant impact” with “real memory staying power” and Alexandra’s previous week certainly fits that bill.