The BBC, state broadcaster for the United Kingdom, is notorious for keeping their Eurovision entries hush-hush until the final moment, and the road to Vienna is proving no different. Social media is abuzz with rumours surrounding several artists in the UK, who will be revealed on March 7 on the BBC Red Button following The Voice. The team at wiwibloggs want nothing more than for the United Kingdom to succeed at Eurovision. Can any of these artists cut it in the tough field set for Vienna? Let’s find out a little more about them!

Tyler James

Tyler James is an English singer-songwriter, most known for coming second on the first season of The Voice UK. The Twittersphere has some suggesting that a photo of Tyler James, featured briefly on the BBC Eurovision website, before it was quickly pulled down!

At the age of 13, he became good friends with the late Amy Winehouse, and they studied together at the Sylvia Young Theatre School in London. The two maintained a strong relationship and Tyler even lived with Amy prior to her passing in 2011.

Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott is a big name being thrown around a lot in the online Eurovision forums. She is a singer/songwriter/actress from Essex, England.

Pixie has had some huge success in the UK, with 10 of her singles and her 3 albums charting in the top 20 in the past 5 years. Pixie has also seen success abroad, including Ireland, areas of Scandinavia and Benelux, Eurovision 2015 host country Austria, and even across the seas to New Zealand!

The Appleton Sisters

The Appleton Sisters, known as Nicole and Natalie Appleton, or even better known as one half of 90’s British girl group All Saints, are another name being whispered throughout the Eurovision community. Wiwiblogger Deban has heard The Appleton Sisters being mentioned on multiple occasions from different sources.

The sisters had some commercial success under the branding ‘Appleton’ in the early 2000’s, particularly with hit songs ‘Fantasy’ and ‘Don’t Worry’, and their album ‘Everything’s Eventual’.

Some popular 90’s nostalgia in Vienna would be a fantasy indeed!

The Overtones

The Overtones are a name that head wiwiblogger William has heard from multiple sources out of the BBC. They are a five-piece harmony group based out of central London. Known for their acapella-style music, The Overtones have enjoyed some great success in the UK, with their first three albums reaching the Top 10 in the UK, as well as charting in Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands and host country, Austria.

These boys have great vocals and mesh well as a group. They also have great style and all of them are quite handsome. The oldies, the ladies and the gents would lap this group up!

Alexandra Burke

Okay, so following our report the other day, her management denied that it’s her. But let’s just pretend the denial was a move of deflection (we know we’re dreaming here, but let us dream).

Alexandra catapulted to success after winning The X-Factor UK in 2008. She has had huge commercial success across the UK and Ireland, and currently holds the UK record for the fastest selling single in a 24 hour period, with ‘Hallelujah’.

We have heard two pieces of conflicting news about Alexandra though. The wiwibloggs team have heard that BBC refuse to send artists that come from The X-Factor, as well as Alexandra having a tour scheduled during the second half of May 2015.

Who would you like to see represent the UK in Vienna? Are you excited for any of these rumoured artists? Let us know in the comments section below!

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susan michie
susan michie
6 years ago

The Overtones are fantastic but very underrated….not sure how I feel about my favourite band possibly being selected for Eurovision, hasn’t fared well for others previously.

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

oh and Birdy would have been brilliant but she doesn’t need to do Eurovision. It’s a shame BBC hasn’t tried to fix the contest’s reputation. Germany is able to host national finals in big arenas with some well-known acts. Netherlands has picked huge artists. Same for Italy, Sweden and Spain. Why is it so hard for BBC? The Voice draws lower viewing figures than Eurovision and costs more. And again, if it was a name like Alexandra Burke, BBC wouldn’t announce it on the red button but in a big platform/show. it’s not a well-know act, deal with it. I… Read more »

Alex
Alex
6 years ago

Pixie Lott flopped hard with her last album so it could be her but i expect a completely unknown act just like Molly.

Burke wouldn’t do eurovision, she’s from X Factor and Eurovision wouldn’t be a good comeback for her.

Sal
Sal
6 years ago

It will be a disappointment as per usual and someone barely known or long forgotten

Andreea
Andreea
6 years ago

I do hope for Pixie Lott
And I hope that we don’t have a dreary ballad, there are so many this year

Giorgos
Giorgos
6 years ago

Lets hope for Pixie Lott!!

LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

Mario, id lose my shit if we sent Birdy, she’s atrocious, and certainly doesn’t have instant impact.

Nicky, I only heard of The Wonder Villains the other day and I absolutely adore them!! They’re so unique right?! 🙂

1eurovision
1eurovision
6 years ago

There is one key factor people are forgetting. People are saying would Alexandra Burke really send a song in a open submission auditions. They are not oppessed to sending while known arist either! People are forgetting what Guy Freeman wrote on the original blog back in October. “As we did last year, we will continue to talk to record labels and organisations who work with songwriters and artists every day – such as BBC Introducing – to suggest or create viable entries….Alongside the open submission” So the artist they pick, couldn’t of even entered the open submission, meaning no one… Read more »

Yudhistira Mahasena
6 years ago

No Coldplay? -___- But I really wish for Pixie Lott

Criticca
Criticca
6 years ago

Opps there’s no poll. Just an article. My bad..sorry. But my ideal pick would still be Pixie <3

Criticca
Criticca
6 years ago

The “in our dreams” poll lolz I vote Pixie Lott! I think she’d be perfect. Very British, young, fresh and experienced singer. I could definitely picture her winning for the U.K. but then again it still comes down to whether BBC will find a good stage director for the performance *Sighs*

Hollandique
6 years ago

I hope when guy says its a “contrast” from 2014, I hope he means it’s an upbeat entry

Franco
Franco
6 years ago

Florrie, please!

beccaboo1212
6 years ago

Pixie Lott, please! 🙂

D
D
6 years ago

Pixie Lott would be really cool but I don’t think she’d do it. It’s probably another unknown name.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

OMG, none of them.

Faye
Faye
6 years ago

this will sound kind of negative but my first hope is that the song isn’t embarrassing, second that its memorable and thirdly modern…+ if its well sung then i will take that…

LAWL
LAWL
6 years ago

ALEXANDRIA BURKE PLEASE GODDAM SEND A GOOD ARTIST UK

BritneyHooker
BritneyHooker
6 years ago

It will not be Pixie Lott, that’s sure.

Lily
Lily
6 years ago

Unfortunately i’m still not convinced that Alexandra Burke isn’t doing Eurovision. She hasn’t posted anything on her twitter to say she’s not doing it.

davved
davved
6 years ago

my experience of esc is that you can send a superstar..but with the wrong song the singer will fail in the voting no matter what. Look at Loreen, Emmelie etc… they were no big stars in their respective countries but still won big eurovision wins….its all down to the song..

nicky
6 years ago

OMG are you guys serious about the Wonder Villains? That would be amazing! I love them! Their song about Zola is an absolute tune!

Edwin
Edwin
6 years ago

I think considering what the BBC have done in the past is irrelevant. Guy Freeman was only reinstated into the position in charge of Eurovision last year, so we only have last year to work off. (Also, The Voice is only a few years old, so it’s only recently become a conflict of issues to promote a rival talent show.) I believe the Guy is firmly opposed to sending known artists; it’s a waste of money paying someone to do something they don’t want to do. Sure, Bonnie and the Hump would have said that they loved it at the… Read more »

adriana_gabrielauk
adriana_gabrielauk
6 years ago

Pixie Lott ,she is a nice girl with nice personality.

Mario ~ My Birthday Vision of Gay Love ~ *BIRDY* 4 Vienna!
Mario ~ My Birthday Vision of Gay Love ~ *BIRDY* 4 Vienna!
6 years ago

Hey…! Why don’t they send *BIRDY* in the Diamond Vision…?? <3 😀
British people & eurofans would love it if Birdy was chosen to represent UK in the upcoming Euro Vision! <3 😀

LucyEAPercy
6 years ago

Oh my god id be so pleased if Pixie Lott were to rep us, being honest I’ve only ever bought 2 of her songs but I like her performances, she’d do very well I think. Her style would suit eurovision massively.

Mar
Mar
6 years ago

@Ian D I saw the rumour of the Wonder Villains on twitter yesterday. Dreadful indeed, couldn’t even finish the song.

mad-professor
mad-professor
6 years ago

The BBC have already sent an act from The X Factor so that’s not true (although maybe Andy’s failure made them decide to stop considering that as a source of real musical talent). Most importantly, if it wasn’t Alexandra, why are her management team denying the reports when they know that that adds fuel to the fire?

Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ *Gay Love Shine A Light*!
Mario ~ My Vision of Gay Love ~ *Gay Love Shine A Light*!
6 years ago

From these suggested acts my pick is *Appleton Sisters*..
I loved her 2 singles *Don’t Worry* & *Fantasy* back then.. <3

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
6 years ago

pixie lott is great i liked her songs around 5 years ago

Nicky
Nicky
6 years ago

Pixie Lott Please i’m begging you BBC

if you want the highest ranking for united kingdom choose Pixie, she can really sing.

geez
geez
6 years ago

Leah McFall, I beg you BBC

Ian D
Ian D
6 years ago

I don’t care who it is, as long as it’s a good song.

Some of the rumours sound good but very unlikely. It’s most likely an unknown singer. One of the rumours now is the Wonder Villains, who in my opinion are dreadful.