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 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 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 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!
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!