As the lineup for the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits 60th anniversary celebration concert was revealed, one name has been glaringly absent: Sandie Shaw. And it turns out the woman who gave the UK their first win in 1967 with “Puppet on a String” isn’t happy about the snub.

The drama started when Sandie’s fans asked why she wasn’t appearing as part of the Eurovision’s Greatest Hits concert. She made this response on Facebook, and included the email address of BBC Eurovision head Guy Freeman, urging to fans to contact him.

Sandie Shaw Facebook

But the barefoot diva shortly followed up with another post, going into more detail about her experience, but also asking fans to stop emailing Guy Freeman.

Sandie Shaw Facebook

Sandie Shaw might be puzzled as to why she’s not made the Greatest Hits invitation list, but we can’t help wonder if it has anything to do with the attitude towards Eurovision she’s expressed in previous interviews. Only five months ago she told Mojo magazine that she only did Eurovision as a PR stunt to help salvage her image after being named as the ‘other woman’ in an affair with a married man. It was also reported that at the time she thought of the competition as being “crap” and said that competing in it damaged her career.

As the BBC told the Daily Mail, it all comes down to numbers: “As a 90-minute show, it would be impossible to include all 1400 acts that have entered the contest over the years, this means that difficult decisions have to be made regarding the line-up on the night but we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy in this special one-off concert that will be broadcast throughout Europe and beyond.”

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Was Sandie Shaw right to be annoyed about being left out of Eurovision’s Greatest Hits? Or should she build a bridge and get over it?

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Kavin Carruthers
Kavin Carruthers
6 years ago

There are so many people posting with anger & shame issues!! perhaps
you guys would benefit more from Sandie the psychotherapist as opposed to
Sandie the singer!!

Brian Johnson
Brian Johnson
6 years ago

Sandie doesn’t need Eurotrash or the stupid BBC Programme on it. She is still relevant now. What a load of utter rubbish!!!

Kavin Carruthers
Kavin Carruthers
6 years ago

Sandie Shaw was the first international star to enter Eurovision-she had a string of hits both in the UK and many countries around the world prior to the contest Her performance is now considered truly iconic ! Sandie kick- started the
“golden Age” of Eurovision which began with her in 1967 and ended with
Abba in 1974. To produce such a show without imput from Sandie is foolish
and short-sighted!!

David Palmer
David Palmer
6 years ago

I totally agree with John Lynch’s comment regarding Sandie Shaw . I have met Sandie on numerous occasions and have found her personality charming unlike so many so called celebs Her fan’s are everything to her and always has time to stand and talk to them I suggest those that commented about an unknown star before Eurovision should google her name and find out about the person before commenting .

john lynch
john lynch
6 years ago

hi guys some people don’t realise sandie had 2 number I records before puppet and 11 in the top 40 so she was a star before Eurovision I also think a lot of the comments are very unkind to our first uk winner I have met Sandie a few times after her concerts and found her a lovely woman. john dundee

Pastora Soler haha!
Pastora Soler haha!
6 years ago

She hates Eurovion.

Why is she offended?

V_AUS
V_AUS
6 years ago

She wouldn’t talk about the ESC for a long time even though it made her. Back in her day she was a mediocre singer so it’s little wonder she’s not invited today. They’d be much better off asking quality singers like Vicky Leandros, Gigliola Cinquetti or Katja Ebstein.

Vladimir
Vladimir
6 years ago

She was the first UK winner, but everything she has stated about Eurovision afterwards earned her right NOT to be invited. It’s actually funny that she’s offended.

Roo
Roo
6 years ago

Goodness, Sandy Shaw is like that poisonous friend who moans and moans but gets offended when she is not included.

Silly cow.

Puppet of a String still gets played on Australian radio so she would get royalties from that. I can understand that singing the one song over and again would get frustrating but hey many of us do the same thing day in day out for years on end and get paid for it. That is much the same thing.

Chris
6 years ago

Maybe she is unwell. One minute she is saying that the Eurovision killed her career and she hates it. Next she is offended not to be invited to the anniversary. But then again Cheryl Baker said she hated her song too, but they invited her to the 50th anniversary.

Daniel
Daniel
6 years ago

Ding song, the Bitch is gone!!

MF
MF
6 years ago

Sandie Shaw has one of the 3 performances I can really digest from the 50s and 60s (she, France Gall and Lulu). Unless you’re part of that era, I think it’s a bit difficult to relate to that music style. At least it is for me.
Nonetheless I don’t know the politics around her being snubbed or her “diva” behavior, so it’s more like who cares?

Marcus (Day One)
Marcus (Day One)
6 years ago

Guy Freeman is just so bad at Eurovision.
I mean he helped pick this years entry from 300 songs.
Clearly he has no taste at all.

Thiefo
6 years ago

Well, taking aside the comments she made a few months ago, it was so unprofessional to call for their fans to act for her and certainly not the best course of action, when that’s what your management is for. So I guess that might have been part of the problem too?

Anyway, you can’t have that attitude against Eurovision, be known for it and then expect to get invited to get invoved again!

Martin Palmer
6 years ago

I’m afraid that Sandie has probably paid the price for her many, many years of trying to forget her Eurovision performance – she can’t really be surprised that she’s not involved now. The only UK act that are still all together as they were and have always seemed to be grateful for their win are Brotherhood Of Man – I’ll look forward to seeing them on the 31st!

Dar
Dar
6 years ago

good .. silly bitch would be unknow if it wasnt for eurovision