After another frustrating year for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest, two British artists have already ruled themselves out for Eurovision 2016. It looks like Electro Velvet’s disappointing (if expected) result in Vienna didn’t inspire confidence in British artists.
During an appearance on BBC Breakfast, Pop Idol‘s first ever winner Will Young was asked if he would represent the UK at Eurovision. He didn’t mince his words.
“No, I don’t think so because it’s going to be a bit of a poisoned chalice. I don’t want to do it. Please don’t make me do it.”
BBC Three’s semi-final commentator Scott Mills, who was at Radio 1’s Big Weekend, tipped former X Factor runner-up Olly Murs to represent the country, saying he would be ‘perfect’ for the Eurovision Song Contest.
However, all hopes were dashed when Murs responded to Scott’s suggestion in an interview with Digital Spy:
“No, I wouldn’t do Eurovision. Not that I wouldn’t do it, but I think it’s always something I’ve found… new artists normally do it. Not for me Scott, unfortunately.”
So what do you think? Can the UK attract another big name artist for Eurovision?