On May 23, as the Swedes celebrated their victory at Eurovision 2015, British fans were chuffed that Electro Velvet didn’t finish last. Five points? That’s way better than the nul points we expected! After years of British media blaming bloc voting and crying that Europeans hate us, the British Songwriters Association has spoken up — and it’s speaking sense. They are ready to take the reins of the UK’s Eurovision entry.
This comes in the wake of Simon Cowell offering his support finding a UK entry that can take us back to the top 10 finishes we were once used to. Vick Bain, CEO of BASCA, describes the BBC’s dire Eurovision choices over the past ten years as “a missed opportunity for our talented writers.” The professionals are calling for a Melodifestivalen-style selection process to find the best song for the best singer. Y’all, this is getting exciting!
For a country that’s sent rapping school teachers and sex-pest air stewards, it seems a Great Gatsby Ho’down Throwdown disaster is the last straw. Whether the BASCA collaborates with the BBC in selecting their entry, or the public is able to vote for their song once again, something is about to change. We don’t want to jinx it, but London 2017 could finally be on the cards!