Yesterday, as part of Pride in London 2015, Blue treated their fans to a live set on the main stage in Trafalgar Square. One of the most successful British boy bands of all time, they reprised some of their greatest hits including “All Rise” and “One Love”, and sang new material from their most recent album “Colours”. Ahead of their set wiwibloggs slipped backstage and asked the band about their new album and, of course, their Eurovision 2011 song “I Can”.

“It was a great campaign for us,” Duncan James says. “We got to come back in the industry because of Eurovision.”

Lee Ryan was as effusive: “That song did really well for us and we still get a lot of love for it.”

Would they consider returning to the Eurovision stage on behalf of the UK? “I think we might do,” James says. “Who knows?”

Simon Webbe says that he would not compete solo at the contest: “I don’t think so. I don’t think I’d ever be asked and it’s not something I’d want to do without the boys…I wouldn’t want to share it with anybody else.”

You can watch our interview with Blue and their entire set below.

Blue interview at Pride in London 2015

Blue at London Pride: “Fly By”

Blue at London Pride: “All Rise”

Blue at London Pride: “King of the World” (Colours)

Blue at London Pride: “Breathe Easy”

Blue at London Pride: “One Love”

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Charles
Charles
5 years ago

@mawnck: Spot on point, mate! We can blame BBC all the way long but let’s be honest here – the UK attitude towards Eurovision before and after televoting was introduced was always the same, that is: a) “We have always the best song because it’s in English” even if such song was as cheesy and bad as any other entry from any other country but performed in their own language. b) “Eurovision is a joke we like to make fun of. We still watch it so that we can laugh of everybody else …as everybody else places below at the… Read more »

Mario ~ Im *BLUE* Da Ba Dee Da Ba Da..
Mario ~ Im *BLUE* Da Ba Dee Da Ba Da..
5 years ago

@ Charles
Well leave more clothes and switch the topless naked to full frontal naked… <3 😉
Adding the fact that would had BLUE acting gay homoerotic explicit dance routine on stage <3
Then i think that we eurofans would be full of excitement 4 their comeback 😉 hehe

kaden
kaden
5 years ago

Pride on Saturday in London was good. Blue were definitely one of the highlights of the show in Trafalgar Square. Voi Voi who made a medley of Eurovision winners was just as good! I’m sure I saw the guy that interviewed Blue too – had I know I would have said hello!

mawnck
mawnck
5 years ago

“So I dont know why they have changed their minds now.”

Oh come on … take a wild guess.

They’re an oldies act. Any British band or soloist that doesn’t have serious international chart potential RIGHT NOW is a bad choice. Any British band who just got dropped by their record label after their brand new release bombed is an even worse one.

Someday that will sink in with the BBC and the British public. (Maybe.)

Deniz
Deniz
5 years ago

Their entry I can was really awesome and the performance was really well done. I would love to see those men back at eurovision, they are very talented and cool.

Charles
Charles
5 years ago

… unless they performed topless … I don’t see fans taking Blue back to ESC that enthusiastically … and personally I couldn’t care less. These guys have been trying to be relevant in the British music industry and failed completely … they will always be remembered for their 5 years active before deciding to put an end in 2005 … and they are not Take That … sorry … too late … And fans here have to understand one thing as far as Eurovision goes: both in the UK and France no high profile or already established artist will ever… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
5 years ago

No thanks.

I’m glad it was a great “campaign” for you guys – in other words, you don’t give a shit about Eurovision, you were just using it. Which I’m sure is fair enough, but really…please stay away. No offense.

LucyPercy
5 years ago

What everyone is saying about CHVRCHES…yes yes yes!!! I adore them, my fave British band!

Liana
Liana
5 years ago

UK would have a chance if they sent Jess Glynne. She’s amazing, exotic!

DJ Tiggeh
DJ Tiggeh
5 years ago

they are all bankrupt so they need the money, hence saying they would return. no thanks!

Alex
Alex
5 years ago

they are great but it would be pointless. UK has so many artists to send

Darren
Darren
5 years ago

I remember shortly after the 2011 Contest, Blue appeared on a chat show in the United Kingdom and were saying how it ruined any chances they had of a successful reunion. So I dont know why they have changed their minds now. Wouldn’t particular say no to them coming back again, they got a very good 11th place in Dusseldorf which was the highest quality of songs I have seen in any Eurovision year. So they could probably get Top 10 or better next time around. As long as they do it for the fans, or their “love” of Eurovision…and… Read more »

Daniel
Daniel
5 years ago

Blue had a great song but a poor performance. Maybe they could make a fantastic comeback..but someone new would be better.

The UK should either select a good act internally, like Rebecca Ferguson, Jonathan and Charlotte, CHVRCHES, maybe even Adele or George Ezra. Then come up with an incredible song OR..

..do what they did with Molly. Select someone totally unknown and, again, come up with an incredible song.

Unknown
Unknown
5 years ago

I’d rather have CHVRCHES.