Summer is drawing to a close and all eyes are beginning to look towards Stockholm 2016, even in the modern Eurovision waste ground that is the United Kingdom. It’s been six years since the country last broke into the top ten, and four since they graced the left-hand side of the scoreboard. However, in recent days two very different names have come forward to comment on the nation’s fortunes at the contest – Scott Mills and Katie Price.
Scott Mills: “We need a killer song”
Speaking to Digital Spy, the BBC’s semi-final commentator admitted that there’s a problem.
We still see it as a joke, and that’s where the problem lies. They [aka everyone] see us seeing it as a joke, and therefore they don’t buy into what we do. The trouble is, it’s now a multi-million Euro competition with actually quite good production values, and sometimes not half bad songs. But we still see it as the Eurovision Song Contest from the ’80s and ’90s, where it’s kind of like, ‘Let’s laugh at some Serbians’.
Mills continued to point out the obvious by adding
We’ve tried everything; novelty, brand new singer, heritage singers. I think we now just need a killer song by someone that can really perform it. We need to look like we’re taking it seriously, and then I think we’ll do a lot better.
He might not be saying anything we don’t already know, but it’s refreshing nonetheless to see someone at the BBC express similar sentiments to the rest of us. However, the radio DJ feels that there’s too much stigma attached to the contest for acts such as One Direction, Olly Murs or Robbie Williams to consider entering. So who could the Brits send?
Katie Price: “I might rectify it”
Enter Pricey! The Sun reports that Katie Price would like another opportunity to represent the UK at Eurovision. Y’all will remember that the glamour model turned reality tv star lost out to Javine in the 2005 British national selection.
Earlier this year, during a stint on Celebrity Big Brother, the woman formerly known as Jordan stated that her Making Your Mind Up bid was her only regret. And apparently the lady wants redemption. The claims were made on ITV2’s Safeword, which is set to be broadcast tonight.
I would never say never. I might rectify it.
Now we love a good comeback as much as the next person, but it doesn’t seem like Katie is overly bothered about doing well. In fact, the UK’s poor track record seems to be one of her main motivations.
I mean we’re never going to win it really are we?
So what do you think? Could Pricey be the one to provide the UK with its “killer song”? Or will she forever be nothing but a “pink condom” (her words not ours)? And what about Scott Mills’ comments? Let us know below.