Last year we made a wishlist of eleven dream acts that we’d like to see represent UK in 2015. And what did the BBC give us? Electro Velvet. This year we went back to the drawing board, and came up with a list of ten lesser known acts that we thought could send the United Kingdom rocketing back to its golden days. And with six spots poised to be revealed for the UK national on February 22, let us see who you’d like to see fly the flag for the UK the this year.
After counting 1,046 votes, our most popular pick to represent the UK, with 18% of the vote, was the Scottish folk band Skippinish. And Scottish is an understatement. With accordions, bagpipes and an accent stronger than Scotch whisky, they would certainly give Europe a performance to remember. The United Kingdom hasn’t sent a Scottish singer since 1988 – and with recent independence tensions between Scotland and the rest of the UK, this seems a very interesting choice indeed.
Interestingly, the top three consisted of acts that weren’t from the England – Scottish Skippinish and Chvrches taking first and second place in the poll and Brownwen Lewis from Wales finishing third. Is this an indication that the UK should be reaching out to its Celtic roots in order to secure a respectable finish at Eurovision?
Recently, wiwibloggers William and Deban met up to discuss who the UK needs for a much needed taste of Eurovision success. They debate well-known vs lesser-known, mainstream vs alternative and let’s just say things get heated.
Full results: Who should represent UK at Eurovision 2016
- Skipinnish 18% (186 votes)
- Chvrches 15% (158 votes)
- Brownwen Lewis 14% (145 votes)
- StooShe 10% (108 votes)
- Other 10% (105 votes)
- Neon Hitch 8% (87 votes)
- The 1975 8% (85 votes)
- Luke Friend 7% (69 votes)
- £1 Fish Man 5% (48 votes)
- King Charles 3% (36 votes)
- Archeo 2% (19 votes)
What do you think? Who do you want to see in ‘Eurovision: You Decide’?