scared of the dark steps lucie jones

It’s the comeback of the year so far. UK band Steps are making their return in a big way this week, with new single “Scared of the Dark”. With flashes of their old pop brilliance with subtle changes to their sound, it’s drawn rave reviews. They even occupied the top spot of the UK’s iTunes charts, knocking Ed Sheeran of first place.

But some people aren’t just happy about their chart success. It seem many people think the song could have led the UK to Eurovision success as well. Numerous people on social media since the song’s debut wish that Steps were going to Kyiv — and not Lucie Jones.

Steps — Scared of the Dark

Now, just to put the brakes on things a little bit here: obviously, the UK has already made its decision for Eurovision 2017. “Scared of the Dark” is also just too long to be entered anyway and would require some serious cutting, which might hurt the track overall.

Not only that, but Steps just are not interested in going to Eurovision. Whilst member Ian ‘H’ Watkins is “desperate” to take part, the band told The Sun they’ve turned it down multiple times. Saying the contest is “too political”, they also say:

“For us, because we’ve got such a lovely legacy and we’re so proud of what we’ve achieved, it’s like, we wouldn’t push any votes up for being there and doing that, and we enjoy it as a competition to watch but to actually be a part of it, I don’t think it would do anything for us. It’s massive and it just gets bigger every year”.

Not to be overshadowed by the group’s return though, the UK’s actual entry Lucie revealed the new version of her entry, “Never Give Up On You” last night:

Lucie Jones — Never Give Up On You

The revamp too has gone down well on social media, which makes us wonder: if y’all could choose, which would you rather see in Kyiv? Well, you can let us know in our poll of course:

Make sure to shout out all your reactions on the wiwibloggs app as well. You can also leave your comments in the section below!

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Grim nrtn
Grim nrtn
4 years ago

I think the whole steps for Eurovision suggestion is being driven by vile fat forty somethings who can’t move on. Girls this dross music died in 2002 along with your Waistline. Let’s not have modern Eurovision dictated to us by dinosaurs.

Grim nrtn
Grim nrtn
4 years ago

I think the whole steps for Eurovision suggestion is being driven by vile fat forty somethings who can’t move on. Girls this dross music died in 2002 along with your Waistline. Let’s not have modern Eurovision dictated to us by dinosaurs.

FG
FG
4 years ago

trash for trashy queens

Currikitaum
4 years ago

This article is quite disrespectful towards Lucie. Shouldn’t Russia send a new Polina or Sergey song? Shouldn’t Sweden send Zara Larsson with a banger?

Lucie is working so hard, don’t drag her. Quite a cheap move tbh

Andreas Casablancas
Andreas Casablancas
4 years ago

IDK why british are so full of cr*ap when talking about their entries, srsly, Lucie Jones works for me I heard part of the revamp and I was pleasantly surprised. Yes I agree is not a winner but it isn’t a bad song at all, she has impecable vocals and a great style that suits a ballad. Then we have the case of Steps (A band I never heard of, even though my fav radios are from UK), that people say, say they should’ve gone instead of Her. Then why ON EARTH didn’t they presented themselves as a probable act… Read more »

Axy
Axy
4 years ago

Is Steps famous in UK??? This is worse than Electro Velvet.

Joseph Vitug
4 years ago

Well, Estonia’s entry “Verona” can serve as a Steps substitute.

Beardphrodite
Beardphrodite
4 years ago

Hold on, people, this revamp version deserves a top 10 this year.
Damn, I didn’t expect this, I think I love now the song, the melody builds a better atmosphere and her live vocals will explode, that’s how to improve a song.

Babychops London Town
Babychops London Town
4 years ago

This is so dated and the Uk has a modern song with an excellent singer in Lucie, you show em girl.

David S
David S
4 years ago

The first thing I thought when I heard the song during the week was, this would be great for Eurovision! To be fair to Chris, his article is reflecting what people thought and expressed on social media. No negativity at all towards Lucie. In fact, the results of the poll should be a great boost to her. She is an incredible singer with an average to good (but now nicely polished song), and is possibly gonna better Molly’s 2014 result. Stop bashing the article guys, it’s harmless, hypothetical, and entertaining food for thought for us Eurovision loving weirdos. Thanks Chris,… Read more »

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

I’ve been listening to a bit of Steps today, after hearing a lot about them, and I like this new song – but some of their old hits are much better! Last Thing On My Mind is my favorite so far. I’m glad they’ve made a comeback.

This new song sounds a lot like an Alcazar album track. Good, but not a classic.

Ali
Ali
4 years ago

This article isn’t very nice to Lucie. She’s working very hard to send a good song to be proud of. Steps have been famous for years and years and of course will put out a “better” song, but what does that have to do with Lucie?…. We should be supporting her 100% this year, not telling her that there are “better” artists than her 🙁

I could say “hey, why doesn’t France send David Guetta, he’s so much more famous” but I don’t because that would just be mean to Alma.

TimB
TimB
4 years ago

Why not put an article out ‘Ed Sheeran or Lucie? Who do you prefer for the UK?’ because I hear he has a single out too. Lol this is silly.

Avstriya
Avstriya
4 years ago

LOL, if this poor article is not a backstabbing attempt, I don’t know what is is. And the steps song is beyond dated and awful, and their success in the British charts only goes to show the bad taste of the Brits.

ilias5280
ilias5280
4 years ago

Lmao

This is in such bad taste Wiwibloggs, a song has already been selected.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Okay, time for a few explanations: 1. Most people in the UK will have heard a Steps song, unless they are under 18. The songs were cheesy, but very widely “accessible” and popular. So I wouldn’t worry about Lucie Jones being personally insulted – she was probably a big fan of Steps and would love to see them at Eurovision too! 🙂 (Maybe someone should ask her?) 2. The only reason the UK’s selection sent Lucie in the first place was because of how our jury voted. Our jury were made up of a group of Eurovision Club members, who… Read more »

Mameo
Mameo
4 years ago

I love Steps. My older brother and I used to memorize the dances, blast Steps’ songs and dance away.

No comment on who should go.

alex
alex
4 years ago

Sounds super Alacazarish!

ct_greece
ct_greece
4 years ago

What the UK public and press thinks can “win” Eurovision: ’90s has been band singing something vaguely reminiscent of ABBA…

It’s like they are not even listening to what other countries are sending anymore…

Lady Gagarina
Lady Gagarina
4 years ago

This is so unfair to that Lucie girl though. Talk about mean-spirited. This article is like the Wiwi juries opinion on songs: unnecessary & irrelevant

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
4 years ago

Who do you think should represent France? Indila Who do you think should represent Spain? Malu Who do you think should represent Portugal? Mariza Who do you think should represent Italy? Fiorella Mannoia Who do you think should represent Norway? Sissel Kyrkjebo Who do you think should represent Austria? Simone Who do you think should represent Gemany? Helene Fischer Who do you think should represent Switzerland? Someone who atually lives there Who do you think should represent Denmark? Rasmus Sebach Who do you think should represent Estonia? Hannah Who do you think should represent Greece? Alkistis Protopsalti Who do you… Read more »

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

@Neverland: Hahaha! That’s a different mask! 🙂
It’s funny, because I can play piano/keyboard, and I was in a band. But I’m in UK, not Norway. Sorry.

Neverland
Neverland
4 years ago

@Purple Mask
Are you the one playing keyboard at Norway’s scene?

Rufio Feelwix
Rufio Feelwix
4 years ago

I actually think Lucie’s song is one the UK’s strongest in a long time. She’s classy and has a beautiful voice. Probably won’t get a high placing, but definitely a great entry.

Roofroof
Roofroof
4 years ago

@Chicken How were we supposed to know we wouldn’t like this article before reading it? Exactly. I agree with everyone else, Lucie doesn’t deserve this. Let her live tbh.

Purple Mask
Purple Mask
4 years ago

Steps have turned down Eurovision several times. Sad really. It demonstrates just how much the UK pop industry looks down on Eurovision (even the really cheesy side if it.)
Bring on that Valentina duet disco article!!! Now THAT song is cheesy, haha!!

Neverland
Neverland
4 years ago

This is like writing an article of what would have been if Loreen come up with winning Melodifestivalen 2017. Would you vote for her or insist on Robin? Here is the poll. And please,
Make sure to shout out all your reactions on the wiwibloggs app as well. You can also leave your comments in the section below!

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

That feeling when you see that Queen Valentina is back, and you come to Wiwibloggs to see the reaction, but you find this article instead…

Chicken kyiv???
Chicken kyiv???
4 years ago

Guys if you don’t like Chris’ article, don’t read it and leave it alone. Your the ones with the mean spirited negativity.

Thank you Chris for your work on this site and for sharing this new song with us 🙂

Trocatroc
Trocatroc
4 years ago

This article is unnecessarily mean. It’s rare the UK send a decent act and I’m proud of this one. OF COURSE it won’t win but can’t you let us enjoy our song?

Loved steps in the 90’s and this song is a blast from the past (in a good way) but it is not right for today’s Eurovision.

Now stop being petty!

Lol
Lol
4 years ago

Pointless article and a waste of time writing it. Lucie is representing the UK end of.

Ron
Ron
4 years ago

The only singer of San Marino is back!!

Jonas
Jonas
4 years ago

#TeamLucie

Steps are okay, but turning their noses up at the contest is a bit much – they’re hardly Radiohead themselves.

Cedric
4 years ago

NOBODY CARES ABOUT THE UK VALENTINA IS BAAAAAAACK <3

DR
DR
4 years ago

I agree with others. It’s a childish attempt to cause drama and undermines Lucie. This article.

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
4 years ago

As this article was useless anyway, let’s start on Valentina:

Ralph Siegel and Valentina Monetta.
It’s like weed you can’t get rid off.

Queen? Please!
She is so annoying and overrated.

DR
DR
4 years ago

I get really fed up when all we can discuss I the UK is which washed up act could represent us. The reformed Sugababes, Alexander Burke, Geri Halliwell, the GEM (Spicegirls), Alexandra Burke… the list goes on. The BBC may not have learnt anything but it shows you lot haven’t either. Washed up acts don’t work. Blue, Bonnie, Englebert. All failed to make a good go of it. And none them had had a hit 5 years before taking part. Obviously Bonnie and Englebert much more further back. There is a reason they don’t have a career anymore. Leave them… Read more »

chicken kyiv???
chicken kyiv???
4 years ago

Lucie who?

Valentina is our Queen

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXiQr2ew3lQ

Chicken Kyiv?
Chicken Kyiv?
4 years ago

Valentina is back with some American guy <3

All out disco!!! <3

Hebbuzz
Hebbuzz
4 years ago

What’s the aim of this article?
t’s a non issue.
Focus on the real stuff please.

Eurofan1995
Eurofan1995
4 years ago

Seriously what is the point of this article?? This is frankly insulting and undermining towards Lucie. We’ve chosen our entry! Why make us ask ‘what if’? Least you could do is support all the songs equally…oh wait….

Just Me
Just Me
4 years ago

Valentina is back!!!!

Jane
Jane
4 years ago

Lucie’s song is amazing, it’s my top5. Are you crazy with this Steps? This sounds so dated and boring, what is this, 90’s?

QueenOfSanMarino
QueenOfSanMarino
4 years ago

On another note, ITS VALENTINA FOR SAN MARINO!!!!!!!!

Jameson
Jameson
4 years ago

Oh, Lord… Steps remind me of my childhood music, back in the late 90’s… It would have been great for them representing UK in Eurovision. Lucie’s song is just another ballad. Bottom 5 for UK as usual, this year makes no exception… Only one top 10 rank in the last 15 years for United Kingdom!!! 2003 Jemini – “Cry Baby” (rank 26) 2004 James Fox – “Hold On to Our Love” (rank 16) 2005 Javine Hylton -“Touch My Fire” (rank 22) 2006 Daz Sampson – “Teenage Life” (rank 19) 2007 Scooch “Flying the Flag (for You)” (rank 22) 2008 Andy… Read more »

Chicken Kyiv?
Chicken Kyiv?
4 years ago

Yes Steps would have been a million times better.

Lucie got booed when the juries handed her the crown in the national final. She doesn’t represent the UK

Wiiwii
Wiiwii
4 years ago

Are u serious with this article? It is pointless and i see it is insulting to Lucie. Even though i am not a fan of Lucie’s song, if you dare to compare her in a childish way like this , of course i would go for #TEAMLUCIE. People don’t vote for this poll please, it is offensive.

NO SHADE, HONESTLY
NO SHADE, HONESTLY
4 years ago

Oh, yeah…send a has-been act – cos that’s worked in the past, hasn’t it (Engelbert, Bonnie…etc)

mocosuburbian
mocosuburbian
4 years ago

what is the point of this article :/