On Saturday afternoon he attended the royal wedding at Windsor Castle, cheering on his mate Prince Harry as he tied the knot with the American actress Meghan Markle.
And immediately afterwards British singer James Blunt headed to Tallinn to perform before a capacity crowd at Alexela Concert Hall.
After the concert, the “You’re Beautiful” singer opened up to our partners at Publik DELFI.
Jaane Tomps, a leading Estonian culture journalist and Eurovision enthusiast, probed him about Israel’s recent Eurovision win and the possibility of him representing the United Kingdom.
The singer, whose debut album Back to Bedlam has sold over 11 million copies worldwide, says that Israel’s Netta Barzilai made a big impression on him with her song “Toy”.
“I thought it was great. I genuinely thought it was exciting and different and full of character and was so relieved it won.”
“I guess the thing I’m saddest about is that the UK just — it’s so bad — England never wins and I’m really just waiting for them to call me because I’m here to fix this.”
So when is the perfect time for him to take the reigns? “I think whenever the UK is ready to win Eurovision.”
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James’ Saturday night admission comes as fans in the UK are petitioning for the BBC to internally select SuRie, who won countless new fans after battling past a stage invader to complete her Eurovision 2018 performance.
Although she finished 24th of 26 competitors, there is a growing belief that with a better song she could make an impact on the scoreboard.
A Change.org petition asks that the UK stage a national selection to choose SuRie’s song. The singer doesn’t seem opposed to it, as she recently RT’d a wiwibloggs video suggesting it’s a good idea.
What do you think about James Blunt’s Eurovision comments? Would you like to see him compete or at least write a song? Maybe he should write a song for SuRie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments box below.