BBC Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills claims that Robbie Williams is “considering” the option of singing at the Eurovision Song Contest on behalf of the UK.
Mills, who presents the Eurovision semi-finals for the BBC, made the claim in an interview with British tabloid The Sun.
“I asked Robbie not so long ago if he’d do it and he said he was considering it,” he is quoted as saying.
“He is a fan and I don’t think he was joking. He’d be awesome as he’s an amazing performer.”
Williams — who rose to fame as part of Take That in the early 90s — has 18 Brit Awards to his name, and has sold nearly 20 million albums as a solo performer.
The “Feel” hitmaker has spoken publicly about Eurovision in the past.
In March 2017, during an appearance on the Russian chat show “Let them talk”, he revealed that he was so impressed with Sergey Lazarev’s Eurovision show the previous year that he’d love to borrow elements for his own tour. He even joked that he’d sing for Russia if given the chance.
“I love Eurovision,” he said. “Everything is so colourful, a grand show. I would like to represent Russia at the Eurovision Song Contest….come on, Russia, we can win.”
Mills believes an artist like Williams could help pave the way for other stars to enter on behalf of the UK.
“All it would take is for one big performer or person like him for other stars to go, ‘OK, I’m doing it’ to immediately change the perception of Eurovision.”
“If everyone saw Eurovision in the way that countries like Sweden and the Scandinavian artists do, then big artists will go, ‘Actually, it’s not a shameful thing to be part of’.
“We could win in the future – it just needs a slight mindset change, which I think is happening but it could still take a while.”
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