In October Steps member Ian “H from Steps” Watkins said Eurovision is “just not the right place for us” and wrote it off as a “political contest”. But apparently that’s not enough to put them off of Jenny Silver’s “Something In Your Eyes” — the 2011 song that competed in Sweden’s Eurovision selection show.
Eurovision fans will remember that “Something In Your Eyes” was written by Eurovision legend Thomas G:son. Jenny took it to the Second Chance round at Melodifestivalen 2011, only to be knocked out by Love Generation’s “Dance Alone”.
Besides sidestepping the fact this song is from the world of Eurovision, the group have also teased their music video, which will premiere on October 28 at 10am in the UK. It shows the fivesome wearing a series of pastels across blue and purple and yellow. It’s like a cotton candy factory exploded in one of their spare rooms.
Steps say Eurovision is a “political forum”
Naturally many Eurovision fans are still feeling burned from H from Steps’ recent comments about Eurovision.
When asked if Steps would ever do Eurovision, he was somewhat complimentary about the song contest. H said, “There’s mixed emotions about it […] I am a massive Eurovision fan. I love the whole cheesy experience.”
But H then went on to make a claim that is often heard in the UK: that Eurovision is too political. The singer said, “But it’s not a song contest. It’s a political contest to get back at each other and it’s just not the right place for us. Sadly. I would absolutely love to – but for those reasons, no.”
Speaking about their cover with Official Charts, H has subsequently suggested that he’d be keen to go to Eurovision.
“It’s a yes from me,” he said. But then Lisa butted in: “And it’s a no from us!” He then once again re-iterated that tired old argument that Eurovision is all about politics. He said: “It’s not a song contest now, it’s a political forum.”
Clare was more positive about the matter, suggesting they can make major coin off the gig. “If it were ever an option, we would have to go into thinking we’re not going to win and it’s just for the experience,” she said. “At the end of the day millions of people watch it and if you want to sell an album throughout Europe, it gives you that opportunity.”
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