Little Boots is writing a song for Eurovision 2022
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The rumour mill is back in full swing and we’ve finally got a lead about the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2022.

Electro-pop superstar Little Boots has revealed she is writing a song for Eurovision.

The Blackpool-born songstress, best known for her 2009 hit “Remedy”, announced her new project on Twitter.

Little Boots writing a Eurovision song for the United Kingdom

Little Boots, real name Victoria Christina Hesketh, dropped her tease on Wednesday 8 September.

She shared a photo of herself in a recording studio setup, wearing headphones while stood in front of a microphone.

Ms. Boots told fans she is “actually writing a Eurovision song”, tagging Graham Norton and the official BBC Eurovision Twitter account.

Little Boots soared to national fame in 2009 with the release of her album Hands, which peaked at number five on the British album chart. Her smash-hit single “Remedy” peaked at number six on the singles chart and was certified silver in the UK.

Since then, the Lancashire icon has released a further two full length studio albums and a number of EPs. Her newest single “Silver Balloons” is scheduled to hit streaming services on Friday 24 September — which also makes it eligible for Eurovision.

Elsewhere, Little Boots has deep-running Eurovision connections. She’ll be playing keyboards and synthesisers for Swedish legends ABBA as part of their Voyage shows.

The “New In Town” hitmaker previously expressed a desire to enter Eurovision for her country.

In 2013, the singer responded to rumours of her participation on Twitter: “Lolz totally would be up for Eurovision. Maybe I should enter next year.”

Graham Norton himself encouraged her, adding: “you will get the call!”

Eight years later, that idea is yet to come to fruition. But now it seems Little is ready to grace the Italian stage in her Boots!

While Little Boots’ tease is far from any kind of confirmation, it offers a glimmer of hope for British Eurovision fans: big artists are keen to get involved.

After all, the BBC is yet to confirm the United Kingdom’s participation at Eurovision 2022 in Italy.

In recent weeks, tabloid media has claimed British labels are “boycotting” Eurovision in response to a fabled “anti-British bias”, with reports that record giant BMG has ceased its internal selection process partnership with the BBC.

The age-old refrain continued: “The boycott could leave the BBC having to discover future acts and fund their entry themselves.”

Yet, even if that was the case, Little Boots’ new tease proves at least one thing. There is no shortage of artists itching to get their moment in the Eurovision spotlight.

What do you think? Would you like to see Little Boots represent the UK at Eurovision? Let us know in the comments below.

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Robert
Robert
3 days ago

I would love to have her represent us

Alex
Alex
9 days ago

Good thing is that she’s interested (unless she is teasing us) and she is the best name to hear for ESC so far… much better than a bunch of drag queens killing completely the reputation of UK in Eurovision LOL.

Polegend Godgarina
Polegend Godgarina
10 days ago

i have her debut cd! she’s amazing

Ffs
Ffs
10 days ago

Never heard of her…

Piet
Piet
10 days ago

I’d love to see Jai McDowall for the UK. Stunning voice and goods looks. He just needs the right song to slay!

Charli Cheer Up
Charli Cheer Up
10 days ago

Remedy is still my JAM till this day. She might be the cure that the UK needs to lift the ESC curse. Little Boots is a credible act, great vocals and brilliant pianist. She might be able to come up with an entry that’s simple but captivating on a live stage.

Ludwig Wolf
Ludwig Wolf
10 days ago

I’d LOVE to see Little Boots represent the UK. She’s written some fantastic songs over the years.

GojoSatoru
GojoSatoru
11 days ago

Off topic, but in 5 days, we will know who Belgium will send to Eurovision.

Leanne
Leanne
11 days ago

I get that she hasn’t been a big name for years, but I would expect her to bring, at the very least, a competent club banger. I actually really like most of the stuff I’ve heard from her throughout the years.

Bella
Bella
11 days ago

Every time we hear about potential options to solve the UK curse at Eurovision, it’s either 1-hit-wonders from ages ago or joke entries… I hope everyone here realizes it’s never going to work, right?

I used to live in London, you can literally enter any hole in the wall in the city and there’s always amazing performers singing original compositions. They’re all unknown, just send people to scout the city and I’m sure you’ll find hidden gems.

Paul
Paul
11 days ago
Reply to  Bella

London really does have some of the best holes in the wall!!

Man in a Hamster Wheel
Man in a Hamster Wheel
8 days ago
Reply to  Paul

Hehehe

AM2PM
AM2PM
11 days ago

“Superstar”…..

Beyoncé is a superstar. Little Boots is far from that level of fame.

Fatima
Fatima
6 days ago
Reply to  AM2PM

Nevertheless, if she has the approval of Benny and Björn, she must have a lot going for her.

khm
khm
11 days ago

Literally who

Darren
Darren
11 days ago

OFF TOPIC:
But is this the longest we’ve ever had to wait for a host city announcement? I mean ESC 2022 is just 8 months away.
C’mon RAI, just pick a city.

Erasmus
Erasmus
11 days ago
Reply to  Darren

and some Italian site just published today that they still haven’t decided… Italians like to take things slowly I guess;)

Sot
Sot
11 days ago
Reply to  Erasmus

Generally southerners decide about host cities later than other countries! Portugal did it in 2017, Greece in 2006 and Italy now continuing the tradition… Also Ukraine in 2016 took a bit long to make a decision

Esc addict
Esc addict
11 days ago
Reply to  Darren

RAI they just don’t care a lot about Eurovision, I’m sure they would have prefered to not win, so be prepared…

Last edited 11 days ago by Esc addict
Roo
Roo
11 days ago
Reply to  Esc addict

Garbage. They have known full well they were going to win sooner rather than later. Besides why do we need to know every little decision. I am sure RAI is doing everything they should and have a bigger agenda than some fans who spend too much time on the internet.

Jonas
Jonas
10 days ago
Reply to  Roo

Shirley Manson for the UK, I would like that.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
10 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

I would enjoy that too!

Jonas
Jonas
10 days ago
Reply to  Jimmy Smit

I heard her say on a podcast that Waterloo was the first song she ever loved, and that watching the 1974 contest with her family is one of her beloved childhood memories… so maybe it could happen.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 days ago

The BBC should ask the singer “Sigrid” from Norway if she wants to perform for the UK. That is a good singer/songwriter with a huge stage-presence. Greetings from your loyal fan from Germany.

Darren
Darren
11 days ago

Why would they get someone who had nothing to do with any of the 4 nations of the United Kingdom?
Wouldn’t Sigrid be better off representing, I dunno, Norway? Considering she’s actually from there like.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 days ago
Reply to  Darren

if Celine Dion is able to sing for Switzerland then why not Sigrid for the UK. The UK has a lot of good singers but they don’t want to represent their country. This is not my fault.

Darren
Darren
11 days ago

Probably because Canada don’t take part in Eurovision as opposed to Norway, who do?

Fatima
Fatima
6 days ago

She is a super singer and the BBC used her song Home To You, most effectively, for their Tokyo Olympic closing montage. But I think the plan might backfire with televoters snubbing what might be seen as a cop-out. It wouldn’t go down well with the UK public, either.

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 days ago

Hi guys, if you want to know how Little Boots sounds “live on stage” without autotune and that stuff just search on youtube for “Little Boots – Live at Glastonbury [2009]” and build your own opinion. I did it (better I had not done it).

Mark
Mark
11 days ago

What is an “eurovision song”? There are good songs or bad songs, that’s all.

Colin
Colin
11 days ago
Reply to  Mark

If we were going to nitpick the definition, a Eurovision song would have to be 3 minutes long or shorter. Also, it would be bound to sustain from profanity, as well as product endorcement in the lyrics. 🙂 Other than that, yeah, there is no specific genre that is more ESC-friendly than the other. In fact, the very belief that it exists can contribute to the lack of variety some countries are showing.

Jimmy Smit
Jimmy Smit
10 days ago
Reply to  Colin

and that’s how you write a song 🙂

Branko86
Branko86
12 days ago

“While Little Boots’ tease is far from any kind of confirmation, it offers a glimmer of hope for British Eurovision fans: big artists are keen to get involved.” – Sorry, but Little Boots is more of an one-hit-wonder or a has-been, had like 1 hit single, not a big artist in 2021 anymore.

She probably needs some attention or PR for her new record, without mentioning Eurovision, no other news media would probably care about her new stuff anyway.

Last edited 12 days ago by Branko86
Brian Swann
Brian Swann
11 days ago
Reply to  Branko86

Both ‘New in Town’ and ‘Remedy’ were Top 15 Hits, which means she’s not a one-hit-wonder.

Anyway any artist BBC are considering is likely under NDA, meaning Little Boots is likely just recording a demo. Until BBC Studios talk about their plans, everything is just rumours.

Teddy
Teddy
12 days ago

Not listening until I hear a song.

Jake
Jake
12 days ago

I have to imagine there are plenty of artists in the UK that would love to be given an opportunity and a platform to perform on a stage as big as Eurovision with a potential to sell a single to a big audience. Especially considering how many UK artists end up on celeb reality shows. Granted I’m not talking Adele, Sheeran or Rita Ora but there’s plenty of artists that have following in the UK and have not broken out in Europe that would love to get a platform like Eurovision.

will hrisiam
will hrisiam
11 days ago
Reply to  Jake

My number one wish is Clean Bandit. They are yet to release a bad song. The other name I’m hoping to see is Marina with a song like Froot.

willchrisiam
willchrisiam
11 days ago
Reply to  will hrisiam

lol I misspelled my own nickname

Bird Lover
Bird Lover
12 days ago

meh

Colorized Hive
Colorized Hive
12 days ago

Unless it is a serious song, a great song AND she sings it perfectly on stage, chances are slim it’ll get in the top 20. Yes what she does reflects what Dadi Freyr did over the last two years but it’s far darker and without “punch”.

One thing I do appreciate and respect is that she is the only one to come forward up to now, so I hope it is a great song and she sings it perfectly so we can all be shut up including me!

Sot
Sot
12 days ago

For me, if UK sends Little Boots:
1. They’ll get their first top10 since 2009
2. Those sore losers will stop accusing us for hating them
3. It’ll genuinely mean BBC kinda tries to do ANYTHING again for the first time since 2003..

Shuma
Shuma
10 days ago
Reply to  Sot

It’ll genuinely mean BBC kinda tries to do ANYTHING again for the first time since 2003

Yeah because sending Little Boots is way more effort than Andrew Lloyd Webber, Blue and Bonnie Tyler WTF???

Sot
Sot
9 days ago
Reply to  Shuma

The other three attempts were at the level of “Yeah, ok, let’s send someone famous and hope for the best”. Little Boots can genuinely bring quality and stand out, unlike these 3 you mentioned

Boozyfloozy99
Boozyfloozy99
12 days ago

No way would she do it, it’ll be a song submission for another (BBC CRAP) singer at best.

Jonas
Jonas
12 days ago

The ABBA concerts start in May, though?

Kristie
Kristie
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

The ABBA concerts start late in May – I’m hoping to see some holograms as the interval act in Italy 😉

Fatima
Fatima
6 days ago
Reply to  Kristie

I’m sure that will come Kirstie

Lollipopmonster
Lollipopmonster
11 days ago
Reply to  Jonas

This is a group that has “real singers” – they don’t even need autotune now when they are age 71-76. That is impressive. Okay, back to the UK topic …..nothing to add there.

Alex
Alex
12 days ago

omg i hope she is not just teasing us? she will be doing the abba voyage concerts (backing vocals etc) so i hope it’s not related to Waterloo or sth. I hope she really connects with BBC about Eurovision. She’s probably one of the few (if not the only) serious artists to express interest so far. She’s got a new album coming up later this month which means her submission (if she really submits a song) might be one of the new songs in the album. She said that the album will be tad influenced by Abba…

Ben
Ben
11 days ago
Reply to  Alex

Backing vocals for holograms?

Darren
Darren
12 days ago

I think her name pops up after every contest as a rumoured act for UK.
She’s a class act! Remedy, earthquake and new in town formed part of the soundtrack to my youth and I know she’s still up there with her electronic style.
I think she should do it! No harm trying.

Liam Lindsay
Liam Lindsay
12 days ago
Reply to  Darren

“No more poison killing my emotions, I will not be frozen, dancing is my remedy, remedy.”

One of the singular best songs to come out of the 2010s

Last edited 12 days ago by Liam Lindsay
Darren
Darren
12 days ago
Reply to  Liam Lindsay

Oh easily! Still a banger to this day

Joe
Joe
12 days ago

It’s nothing but talk unless the BBC says something, but she could do well. The bar is low.

TobGor
TobGor
12 days ago
Reply to  Joe

Indeed it is… 🙁