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 (@littleboots) September 8, 2021
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.
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