The UK might be riding a Eurovision high, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the country’s artists are tripping over themselves to represent the country next year. Noughties girl group Sugababes have effectively ruled themselves out of contention.
Sugababes on Eurovision
Speaking to Fleur East on the Hits Radio Breakfast Show, the trio of Keisha Buchanan, Mutya Buena and Siobhan Donaghy were quick to dismiss any notions of going to Eurovision. “I’d prefer not to”, says Keisha. “My reasons are it’s just a lot of pressure to represent for an entire country”. Mutya echoes her sentiments, “me personally, I kind of feel the same”. Siobhan doesn’t deliver an outright no, but instead heaps praise on the UK’s most recent effort with Sam Ryder. “I love that we had such a great entry this year”, she says, “Because I really hate it when the UK doesn’t take it seriously”. Keisha concludes that “with the right record, I guess. I don’t know, but there is a lot of pressure to represent your country.
Sugababes were one of Britain’s biggest pop acts throughout the 2000s, enjoying a slew of pan-European hits like “Round, Round”, “Hole In The Head” and “Push The Button”. They’ve had a revolving line-up throughout the years with Eurovision 2009 singer Jade Ewen even being part of the group for a brief period. The current iteration features the three original founding members. They’re currently embarking on a reunion tour and recently delivered a triumphant comeback set at Glastonbury.
The United Kingdom at Eurovision
The Brits are falling in love with Eurovision all over again. Ever since Sam Ryder finished second in May, he and the contest are rarely far from the news cycle. “SPACE MAN” was a massive chart hit, becoming the most commercially successful UK Eurovision entry since Gina G’s “Ooh Aah… Just A Little Bit” in 1996. Sam also played at massive events like the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Concert and the F1 British Grand Prix. Meanwhile, the UK has become the frontrunner to host the 2023 contest.
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