In June she won the eighth series of the British reality dating programme Love Island. But now Ekin-Su Cülcüloğlu has new destinations in mind…and Eurovision may be among them.
The British star of Turkish descent told Irish glamour site goss.ie that she is up for the challenge of Eurovision. In an exclusive interview with the site during the opening of a beauty store in Dublin, Ekin-Su tackled the question of whether we will ever see her at the contest.
“Yes, I’d love to! That’s a big fat yes! Yeah I’d love to do that, honestly.”
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It’s come as a surprise to many that the former Love Island star actually had a music career before diving on to the show. In 2018, she featured in a music video with Turkish singer Seçil Gür. Starring simply as “Su”, she dueted on the track “Yeniden Başlasın”.
Interestingly, there is a little Eurovision connection to that track too as the song was originally released as a Julio Inglesias cover sung by Turkish superstar Ajda Pekkan. And both obviously sang for their respective countries at Eurovision.
Last year, the BBC called on the music management firm Tap Music to oversee the selection of the U.K.’s Eurovision act. It has major artists in its house, including Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Ellie Goulding. But instead of an established name, Tap decided to go with TikTok star Sam Ryder.
With “Space Man”, the Essex native brought the nation back to the top 10 for the first time in over 13 years and gave the United Kingdom its best result in the 21st century.
With the contest returning to the country for the first time in twenty-five years, enthusiasm for the event is peaking. Should Ekin-Su get to ride that wave?
Do you think that Ekin-Su should represent the United Kingdom in the near future? Did you know she had a singing career before Love Island? Let us know in the comments down below!