Simon Cowell offers to save the pride of the United Kingdom
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – Simon Cowell has offered to give the Eurovision Song Contest an X Factor makeover in a bid to produce a UK winner after years of failure.
The music mogul has revealed he wants to stage a competition specifically to choose our next Eurovision entry. ‘One hundred per cent I have thought about it… the idea that I would take it on for one year and try and get someone to represent the UK, someone undiscovered, I’d love that,’ he said.
Cowell’s comments come a week after this year’s UK Eurovision entry, Still In Love With You by Electro Velvet, came fourth from bottom with a miserable five points.
Cowell, 55, said Electro Velvet had been completely outclassed by Zelmerlow’s Heroes, which he described as a ‘proper record’.
But he said he would have to ensure any involvement in Eurovision did not have an impact on his own TV show, Britain’s Got Talent.