UNITED KINGDOM – Our UK editor Darren Tompsett has given us his five hopefuls to represent the United Kingdom in the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest. In the meantime and below his proposals you can find a poll in which you can vote up to three favourites.
In my opinion Steps would be very suitable for Eurovision as they have all the qualities to be successful in the contest. They know how to put on a performance that would definitely wow the whole of Europe and let’s face it they have fans all over the world! Steps have recently celebrated their 20th anniversary with new material and I’m sure they could produce a really good entry. What better way to celebrate their anniversary by joining the euro party in Portugal 2018.
Saara Aalto: This lovely lady is a familiar face, she has had two attempts to represent her country Finland, first in 2011 with her song Blessed with Love and in 2016 with her song No Fear. Unfortunately she ended in second place for both songs since then she has been pretty busy. After her disappointment in 2016 Saara came over to the UK to take part in The X Factor, she made it to the live shows and surprise surprise she came second in the final. Her performances were amazing on the show and she has a huge fan base, she definitely has what it takes to put on a flawless performance in Portugal 2018.
Nadine Coyle: I’m surprised this lady has not been asked to do Eurovision before either by representing the UK or even Ireland (She’s Irish). Nadine is most famous for being in girl band Girls Aloud, they were very successful and she won her place in the band through a reality TV show so she has lots of experience. Recently she has made a second attempted at being a solo artist which has not been successful despite releasing a really good pop song, I feel she would be an ideal candidate for Eurovision.
Slavko Kalezić: This guy is no stranger to Eurovision, as we all know Slavko represented Montenegro this year (2017) but unfortunately didn’t qualify in his semi final with the song Space. He has recently flown over to the UK to appear in The X Factor. His audition was aired last week and he has instantly become very popular with the judges and the British fans. Could he be making a Eurovision comeback so soon after his first appearance in the contest.
Paloma Faith: Highly unlikely but the reason I have picked Paloma is recently she has expressed an interest in representing the UK at Eurovision. She is a unique artist with lots of experience and I feel she would be right for the contest. Her voice and style stands out in the crowd and she would definitely put on a good show in Portugal 2018.
Just today the BBC have opened the song submissions for 2018 and have said that there will be a national final – You Decide is back for a third year.
Who will be representing the United Kingdom in Lisbon 2018?