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Old 27-05-2012, 16:26
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I think:

The Saturdays
Pixie Lott
Jessie J
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Katy B
Little Boots
Girls Aloud (if they reform)

should represent the UK next year. With the right song I could see these acts doing well. What does anyone else think?
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:28
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Unknown female singer(who can sing live) with a chart friendly modern pop song.
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:29
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Someone who is a bit more mature and with more experience than this years selection?

Or how about letting britains got talent select the performer?
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:30
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:31
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Or how about letting britains got talent select the performer?
Or even The Voice if it was on a few months earlier (and axe X Factor as that show really needs to go, but that's another topic and another forum).
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:31
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Natalia Kills
Hurts
Claire Maguire
Cher Lloyd
If a Voice act Max, Bo and Vince only



(NOT Pixie Lott she would be a vocal disaster)
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:32
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Someone who is a bit more mature and with more experience than this years selection?

Or how about letting britains got talent select the performer?
Erm, what if a dance act wins? Also BGT is made by ITV which doesn't fund Eurovision, the BBC does.
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:35
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Didn't Hurts get asked before but got turned down? I still can't believe Katie Melua was turned down

How about Lily Allen? She would be ideal. Lena won in 2010 and I always thought of her as Germany's Lily Allen.

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Old 27-05-2012, 16:37
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Didn't Hurts get asked before but got turned down? I still can't believe Katie Melua was turned down
Hurts were asked as they revealed on twitter but they never said if they got the message at the time or even if they did as Blue did and say ask again another year. Seeing how pathetically they asked them they have no hope now
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:37
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Natalia Kills
Hurts
Claire Maguire
Cher Lloyd
If a Voice act Max, Bo and Vince only



(NOT Pixie Lott she would be a vocal disaster)
Yesss! I like these suggestions both my favourites on The Voice btw
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:42
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I think:

The Saturdays
Pixie Lott
Jessie J
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Katy B
Little Boots
Girls Aloud (if they reform)

should represent the UK next year. With the right song I could see these acts doing well. What does anyone else think?
The Saturdays --> quite possible, with a killer song like all Fired Up

Pixie Lott --> Please not! She cannot sing good at all! even the greece and Cyprian girl were better

Jessie J --> she is too much of a star for that

Girls Aloud --> They could possibly end up top 3 with a great song
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:45
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girls aloud will never do it not since cheryl's solo career took off what about joe mcelderry? he's a great singer.
very mainstream too just what the bbc like also steps or
atomic kitten with a good enough song.
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:46
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Jessica Garlick or Zoe Birkett what is she up to now days.

I know people keep suggesting known names to represent us, but letís face it known names are not going to represent us until the Eurovision is seen as less of a joke.
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:47
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girls aloud will never do it not since cheryl's solo career took off what about joe mcelderry? he's a great singer.
very mainstream too just what the bbc like also steps or
atomic kitten with a good enough song.
Joe wouldn't do that well he has a good voice but not a good performer. Steps or Atomic Kitten guaranteed bottom 5 if not last place.
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:55
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girls aloud will never do it not since cheryl's solo career took off what about joe mcelderry? he's a great singer.
very mainstream too just what the bbc like also steps or
atomic kitten with a good enough song.
I'd like Steps to do it but I feel it would be too cheesy, especially if they let Pete Waterman within a 1000 mile radius of the song, but they're great live performers so who knows?
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Old 27-05-2012, 16:56
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:06
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Yeah good choice
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:20
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A nightmare combination of Scooch and Jemeni combined (with a Pete Waterman song)
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:23
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:24
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I think:

The Saturdays
Pixie Lott
Jessie J
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Katy B
Little Boots
Girls Aloud (if they reform)

should represent the UK next year. With the right song I could see these acts doing well. What does anyone else think?
This is the type of thing we need to start looking at as our Eurovision entry. For some reason, the UK don't seem to have caught on to the fact that a lot of countries enter participants who are already fairly well established in their own, and surrounding, countries; with songs that have been heavily promoted throughout Europe already.

We need to start looking for contestants who are already successful, here and in Europe, but aren't 'too big' to do it. Obvious suggestions like Adele and Coldplay are just futile - they're never going to do it, they have too much to lose. However, there are plenty of acts out there who are 'big' but still have something to gain from the competition, but aren't so big that they really risk any sort of huge career-ruining embarrassment if they don't win.

The likes of The Saturdays and The Sugababes would be ideal for this kind of thing. While I don't rate them personally, they are established and popular, here and in parts of Europe, as well as experienced - and the kind of music they put out is the kind of music that is generally most popular through Europe right now, as evidenced by last night's winner. If Euphoria can win it, I see no reason why this, this or this couldn't have won, or at least have been in the top 3.
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:28
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:29
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oh god no, BBC if you are read no no no!
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:36
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:42
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The Saturdays --> quite possible, with a killer song like all Fired Up

Pixie Lott --> Please not! She cannot sing good at all! even the greece and Cyprian girl were better

Jessie J --> she is too much of a star for that

Girls Aloud --> They could possibly end up top 3 with a great song
I saw Pixie Lott live when she was supporting The Saturdays in 2009 and I thought she wasn't too bad. Not amazing but I liked her and became a fan after that. She kept the audience engaged while we were waiting for The Saturdays to come out. I don't think Jessie J could have done it this year because of her commitments on The Voice. Both The Sats and Girls Aloud could get Xenomania to produce an amazing song for their entry if they were to do it. A song like All Fired Up would have been ideal. It would also get them more exposure across Europe.

The likes of The Saturdays and The Sugababes would be ideal for this kind of thing. While I don't rate them personally, they are established and popular, here and in parts of Europe, as well as experienced - and the kind of music they put out is the kind of music that is generally most popular through Europe right now, as evidenced by last night's winner. If Euphoria can win it, I see no reason why this, this or this couldn't have won, or at least have been in the top 3.
I'm a Saturdays and Sugababes fan and I love all the songs you linked to. I could see All Fired Up winning or being in the top 5 at Eurovision. I think it was produced by Xenomania as well. Now if The Saturdays entered with a song like All Fired Up and produced by Xenomania they could do really well. Sugababes 4.0 (current lineup) would be good too. Jade Ewen's in that lineup and she already has experience of ESC. Don't Sugababes have a good European fanbase already?
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:43
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An unknown who can hold their nerve when performing live with a song that could go the top of the UK chart.
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