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Old 27-05-2012, 17:47
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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?
Who ever we choose, the result will be the same. They don't like us, its all political.
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:47
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oh god no, BBC if you are read no no no!
I just inhaled my orange juice! Hilarious ... But definately no.
But one of the Voice candidates might be a good bet ...
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Old 27-05-2012, 17:51
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I just inhaled my orange juice! Hilarious ... But definately no.
But one of the Voice candidates might be a good bet ...
& if they came out with something like what Aiden Grimshaw has come out with I'd be happy.
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Old 27-05-2012, 18:07
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Who ever we choose, the result will be the same. They don't like us, its all political.
'They didn't like us' anymore than they do now back in 2009 - we came 5th. Because we had a half-decent song with a decent performer, for once. As much as we like to depend on the old adage of 'political voting' to justify our failures; I think it's time we stopped ignoring the obvious and faced up to the face that, generally, we send a heap of shit over; and that's the main reason we don't do well.

If we'd have entered Euphoria this year, performed just as well and promoted as thoroughly as the Swedes did it; we would have won it. But we didn't, we put a geriatric crooner in it with an old-fashioned song which, while being pretty and inoffensive, just simply wasn't going to inspire much of a reaction in the average voting viewer.

Let's stop ignoring the facts and blaming 'political voting'. We export a huge amount of music throughout Europe which sells well; if they hated us so much that they refuse to pay 15p to vote for us in the ESC; regardless of how much they enjoyed the song; then I'm sure they'd hate us enough to maintain that conviction and not buy our artists' commercial records, either.
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Old 27-05-2012, 18:08
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How about Paloma Faith, has a really unusual style,writes some cracking songs and would recieve a boost for doing it, it wouldn't dent her cred as much as the likes of adele
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Old 27-05-2012, 18:16
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You are not going to get a well known singer doing eurovision next year. It doesnt need to be either. All we need is a good song and to take it a little bit more seriously. God knows what the bbc were on when they got the hump. An eldery man with not a great track record in the Uk. No wonder we came nearly last tbh and will continue to do so
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Old 27-05-2012, 18:18
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'They didn't like us' anymore than they do now back in 2009 - we came 5th. Because we had a half-decent song with a decent performer, for once. As much as we like to depend on the old adage of 'political voting' to justify our failures; I think it's time we stopped ignoring the obvious and faced up to the face that, generally, we send a heap of shit over; and that's the main reason we don't do well.

If we'd have entered Euphoria this year, performed just as well and promoted as thoroughly as the Swedes did it; we would have won it. But we didn't, we put a geriatric crooner in it with an old-fashioned song which, while being pretty and inoffensive, just simply wasn't going to inspire much of a reaction in the average voting viewer.

Let's stop ignoring the facts and blaming 'political voting'. We export a huge amount of music throughout Europe which sells well; if they hated us so much that they refuse to pay 15p to vote for us in the ESC; regardless of how much they enjoyed the song; then I'm sure they'd hate us enough to maintain that conviction and not buy our artists' commercial records, either.
Could not agree more. When they announced it was Engleburt I said that we would struggle to get in double figures with the points and we did. The U.K needs to take it more serious and they will do well, look how well andrew & jade did.
Some of it is about political voting but I just wish we would stop playing the victims and stop putting in ridiculous artists. The hump how ridiculous can you get
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Old 27-05-2012, 18:47
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hahahaha ;D well he couldn't do much worst than this year.

I bet what will happen is they will get a act similar to this years winner but obviously it won't do as well. you don't really see the same type of song wining the following year. The BBC should open it to the public, let amateur song writers audition. Use youtube to get people to audition as singers.
Or they can capitalize on Adele's success and have a big woman, singing an emotional ballad with minimal staging like Someone like You.
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:14
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Adele. Guaranteed first place.
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:18
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Adele. Guaranteed first place.
Adele. Guaranteed not to do it.
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:20
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I think we should start a petition to get Jemini to reform and give it another go, they can do worse than their last attempt.
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:28
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Lena, Loreen, Alexander Rybak, Ell & Nikki all either were only minor stars in their country or had come through a talent show when they won the contest- we don't need a massive star (or particularly want one- the Hump's disappointing series of performances probably prejudiced the Jury against him)
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:29
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hahahaha ;D well he couldn't do much worst than this year.

I bet what will happen is they will get a act similar to this years winner but obviously it won't do as well. you don't really see the same type of song wining the following year. The BBC should open it to the public, let amateur song writers audition. Use youtube to get people to audition as singers.
Or they can capitalize on Adele's success and have a big woman, singing an emotional ballad with minimal staging like Someone like You.
Leanne from the Voice and Jodie Prenger are now sitting by their phones!
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:35
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Leanne from the Voice and Jodie Prenger are now sitting by their phones!
LOL I was think Leanne but Jodie Prenger could work.
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Old 27-05-2012, 19:56
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Big busty ballads aren't liked by televoters.
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Old 27-05-2012, 20:00
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Adele. Guaranteed not to do it.
But if she did, the UK would clean up. I would happily stick 100 on her at the bookies to win if she did it.
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Old 27-05-2012, 20:19
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The Dave Clark Three.
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Old 27-05-2012, 20:54
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Mcfly. They already have loads of fans in Europe, and they have lived out most of their career so it wouldn't be damaging their reputation or killing it in anyway (if that makes sense?). And a couple of them have already done tacky reality shows so they could potentially be up for it.
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Old 27-05-2012, 21:29
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Are Coverdrive British? If not, someone like them.
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Old 27-05-2012, 21:33
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The Lighthouse Family or the Lightning Seeds would be a step forward from Blue and poor old Engelbert.

Even Jonny Robinson or Wagner would get more votes for the UK than Engelbert.
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Old 27-05-2012, 21:41
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Seriously take your pick from any of the following :-
There is no rule that says the performer has to be from the nation ut is representing as far as I am aware hence Gina G, Celine Dion, Cyprus a few years back etc....

From UK & Ireland

Sophie Ellis Bextor
The Feeling
Marina & The Diamonds
Beverley Knight
Melanie C [Has already said she would if she was the act you chose the song]
Cerys Matthews
Will Young
HURTS
The Saturdays
Roisin Murphy
Origibabes
Sugababes 4.0
Bananarama
Gabrielle
Saint Etienne
Christian Burns
Alesha Dixon
Mark Feehily
A1
Diana Vickers
Natasha Bedingfield
Rebbeca Ferguson

From Europe

Christophe Willem [France]
Mandy Capristo [Germany]
Lene Nystrom [Denmark]
Morten Harket [Norway]
Annie [Norway]
Lykke Li [Norway]
Ivy Quainoo [Germany]

Further Afield

Sarah Blasko [Australia]
Anthony Callea [Australia]
Delta Goodrem [Australia]
Darren Hayes [Australia]
Dragonette [Canada]
Gabriella Cilmi [Australia]
Natalie Imbruglia [Australia]
Natalie Bassingthwaighte [Australia]
Adam Lambert [USA]
Sam Sparro [Australia]


Also the key is promoting in Europe from January onwards at the latest. Jade Ewen promoted around Europe as did Blue and look at the relative success of both of them. I whoel heartedly believe it is because they put the effort into the songs and should they cared rather than saying we are one of the big 5 here is our song take it or leave it and as it has proven most of the time it is left.
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Old 27-05-2012, 22:37
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There are two main types of prospective entrant to represent the UK...

A nobody with no real prospects (Jemini, Daz Sampson, Josh Dubovie), or someone whose career is over (Engelburt). Thats how its been for 55 years.

The best the UK could send would be those eliminated early from X Factor (have no real prospects of a good career).
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Old 27-05-2012, 22:47
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There are two main types of prospective entrant to represent the UK...

A nobody with no real prospects (Jemini, Daz Sampson, Josh Dubovie), or someone whose career is over (Engelburt). Thats how its been for 55 years.

The best the UK could send would be those eliminated early from X Factor (have no real prospects of a good career).
Oh god..why has Marcus Collins just popped into my head.
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Old 27-05-2012, 22:51
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My suggestion is Claire Richards from Steps. On the Steps tour she sang a big ballad for her solo piece and it was superb. Big notes, strong voice, she'd be brilliant!
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Old 27-05-2012, 22:54
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Hurts, plz.

Although Hurts would be top 5 for somebody like Sweden, Russia etc, they'd flop like a bitch for us.
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