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Old 13-01-2013, 17:00
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Nearing the middle of January now, and no news on the UK's representative for ESC2013.

Ok, usually the BBC do leave the UK entrant to the very last minute, but when do they start panicking and pick any old rubbish?
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:02
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Panicking? I'd be suprised if they've even started looking yet.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:04
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The only time BBC ever panics in regard to Eurovision is when they get the participation fee (which they'd rather spend on half an hour of Holby or 10 minutes of Dr Who)
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:10
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Quietly confident we will hear something by the end of January or beginning of February just in time for the act to do a couple of national finals probably like blue though with out the Eurovision song.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:12
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We've had tweets to suggest they've been active unlike last year.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:13
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I wouldn't panic. Just because they haven't said anything publicly, doesn't mean that they're not doing anything. They've probably already decided what they're doing and are asking/have asked someone to represent us.

We all know the BBC are like MI5 when it comes to Eurovision.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:18
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Last year was ridiculous though we only knew the BBC was taking part because they were on the list of confirmed broadcasters and we didn't hearing anything until march and even then the song wasn't even recorded. I Imagine someone pulled out at the last minute or something then though and they have learned not to leave it so late to find an act.
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Old 13-01-2013, 17:50
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We don't know anything about Armenia, Russia or Greece yet and they are often leading contenders. Along with Slovenia and Bulgaria, its no time to panic
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Old 14-01-2013, 10:00
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im not getting m hopes up anyway
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Old 14-01-2013, 14:10
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I've definitely learnt from last year not to get my hopes up. It'll only end in disappointment.
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Old 15-01-2013, 15:09
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No news does not mean they've not sorted everything out. My best guess is we'll get an announcement late on Thursday 28 Feb.

That was the timing planned with Blue (press spoiled there) and they managed it with Engelbert (andwere very happy with the results). Same again I think.
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Old 16-01-2013, 12:05
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Well the French broadcaster are meeting for the first time today so they're not far down the line
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Old 17-01-2013, 14:56
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No worries! On Scott Mill's radio show just now he said that he knows who the UK representative is and he's hearing the song next week! (Bearing in mind he's the commentator for the semi-finals on the BBC) So we should be hearing it soon then!
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Old 17-01-2013, 17:50
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No worries! On Scott Mill's radio show just now he said that he knows who the UK representative is and he's hearing the song next week! (Bearing in mind he's the commentator for the semi-finals on the BBC) So we should be hearing it soon then!
Did he sound enthusiastic about it?

Obviously a big improvement on last year if true. At least it means the song's been written, which is more than we could say this time last year.
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:05
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Did he sound enthusiastic about it?

Obviously a big improvement on last year if true. At least it means the song's been written, which is more than we could say this time last year.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode...nnuendo_Bingo/

Go to 1.51.20 and judge for yourself (this is proof this is true by the way)
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:06
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Did he sound enthusiastic about it?

Obviously a big improvement on last year if true. At least it means the song's been written, which is more than we could say this time last year.
He was teasing ( 1.50 in iplayer) he's not 100% certain but knows he will hear the song & the vacancy has filled. Chris & Scott may write a song for Romania.
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Old 25-01-2013, 16:54
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They have confirmed Diana Vickers for UK entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...CPNUOO1Q#t=36s

ok not really they will choose something that will be forgotten by the time the next song is played as usual
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:04
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I'd die happy if Diana vickers represented us.
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:24
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They have confirmed Diana Vickers for UK entry

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...CPNUOO1Q#t=36s

ok not really they will choose something that will be forgotten by the time the next song is played as usual
Like the one in your link, you mean? Non-descript vocals and no musical hook whatsoever - which is vital for getting votes from non-English speaking places.
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:33
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This wouldn't be bad for Diana Vickers http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFygRXLGlos
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:37
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:44
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We need something with a strong hook, like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SQVnAk8jqco
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Old 25-01-2013, 17:47
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We just need to send something people would want to buy. It's really that simple.
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:17
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Old 25-01-2013, 18:37
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Any particular reason you posted that link? Apart from as an example of another song with a stronger hook than the one you originally posted..?
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