I do think people (and I'm just as guilty of this sometimes) are a little too quick to think that the solution is just sending someone big. Who would have said 'oh, they just need to send Salvador/Netta/Duncan Laurence/Daði Freyr/Måneskin' the year prior for any of the countries that have won recently?
A reminder that this really shouldn't be that hard - all you have to do is get one in twenty voters to go 'that one's the best' and pick up the phones ffs!Instresting... UK got 0.49% of the Italian vote!
Following Italy's 3rd Eurovision Song Contest win on Saturday night, the Italian national broadcaster, RAI, has released the percentage each country received from the Italian televote in the Grand Final.The range between the first and last place wasescbubble.com
I seem to remember they put themselves forward a few years back and the BBC said thanks but no thanks.
It was around that time I believe.Wasn't that the ENGELBERT YEAR? They were sort of biggish in (selected parts of) Europe then too, weren't they?
If the singles from their last album are anything to go by I don't think Hurts now would be that much of an upgrade.
I don’t KNOW exactly, but I would imagine that anybody who says “Pixie Lott approached the BBC with a great song and they said no and went with Engelbert Humperdinck instead” is vastly oversimplifying things.Does anyone a little more in the know (@VoR / @Pingu) know what the fuck was going on with the BBC's rationale rejecting all these offers between 2010 and 2013? Were they just always holding out for someone bigger and being stupid enough to reject offers as they came rather than holding onto them in the event they were left with, well, Engelbert, or was it something else?