I don’t think the two are mutually exclusive. We know you don’t need an established star (you need the full package) but in the UK we have lots of stars (of varying magnitude) so at least seeing if anybody is up for the challenge with full creative control is worth considering.I don't get all this "let's send X", we are getting it here too. The most important thing is a great song, then someone with some charisma that can sing, famous or not.
Also, same question but flipped, where would Eli and Nikki have finished in 2021?I wonder how many of this year's entries would have won 2011 at a canter.
I know for a fact that RTVE doesn't wanna win, so they send anthing average to make sure they don't have to go through a year of hard work. Do you think that could be the case of the BBC, or they are just useless?