So he will be up against Jedward basically - we wont ever win it again anyway so ive no idea why we bother entering.
Eurovision gets stranger every year. I think the only year where the UK actually did reasonably well recently was when Andrew Lloyd Webber was responsible for the act and song.
Pete Waterman's act/song was a disaster.
It's actually a masterstroke. He is still highly regarded in many Eastern European countries where some of the strangest voting takes place.
IMHO It won't matter who we enter into the Eurovision song contest, as the voting is never done by how good the songs are, its all political nowadays cast your minds back if you will to 2003, the year that Britain openly decalred support for the American invasion of Iraq "Nul Points", and the act that we entered whilst it wasn't brilliant it wasnt as bad as the Irish.
I think you are right about 2003, but in the last couple of years the political motive has lessened again. Of course, you will always have an element of neighbouring countries voting for each other because it is more likely that they will share the musical tastes of the region.
Gedge For Eurovision!@northover72 if someone offered you a million to be the UK's Eurovision 2013 entrant would you do it?
DLG : They wouldn't need to pay me.
Apparently the Russian grannies are younger than Engelbert and they would spend the winning money on rebuilding a church in their village!
I think the funniest thing of the whole night was that the woman announcing the results from Sweden had a full on Essex accent and couldn't pronounce Azerbaijan!