Eurovision Interviews

“I won Eurovision but Bonnie Tyler doesn’t have a chance”

Eurovision Winner 1967 - Sandie Shaw. Photograph courtesy of

Eurovision Winner 1967 – Sandie Shaw. Photograph courtesy of

On the eve of the release of her “Greatest Hits” album, Eurovision winner Sandie Shaw has decided to speak her mind on her career, anxiety, her thoughts on the BBC and Bonnie Tyler’s “terrible song” for Eurovision.

Shaw was speaking to the Metro newspaper in advance of the release of her Greatest Hits album out this coming Monday. You may remember that earlier this year we wrote that Sandie had retired from the Music Industry and would not perform again. This is still the case but she felt that it would be a good time to leave the business with a retrospective of her career.

For many she will be remembered for giving the United Kingdom their first Eurovision win back in 1967 with the song “Puppet on a String”.

(YouTube Video Courtesy of ESCBelgium3)

In the interview Shaw also spoke of her chronic Anxiety that she has coped with throughout her career. So much so that she has become a psychotherapist to help those with similar conditions.

However when it came to this year’s Eurovision song contest and would Bonnie Tyler win – she replied “No, of course she won’t, she’s got a terrible song and deserves much better. I don’t know why they do this – why don’t they let the public choose? Bonnie’s a fantastic person and has a fabulous voice but if they don’t get to pick the song or the person it stops people feeling involved. Mind you, I was chosen for Eurovision without a public vote but I think I was a popular choice.”

(YouTube Video Courtesy of BBC)

It is safe to say that Shaw will not be purchasing “Rocks and Honey” the new Tyler album from which “Believe in me” is taken from. 

Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall

Source – Metro

1 reply »

  1. The Great British public have been given chances to select their entries in the past, unfortunately a number of those entrants selected were dire and the songs poor (Daz Sampson, Andy Abraham, Scooch, Josh Debovie anyone?) Why the BBC didn’t give the job to Hurts is beyond me. They have expressed an interest, are a quality act and have success across Europe. They certainly seem more relevant to today’s music scene than dear Bonnie (I do like her but she’s hardly cutting edge these days). Btw, I was lucky to be in the company of Phil Coulter in my local bar here in Co. Donegal last weekend (he wrote Puppet On A String), it was a pleasant evening.

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