United Kingdom – Tomorrow morning the BBC will talk about Eurovision on the “BBC Breakfast Show”.
On the show will be Dr Eurovision aka Dr Paul Jordan PhD. Paul is “An Academic Expert On the World’s Most Famous Song Contest”.
You can follow Dr. Eurovision’s highly interesting views on Eurovision over the years – Full Details HERE
Paul will be appearing tomorrow morning – Saturday January 18th at 06:40 and 09:40 AM (GMT) on BBC 1 TV
Well worth tuning in to hear what Dr. Eurovision will be discussing.
While we are talking of the UK we came across many UK Eurovision Fans posting this recent clip of a Jessie J saying she is writing a new song and
“It’s For The Next Big Thing After The Olympics”
Many hopeful UK Eurovision fans have read into this that she is composing a possible entry for Eurovision. That would be a coup for the BBC to have her write their entry but one could also read into that as potentially a song for the upcoming Commonwealth Games in Glasgow this July or possibly writing the English World Cup song for this June’s tournament – both highly plausible.
However it would not be the first time that a Football song has been used in Eurovision? Remember France 2010 where another Jessy – this time Matador – may have finished 12th at Eurovision with his song “Allez! Ola! Olé!” but the song was adopted by the French Football team that year for the World Cup and is one of the few French Eurovision entries to have reached #1 in the charts there in several years.
Another example is Ukraine’s Gaitana in 2012 who sang “Be My Guest”. The song was used for the Euros 2012 Championships.
Eurovision and Football have had a long relationship. Remember also that Johnny Logan’s Eurovision Wining Song “Hold Me Now” is 11 times League Of Ireland Football Champions “Bohemians” official team song. Even Logan has gotten in on the act with the football fans.
Recently the rock band the United Kingdom of Rock (UKR) were on BBC Radio Surrey talking of their dealings with the BBC Eurovision selection committee. In a post yesterday they acknowledged that they are nolonger being considered for Eurovision 2014 saying
“Thank you so much for everything you all Rock!! Hope you all enjoy Rylan or Geri Or the Cheeky girls in May!!. Matt Fielder – UKR”
So Geri Halliwell and Rylan breathe a sigh of relief.
So remember to tune into the BBC Breakfast tomorrow morning for Dr Eurovision and let us know who you think the BBC will ask to represent the UK at Eurvoision 2014.
Author/Website co-founder and Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall