A BBC insider has leaked to the Sun newspaper that Geri Halliwell is wanted to represent the UK this year, is the “perfect fit” for Eurovision, and it’s now down to whether “she’s as up for it as the BBC”.
The former Spice Girl (Ginger spice) has had a long career of musical success, recently releasing her first solo single for eight years, ‘Half of me’. The 41 year-old is also currently a judge on Australia’s got Talent, and having appeared as a guest judge on two series of the X-Factor in the UK before.
The insider went on to explain why she is wanted: “She’s up for a laugh and not afraid to camp things up – it’s now a case of whether she is as up for it as the BBC is.
“If she wins she would be hailed as a legend but if she doesn’t score highly it could be another embarrassing moment.
“The BBC is passionate about our involvement in the Eurovision Song Contest and we are collaborating with creative experts across the UK music industry to select this year’s entry.
“A decision has not been made. We will make an announcement in due course.”
Halliwell had been rumoured to be a possible candidate before, as well as the Spice Girls, and this revelation firms up the rumours. Would you like to see Geri representing the UK this year, or would it be another flop?