We continue on our quest to find a dream singer for all 48 potential countries in Eurovision 2016 with another Big 5 member. They have one of the largest international music scenes and no less than 33 artists were suggested by you, so who was your favourite for the United Kingdom?
It was a varied and competitive polling process for the UK but in the end you chose X Factor alumnus Ella Henderson as the ideal British singer for Eurovision. Despite failing to win The X Factor back in 2012 the young popstar has forged a growing career with hit singles “Ghost” and “Glow” being popular on our forum’s online contests and amongst Eurofans. As a result she is one of the front-runners for the fan’s desires, but would she ever consider taking the step from X Factor to Eurovision like Andy Abraham, Jedward and Ruth Lorenzo before her?
Second in our poll was the forum cult figure Lauren Harries, a former child prodigy who underwent a sex change and received major media attention. She has in recent years begun her music career and is keen to go to Eurovision, so will the BBC fulfil her desire? A number of other artists suggested for Eurovision range from the rising stars Years & Years and Jess Glynne to the more established such as Annie Lennox and Muse.
The full suggestions for United Kingdom (draws in random order);
Ella Henderson, Lauren Harries, Beans on Toast, Jessie J, Cheryl Cole, Breton, Adele, Sam Smith, Jessie Ware, Annie Lennox, Belle & Sebastian, Hot Chip, Foals, Everything Everything, Muse, The Unthanks, Jess Glynne, Neon Hitch, HURTS, Neon Jungle, Raign, Anastacia, Imogen Heap, Shirley Bassey, Kero Kero Bonito, Mutya Keisha Siobhan, Years & Years, QT, Emeli Sandé, Florence + The Machine, Ella Eyre, Bombay Bicycle Club, Leona Lewis
The ESC United Dream Team so far;
- Turkey – Gülşen
- Armenia – Lilit Hovhannisyan
- Czech Republic – Lenka Dusilová and Baromantika
- San Marino – Valentina Monetta
- Latvia – MNTHA
- Belarus – Elena Sinyavskaya
- Bosnia & Herzegovina – Dubioza Kolektiv
- Slovakia – Celeste Buckingham
- Italy – Marzia Gaggioli
- United Kingdom – Ella Henderson
To make up for lost time, check back later today for the next country! And we continue with the automatic finalists as we reveal who you want to represent Sweden on home soil!
Is Ella Henderson the act that can return the UK to glory, or do you want someone else? Share your thoughts below or join the discussion on our forum!