Okay, I figure now might be a good time to start mentioning some artists I want to see outside of the Foxes, Jesy Nelson, London Grammar, Hurts, HYTTS, Claudia Valentina, Charli XCX crew we get mentioned each year. This is all assuming that TaP stick around, and that Sam Ryder returns with a good result of Top 15 or higher and justifies TaP's strategy. Hopefully he can get higher than that, have a hit around Europe, and TaP can attract a higher level of artist like an MNEK or someone of that level who's rejected the idea of doing Eurovision in the past... but this list is assuming a respectable position.
- about as out-there an entry we'd have sent since Love City Groove, they've got a similar level of fame to Sam Ryder and are getting some radio play, they would appeal to televoters, would be our first female act since SuRie and our first group since Electro Velvet... might be too rich for the BBC's blood, assuming they still have a say, but I wouldn't be surprised if TaP are just given the reins entirely after this year (even before the result TaP have done a 10000% better job than the BBC).
- everybody will keep demanding Claudia Valentina but I think Chloe Adams would be a better pick. TaP artist, assuming TaP are still around. Would probably be labelled as the Amanda Tenfjord of 2023 if she was entered. Might be too famous by the time 2023 rolls around.
- I recommend this guy every year. I discovered him around the same time the likes of George Ezra and James Bay emerged, and whilst those two shot to fame this guy sadly didn't. Could produce a better 3-minute pop song than Sam Ryder if we want to carry on that projection.
- This is more a dream entry if we win. Would introduce rap/grime/drill to Eurovision AND be that Celtic language entry everyone seems to want following Breton's debut in Eurovision. Might be a bit much to expect Eurofans to vote for this, but I think it would be an interesting experiment, and it would beat sending another ballad.
- please, she'd be awesome.
Florence & The Machine
- Around the time Space Man was announced as our entry, F&TM dropped 'My Love' with a 3 minute edit, and I stopped and thought how good they'd be as a Eurovision act. I never seem them mentioned as often as Foxes or Hurts or Jessie J or whoever and I think they'd be a fit.
Bill Bailey - no.
- Much better.
- every single time I see a Purple Disco Machine/Sophie & The Giants collab chart across Europe I think Georgia would be an awesome Eurovision entry. Bonus points for being Neil Barnes's daughter.