Sarah Cawood, a former semi-final commentator for the BBC in 2007, 2009 and 2010 alongside Paddy O’Connell, has expressed her dismay at the BBC’s attitude towards the contest.
Speaking to Attitude magazine, the British presenter thinks the contest will be “monumentally anticlimactic” for the broadcaster, saying that the UK is “being represented by a band they don’t know singing a song they didn’t choose”.
“You only have to glance across your social media platforms on Eurovision night to see that the UK LOVE THIS S**T and the event itself remains one of the highest rated shows the BBC has each year”, she has been quoted as saying. The presenter has also called for the BBC to take notes from Sweden who clearly have a major passion for the contest.
Finally, Cawood dismissed the notion of political voting and instead theorised the cultural ties many European countries share as a factor in the voting patterns.
This year’s semi-final commentating team for the BBC will be Scott Mills and new addition Mel Giedroyc.
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