- Comeback of the year
It’s hard to envisage an act of their stature coming back with quite the impact that Steps managed in 2017. And we’ve still got their 21-date Party On The Dancefloor tour to look forward to later this year.
- Read on for reasons including it’s our last entry before Brexit, so let’s go out with a bang
2. They’re a great live act who won a BRIT
They won the Best Live Act BRIT in 2000 and above show they’ve lost none of that reason for acclaim with a live performance of Starship’s Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now. They’re arguably also the UK’s most successful act of the 00s and perhaps we’re owed some payback. Clue: Is Claire Richards the best solo act never to have had a number 1? Would her unshackling be Eurovision 2018’s moment?
3. Some of the best new songs of the year
Eurovision success is a lot about the performance but there’s no escaping the need for a great song – and Steps have already given us an album full with Tears On The Dancefloor.
4. They’re ABBA on speed
ABBA are Eurovision’s greatest act. Steps were designed to be ‘ABBA on speed’. A Eurovision Song Contest entry would mean Claire, Faye, Lisa, H and Lee finding their natural home.
5. Last entry before Brexit, so let’s go out with a bang
The UK is currently due to leave the EU in March 2019, meaning we’ve one Eurovision entry left to show Europe how much they’ll miss us – and how much we’ll miss them.