5 reasons why Steps should be the UK’s 2018 Eurovision entry

  1. 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.

  • Picture via Facebook courtesy Steps. Tickets
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3 comments

  1. Research Please · September 16

    The EU and Eurovision Song Contest are NOT connected. Do your research first.
    Non-EU countries are eligible to compete.

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  2. Nicholas Willmott · September 16

    re: “The UK is currently due to leave the EU in March 2019”. That’s totally irrelevant. The BBC will continue to be a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), as will United Kingdom Independent Broadcasting (which includes ITV, Channel 4 and S4C). The EBU has no connection whatsoever with the EU. Take a look at ESC 2017: host country Ukraine, plus several other participating countries: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Iceland, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Norway, Serbia, Switzerland are not members of the EU, but have broadcasters which are active members of the EBU. Australia’s broadcaster is an associate member of the EBU, but was nonetheless invited to take part in the ESC for the third year running.

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  3. mrmonstagigz · September 17

    Thanks both for your observations about Brexit and Eurovision participation. We’re not sure we ever said 2018 would be the UK’s last Eurovision. It’s a bit more nuanced than that.

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