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United Kingdom: A1 ready for Eurovision 2025?

Even though the next Eurovision Song Contest is ten months away, the excitement remains high.

Another chart-topping band, just like Olly Alexander, is vying to represent the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2025. One of the biggest boybands of the 1990s, A1, is here to bring some nostalgia to the Eurovision stage.

A1 member Ben Adams stated in the Daily Star’s Hot TV column that:

It would be amazing to represent the UK. Eurovision is watched by so many people, and it has been a massive launch pad for so many acts.

We’ve got a song on our next album that I think would be flipping perfect for the UK to have. Hopefully, somebody gets in contact.

Ben Adams is no stranger to the Eurovision community. Along with Gaute Ormåsen and Carl-Henrik Wahl and under the name of “Subwoolfer” represented Norway in Eurovision 2022, finishing tenth. In fact, their identities remained hidden for a year following Eurovision, as they were performing wearing masks and went with the pseudonyms Keith, Jim and DJ Astronaut.

Meanwhile Ben Adams also stated that:

Fans in the UK are starting to appreciate Eurovision after the success Sam Ryder in 2022

The UK is catching up to the rest of Europe. It has become bigger and bigger. I’ve got the Eurovision bug. I love it!

Ben’s bandmates are also keen with the idea to represent the country in Eurovision:

I would love us to do the contest. To be able to do it would be one of the highlights of our career“, said Mark Read.

“I’ve been saying to the others for a while that Eurovision is a big thing, and we should consider doing it”, mentioned Christian Ingebrigtsen.

Who are A1?

A1 is a British-Norwegian boy band that was founded in 1998. Paul Marazzi, Christian Ingebrigtsen, Mark Read, and Ben Adams made up the original lineup. The other members are from London, while Ingebrigtsen is originally from Oslo, Norway.

In mid-1999, “Be the First to Believe,” their debut single, peaked at number six on the UK singles chart. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they were successful on charts in the UK and other countries, especially in Southeast Asia. They had six more top 10 hits in the UK, including two number ones that were written by the band. Furthermore, in 2001 they were awarded a Brit Award for “British Breakthrough Act.”

A1 also tried to represent Norway in Eurovision in 2010, with their song “Don’t Wanna Lose You Again”, placing second in the Norwegian national selection.

Olly Alexander represented the United Kingdom in Eurovision 2024 with his song “Dizzy“. Despite the high hopes he ended up in the eighteenth place, scoring nul points from the public.

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Source: metro.co.uk

Norway: Ben Adams of Subwoolfer is the Norwegian spokesperson!

It was revealed earlier today that Ben Adams, member of A1 and Subwoolfer, is going to be the spokesperson for Norway in the grand final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2023. Ben Adams is going to announce the results of the Norwegian jury live from Liverpool Arena. Both Subwoolfers, Kith and Jim, are already in Liverpool, as they have a live show scheduled for tonight.

Subwoolfer represented Norway last year in the Contest in Turin Italy, where the brought the Scandinavian kingdom in the 10th place of the grand final with 182 points.

This year the nation is being represented by Alessandra and the song “Queen of Kings” that has already secured a place in the final of Saturday 13th of May, as she qualified from the first semi-final of Tuesday.

https://youtu.be/DMRNUyG86Qs

Below you can also watch the reaction video of Eurovision Fun team to the Norwegian entry.

Source: ESCXTRA


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