Following media speculation that Sophie Ellis-Bextor could represent the UK at Eurovision 2024, the singer has ruled out participation.
After reports that Sophie Ellis-Bextor had been shortlisted to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest, the singer has commented on the rumors. Speaking on BBC Breakfast, the singer commented:
“There’s been no direct conversation with me about it. I feel like this rumour also happened about a decade ago.
“I adore Eurovision. But I feel like at this point, and with what I’m up to, it would be like walking up to a casino and putting all my chips on red. I just don’t feel like I’m up for the gamble. But I will be willing from the wings whoever is doing their thing for the UK.”
She did however leave the door open for getting involved with the contest but not as a singer:
“You know what I’d really like to do: I’d like to write the song. Wouldn’t that be fun. I’d like to have a go at writing a Eurovision song.”
Typically, the United Kingdom announces its Eurovision participant around February or March of the following year, unveiling both the artist and the song simultaneously.
This year saw Mae Muller represent the United Kingdom on home soil in Liverpool with her entry, “I Wrote a Song”. Mae finished in 25th place after receiving a total of 24 points.
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