Today, on the BBC Eurovision Twitter page, it was confirmed that Mike Stock would be a co-writer to the United Kingdom Eurovision entry for 2010. It was previously announced by the BBC that Pete Waterman would be writing the UK song this year, and this announcement will reunite one of the key combinations in UK songwriting history.
Mike Stock became a household name in the 1980’s for being a part of the Stock Aitken Waterman songwriting and producing trio, and has written songs for Cliff Richard, Bananarama, Robson and Jerome and Kylie Minogue.
Speaking about Mike to the BBC, Pete Waterman said the following: “We haven't worked together recently, but we've remained friends and there was no question that I would be willing as long as he was prepared to do it with me. Mike is the musician and he interprets my ideas – a trouble shared is a trouble halved, as they say.”
Other news has been released by the BBC about the UK Eurovision selection. It has been announced officially that the UK final will take place over one night and will contain 6 acts. The expert panel in the studio will whittle this down to 3 before they sing the Stock/Waterman written Eurovision entry where the viewers will decide who to send to Oslo. In addition it has been revealed that Alexander Rybak and Jade Ewen, who is now singing with the Sugababes, will be performing at the UK Final.
However, news has not yet been announced of the date for the UK Final, and this is waiting for ‘BBC Scheduling.’ News from Alexander Rybak's websitesuggests he is performing on the UK final on the evening of Friday 12th March, but this date for the UK final being broadcast has not yet been made official. News on this is expected shortly.
An article by Ben Robertson.