The semi-final commentator for the BBC, radio DJ Scott Mills, announced that Robbie Williams had revealed to him that he would like to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest.
He is a fan and I don’t think he was joking. He’d be awesome as he’s an amazing performer. All it would take is for one big performer or person like him for other stars to go, ‘OK, I’m doing it’ to immediately change the perception of Eurovision [in the UK].
Robbie recently revealed to Scott Mills that he is secretly a huge fan of the contest, and would love to have a go at representing his country on the Eurovision stage.
If everyone saw Eurovision in the way that countries like Sweden and the Scandinavian artists do, then big artists will go, ‘Actually, it’s not a shameful thing to be part of’. We could win in the future – it just needs a slight mindset change, which I think is happening, but it could still take a while.
This is not the first time Williams has spoken of his want to compete at the Eurovision Song Contest, previously stating that he would in fact like to represent Russia at the competition. Why Russia? Well, Williams was impressed with Sergey Lazarev’s performance in Stockholm back in 2016, expressing that he would also like to present a performance of a similar style.