UK: This weeks song choices

by Russell Davies 120 views

The search for the United Kingdom's entry for the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest continues tomorrow night at 18:35 (19:35 CET) on BBC1, when the five remaining acts appear on Your Country Needs You. This week the show will open with all of the acts performing Brotherhood of Man's 1976 Eurovision Song Contest winner Save your kisses for me. The show will include a guest appearance by new girl group The Saturdays who will be performing their new single.

The Twins, Nicola and Francine, will be the first act to take to the stage where they will be singing the Girls Aloud's recent hit The Promise. speaking about performing live again The Twins said"When cameras are there – you know you're singing out to everyone at home".

Emperors of Soul are the next act to sing with their version of Prince's Kiss. The group is looking to exhibit their own personalities and voices on the song following Andrew Lloyd Webber's comments last Saturday. "It's important for us to show the audience that we're not just stuck in the Sixties," said band member,Fraser.

Jade will perform Christina Aguilera's power ballad The Voice Within. On her song selection Jade said "I've got to prove to the audience in those two minutes that I'm capable of taking on this challenge".

Charlotte will be the fourth act on stage, singing Duffy's song Rain On Your Parade. She will be determined to improve on last week's result after finishing in the bottom two in the tellyvote and being saved by Andrew Lloyd Webber. "If he didn't think I could do it, he wouldn't put me through."

The last of our acts to perform is Mark who is singing a soulful version of Billy Paul's Me And Mrs Jones. Like Jade and the Emperors, Mark is very keen to show a different side to his personality this week as he attempts to ditch his big theatrical singing voice.

During the voting window, there will be two further contestant performances, both of which are written by Diane Warren who will be providing the lyrics to the tune that Andrew Lloyd Webber is writing as the song to represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest. The girls are set to perform DeBarge's classic Rhythm Of The Night' with the boys singing their version of Starship's number one smash hit Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now.


Emperors of Soul




The Twins