This morning the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has issued a press release indicating that Pete Waterman will be the songwriter for the United Kingdom entry in 2010.
Pete Waterman has worked with pop sensations including Kylie Minogue, Steps and Westlife during his career as a producer and writer. This has included over 200 hits in the last 25 years including 22 UK number ones, and was a member of the famous Stock Aitken Waterman recording trio. Pete is well known as well to the United Kingdom TV audience, especially for appearing as a judge on Pop Idol and Popstars: The Rivals.
This venture to attempt to win Eurovision 2010 is Pete Waterman’s first entry into the Eurovision Song Contest. Pete said: “Eurovision is one of those iconic competitions that has stood the test of time and keeps coming up with great acts, great tunes and great performances."
"Life’s full of challenges and I’m relishing the opportunity to put my own stamp on this one.”, Waterman stated.
Despite this announcement, the much anticipated news on how the United Kingdom will select their singer for the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo 2010 has not yet been announced. However, on the BBC Eurovision Twitter account, reference has been made to Your country needs you. This is the title of the United Kingdom selection process last year, in which Andrew Lloyd Webber wrote the song, sparking interest that a similar competition may be held this year.
With Andrew Lloyd Webber’s entry My time, performed by Jade Ewen, the United Kingdom finished 5th in Moscow in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009. As a member of the Big-4 countries, the United Kingdom will be automatically qualified to the Eurovision Song Contest Final in Oslo in 2010.
An article by Ben Robertson.