Terry Wogan suggests Elton John as 2004 composer

by Bjørn Erik Opheim 83 views

As a result of the zero points Jemini obtained in Riga, BBC's profiled Eurovision commentator, Terry Wogan, proposes radical changes in the way United Kingdom selects its Eurovision participant. Wogan wants the BBC to appoint a successful song writer to compose four possible Eurovision entries among which BBC's radio audience or “other people with taste” shall choose the best one.

British online news paper Ananova.com reported Terry Wogan to have critized BBC's current preselections format saying its full of poor tunes, and mentioning Elton John alongside Tim Rice as two composers he would like to see writing UK's Eurovision entry of 2004: “We should get one of them to write four songs, then pick the singer. Then Radio 2 listeners or other people with taste would pick the best song from the four. … I think it would be certain to ensure a higher standard of entry,” Terry Wogan says.

Wogan might have gotten the idea from the Israeli and/or Portugese preselections of this year where their national broadcasters appointed an established singer to perform three to four songs in a miniature national final.

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