Weekly newsletter 'Popbitch' have caused a stir by announcing that the Scissor Sisters have been invited to write the United Kingdom's 2007 Eurovision Song Contest entry. The band have just slipped from four weeks at the number one spot on the UK top 40, and are now in an elite club of artists to hold number one in the singles and album charts respectively.
The comment on Popbitch reads: "Eurovision fans are in a froth over the rumours that Scissor Sisters have been approached to write UK's entry for Eurovision 07."
Scissor Sisters shot to fame in 2003 and are currently one of the most successful recording artists in the world. Their new song I don't feel like dancing spent four weeks at number one inthe UK, and has been a top three smash hit around the world including Australia, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, France and Spain.
They cleaned house at the UK's prestigious Brit Awards last year, they opened the show performing their smash hit Take your mama and won every category in which they were nominated: International break-through, International Band and International Album.
Esctoday immediately contacted the BBC for an official commentto find out if there is any truth in this story, which will be of huge interest to British Eurovision SongContest fans. We have learnt that at this stage, no-one has been approached to write an entry for the 2007 United Kingdom national selection process.
We asked Kevin Bishop of the BBC Entertainment Department if the rumours were true. He told us "No-one has yet been approached. We're not sure of the exact formula for next year yet".
We also asked about Ace of Base and whether they would be involved. We were told 'We've talked to them before. They would certainly be of interest and we would definitely talk to them".