Katrina for Belgium 2008?

by Benny Royston 60 views

ectoday.com's partner website, Belgovision.com has reported that Katrina Leskanich, the the 1997 Eurovision Song Contest winner, has set her mind on writing a song for Eurosong 2008, the Belgian Eurovision Song Contest selections. In the Flemming half of Belgium, Katrina is currently scoring success as the songwriter of The Wild Side performed by singer and television host Tess Goossens.

"I think I have a few more tracks for Tess up my sleeve" Katrina said in an interview with Belgovision.com. "I will see if Tess or another Belgian artist would like to collaborate on a song for Eurovision 2008. I think that would be a lot of fun and for me that is all that matters." Katrina, who made a bid for representing Sweden in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, is no longer interested in a Eurovision participation as a singer, but certainly as a writer. "I have submitted songs for the UK but so far they have had their own reasons for choosing other writers and who am I to argue with the wisdom of the UK Eurovision panel?"

According to Katrina, the British selection process is to blame for the bad results of the country in recent years. "The selection process is not working. If you saw Making Your Mind Up, you might agree there was a clear winner who would have gone on to do very well in Helsinki. But the votes reflected the desire to choose an old school/style Eurovision track which was a nostalgic blast from the past and a lot of humorous innuendo but not really a song that could compete with the event that Eurovision is in the 21st century."

Katrina has several dates booked in her diary for upcoming performances. She will be performing at Eurovision, Memory Lane in Olso this Thursday, where esctoday.com will be covering the event live. She will also be performing at the Live Earth concert in Zurich Switzerland on 7th July.

Click here to read the full interview on Belgovision.com

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