Will Young: Eurovision is ‘a poisoned chalice’
26 May 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
Will Young won the first series of Pop Idol in 2002
Pop star Will Young has said he would not enter the Eurovision Song Contest because it is “a poisoned chalice”.
The British singer was speaking after the UK came 24th in this year’s contest – the latest in a long run of poor Eurovision results for the country.
Young found fame when he won the UK’s first Pop Idol competition in 2002.
Guy Sebastian, who won the first Australian Idol the following year, finished fifth in Saturday’s contest in Vienna.
Asked if he would contemplate following suit, Young told BBC Breakfast: “No, I don’t think so because it’s going to be a bit of a poisoned chalice.”
He added: “I don’t want to do it. Please don’t make me do it.”
Meanwhile, Olly Murs, another TV talent show graduate, has ruled himself out after being tipped as a “perfect” contender by BBC Three Eurovision presenter Scott Mills.
“No, I wouldn’t do Eurovision,” Murs told Digital Spy. “I think it’s always something I’ve found… new artists normally do it.”
It’s “not for me”, he added.
Electro Velvet came fourth from the bottom in Saturday’s contest
The UK has only finished in the top 10 once since Jemini’s infamous “nul points” of 2003. In 2009, Jade Ewan finished fifth with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s song It’s …read more
Source:: BBC Entertainment