BBC bosses reportedly lining up Theaudience singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor to represent UK at Eurovision 2024

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BBC bosses are reportedly lining up Theaudience singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor to represent the UK at Eurovision 2024 after country’s poor performance at this year’s song contest.

BBC bosses are reportedly eyeing up Sophie Ellis-Bextor to represent the UK at Eurovision in 2024. This comes after a poor display from the UK saw them finish second bottom with just 24 points.

The long-running competition was held in Liverpool last weekend, as 2022 winners Ukraine couldn’t host it due to the ongoing war. Swedish singer Loreen won the show with her song ‘Tattoo’.

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It’s the second time she has won Eurovision, first winning 11 years ago. 2024 will be a special year for the show, and quite fitting that it will be held in Stockholm as it will mark 50 years since ABBA appeared at the song contest.

Ellis-Bextor burst onto the scene in the early 2000’s with hit Murder On The Dance Floor and played a string of shows in 2022 including a set at the Victorious festival in Portsmouth.

Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, a source shared: “At the moment there is only one artist on the BBC’s list for Eurovision 2024, and they don’t intend to add to it.

“Sophie Ellis-Bextor is seen as the ideal fit for the contest – she’s a great singer and performer, and she is already known to audiences, both straight and gay, across Europe.”

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This comes as the UK will no doubt try and rebound after Mae Muller’s ‘I Wrote A Song’ failed to perform in the leaderboards. Hopes had been high after Sam Ryder’s ‘Space Man’ led the UK to second place in 2022.

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