03 Mar 2007

Out of The Darkness and into the Eurovision Song Contest?

+ posted by FlamingWhopper

JUSTIN Hawkins, former singer of glam-rock band The Darkness, is bidding to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest.

The flamboyant singer and guitarist is one of six acts competing to represent the UK in this year's competition. Former East 17 star Brian Harvey and ex-Atomic Kitten Liz McClarnon will also be vying to take part.

The other three contenders, also announced yesterday, are hip-hop group Big Brovaz, pop quartet Scooch and Cyndi, who is new to the UK music scene.

Hawkins will take to the stage with singer Beverlei Brown, who has worked on backing vocals for Blur and Jamiroquai.

Only one of the six acts will go to the Finnish capital, Helsinki, for the 52nd annual contest following a public vote in Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up, which will be broadcast on BBC1 on 17 March before the final contest in May.

Credit: news.scotsman.com

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