Eurovision bid by Blue ‘insanity’
The former manager of ageing boy band Blue has described the decision to enter the group to represent the UK at this year's Eurovision Song Contest “reckless insanity”.
The band will perform the self-written song I Can at the annual competition, which will take place in May in Dusseldorf, Germany.
It is the first-time since 1997 that the UK has opted for an established act to represent it at the event. On that occasion Katrina and The Waves triumphed with Love Shine a Light.
But the band’s ex-manager Daniel Glatman said Blue — fronted by singer Lee Ryan — would have to win.
“Anything less and their reputation would be in tatters,” he said.
Bookies believe that the band stand only a slim chance of victory.