Eurovision wins: 5 (1967,1969,1976, 1981, 1997)
Number of appearances: 53
Worst result: LAST (2003, 2008, 2010)
Best voting buddy: Austria, Ireland
2011 Entry: Blue – I can
Semi-final: Automatically qualified for the final as part of the Big5
“I can is a typical Blue song, solid pop, very catchy and definately a contendor for victory come May. Unfortunately I think the verses are even better than the chorus which is a bid odd, but otherwise a good entry that puts the UK back on track (finally)”
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BLUE is a boy band consisting of members Lee Ryan, Duncan James, Simon Webbe and Anthony Costa. Blue was formed in 2001 and up until 2005, when they split up, they had a hugely successful career selling over 13 million albums across Europe. The band has had 3 number 1 singles in the UK and has recorded songs with Elton John and Stevie Wonder. Blue had already announced to record new material in 2009. Group member Antony Costa came second in the 2006 UK national final with the song “It’s A Beautiful Thing” and Duncan James was a judge on the 2009 national final and presented the British votes that year.
“I can” was written by Duncan James and Lee Ryan:
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