Morrissey is in talks with BBC officials to write the U.K.’s entry in the 2007 Eurovision Song Contest, The Sun reports. Set to possibly join the ranks of ABBA and Celine Dion, among others, the televised songwriting contest, which pits European Broadcast Union member nations against each other in a live performance battle voted on by viewers, seems like an unlikely venue for the Smiths frontman’s talents.
But following last year’s lackluster performance by the U.K., where Daz Sampson’s Eurovision entry “Teenage Life” placed 19th out of the 24 nations competing, Morrissey became publicly upset. “I was horrified but not surprised to see the U.K. fail again,” Morrissey reportedly told fans at a London show last May. “There’s a question I keep asking myself — why didn’t they ask me? It keeps going round in my head.” The grand final takes place May 12 in Helsinki, Finland.
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