Atomic Kitten for United Kingdom?

Atomic Kitten for United Kingdom?
Atomic Kitten. Photo from facebook
London, United Kingdom -

According to a report in The Daily Star Sunday, the group Atomic Kitten are all set to represent the United Kingdom in the Final of this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Baku.

News from the BBC this year has been unusually quiet regarding this year's representative in Europe's Favourite Tv Show, but it has been widely anticipated that it would follow a similar format to that used last year, of commissioning an established act and a song.

In 2011, that turned out to be the group Blue, with the song I Can, that reached a respectable 11th place in last year's Final.

At the moment there has been no official announcement from the BBC as to who they would select as this year's entrants, but with deadlines rapidly approaching, there has been a lot of speculation amongst fans as to who it would be for 2012.

Only last week, the BBC reopened their Eurovision page on Facebook, and revealed that it wouldn't be too long before the artist(s) would be made public.

However, today the tabloid newspaper, The Daily Star Sunday, has claimed that it will be the girl group Atomic Kitten that will fly the flag in Baku.

The three girl group currently comprises, Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton and Jenny Frost. Both Frost and McClarnon have previous experience in the contest.

Frost was a member of the group Precious, that represented the United Kingdom in the 1999 contest in Jerusalem, and finished it 12th place with Say It Again.

McClarnon entered as a soloist in the United Kingdom national selection contest in 2007, but failed to qualify for the last two in the Final, with the song (Don't It Make You) Happy.

The group has had several changes in personnel over the years since they were first launched in 1997, Amongst their hits are Whole Again, Eternal Flame, The Tide Is High (Get The Feeling), If You Come To Me. They have also had two UK number one albums, Right Now and Feels So Good.

According to the newspaper report an insider stated 'Atomic Kitten are the perfect act to send to Baku. They were picked because the BBC think they've got what it takes'.

Though group member Jenny Frost has said on Twitter 'Happy Sunday guys-Woke up to hear that apparently AK are doing Eurovision-first I've heard!!'

Stay tuned to Eurovision.tv for when any news is officially announced by the BBC about the United Kingdom entry for Baku.


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  • Posted on 29 February 2012 at 03:36
    @Hannahdale

    Top UK artists don't need Eurovsion. They already have their hits played in Europe and if not, it is simply because Europeans don'l like their music anyway.

    Also many performers that have gone on it from the UK are never heard from again.

    Also the BBC does not actually want the UK to win it as it would cost a lot of money.

    2 of most successful UK songwriters of all time co-wrote the 2010 entry. It came last. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 23:08
    Oh great another embrassing last place for us... AGAIN :-( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 22:43
    @Hannahdale Acts from uk never have much or a career after eurovision and for some acts have ruined there careers (andy abraham,blue,) So many acts stay away and adele is doing so well i don't think she would want to do it but hey we never know :D report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 21:52
    To the Katherine Jenkins hopefuls here...sad news...she's been confirmed for
    Dancing With The Stars USA so she's been ruled out from participating... report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 19:25
    Guys, I'm American so I have very little clue about the details of Eurovision. Could someone explain why Adele would say no? It seems like anyone should feel honored to do it. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 19:13
    oh no please no we want Leona Lewis report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 14:43
    bloody atomic :d wish u all the best girlssss report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 12:21
    Im agreeing with @Bjorneo Itv gave up junior eurovision to do britains got talent and in my mind bbc have done great they got us andrew lloyd webber and blue and before u say blue only got 11th it was 14 places higher than 2010 the only thing that anoys me is that this year bbc arnt telling us whats going on grrr report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 10:18
    @FelixTheCat, And what happened to the Junior Eurovision Song Contest in the UK when ITV had the rights to broadcast it? It didn't last very long though.

    And they couldn't do it because they're too busy with "Britain's Got Talent" at around May. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 28 February 2012 at 04:21
    @LondonEuroLad Agreed! I think it's about time the BBC bow out and hand it over to ITV. ITV could hardly do any worse than the BBC have.

    Shambles so far :( report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2012 at 22:57
    Thanks BBC - totally undemocratic and secretive way to chose our song for this year. Let's not bother and let the Aussies take our place - at least they'll make an effort. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2012 at 22:01
    IF UK SEND " ONE DIRECTION " TO ESC 2012 , 100 PER CENT THEY WILL BE HOSTING THE ESC 2013................. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2012 at 21:36
    Heard Tide is Hight but I never knew who sung it. I knew it was an amazing song. When I heard Atomic Kitten, I thought it'd be a stupid act like Diva Fever, but they're not! Atomic Kitten would be perfect to represent us (UK) report to the moderator
  • Posted on 27 February 2012 at 20:13
  • Posted on 27 February 2012 at 18:17
    I think Will Young or Joe McElderry would do us proud report to the moderator