Katrina on the UK: I’ve submitted a song

Katrina Leskanich has revealed that she’s submitted a song to the UK for this year’s Eurovision.

The singer who represented the UK and won in 1997 revealed in an interview with American Magazine ‘The American’ last May, that, she’s submitted a song that she’s written to the UK’s internal selection process.

When asked if she’d like to represent the UK at Eurovision again Katrina said:

Not personally but I have written a song I will submit for 2020 that I think will see me handing over my crown to the next UK winner! Watch this space.

It was announced in September that the BBC would be internally selecting their entry for Eurovision 2020 in collaboration with record label BMG. 

In the interview, Katrina also revealed that she still enjoys performing “Love Shine A Light” saying:

I do ‘Love Shine A Light’ at my concerts. The audience used to hold up a flame from a lighter but now they all hold up their phone lights. It’s always a very cool moment when we all feel united and loved up.

Asked if the UK could win again, Katrina said:

Of course. The year we won everyone said there is no way the UK could win because of political voting. If you have a great song and a strong performance on the night, there are no limits.

Commenting on her song in 1997, Katrina continued:

We won the Eurovision Song Contest by the most points ever which put us in the Guinness Book of World Records. It was viewed by 600 million people so the exposure was phenomenal.

When asked if America could ever compete in the contest, Katrina said:

America have already shown an interest in coming in as a wild card. I’m the only American ever to win it. When you think of how it would open up the contest globally you have to believe it would be great if EVERY country could take part.

Katrina also revealed that she has recorded a new album in New York which will be released later this year. The album will have some of her “original rock and pop values” from her Katrina & The Waves days, she reveals.

She also notes that she will be featuring on The 80s Cruise, departing Miami on 8th March, alongside other famous 80s artists like Tony Hadley, The B-52s and Berlin. At the time of writing tickets for the cruise are sold out, however you still have time to join the waiting list.

Katrina and the waves won the contest with 227 points, and they remain the most recent winners of the contest for the UK. (You can see Katrina’s performance below)

Would you like to see Katrina return as a songwriter for the UK and would you like to see America enter the Eurovision? Let us know in the comments section below!

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