The British pop-dance group Steps have released their brand new album titled “What The Future Holds” only days ago, and in between others, the album contains a cover of Jenny Silver’s Melodifestivalen entry “Something In Your Eyes”. This sparked rumors among Eurovision fans that Steps may be willing to do Eurovision after all, and in a recent interview with BBC’s Mark Savage, Eurovision was discussed.
Steps’ new album contains various songs written by composers (and singers) who are related to Eurovision, including Robin Stjernberg (who represented Sweden in 2013), Thomas G:son (who wrote 15 Eurovision and 2 Junior Eurovision entries for various countries), Tanja Doko (finalist of Australia Decides in 2019), and others. This triggered BBC’s music reporter Mark Savage, to bring up the Eurovision question to the band, when talking to them.
When talking about entering Eurovision for the United Kingdom, Faye Tozer, one of the members of Steps, stated:
We have a split camp, I’m afraid, although there’s one person that would really like to do it. But to actually do it as a band is not something that I personally want to take on.
On the other hand, another member of Steps – Ian Watkins, would actually love to get the band to Eurovision, however has some doubts:
It’s just a huge joyous, celebration of all things pop and I adore it. You shouldn’t take it too seriously – but now it’s more of a political contest than a song contest.
Claire Richards added:
The thing is, I can see exactly why people would want us to do it. But I think, because of the legacy that we have in the band, I wouldn’t want anything to bring us down from there. There’s also an argument to be had that, even if you don’t come anywhere near winning, it is a massive platform to promote new music.
What do you think? Would you like to see Steps doing Eurovision one day after all? Let us know in the comments below, or on our social media pages. In the meanwhile, enjoy their cover of “Something In Your Eyes” right here: