Former noughties’s heart throbs Blue will represent the UK at this years Eurovision song contest, it has been reported today.
The band, who are made up of the original four members, will be the first recognised band to represent the country since Katrina and the Waves won it in 1997 with Love shine a Light.
The double Brit award winners were formed in 2000, and had hit’s such as ‘One Love’, as well as a duet with Elton John called ‘Sorry Seems to Be the Hardest Word.’
The band did split up in 2007, but reformed two years later, and have so far sold over 13 million records.
The four members, Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe will be followed by a documentary film crew as they prepare to take on the rest of Europe, and will hope they do better than last years entrant who came last.
When revealing they had received the Eurovision nod, James said: “We’re celebrating our 10 years together in 2011, so when the BBC approached us it seemed a great way to mark the occasion and also to be part of something which is still a British institution,”
Webbe added: “I’ve always wanted to represent my country, so this is a truly exciting experience for Blue.”