0.5x isn’t much better
And as someone posted the other day, part of the joy of seeing Spain do well, and I'd like to think a small part of the reason why it did well, is the fact that Spain sent it, rather than another country which has dabbled with that style where it just didn't feel authentic.I think it has to make sense with our musical history and identity. I think if we turn up with a latin banger, a la Javine, it ain't gonna werq.
I think there’s a place for famous names if they do it right. Alison Moyet is a good example of someone who’s still churning out quality stuff decades after her peak - as long as there’s the same heart, authenticity and passion that Sam had, I don’t care who the person is.I don't think well-known names that are still relevant would agree to do it, Sam's success was so big that they'll easily look less than him even if they do fairly well. And the idea of using well-known names past their peak has been tried and rarely paid off. The idea to go for sth as fresh and undiscovered but talented as Sam worked great, I think that's the way to go.
I wouldn't mind a little bop with Jasmine Thompson if she's still in the music business though.
I would be interested to know how much this group had to do with Sam (outside of TAP and Scott Mills) because these same people were responsible for James Newman.First UK 2023 Eurovision meeting
(he's deputy head of the UK delegation)