Claire Richards says Steps could do Eurovision in future

Claire Richards says Steps could represent the UK at Eurovision.


Claire has revealed she and her bandmates – Lisa Scott-Lee, Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins and Lee Latchford-Evans – have discussed taking part in the past.

However the prospect of coming last is putting Claire off.

“I am always the one who goes, ‘No, absolutely not!’, but then I watch it and think well, we could do it,” she told BANG Showbiz (via The List). “There is always a few texts going back and forwards.

“I honestly think that if you do that show you can’t ever go into it expecting to win and we would have to have that attitude.

“We’ve always been so lucky in everything we’ve ever done and I think the experience would be amazing.”

But she added: “It’s just that feeling of, we wouldn’t want to come last because that would be really bad.


“Nobody wants to come last, do they?”

This year saw the UK once again rank bottom after 26 countries performed live in Tel Aviv for votes from both viewers and expert juries in May.

Michael Rice represented the UK with his song Bigger Than Us, written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander.

Unfortunately for poor Michael, he finished the contest last in the Eurovision 2019 results with a total of 11 points.

Michael had a total of 8 points from the juries of the 41 countries involved, and just 3 points from viewers across Europe (and Australia), leaving him bottom of the leaderboard.

It’s now been a decade since the UK achieved a placing in the Top 10 when Jade Ewen made it to Number 5 with her song “It’s My Time”


The winner of the competition was The Netherlands, who scored a total of 492 points from juries and viewers.

Giving the UK some hope for the future, they took the trophy home for the first time since 1975.