Robbie Williams reportedly wants to represent the UK at Eurovision in the future.
Radio 1 DJ Scott Mills, who will be commentating the second Eurovision semi-final on BBC Four this evening, spilled the news to The Sun newspaper.
"I asked Robbie not so long ago if he’d do it and he said he was considering it," Scott said. “He is a fan and I don’t think he was joking. He’d be awesome as he’s an amazing performer."
And Scott reckons Robbie taking on the challenge could get other big names interested.
He said: “All it would take is for one big performer or person like him for other stars to go, ‘OK, I’m doing it’ to immediately change the perception of Eurovision.”
Scott went on to suggest the UK could even win again one day.
He suggested: “If everyone saw Eurovision in the way that countries like Sweden and the Scandinavian artists do, then big artists will go, ‘Actually, it’s not a shameful thing to be part of’.
“We could win in the future – it just needs a slight mindset change, which I think is happening but it could still take a while.”
The UK Eurovision entry 2018 was confirmed in February and singer SuRie will be representing us this weekend.
SuRie and her song Storm, written by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis and Sean Hargreaves, will head to Lisbon in May after being chosen in the live show.
SuRie is an actress and singer who is no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017.
She said about her song: “Storm is a smash! It’s a dynamic combination of a more intimate, piano lead, singer songwriter style start, building into this anthemic, soulful pop party!”
The 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final will take place in Lisbon, Portugal on 12 May and will air live on BBC One from 8pm.
Once again, Graham Norton will be in charge of the main ceremony where Mel Giedroyc will reveal the points given by the United Kingdom.