Webber to help pick Britain’s next Eurovision entrySeptember 17th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 17 (IANS) British composer Andrew Lloyd Webber has been asked to help pick entries for Britain’s annual song contest Eurovision.Thesun.co.uk reports that the move was being made to avoid favouritism. Last year, Britain’s entry came last. The contest was attacked amid claims Eastern European countries voted mostly for each other - especially towards winners Russia.
Eurovision bosses have announced that this year, instead of each country getting its say, a jury would award points after considering public voting.
An insider said: “Millions of Brits watch the Eurovision but always leave disappointed that we’ve done so badly. So next year we’re going all out. Graham Norton’s been drafted in to host and Lord Andrew will give his important input, possibly as part of a panel or as a mentor. There is likely to be a public voting element to it as well.”