The Manchester based electropop duo Hurts, consisting of synthesist Adam Anderson and singer Theo Hutchcraft, are ready to take the Eurovision trophy back to the UK and they have a plan as to how to do it. But will the BBC finally step outside the box and go alternative at the contest?
Their only Top 40 hit “Wonderful Life” managed to resonate with many and their first studio album “Happiness” was officially the fastest selling album by a band in 2010.
Despite not enjoying a huge chart success on home soil with their following projects, Hurts have managed to stay in the spotlight internationally.
Their fourth studio album – Desire – was released on the 29th of September. Coincidentally, headlines about their interest in participating at Eurovision emerge just as they kick off their tour in Novosibirsk, Russia.
You can check out their tour dates here:
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Hurts & Eurovision
With touring comes experience. Both Theo and Adam are certainly experts in telling apart audiences from different European countries by now.
Which makes Hurts the perfect choice for Eurovision and something the BBC could seriously consider. In addition to that, they will know how to create a song that can cater for Europe’s general music tastes while remaining authentic to their own style.
Hurts have previously offered their services to the UK’s Eurovision committee. Their song was ready to be submitted but the duo decided to withdraw their bid after a suggestion that the composition should be performed by an old music legend or a reality TV star.
Their reaction to this proposal was a short and decisive statement:
“No way, we’ve got this plan for how we’d win it.”
To this day, the band refuses to disclose the name of the song that was a part of their plan to win Eurovision. Hopefully, Theo and Adam remain enthusiastic about bringing the UK its first Eurovision win in 20 years.
In the meantime, you can listen to their latest studio album – Desire here:
Should the BBC seriously consider their proposal? Would you like to see Hurts at Eurovision? Could they win the contest for the UK? What is your favorite song from “Desire”? Do you have a favorite Hurts song?
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