Lisbon 2018

Mary Epworth to write the United Kingdom’s 2018 entry?

Mary Epworth is a British singer-songwriter and composer, and her albums have had unanimously positive reviews. Her début album was called “psych-pop splendour” and described as “magical synthpop”. She doesn’t hide how much of a Eurovision fan she is and she’s now revealed in an interview with BBC Radio 6 Music that she would love to write a song to represent the UK in Eurovision!

Mary made the comments whilst appearing on BBC Radio 6 Music:

“In my mind, I always am aiming for craft work meets Eurovision. I’d love to enter, but really I’d like to write it. Because loads of the times when I say “Oh, I’d love to enter”, people are like “Yes! Sing my song I’ve written!”, and I’m like “Nope! I want to be the writer!”

Whether this means that she’d like to write a song for somebody else or if she’d like to sing a self-composed song is unclear.

Eurovision is to me what The World Cup is to football fans!

She compares how she feels about Eurovision to how football fans feel about their sport:

“I love it. I just really love it. Eurovision is sort of like my….whatever the sports people say once a year….what’s that thing called? Oh yeah, the World Cup!”

It was at this point that we realised that Mary Epworth is one of us crazy Eurovision superfans!

Mary Epworth’s thoughts on this year’s Eurovision

She’d love to help the UK in Eurovision and it seems that she feels that she could bring something new to the table:

“I mean, it’s funny because it’s obviously like I’m not really in that pop world. But people who really do it are generally people who are full-time pop, the sort of manufacturing side of pop of like, you know, pot housing and all that, but I just love it. I think it’s brilliant. A really fun thing and it’s sort of ridiculous that you get into so many people’s houses in one go.”

Each year, Mary watches Eurovision and gives her opinions on her Twitter page. This year, she loved the Czech Republic’s “nice shiny jumpsuit”, but didn’t like Iceland’s entry, and the Spanish entry “made [her] want to do a murdering”! Her vote, however, went to Portugal’s Salvador Sobral.

Would you like to see Mary Epworth helping the UK out in Eurovision? Would she be able to give the UK a top 10 result? Let us know in the comments below and on our social media @ESCXTRA

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Luke Malam

I've watched Eurovision for as long as I can remember, but my interest really built in 2008, after I decided to watch the semifinals online, out of boredom, before the final...I was blown away by the quality of the show and have been hooked ever since! I'm a competitive trampolinist and I love baking. I've also just completed a master's degree in Research Methods in Psychology at University College London.
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