When talking with the British tabloid Daily Star, the members of The Fizz say that their winning performance would be “too politically incorrect” in today’s contest. They also have different views on if United Kingdom should take part in the contest or not.
“Get a life! Get in the real world”
As Bucks Fizz, the trio, Cheryl Baker, Jay Aston and Mike Nolan, along with former member Bobby G, won the Eurovision Song Contest 1981. Back in 2011, the group got into a legal conflict with Bobby G and later started performing under the name The Fizz.
At the interview, Mike Nolan reckons that the skirt-ripping routine would be too much for the contest today.
It would be too politically incorrect to rip the skirts off today…the crap they come out with. I think the whole thing has got out of hand now. You can’t even tell Englishman, Irishman, Scotsman jokes any more. Get a life! Get in the real world.Mike Nolan
Jay Aston also feels some of the best British qualities are being ruined by the “political correctness culture”. She says that the British sense of humour is what makes this country great.
“Pull out it”
The three members of the group share different views on if United Kingdom should still take part in the contest. Mike says that the country should pull out of the contest.
Pull out it, it costs us a flaming fortune to enter to come down the bottom. Even if we have the best song, we’ll never win because they just don’t vote for you.Mike Nolan on Eurovision
The two women of the group disagree and believe that the country should put on a good show to win the contest again. Jay says that instead of “sending someone who stands there with a mic”, they should “do something very radical, put a show on”.
Next year it has been 40 years since the group won the Eurovision Song Contest with the song “Making Your Mind Up”. Cheryl Baker says that they are planning some big things for the anniversary.
Next year is 40 years since we won so we are planning big things. We should go back to Eurovision as guests or to sing.Cheryl Baker
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