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Saturday 19 April 2014

BBC approaches Girls Aloud to represent UK at Eurovision

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 09: Sarah Harding, Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole and Kimberley Walsh of Girls Aloud attend the Capital FM Jingle Bell Ball at 02 Arena on December 9, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/Getty Images)

GIRLS Aloud have reportedly been approached by the BBC to represent the UK at this year’s Eurovision in Sweden.

The girlband, who recently reformed to celebrate a decade in the business, are the station’s first choice to go to Malmo in May.

It is believed the station is hoping to use their connection to Will.i.am through ‘The Voice’ to convince him to produce the entry.

Reports earlier in the week suggested that the Sugababes had already agreed to represent the UK at the song competition – member Jade Ewen came fifth in the competition in Moscow in 2009, the UK’s best result in nearly a decade.

It has also been confirmed by German organisers that dance band Cascada have submitted a song to the German selection.

Meanwhile RTE are set to confirm the line up for the Irish Eurosong which takes place next month.

Those believed to be competing are former X Factor contestant Melanie McCabe, girlband member Zoë Bohorquez as well as singer Aimée.

Although bookies had installed former Westlife member Shane Filan as an early favourite, he denied he had plans to take part on Twitter.

The 2013 Eurovision song contest takes place in Malmo in May following Loreen’s victory with ‘Euphoria’ in Azerbaijan last year.

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