Simon Cowell wants to choose Eurovision entry
Simon Cowell wants to pick the UK's 'Eurovision Song Contest' act, "trying to get someone to represent the UK, someone new"
Simon Cowell wants to pick the UK's 'Eurovision Song Contest' entry.
The music mogul was disappointed when the UK's entry, Electro Velvet, finished fourth from last, but believes he has what it takes to find an act perfect for the annual competition.
Speaking about the prospect, he said: "One hundred per cent I'd love to take the reins for 'Eurovision'. I have thought about it.
"The idea of taking it on for one year and trying to get someone to represent the UK, someone new - I'd love that.
"I don't think there'd be too much to lose. I think it'd be great fun."
Despite his confidence about emerging victorious - a feat the UK hasn't accomplished since 1997 when Katrina and the Waves sang 'Love, Shine a Light' - he confessed he thought the 2015 winner, Sweden's Mans Zelmerlow, was impressive.
He said: "This year they really weren't good, they didn't stand a chance. The winner had a proper record, the staging was great."
However, the 55-year-old 'X Factor' judge admitted there may be some difficulties with the idea as the contest airs in May, which is when he is busy with 'Britain's Got Talent', which will culminate in a live final this evening (31.05.15).
He told the Sunday Mirror newspaper: "It'd be great to get involved. I'd love to do it. The only problem is the timing - I wouldn't want it to compete with 'Britain's Got Talent'."