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Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Both Mike Stock And Pete Waterman Will Write This Year's UK Eurovision Entry

At the end of January it was announced that producer Pete Waterman would be penning the 2010 UK song for the Eurovision Song Contest. Pete not being a songwriter, per se, I wondered—he can't possibly be doing this by himself...?

Well, lo and behold—none other than Mike Stock will be banging out the tune with him. (That's actually Graham Norton in the pic above, who'll be hosting Here's what Pete told the BBC:
"When the BBC called to ask if I would do it, I had two questions. The first was to ensure that I had a free hand musically and the second was to ask my old partner Mike Stock to help me. We haven't worked together recently, but we've remained friends and there was no question that I would be willing as long as he was prepared to do it with me. Mike is the musician and he interprets my ideas—a trouble shared is a trouble halved, as they say."

"The song has to appeal to one person only, and that's me. Others will have their views on whether it's a good song or not, but I have to be in charge as ultimately I have to deliver it. If people don't like it, I can't do anything about that. We have the same starting point with all our songs and we know what the limitations are."
Well, this could shape up to be either a super classy pop exercise, or the last nail in coffin of the Stock Aitken Waterman legacy. I'm choosing to believe it'll be the latter. Call it my new sunny outlook.

After all, when Mike and Pete got it right, they got it so, so right...

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  • At 2:16 AM, Blogger Paul said…

    i'm squealing like Bruce Willis when he was ballgagged in Pulp fiction ie very excited but pretending not to show it :P

  • At 5:17 PM, Blogger Michael said…

    Ugh, doesn't Pete remember that the partial Stock/Waterman thing just didn't work like the whole Stock/Aitken/Waterma thing did? PLEASE get Matt on board.

  • At 10:40 PM, Blogger Yuяi said…


  • At 2:58 AM, Blogger Paolo said…

    Really happy to hear this news.

  • At 8:34 AM, Blogger Adem With An E said…

    Poor Jade Ewen.

    On so many levels.


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