UNITED KINGDOM – In a recent interview PAUL CURTIS “dropped the bomb” that for some years the BBC has no involvement in the selection of the country’s singer, but has assigned this work exclusively to the record company BMG.
Therefore, only artists of the specific company have access to the selection process, so renowned creators, such as himself, are excluded.
How did he find out? Random! He had submitted a song when he received a short answer from this record that they have enough composers and are not looking for others.
When he made a formal protest to the BBC, he was bluntly told: “We have transferred this responsibility to BMG”.
It is not known yet when this agreement will take effect, where obviously this record label will bear the entire costs, reminiscent of domestic cases with two different record labels, one older and one more recent, however the – once fearless – United Kingdom in the last twenty years has entered just twice in the top ten, in 2002 (3rd) and 2009 (5th).
Paul competed between 1975 and 1992 with 22 different songs in the national finals “Song for Europe” of his country, in fact, he managed to represent it four times, in 1975 with Shadows and Let me be the one, in 1984 with Belle & The Devotions and Love Games, in 1990 with Emma and Give a Little Love back to the world and in 1991 with Samantha Janus and Message to your Heart.