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Eurovision 2015: Former Host Sarah Cawood Slams The BBC Over The UK Entry Electro Velvet

30/04/2015 11:22 BST | Updated 30/04/2015 11:59 BST

There are just weeks to go until this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, but one person who probably won’t be tuning in to watch the broadcast, is former host Sarah Cawood.

Sarah led BBC3’s coverage of the annual event back in 2010, but it seems she’s no longer a fan of Eurovision.

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Sarah Cawood

Sarah’s aired her grievances in her Attitude column, claiming that the BBC have made poor choices when it comes to picking the UK contender.

She writes: "You only have to glance across your social media platforms on Eurovision night to see that the UK LOVE THIS S**T and the event itself remains one of the highest rated shows the BBC has each year.

"I have never understood the arrogance of the Beeb which results in UK public having little or no say in who represents our fine country at Eurovision.

"Even when we have been given the choice of artist, we still haven't been given a choice of song. The BBC seem obsessed with either sending faded superstars (Bonnie Tyler and Engelbert Humperdinck) or PWL wannabes woefully out of touch with the times (Josh Dubovie singing a Pete Waterman B side and Scooch).

“The only real contender in recent years for me has been Blue. Great band, great song and what's more: they had a European fan base."

Feeling better after that rant, Sarah? Good.

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Electro Velvet

The UK’s entry Electro Velvet will be heading off to Vienna for this year’s final in a matter of weeks, and - as ever - this year’s contest is set to be tightly fought.

There’s also an extra country taking part, as Australia have been invited to this year’s event, as it’s Eurovision’s 60th anniversary.

Forgotten what Electro Velvet’s track sounds like? Lucky you Watch the ‘Still In Love With You’ video below...

The Eurovision Song Contest 2014

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