|In 2010, the BBC repeated the experiment of having a well-known songwriter compose a song especially for the Eurovision Song Contest. This time Pete Waterman was recruited. Rather than a weekly series, the whole selection process was undertaken during one 90-minute show.
The show involved three of the six shortlisted acts being eliminated by Waterman with the remaining three acts performing his song That Sounds Good To Me before going forward to a public vote.
|Friday 12th March 2010
|Tim Van Someren
Judges and public phone vote
That Sounds Good to Me
|In order the initial six acts performed the following Pete Waterman songs: (In brackets the original artist who recorded the song).
▪ Karen Harding -What Do I Have To Do (Kylie Minogue)
▪ Alexis Gerrard - Never Gonna Give You Up (Rick Astley)
▪ UNI5 (Amy, Sam, Dani, Daniella & Lee) - Last Thing On My Mind (Steps)
▪ Esma Akkilic - This Time I Know It's For Real (Donna Summer)
▪ Josh Dubovie - Too Many Broken Hearts (Jason Donovan)
▪ Miss Fitz (Gemma, Maiken & Marina) - Better The Devil You Know (Kylie Minogue)
The following performers went through to the final round:
▪ Esma Akkilic
▪ Alexis Gerrard
▪ Josh Dubovie
The three remaining acts then sang the United Kingdom entry for the Eurovision Song Contest - That Sounds Good to Me - with a public phone vote selecting Josh Dubovie as the United Kingdom Eurovision Song Contest representative for 2010.
Josh Dubovie at The Eurovision Song Contest 2010
At The Eurovision Song Contest 2010
|At the final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2010 in Oslo, Norway on Saturday 29th May 2010, That Sounds Good To Me finished in 25th (and last) place with 10 points.
Graham Norton provided the commentary for BBC One Television. Ken Bruce provided the commentary for BBC Radio 2.
Paddy O'Connell and Sarah Cawood provided the commentary for BBC Three Television for the semi-finals held on Tuesday 25th May 2010 and Thursday 27th May 2010.