May 12, 2014 - submitted by Feike, Netherlands

Q. Have the guys ever thought about or being asked to participate at the Eurovision Songcontest for their country? This year and last year, my country has sent big names (Anouk last year and Waylon/Ilse de Lange this year) and both times we made it to the finals.


The Oracle replies:

I'm tempted to answer this with, "over my dead body!" I am too much of a music snob to take this seriously. It's all fun to me but I hope they never participate.
I just checked as I recall answering questions about Eurovision before. It turns out that we didn't discuss it in 2012 or 2013 but I did answer one back in 2010 and again in 2011.
The known acts that usually represent the UK are pop acts or what I'd call veterans. Whether one likes to watch or not, I just simply can't see an act such as Coldplay ever competing. It's hard enough to get votes with all the political nonsense going on that I'm not sure the best song in the world would win if it was the UK entrant!
I managed to watch most of it this year and overall I thought the show was pretty good and I felt the standard much better. I actually thought yours was the best song, Feike. Well, not yours per se. The Netherlands entry was my personal favourite.