Participant(s): Javine Song: Touch my fire Writer(s): Javine Hilton & John Themis Composer(s): Javine Hilton & John Themis
The United Kingdom takes part at the Eurovision Song Contest since 1957. No other country has had so many respectable entries with good places. Often these songs are getting real hits like: "Say it again" by Precious (Jerusalem 1999), "Where are you" by Imaani (Birmingham 1998) and "We will be free" by Frances Ruffelle (Dublin 1994).
Since the Iron Curtain has fallen, many Eastern European countries are able to take part and therefore the competition has gone much harder. All these new countries try their very best to be well represented internationally on stage and send good songs, good singers, present great videoclips and extraordinary shows on stage. The old-etablished countries appeared boring and mouldy in comparison. There are many new trends and new exotic sounds and rhythms which also succeeded, like Ruslanas "Wild Dances" from the Ukraine. This will have an end, now the UK is coming with a quite exotic entry called "Touch my fire" by Javine. It's a mixture of "Wild Dances" and "Everway that I can" (Sertab 2003). This is absolut unusual for a UK entry. We will see how this new concept works!