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BBC Eurovision Paul BBC Eurovision Paul | 14:20 UK time, Friday, 11 March 2011

Blue during rehearsals for The Graham Norton Show


Here are the lyrics for the UK's 2011 Eurovision Song Contest entry, "I Can", performed by Blue. The song will receive its world TV premiere performance on BBC One tonight, Friday 11th March, on The Graham Norton Show. The programme is currently scheduled to run from 22:35 to 23:20 GMT, with Blue's appearance due at approximately 23:10.


You were the eyes in the face of fortune
I lost my way and I couldn’t find you
Oh, oh no

We’re not the first ones to be divided
Won’t be the last to be reunited
Oh no
(oh no)

It’s like rain falling down
Drops of pain hit the ground
I can’t speak
There’s no sound when you’re gone
(Yeah, yeah come on)

I can
I will
I know
I can untie these hands
And get backup again

I can
I will
I know
I can untie these hands (untie these hands)
And get backup again
I can
I can
(Get back up again)

I’ve never lost anything quite like this
No second chances if I don’t find it
No (no)
Oh no
(oh no)

You closed the door and you kept on walking
Left me behind and there’s no more talking
Oh no
Oh no


  • Comment number 1.

    I thought the backing track was okay but I don't think they sung the song chosen by somebody at the BBC that well live.

  • Comment number 2.

    Totally disagree with the previous comment. They sang and performed really well and the song was written by two of them, not chosen by the BBC. This is our best entry for a while and I really like it.

  • Comment number 3.

    "not chosen by the BBC" - well the song wasn't chosen by the "UK" or a panel on a live show like other countries get. The BBC chose them/the song. The UK gets no choice of the song - or singers (so they could not choose ones who sing badly/over-sing and strain to sing notes) - unlike other countries.

  • Comment number 4.

    Lots of other countries have internal selections so you are wrong there. And they wrote the song so it WASN'T chosen by the BBC. This is the first year we have done this type of selection and the "choices" by the public haven't been that great over the last few years. I don't know if you are from the UK but you don't seem very well informed.

  • Comment number 5.

    HD1080 what planet are you on. Over the last 10 years the UK public have always chosen our entry and we have not done well at all. I think the BBC have done the right thing this year by choosing a well respected UK pop group and also let them write their own song. I think we should continue to do this from now on. I also think by doing this other great british artists may think of doing Eurovision and make it more credible for the UK.

  • Comment number 6.

    Well said stu0912, I thought it was just me lol

  • Comment number 7.

    @PaulSmith - the song they wrote WAS chosen by the BBC - why else are the BBC going with that song for the UK entry? They didn't choose to enter Eurovision with a different group or song. The BBC didn't make a full selection programme because it was much cheaper not too, and just chose a band that broke up years ago.

    Would you want a see a concert that only had 1 song? Even if someone at the BBC said that song was the best? Or if Eurovision only had 1 song - even if the Eurovision organisers said that song was the best? The BBC have done the same thing by not giving us a national selection and only us having one song. A concert or Eurovision Song Contest (or a programme to select/show a country's Eurovision entry) is not as good if it only has one song - even if the the people who actually wrote the song think it's good.

    Multiple equally good songs in a music show, that would allow the UK public to choose one of them (and if they're all equally good, they can't choose a bad song) is better than a music show with one that might or might not be any good.

  • Comment number 8.

    i think the uk have a great chance to win this year ... i loved the song and i really like blue so good luck uk from malta :))


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