Blue's Eurovision Campaign - Update 1
Friday 18th Feb 2011
Welcome to the first in a weekly series of updates on Blue's Eurovision campaign! We'll post a new update every Friday here on the BBC Eurovision News Blog letting you know exactly what the boys have been up to, and giving you advance warning about any public appearances coming up over the next week or so.
Last Saturday night, Blue kicked off their publicity campaign by travelling to Malta to perform on their Eurovision national final. As the boys are still putting the finishing touches to their Eurovision song "I Can", they instead decided to perform their classic hit "If You Come Back".
Here's some footage from their trip. You'll be able to see more in the BBC One documentary on Blue's Eurovision campaign, to be shown sometime in April.
Although the boys are delighted to be back performing together, they had a few reservations about their performance on stage in Malta, having had some problems with the earpieces they were wearing and with some of their harmonies.
So this week, the boys have been back in rehearsals with a vocal coach and a choreographer, determined to put the work in that they need in order to be on top form for their NEXT live performance. That happens to be tonight, Friday 18th Feb, when the group will appear on the Spanish Eurovision national final, "Destino Eurovisión". This time they'll be performing another one of their classic hits, "Breathe Easy".We'll have a full report on the trip to Spain next Friday.
In the meantime, you might want to tune in to Ant & Dec's Push The Button on ITV1 on Saturday evening, because a certain Mr Duncan James will be appearing...
And some more European countries will reveal their 2011 song selections over the next 7 days, including Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Georgia and Italy. Come back to the BBC Eurovision News Blog next Monday for an update on all the weekend's announcements!