Some more information about the forthcoming documentary on Blue's 2011 Eurovision campaign has just been released by the BBC Press Office. The hour-long documentary has got the catchy title "Eurovision: Your Country Needs Blue" and will be shown sometime in the week beginning 16 April - day and time still to be confirmed. Here's what the press release says:
This year the UK is taking a completely new approach for their Eurovision entry: a known act, with a proven track record both here and internationally. Blue are up to the task. They've sold over 13 million records, won two Brit Awards and had 40 No. 1 singles worldwide.
But what does it take to be a winner at Eurovision? Graham Norton brings his own inimitable style of commentary to this one-hour special, which features some help from some of the biggest names in the business as Blue set out to discover what it takes to restore national pride. Expert opinion from Sir Cliff Richard, Robin Gibb, Robbie Williams, JLS, Arlene Phillips and John Barrowman contributes to the group's plan.
Drawing on a wealth of archive footage from previous years and following Blue at each stage, the documentary joins the band behind the scenes as they record and remix their song, work on a new image and meet choreographers, designers and stylists. There's insight into the tension and group dynamic as the band put themselves under increasing pressure and question whether the strength of their friendship and talent will be enough to get them through. Cameras also follow them as they hit the road on a publicity blitz to win over fans here and around Europe.
Finally, at the end of the show, viewers will see the finished song in a special performance that Blue think will do it. Next stop: Düsseldorf!
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