Morrissey linked with UK Eurovision entry

Singer asks ‘why not me?’

Morrissey playing live at SXSW Festival in Texas
Morrissey has linked himself with Eurovision after the UK did not win this year’s contest on May 20.

As reported on NME.COM, the 2006 competition was taken by Finland who were represented by monster metallers Lordi. Britain just managed 19th out of 24 countries, with Daz Sampson’s ‘Teenage Life’.

However now Morrissey has questioned why he was not considered for the UK’s entry.

“I was horrified but not surprised to see the UK fail again in the Eurovision Song Contest,” the former Smith cheekily noted, “and there is one question I keep an asking: ‘why didn’t they ask me?’. That question keeps going round my head.”

Morrissey’s not entirely serious suggestion of himself for Eurovision came as the singer – who has worked with Sandy Shaw, Britain’s first contest winner in 1967 – played his second night at The London Palladium.

Morrissey is playing the famous theatre on Sunday nights during May, though this gig was particularly special for the singer, coming on the eve of his 47th birthday (May 22).

Playing a set that included Smiths songs ‘Still Ill’, ‘Girlfriend In A Coma’ and ‘How Soon Is Now’, alongside solo favourites including ‘Life Is A Pigsty’, ‘First Of The Gang’ and ‘Irish Blood English Heart’, Morrissey received cards and presents from some members of the crowd, joking: “I shall not miss my thirties!”

Morrissey now continues his UK tour, which concludes – at the Palladium – on May 28.

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