City Busker bids for Eurovision
- Sat 12 Jun 2010, 5:23PM
A Manchester City busker is preparing an audacious bid to be the country's very next star... of Eurovision!
After Great Britain's poor show in Olso last month, the ukulele playing Alan Bates has confirmed that he intends to challenge the popular reality TV selection process and represent GB in Germany next year.
Alan, who travels from Nottingham to entertain City fans before every home game, is hoping to win the hearts of the country with his charm and George Formby-esque playing style.
Armed with just his uke and a kazoo, Alan regularly provides his own unique take on many hit songs, including Oasis's Don't Look Back In Anger and The Buzzcock's Ever Fallen in Love.
Where City leads, I follows. I'm making my own bid for Europe, doing it for music, City, and because the UK can't do any worse.
The Facebook group, set up as a place for supporters to comment on Alan's quest, proudly boasts: "If you've never heard Don't Look Back In Anger performed on the ukulele with a kazoo, then you've never heard it at all."
The campaign to make Alan the UK's next Eurovision entry is quickly gaining support across the social networking websites Facebook and Twitter.