It’s Friday, and so let’s begin to wind things down by looking toward Great Britain, where 19-year-old Josh Dubovie beat out five other artists tonight to represent the UK in the 2010 Eurovision Song Contest. Dubovie sealed the deal on BBC One’s Your Country Needs You special, and will head to Oslo, Norway in May to belt out the Mike Stock and Pete Waterman-penned “That’s Sounds Good To Me.” Hear it the OTT campy pop confection below.
No strangers to the cheese-pop game, Mike and Pete ruled the British airwaves in the latter half of the ’80s as two parts of the Stock Aitken Waterman production team. The trio were responsible for launching the music careers of Kylie Minogue and Rick Astley. (American listeners will know them best from twiddling the knobs on Bananarama’s hit cover of “Venus,” as well as Astley’s two #1 singles “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever.”)
“This really is what we do, write three-minute Euro pop songs,” Waterman told the BBC. Hey—everyone’s got to make a living, right? So, cheers, lads—and best of luck.