At the weekend, the UK picked a song to represent us in the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest. When I say "the UK", I really mean "those people who were at home watching telly on a Saturday night who could be arsed to pick up the phone to vote and didn't mind spending their money on doing so".
The majority of contenders were singers who had previously been on reality tv shows but didn't win (although not winning reality shows isn't necessarily a bad thing) so I was surprised to see that The Revelations were one of the entries.
Their entry wasn't bad and therefore it didn't win. That's why the song I'm putting up today is The Revelations' You're the Loser. Appropriate, no? Also, it's about a hundred times better than any of their other songs that I've heard and is a bloody brilliant pop song!
The Revelations - You're The Loser mp3 (available for 7 days)
The Making Your Mind Up page on the BBC website describes The Revelations thus:
"The Revelations are Annika, Sarah, and Louise. Their classic soulful pop music extends the lineage of the great 60's girl groups such as The Ronettes and Supremes, while drawing on more contemporary influences, such as the Scissor Sisters and Sugababes with just a sprinkle of ABBA."
but I could have said, "sub-Pipettes" and you would have got the idea a bit better.
Anyway, this video on youtube lets you hear their never-was-Eurovision-entry song It's You and also provides a handy introduction to the members of The Revelations so you can put a name to a face.
Listen to more by The Revelations on their myspace page, buy the single of You're The Loser here and it's now possible to buy their debut album on iTunes (I'd love to give you a link but I'm not iTunes compatible, I'm afraid).
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