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ESC Reporter | January 16, 2018

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Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz "made their mind up" for the Brexit

Eurovision winners Bucks Fizz “made their mind up” for the Brexit
Alvaro Sanabria

British Eurovision Winners Bucks Fizz will participate in the bpopLIVE concerts.  Their decision is controversial because the music event is held in support of the UK leaving the European Union.  Other UK acts including Alesha Dixon, East 17, Sister Sledge and 5ive dropped out of the event when they found out that the concert is sponsored by the Leave.EU group. 

The pop group won the Eurovision Song Contest 1981.


Mixed opinions 

In spite of representing their country in the Pan-European music event, it seems that Bucks Fizz does not support the membership of their country in the European Union. In fact, they are not the only ones who have “made their mind up” and made public whether they support the UK remaining in the European Union or that they want to leave.

The opinions in the music industry are divided.  This is also reflected in Eurovision.  For instance, Sandie Shaw, who won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1967 representing the UK wants to remain in the European Union. “The EU is currently working on the digital single market. This is essential to our future. It is the future. An artist’s job is to break down barriers, tear down the walls that separate our shared humanity,” Shaw said.

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