Scooch had been flying the flag for you and for the UK in 2007. However how excessive did it fly on the night time?
Natalie Powers (b.1977), Caroline Barnes, David Ducasse and Russ Spencer (b.1980) had been introduced collectively in 1998 by Mike Inventory and Matt Aitken of Inventory Aitken Waterman fame to type Scooch. Mike and Matt had loved success with Nicki French within the mid-90’s and had been now looking out for the following massive factor. The group received a music contest on Saturday morning present Stay & Kicking and in 1999 they launched their debut single, “When My Child”, which made it to No.29 within the charts. Scooch toured with B*Witched and later boy band 5ive and it labored as their subsequent launch, “Extra Than I Wanted to Know”, went high 5, placing Mike and Matt again within the high ten for the primary time in 5 years.
2000 noticed Scooch obtain two additional high twenty hits with “The Finest Is But To Come” and “For Certain”, the title monitor of their debut album launched that August. The album was not a business hit and after two extra singles did not chart, Scooch had been dropped by their report label in 2001. Undeterred, the foursome continued to carry out stay in addition to pursuing solo tasks from tv presenting to performing on stage and the odd solo single launch. Scooch made their return in 2007 once they beat Liz McClarnon of Atomic Kitten, East 17‘s Brian Harvey and Large Brovaz to signify the UK at that years Eurovision Track Contest with “Flying The Flag (For You)”, a music co-written by Russ Spencer with Morten Schjolin, Andrew Hill and Paul Tarry. Scooch ‘flew’ to Helsinki, Finland, the place the Contest was being held, however not with out some controversy or criticism first.
It was first claimed that Scooch had used unseen backing singers of their efficiency, and that the members of Scooch weren’t truly singing themselves. Singer Charlotte Church (keep in mind her?) later launched a scathing assault on the music stating it was undeserving of entry. And to cap all of it, Swedish singer Pandora claimed the group had stolen the refrain of her music “No Remorse” and tried to halt the entry on grounds of plagiarism. This was overturned and it was confirmed that “Flying The Flag (For You)” was an authentic music and was eligible for inclusion. All of this took its toll on the music and on the night time of the ultimate, the UK got here joint twenty second out of 24 entrants. The music, nevertheless, did properly within the charts and went to No.5, Scooch’s joint highest peaking single thus far. Though Scooch haven’t launched any additional singles or new materials, they nonetheless pop up sometimes.
The 4 members returned to their solo tasks with Russ taking to the stage in quite a lot of productions and later as a director and producer with musicals starting from Soiled Dancing to Sting – The Final Ship. Natalie lined Laura Branigan’s “Shattered Glass” in 2008, however having began a household quickly after, she now works as a singing coach at All Stars Academy. Caroline and David discovered that flying the flag took on a unique which means and have become a pair and took half within the 2010 collection of Coach Journey! However so long as there may be Eurovision, you’ll be able to assure that Scooch will fly their flag as one of many kookiest, campest, and maybe most irritating songs ever to not win the lengthy working Contest!
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