Pop supergroup Frankie Goes To Hollywood ‘could make a comeback’ after 20 years to perform at Eurovision
Frankie Goes To Hollywood could make a comeback after 20 years to perform at the Eurovision Song Contest in May, it has been reported.
The pop 80s supergroup formed in 1980 and scored hits such as Relax, The Power Of Love and Two Tribes before they broke up in 1987.
The band last performed together in Amsterdam in 2005, almost two decades ago.
But now the hit group – consisting of Holly Johnson (vocals), Paul Rutherford (backing vocals), Peter Gill (drums), Brian Nash (guitar) and Mark O’Toole (bass guitar) – could make a return.
They have been asked to perform at Eurovision in Liverpool as it is their home city, The Sun exclusively reported.
Comeback: Pop supergroup Frankie Goes To Hollywood could reportedly make a return at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool (pictured together in 1984)
Split: The band have not performed together in 20 years (lead singer Holly Johnson is pictured performing in November 2022)
An insider told the newspaper: ‘Eurovision organisers have put them at the top of their wish list and have asked them if they would consider performing.
‘The group haven’t played together with lead singer Holly in more than 20 years, so it would be massive to get them back.’
However they added: ‘Eurovision are hoping the group says yes but it might not be that simple.’
The return to screens on the BBC would be particularly of note as the band’s debut 1983 single Relax was banned by the broadcaster at the time.
Mae Muller will be the UK’s entry for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest, with her track I Wrote A Song.
But Mae’s latest performance of her self penned track was slammed when she appeared to forget the words.
After a clip of the 25-year-old on stage was shared to TikTok this week, fans have been left fearing for her hopes in the competition.
Despite oozing confidence on stage she seemingly opted to hum to the music as the excited audience did all the singing.
Hopeful: Mae Muller will be the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool in May (pictured at the Eurovision PreParty on April 7)
Sharing the video one fan wrote: ‘She wrote a song …but she can’t sing it’.
In just a month’s time, the Beeb will broadcast the extravaganza live from M&S Bank Arena Liverpool.
The Eurovision Grand Final will take place on May 13 and will be hosted by presenters such as Alesha Dixon, Graham Norton, Hannah Waddingham and Julia Sanina.