UK band HURTS submit song to Russian broadcaster

After the BBC’s recent announcements on the United Kingdom’s entrant at Eurovision 2011, British band “HURTS”, have instead submitted a song to the Russian broadcaster C1R, for the opportunity to represent the country at Eurovision 2011. According to a tweet made by the duo’s singer, Theo Hutchcraft, the band “have decided to submit our song to the good, good people of Russia.

The band are known to be fans of the contest, and attended the final of the 2010 contest in Oslo. They have also expressed in the past in interviews that they would like to be given the chance to take part in the contest; although not mentioning whether they would go for their home country (the UK), or not. However, the comment may be a backlash against the group “Blue” who were recently chosen to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2011.

HURTS is a duo that consist of vocalist Theo Hutchcraft and synth player Adam Anderson. The group originates from Manchester, England and was formed in 2009. They have released their debut album “Happiness” throughout Europe at the end of August 2010, and have released three singles in the UK. However, the group has received significantly more success on mainland Europe as opposed to in the United Kingdom, being part of Russian airplay charts for 41 weeks now, with the song “Wonderful Life” (peaking at #4). They have recently completed a string of concerts in Russia, and have returned to England for a set of concerts over the next week.

It is still unknown how Eurovision 2009 host broadcaster C1R will select their entrant for the 2011 contest – whether it be by a national final or an internally selected artist. ESCDaily will hopefully be able to give more information about this in the next few days.