Bardot to represent Australia at Eurovision in the future?
Could we see the former Australian 'Popstars' girl band, Bardot, represent Australia at Eurovision?
Well, Belinda Chapple from the band loves that prospect.
The Australian girlband, Bardot, formed on the television show 'Popstars' back in 1999 on the Seven Network.
'Popstars' was a huge show in the year 2000, where Australia got to see the creation of a new girl band along with their immediate success. The band consisted of Katie Underwood, Belinda Chapple, Tiffani Wood, Sally Polihronas and Sophie Monk.
In an interview on Hit Play hosted by Australia's favourite red carpet reporter, Justin Hill, Belinda Chapple from the band was asked about a rumour circulating about the prospect of the Bardot girls reuniting to represent Australia at Eurovision.
I mean I would love to do that. That would be right up my alley. Oh yeah, I would be there in a heartbeat, yeah Eurovision, oh yeah. My husband is Swedish and I have spent a lot of time in Europe. It's all about Eurovision and I just love it, it's over the top and I mean can you imagine... I would be up for that, absolutely.
It would be incredible to see the band reunite, especially for their fans and seeing them at Eurovision would be next level. So who knows what the future holds!
The band have seen a resurgence of interest as they continue to celebrate their 20th anniversary!
Back in 2000 their debut single, 'Poison' and their debut self-titled album both made their debut at No. 1 on the ARIA Singles and Album charts becoming the first Australian act to debut at No. 1 with both their debut single and debut album.
They released a further two singles from their debut album, with 'I Should Have Never Let You Go' peaking at No. 14 on the singles chart and 'These Days' peaking at No. 19.
In 2001 Katie left the group to pursue a musical theatre career.
That didn't stop the remaining members who released a new single 'ASAP' and their sophomore album 'Play It Like That' in 2001.
The band returned to the top 5 on the ARIA Singles chart with 'ASAP' and 'I Need Somebody'. Their final single 'Love Will Find A Way' reached No. 18 making it their sixth top 20 single in Australia.
The band officially broke up in 2002, with some of the band members pursuing solo careers.
In 2020 three members of the group, Tiffani, Katie and Belinda reunited for an online performance of their debut single 'Poison' to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the band.
Several new music releases followed.
A greatest hits album was released in 2021 on vinyl and digital format.
A remix compilation album was also released this year with remixes of the bands singles along with b-side songs and a newly unreleased track, 'Something Worth Fighting For'.
Continuing the 20th anniversary celebrations, vinyl versions of their debut album 'Bardot' and the sophomore album 'Play It Like That' were also released.
Just this weekend an EP of new 2021 remixes of songs from 'Bardot' album was released, you can buy them on iTunes here! The EP has so far reached No. 1 on the iTunes dance album chart and No. 2 on the iTunes Album chart.
As interest in the band remains high right now, there possibly isn't a better time to see the band reunite and on a worldwide stage like the Eurovision Song Contest, given they win 'Eurovision - Australia Decides' of course. We will have to wait and see.