Even If

Album: Even If (2008)
Charted: 67

Songfacts®:

  • On March 1, 2008, this song, which was written by Abraham with Andy Watkins and Paul Wilson, was chosen as the UK's 2008 entry for the Eurovision Song Contest. On March 3, Abraham appeared on BBC1's Breakfast news program where he said he wrote it to make people feel good on the dance floor. Unfortunately, that sentiment was not shared by the voters; the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest was won for the first time by Russia with 272 points. "Even If" scored only 14 points, coming joint bottom with the German and Polish entries. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • A number of commentators blamed this song's Eurovision failure on block voting. However, despite being a pleasant song, it had an outdated 1980s sound, which simply did not appeal to the majority of the European juries. Meanwhile the very current and hip Timbaland produced the winning Russian entry.
  • This also flopped in the UK singles chart. The last UK Eurovision entry that failed to reach the top 40 was "Why Do I Always Get it Wrong" by Live Report back in 1989.

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