“I want to see Wales on the international stage at every opportunity,” she said.Taking into account the UK appalling record in Eurovision Wales and may well do far better as a separate entrant.
“I have proposed an independent Welsh entry to the broadcasters in the past, to no avail. As the Land of Song, we could strike a real chord internationally. No one else could do pennillion [verse] singing and the rest of Europe must be crying out for a male voice choir.
“It would be a boost for the Welsh economy, too, for Wales to host the contest and get worldwide coverage. I know that whenever I have staged a concert or exhibition in the European Parliament it has attracted a huge audience and resulted in more people wanting to visit Wales. We should go for it.
Not hampered by the baggage of the UK having been at war with most European Countries at some time in the past and the irritation with the BBC treating the contest as joke we might even win
Perhaps the biggest problem we would face would be if we were to win ,and faced the huge expense in hosting the following years final.
Fans of Father Ted will recall the episode where TEd and Dougal enter Song for Ireland performance when despite their appaling song , and against the evident wishes of the audience, Irish Eurosong boss Charles Hedges awards "My Lovely Horse" first place. This is apparently because he wants to guarantee Ireland lose the main competition, since Ireland has won the contest every year from 1991 to 1995 and it is too expensive for Ireland to host the competition every year
But may be it would help to allow the host country to share advertising revenue with other broadcasters,
Indeed if the winning country were to profit from wining it may improve the quality of the performances.
But then can it be taken from the BBC and placed on commercial channel .
We may have to wait for an Independent Wales before we can truly enter this contest.