Flamboyant pop star Mika has been approached to compose a song for the U.K. to be performed in next year's (11) Eurovision Song Contest.
U.K. competitor Josh Dubovie was left red-faced after placing last in the annual contest in May (10) with a song written by record producer Pete Waterman.
Now show producers want Mika, who was born in Lebanon but raised in London, to fly the flag for Britain by pitching a better track to compete in the European song competition.
A BBC source tells Britain's The Sun, "It's always a difficult call trying to get a decent song together for Eurovision, as this year proved. We had Pete Waterman overseeing it this year but we still came last. Mika has all the right ingredients to make a successful song. We hope he says yes."