Singer Mike Nolan, who won the Eurovision Song Contest for the UK as part of Bucks Fizz in 1981, says he's "really surprised" by the choice of Bonnie Tyler this year.
"They picked Englebert last year, and he really failed miserably" he told ITV News.
"Bonnie Tyler's a real rock singer. She's very very successful in Europe, but Englebert was also successful. I don't know how she's going to do".
"No matter how good the song is, they could get the Queen to go on and sing for us - and they probably wouldn't give us the votes then".
"[Bonnie] doesn't need it to lift her career - she's already an established artist".
The 61-year-old singer, who represented the UK with 'Believe In Me', finished 19th out of 26 acts last night with 23 points.
The Welsh singer is flying the flag for the UK at the annual contest, which takes place at the Malmö Arena in Sweden this evening.
Bookmakers have given the Neath-born singer odds of 40-1 to win the contest, which will take place in Sweden.