BBC Strictly Come Dancing star has forgotten pop career and Eurovision bid

Kym Marsh, a former contestant on BBC Strictly Come Dancing, had a brief musical career that included a bid to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest. The second contender for the Strictly Come Dancing 2022 season is Kym.

With appearances on programs like Coronation Street, Loose Women, Holby City, and The Bill, Kym has had a successful acting and presenting career. Her most recent representation was at this year’s Pride of Birmingham Awards.

However, Kym’s career started in 2000 when she went on the ITV talent competition Popstars. She was chosen to join Myleene Klass, Suzanna Shaw, Danny Foster, and Noel Sullivan as one of the five singers of the pop group Hear’Say.

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The group’s cover of a Girl Thing song, Pure and Simple, reached number one in the UK in 2001. The Way to Your Love, their follow-up song, helped them achieve their second number-one hit.

After that, Hear’Say began a tour of the UK, however Kym announced her departure from the group in early 2002. Although there were auditions undertaken to find her a replacement, the group disbanded in October 2002.

After taking a vacation from the spotlight, Kym obtained a solo record deal and issued her debut single. Her second single, Come on Over, debuted at number 10, while the song Cry peaked at number two.

Her first solo album, Standing Tall, was shortly made available; it reached number 9 in the charts. Sentimental, a song she shortly released, petered out at number 35, and her record label subsequently dropped her.

In order to choose the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, Kym competed on the show Making Your Mind Up in 2006. Despite having a song called Whisper to Me, she finished fourth in the competition.

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