The singer was the UK’s last Eurovision winner, claiming victory in 1997 for Love Shine A Light as part of Katrina And The Waves.
Speaking on ITV’s Lorraine as 2023 UK entry Muller prepares to try and claim the Eurovision title, she suggested that things had picked up of late.
Host Lorraine Kelly was praising Ryder, who was runner up last year.
“The UK is back on track, the UK is back on track,” agreed Katrina.
“It has been an embarrassment.
“I mean, there were years when the phone would ring, ‘Well what do you think of this year’s?’ and I just thought, I’m not going to say anything because I feel sorry for them.”
She went on: “But we are on track now, Sam was great, Mae is great. Mae is very cool.”
The 63-year-old also talked about how the competition is a much bigger spectacle these days than it was when she won.
“Compared to now it was a barn dance,” she joked.
“I mean, you see the lights now, I’m surprised there wasn’t a blackout of electricity all across the UK when the semi-finals started.
“There’s a global shortage of sequins and glitter!”
Katrina said of her own performance: “I was wearing the clothes I'd worn all week. The stylist came in and tried to put me in a Union flag dress so I was like, I don’t think so.
“It was just a bit of a shambles. I was wearing a coat that only had one shoulder pad!”
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