United Kingdom – Today, on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2, the six songs up to represent the UK at Eurovision 2017 were revealed. Including songs by international song writers, the winner, will be chosen on Friday by jury and the public on BBC4.
The UK Selection this year is female heavy with only two male competitors for them to fight off.
Two of the six songs will be performed by a singers known to the United Kingdom already in. Lucie Jones and Danyl Johnson both competed in the 2009 series of the X Factor which was the same series Jedward competed in as well as the successful Olly Murs. In fact, Simon Cowell famously saved Jedward from a deadlock against Lucie in week 5.
In fact all of the six contestants come from the X Factor as Salena Mastroianni tried out for X Factor 2012 and Olivia Garcia and Nate Simpson tried out in 2016. Holly Brewer tried out in 2015.
You can listen to the songs below:
Olivia Garcia “Freedom Hearts”
(Gabriel Alares, Sebastian Lestapier, Linnea Nelson, Laurell Barker)
Holly Brewer “I Wish I Loved You More”
(Kevin Fisher, Courtney Harrell, Laurell Barker, Mattias Frändå, Johan Åsgärde, Oliver Lundström)
Lucie Jones “Never Give Up On You”
(The Treatment, Emmelie de Forest, Lawrie Martin)
Danyl Johnson “Light Up The World”
(Dan McAlister, Rick Blaskey, Greg Walker, Chris Sutherland, Ameerah Roelants)
Salena Mastroianni “I Don’t Wanna Fight”
(The Treatment, Nicole Blair, Marli Harwood)
Nate Simpson “What Are We Made Of”
(Jon Hällgren, Eric Lumiere, DWB)
The winner will be decided by a public voted split 50 / 50 with that of the jury vote. The jury will consist of singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, Strictly Judge Bruno Tonioli and vocal coach CeCe Sammy.
What do you think of the UK hopefuls? How will the UK fair? Who should they choose? Poll and comments below.