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UK: ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ Dumped

UK – The BBC has confirmed that its national selection programme, Eurovision: You Decide, has been dumped for this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and an exciting new partnership with the record company BMG will help select the UK’s representative instead.

UK: It’s Michael Rice to Tel Aviv!

UK – The UK has chosen Michael Rice to represent them in Israel, with the song ‘Bigger than us‘, written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander. 

UK Decides Tonight!

UK – The United Kingdom will select its representative tonight using the selection programme Eurovision: You Decide. 6 artists battle it out via duels to be selected. The show will be broadcast on BBC2 from 20.30(CET). 

UK: Songs for Eurovision to be Revealed on Wednesday

UK – The BBC will reveal the 6 artists and 3 songs that will take part in this year’s national selection, Eurovision: You Decide, on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 from 10am. As usual it will be via the Ken Bruce radio show on BBC Radio 2. 

UK: National Final Returns, But Changed Format

UK – The United Kingdom has revealed that once more it will use its national final programme, Eurovision:You Decide, to choose its representative. Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw (Sweden, 2015) will host, and the event will take place in Salford, Manchester.

UK: Submission Period Open Until 26th October

UK – If you want to represent the UK at Eurovision, the BBC is accepting song submissions from the public until October 26th 2018. As per last year, the UK OGAE fan club will be able to vote to shortlist those public submissions. In addition the BBC will look for submissions from established songwriters and […]

UK: It’s SuRie to Lisbon!

United Kingdom – In tonight’s live show from the iconic Brighton Dome, the UK chose SuRie to be its representative in Lisbon. She will sing ‘Storm‘ which was a real crowd pleaser live.

UK: You Decide Tonight!

United Kingdom – The United Kingdom will select its representative for Lisbon tonight with its live selection show Eurovision: You Decide. Live from Brighton, 6 acts will compete for the chance to go straight to the EurovisionSong Contest Grand Final on 12th May as one of the Big Five. 

UK: Reveals Panel Members

United Kingdom – In advance of tomorrow”s Eurovision: You Decide national final, the BBC has revealed that this year’s panel will consists of Rylan Clark-Neal, Rochelle Humes and Tom Fletcher. 

UK: Six Artists Announced

United Kingdom – The six finalists for Eurovision: You Decide have now been revealed by national broadcaster the BBC. They will compete on Wednesday 7th February 2018 at Brighton Dome, the site of ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision Song Contest win with ‘Waterloo’. 

UK: Songs Revealed Tomorrow!

United Kingdom – The six songs in the final of the UK selection final, Eurovision: You Decide, will be aired tomorrow. The songs have previously been debuted on BBC Radio 2, but no details have been revealed yet about where or when they will be played first.

UK: National Final, You Decide, to Take Place in Brighton

UK – The BBC has confirmed that it will use the same format as last year to select its representative for Lisbon. A national final, You Decide, will see 6 finalists battle it out. The difference this year is that it will move from London to the seaside city of Brighton. 

UK: Public submissions for the UK Eurovision song are open!

UK – The BBC has opened the public song submissions process to find the UK’s entry for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon. It has also confirmed that there will again be a televised national selection, Eurovision: You Decide.

UK: The Vamps to Perform at ‘You Decide’

UK – The United Kingdom’s national selection takes place on Friday 27th January 2017, and it’s just been announced that top boyband The Vamps will be performing at the event.The 6 songs in the UK final, Eurovision: You Decide, will be revealed this coming Monday on the Ken Bruce radio show, on BBC Radio 2, […]

UK: You Decide on 27th January!

United Kingdom – The BBC today revealed that it will again hold a national selection as it did last year. Eurovision: You Decide will take place on 27th January 2017 at the Hammersmith Apollo and will be broadcast on BBC2 at 19.30 (GMT). 

UK: Enter Your Song Now!

United Kingdom – The BBC are sticking with the process they used last year and have opened up the public song submissions process today to find the UK’s entry for the 62nd Eurovision Song Contest in Kyiv, Ukraine. Read on for information on how to submit a song. 

Post Mortem: United Kingdom

Post Mortem – In our next look at the countries that did not make it through to the grand final this year, Eurovision Times contributor Jane looks at the fortunes of the United Kingdom‘s Joe and Jake singing ‘You’re not alone’ with music & lyrics by Matt Schwartz, Justin J Benson, S. Kanes.

UK’s Joe and Jake mobbed at Eurovillage

Eurovision 2016 – Yesterday saw several of this year’s acts perform at the Eurovillage in advance of semi-final 1.  Dami Im drew lots of support from enthusiastic Australian fans and wowed with her fantastic live vocals and piano playing.

Eurovision 2016: Spanish and UK Politicians Join in Flag Row

Eurovision 2016 – As no further statement appears from Eurovision HQ, fans ares still not nearer knowing what the flag policy is for this year’s contest. In the meantime the Spanish government  and UK politicians have involved themselves angrily in the row. 

UK: Graham Norton will Raise a Glass to Terry Wogan in Song 9

United Kingdom – The UK’s commentator, Graham Norton, has said that he will be raising a glass to former commentator, Terry Wogan, in song 9 of this year’s contest. Wogan, who sadly passed away this year, always warned Norton not to start drinking until song 9. 

UK: Joe and Jake Want Your Selfies for Eurovision

United Kingdom – The UK’s entry, Joe and Jake, last night performed on Graham Norton’s chat show and revealed that they want fans to help them stage their entry in Stockholm in May. The BBC want people to send in selfies of you and your friends, mates or family.

Christer Björkman Berates the BBC, Wogan and Norton in Interview

Eurovision 2016 – Swedish producer Christer Björkman has caused a bit of a storm in the UK after accusing the late Terry Wogan of turning the Eurovision Song Contest into a joke. Björkman was asked why the UK doesn’t appear to take the event seriously. 

UK: National Selection Tonight!

UK – Tonight is the night that 6 UK acts take part in a live national final, Eurovision: You Decide, at the O2 Forum Kentish Town. The show will be broadcast on BBC4, and will be hosted by British Bake Off presenter Mel Giedroyc. 

Poll: Vote for your Favourite in the UK Selection

UK – The 6 finalists in this year’s UK selection were this morning revealed on BBC Radio 2. You can listen to the 6 contestants HERE. You can now vote to say which one you would like to win on Friday night, where the British public will get 100% say in who they send to […]

UK: 6 Finalists to be Revealed This Morning

UK – Today’s the day that UK fans will get to hear the 6 finalists, chosen by 3 different routes, on the Ken Bruce Radio 2 show between 9.30am and 12.00 noon. The 6 acts will then take part in a live national final, Eurovision: You Decide, at the O2 Forum Kentish Town

UK: 100% Public Voting

UK – The BBC has announced that the public will decide the UK’s representative this year as the decision will be by 100% televote / online voting. The 6 acts in the national final Eurovision: You Decide will be revealed next week on 22nd February 2016.  

UK: Glam Rock Band Tigertailz Rejected!

UK – A day before we find out the 6 shortlisted songs for the UK final, we’ve found out another entry that was rejected… glam rockers Tigertailz! Main man Jay Pepper has revealed all about their entry, ‘Pipped It Popped It‘. 

UK: 6 Finalists to be Revealed February 22nd

UK – After yesterday’s premature leak of news, Eurovision TV and the BBC have formally revealed this year’s details of the UK selection process… a national final for the first time in 6 years!

UK: Names in the Hat Already… including Jedward!

UK – It’s only been a few days since the BBC made the exciting announcement that the public would be involved in this year’s UK selection, but already people have thrown their hat into the ring… including Jedward!

UK: Public to Decide in National Final?!

UK – It’s been revealed today that a new “X Factor-style talent hunt encouraging the public to have the final say on who will represent the United Kingdom next spring” is to be launched by the BBC to choose its Eurovision representative in 2016.