The British broadcaster has just open submissions for composers and singers in order to select their act for Eurovision 2017.
BBC has announced they will be selecting their 2017 entry through “You Decide”, show which they already used to choose entrant in 2016. From all the applications received, a representative panel of the official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members will consider and shortlist some of them for the live show. At the same time, entries will be also sought from leading professional songwriters, with guidance from Record Industry Executive and Music Consultant for the BBC, Hugh Goldsmith.
Hugh Goldsmith says: “I am looking for songs which have the capacity to make a true impact on the 200 million people that will watch Eurovision live in May 2017. Good is not enough…. Great is required! The winning song will need to combine emotive lyrics and memorable melodies with a brilliant production. Writers should not be constrained by genre – Best in class is what we want! If you think you have the perfect song, we would love to hear from you.”
Guy Freeman, Editor, BBC Special Events and Formats said, “ This is the moment for anyone who passionately believes they’ve written an outstanding song that could win over the hearts and minds of millions of European TV viewers and professional juries, to go for it and submit their entry. “
Al interested singers and composers must send the song title, the name of the artist(s) and composer(s) until the 1st of November to the following e-mail adress: BBCEurovisionSubmissions@bbc.co.uk . Full set of rules and instructions to apply can be found here.
A final shortlist of songs, from either route of entry, will again be showcased to TV viewers, who will have the chance to vote for their favourite in Eurovision: You Decide, details of which will be announced later in the year.
Joe & Jake, winners of “You Decide” 2016, represented United Kingdom at this year’s Eurovision. Unfortunately, the duo reached a 24th place out of 26.
Source : BBC