The British broadcaster has opened submissions for their national selection show “Eurovision: You Decide”. As in previous editions, BBC will select their representative during a live show in which the public will have the chance to select the next UK representative.
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BBC will choose the 2019 United Kingdom’s representative at the national selection show Eurovision: You Decide. All public entries will be carefully considered and shortlisted by representatives of the UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK). Whereas, the broadcaster will approach established songwriters supported by songwriter, publisher and new Music Consultant for the BBC, Greig Watts.
Greig Watts says: “The Eurovision Song Contest just gets bigger and better and more exciting for me each year, and I’m sure Israel will deliver another amazing contest. I’m so happy to be involved this year for the UK; it really is a dream come true, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to get the strongest possible song and result we can for the UK, like we do on the world music stage. There’s no guaranteed song-writing formula for Eurovision as each year something different wins. I’m looking for melodic songs with impact for the arena as well as on TV. Songs that instantly hit you and never leave your brain!”
All interested singers and composers can send their entries along with the title of the song, the name of the artist(s) and the name of the writer(s) to the following email address: [email protected]. The submission period to send the applications will close on 26th October 2018. Information and the full set of rules can be found on the official BBC website.
Some candidates will be shortlisted from both selection procedures to compete at the live national final which will select the next British hope for the Eurovision Song Contest.
This year SuRie represented the United Kingdom at Eurovision with the song “Storm”, she achieved the 24th place at the Grand Final.