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  • Today we can reveal exciting changes for our song selection show as a brand new location and format details are revealed for Eurovision: You Decide. Presented by Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw, BBC Music’s Eurovision: You Decide will be broadcast live from MediaCity UK in Salford as the show comes to the North West of England for the very first time.

    As well as a new home, there are also exciting format changes coming too, as from the hundreds of songs that have been submitted, three will be performed on the night by six different artists. The six acts will compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.

    In the exciting new format, each of the three songs will be performed in two musically different ways, by two different acts. There will be three rounds of 'song-offs', with six acts performing in total. Mel Balac, Creative Director for Entertainment BBC Studios and Executive...

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  • Today we can confirm our participation in the 64th Eurovision Song Contest held in Tel Aviv, Israel next May; by opening the public song submissions to find the UK’s entry.

    As last year, all public entries will be shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members. While entries are also being sought from leading professional songwriters, with guidance from songwriter, publisher and new Music Consultant for the BBC, Greig Watts.

    A final shortlist of songs, from either route of entry, will be showcased to the UK public, who will have the chance to vote for their favourite in Eurovision: You Decide on BBC Two. More details about the show will be announced later this year!

    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...

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  • Netta Barzilai, the 2018 Eurovision favourite, has won the contest in a thrilling night in Lisbon with her song 'Toy'.

    Her unusual performance was a hit with both the expert juries and the public.

    Upon winning she said: "I'm so happy! Thank you so much for choosing different... thank you for celebrating diversity."

    The UK's entry, SuRie, did us proud with her performance despite being interrupted by a stage invader. She came 24th on the leaderboard with 48 points.

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  • It's the most wonderful time of the year, Eurovision! Let us know how you're celebrating at home and Graham Norton might give you a shout out on air during tonight's commentary from Lisbon. Let us know below; who you are, where you are, and how you are marking Europe's biggest music competition. The more detail the better!

    In the meantime download our scoresheet to play along with at home. Join us at 8pm BBC One!

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  • Today we can reveal our presenter line-up for Eurovision 2018 with Rylan Clark-Neal joining Scott Mills for the semi-finals broadcast on BBC Four!

    Graham Norton will return for the Grand Final on BBC One joined by Mel Giedroyc who continues to be a part of the Eurovision family taking the reins as BBC Eurovision Spokesperson delivering the result of the Jury vote live from London; while Ken Bruce will continue his long-running coverage over on BBC Radio 2.

     

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  • Congratulations to SuRie, who will be representing the UK on the Eurovision stage in Portugal!

    Her winning song, 'Storm', impressed our jury and viewers the most in Eurovision You Decide.

    Rylan from our panel said: "You have come out here tonight and absolutely smashed it. It's got the message... it was amazing, I think you are outstanding!"

    Responding to the audience's reaction in the Brighton Dome, Rochelle Humes said: "This room doesn't lie and they absolutely loved it."

    See the moment the winner was announced

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  • BBC Two, BBC Studios and BBC Music are pleased to announce that Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry, will take place on Wednesday 7 February 2018, live from the world-famous Brighton Dome, the site of ABBA’s 1974 Eurovision Song Contest win with ‘Waterloo’.

    AND drumroll... joining our BBC Eurovision family is 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw! Who will co-hostalongside self-confessed Eurovision superfan, Mel Giedroyc, who returns to host the proceedings.

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  • Today we are opening the public song submissions process to find the UK’s entry for the 63rd Eurovision Song Contest in Lisbon, Portugal next May! Information on how to submit a song is detailed below.


    As last year, all public entries will be carefully considered and shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members. At the same time, entries are...

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  • It's the most wonderful time of the year, Eurovision! Let us know how you're celebrating at home and Graham Norton might give you a shout out on air during tonight's commentary from Lisbon. Let us know below; who you are, where you are, and how you are marking Europe's biggest music competition. The more detail the better!

    In the meantime download our scoresheet to play along with at home. Join us at 8pm BBC One!

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  • Lucie Jones is our UK Eurovision act for 2017! With a performance that packed a powerful emotional punch tonight at the Hammersmith Apollo, Lucie will be taking 'Never Give Up On You' to Kyiv in May.

    Her song was co-written by a former Eurovision winner – Emmelie de Forest, who represented Denmark in 2013. Competing against our five other acts, Lucie impressed the panel, including singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and Strictly Come Dancing’s Bruno Tonioli.

    Breaking down in tears as Mel Giedroyc announced her name, Lucie said: “I can’t believe you picked me – thank you so much.”

    Relive her...

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