Making Your Mind Up 2006
Hello United Kingdom, this is Athens calling... well it will be in May for the
Eurovision Song Contest!
However, first the nation needs to make its mind up
over which song should be chosen to bring home the coveted trophy.
Yes, it's time again to cast your vote for the UK's Eurovision entry when Making Your Mind Up makes its triumphant return to BBC
ONE on Saturday 4 March 2006.
This year's line-up sees a combination of proven number
fighting it out against some new kids on the pop-block!
Former member of the
most successful boy band of recent years, Blue, and star of the jungle, Antony
Costa will be battling it out against another number
one-selling artist Kym
Marsh, originally from Hear'Say and a successful solo artist
in her own right.
The all-male soulful vocal harmony group Four
with a strong musical
pedigree, will be lining up against new-girls on the block and stars of BBC
Scotland's River City, City Chix.
Joining them on stage is the UK's most unique
MC, Daz Sampson, who has racked up a number of pop and dance
chart hits under
various guises, and Goran Kay, a talented singer-songwriter destined
Making You Mind Up is hosted by the Don of Eurovision,
Sir Terry Wogan and
Natasha Kaplinsky. They will be joined in the studio by a celebrity panel who
will casting their expert eyes over the Euro-hopefuls.
However, it's the British public who decides who will
be getting on that plane to
Viewers can vote on their favourite act by phone, text or via bbc.co.uk/eurovision with all the profits from the calls
going to BBC Children In Need.
The whole show
will also be broadcast around the
world via a simultaneous webcast adding a truly global feel to the event!
Making Your Mind Up culminates in a results show later
in the evening. Just
the final in May, points are allocated regionally with seven celebrities
revealing the scores via video-link to the studio.
Once all the votes have been
counted and verified, the act with
the most points will be crowned the Making
Your Mind Up 2006 champion and can start packing their bags for Greece!