Voting - Eurovision: You Decide
Eurovision You Decide is the chance for the Nation to pick our Eurovision UK song for 2019. The show will broadcast live from Salford on the 8th February hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw. Three songs have been put forward 'Bigger Than Us', 'Freaks' and 'Sweet Lies, two acts will each perform one song in two ways. That's three songs and six acts. Once each pair of artists perform; a panel of judges will decide which version will go through to the public vote and ultimately represent the UK in Tel Aviv.
Where to vote online
When the vote is open, head over to the Eurovision homepage. You’ll find the vote at the top of the page. But remember, the page you’re currently reading just provides the instructions – it’s not the voting page and you cannot vote from here.
1. Get Ready To Vote
Before you can vote, you need to be signed in with your BBC account.
- If you sign-in from the Eurovision homepage you’ll be taken to the sign-in page. Once completed you will be returned to the vote automatically.
- You only need to register once and you will stay signed in on the device you registered with unless you choose to sign out.
- Make sure you’re registered, signed-in and ready in plenty of time before the vote opens as you don’t have long to vote.
When the vote is open, it will appear at the top of the Eurovision homepage. If you can’t see it, try refreshing the page.
You can then select your favourite act by clicking the small circular button next to the name of the song.
3. Click 'Vote Now'
Once you’ve made your mind up, simply click ‘Vote Now’ and your vote will be submitted. Remember you can only vote once online so choose your act carefully.
If you don’t want to vote online you can still vote by phone. The phone numbers will be given out in the show and be made available on the Eurovision homepage whilst the vote is open.
The aim of Eurovision: You Decide is to choose the UK’s entry for the Eurovision Song Contest Final. As one of the "Big 5" countries taking part in the Eurovision Song Contest, the UK is not required to compete in the Semi-Finals and so we feel it is extremely important for our national selection process to put potential songs and performers through a rigorous test that is as close to elements of the ESC Final as possible. Those elements include:
- A live vocal performance,
- In front of a live audience, on live TV
- Ability to impress public voters
Following a song search which involved music industry professionals and a public submission process. A shortlist of songs were chosen by an international jury resulting in the final three, 'Bigger Than Us', 'Freaks' and 'Sweet Lies'. On the 8th February during a live television broadcast these three songs will be performed by six artists. Two acts performing one song in a different style. Each pair of acts will go head to head on the night in a 'song off'. After which a panel will choose which version of each song goes through to the public vote. The vote will then open for the public to decide which of these three songs will ultimately represent the UK in Tel Aviv.
- There are three songs and six acts
- Each song is performed by two acts – each act will perform the song in a different style
- The panel will then decide in which one of the two acts per song to put through to the vote
- Three acts will go through to the vote. It is your choice to decide which of the three is the winner and eventual UK Eurovision entry for 2019
The Programme format is a song contest with an elimination process via a panel of judges and a public vote to reach one final act as the winner. However, the BBC reserves the right to alter that format and/or the voting mechanic at any time at its sole discretion. If an act drops out of the process, the BBC reserves the right to replace.
Voting Information, Privacy notice and Terms and Conditions
You Decide 2019 will determine the UK’s entrant in the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest via a live vote on 8 February 2018 on BBC TWO. This year there will be 6 song performances: 3 songs each performed by two acts. The judging panel will decide which of the two performances for each song will go through to the public vote. The public will then vote for their favourite amongst the final the 3 song performances during the live show. This vote will be overseen by an independent adjudicator.