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BBC announces open submission

Tonight, the BBC has announced the beginning of its search to find the British Eurovision entry for next year, and this may ultimately be a song submitted by a member of the public.
In a blog post by the BBC Eurovision’s executive producer and head of delegation Guy Freeman, it is stated that the broadcaster is considering a wide variety of avenues in its approach to finding a suitable Eurovision song. He stated that whilst talks with record companies, artists and other organisations will continue as normal this year, song submission will also be formally open to the public.
Anybody wishing to submit a song must do so in the form of a video featuring the artist intended to perform it, for a deadline of Friday 7th November. The songs must adhere to the EBU’s rules, however they can be demo recordings. Successful entrants will be notified no later than Friday 21st November and from this point onwards, the shortlisted songs from this process will be considered alongside any potential entries the BBC finds through other means, which will include exploration of the talent in BBC Introducing, like last year.
This is the first time in a decade that anybody has been able to formally submit a song for consideration, so interest is sure to be high. Stay tuned for all the latest on the BBC’s selection process, and click here to read the full blog post by Guy Freeman.

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