The BBC has opened the submissions process to find the next British entry for the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.
The public broadcaster has announced that all submitted entries will be carefully considered and shortlisted by representatives of OGAE UK. At the same time, they are also searching possible entries from professional songwriters, with counseling from the Record Industry Executive and Music Consultant for the BBC, Hugh Goldsmith, who is looking for songs that can make an impact on the audience.
The BBC’s Eurovision head of delegation, Guy Freeman, has stated that this is the moment for anyone who believes they’ve written an outstanding song that could win over the hearts and minds of the TV viewers. The best songs from all of those submitted will compete in next year’s edition of Eurovision: You Decide, details of which will be announced later in the year.
If you are willing to take a chance and represent the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2017, email the title of the song, the name of your artist and the name of the composers to this email address [email protected], the deadline is November 1st .
This year Joe and Jake won ‘Eurovision: You Decide’ with ‘You’re Not Alone’, a song that gave the country a 24th place in the final with 62 points.