This afternoon, the BBC has revealed that the six entries in this year’s Eurovision: You Decide will be unveiled from 10am on Wednesday, January 23rd on BBC Radio 2!
Having previously revealed that You Decide will take place on February 8th, Wednesday offers fans the first chance to hear the entries that will compete for the opportunity to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
As has been the way in previous years, the songs will be played throughout Ken Bruce’s show on BBC Radio 2. Once the veteran broadcaster has given the entries their première live on air, it is likely they will be available for multiple listens by fans on the BBC Eurovision website.
Following in the footsteps of SuRie
After last year’s representative SuRie finished in 25th place, the BBC has reacted by changing the format of the selection show. The United Kingdom is looking for its sixth win, to tie with Sweden on the all-time leaderboard, so drastic changes have taken place.
As previously revealed, there will be six participating artists but only three songs. The songs will all be presented in two different ways by the competing artists. With three rounds of song-offs (yes, like sing-off but with the same song) to decide the ‘favoured’ version of each entry, it is then believed the public will choose their favourite entry from the three to go forward to Eurovision.
What do you think to the new format of the United Kingdom’s selection? Who would you like to see singing one of the songs at You Decide? Could the UK win the contest again? Let us know in the comments below and on social @ESCXTRA.