Tel Aviv 2019

Jordan Clarke on his You Decide entry: ‘Everyone constitutes as a ‘Freak’ in my eyes’

We speak to the Eurovision hopeful about the message of his song, BGT and his career ambitions!

Earlier this week, the BBC announced the six acts that will be taking part in a re-formatted version of Eurovision: You Decide next month. We also got to hear the songs, alongside biographies for each of the acts competing for the British ticket to Tel Aviv.

At Wednesday’s Eurovision: You Decide press event, ESCXTRA’s Oliver Lewis spoke to Jordan Clarke about his entry “Freaks”. He had previously reached the final of Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 with The Luminites. In this interview, he speaks about what is means to be a ‘freak’, BGT and his career ambitions.

INTERVIEW: Jordan Clarke ('Freaks') // UK Eurovision: You Decide 2019INTERVIEW: Jordan Clarke (‘Freaks’) // UK Eurovision: You Decide 2019

The United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Jordan will be battling MAID (also singing “Freaks”) at the final of Eurovision: You Decide 2019which will take place on February 8th. Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw and Mel Giedroyc will return as hosts. 

In this new format, there are three songs, each sang by two acts, who will ‘battle’ head-to-head in order to advance to the final stage. In this final stage, an expert jury and televote will select the UK’s Eurovision entrant!

Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we will be posting more interviews with this year’s Eurovision hopefuls in the run-up to Tel Aviv!

Are you rooting for Jordan in this year’s You Decide? Let us know! Be sure to follow @ESCXTRA on Twitter and like our Facebook page for the latest updates!

Costa Christou

Ever since I saw Helena Paparizou's triumph at Eurovision in 2005 (at the tender age of 6), I have been crazy about Eurovision. From the regional native language bops and shrieky female-led balladry to the sophisticated avant garde pop songs and chart-friendly EDM, I love everything about this cultural phenomenon. I'm currently working as a Delivery Manager in a software development team.
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