It’s been a very intense week in the United Kingdom! Less than a week ago the BBC presented the six acts that will compete in Eurovision: You Decide and we put the question out to you – who should win and represent the UK at Eurovision 2016? After counting 2,022 votes, we can now review the results…

Country-folk duo Darline have come out on top with our readers, earning nearly one-third of all votes. Our in-house jury absolutely loved this too, with one juror writing:

Part country queen, part Celtic goddess, Darline have light and ethereal vocals that take me to their heaven. This is a sleepy song yet it’s strangely intoxicating. It is rooted in country-folk and yet has just the right about of pop to go mainstream. In a so-so field this is far and away the stand-out track — radio-friendly, rooted in 2016 and sung by two appealing starlets. Eurovision entry sorted.

Bianca, who will sing a song co-written by Leona Lewis, finished second.

1. Darline – “Until Tomorrow”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4CVWZjXmeY

Poll Result: 31.36% (632 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result: 7.75/10 (1st)

2. Bianca – “Shine a Little Light”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-FsIesCAwU

Poll Result: 22.21% (449 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result:  6.33/10 (3rd)

3. Joe and Jake – “You’re Not Alone”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZYQ6BHP5tG0

Poll Result: 20.13% (407 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result: 6.42/10 (2nd)

4. Karl William Lund – “Miracle”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgOE70yNp48

Poll Result: 16.42% (332 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result: 5.04/10 (4th)

5. Dulcima – “When You Go”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHOO1gSRO8o

Poll Result: 6.33% (128 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result: 4.79/10 (5th)

6. Matthew James – “A Better Man”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oqWUyKT6jro

Poll Result: 3.65% (74 votes)

Wiwi Jury Result: 4.17/10 (6th)

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David Who
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David Who

Hi Eugene. Thanks for your post. It may indeed be a load of tosh, but it’s honestly the feedback I have had first-hand. I agree it’s a tiny minority of people and I’m glad the viewing figures are saying differently. Why am I blog posting about this?: Largely because I care. I am annoyed and embarrased about the UK population’s general attitude towards Eurovision, but I will watch it nevertheless. If the UK stays in the contest I may even submit a song to it in future. x

@EugeneESCUK
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David Who?? :- What a load of tosh!! The BBC gets a relatively inexpensive peak time BIG BUDGET entertainment show in exchange for pretty decent ratings. ESC 2015 had viewing figures of 6.6 million, a 35.8% share which is not bad at all. Britain’s Got Talent on the same night got 1 million more. In 2014 it was 8.9m and 2011 it was 9.5m. So the BBC/UK will not be withdrawing any time soon, I can assure you of that. There has been a decline in the viewing figures over the last 5 years however and that is mainly because… Read more »

Sal
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Sal

I really want Darline to win but I have 0 faith in the British audience. They will watch and vote based on what they think is ‘euroviosiony’. So I wouldn’t be surprised to see Matthew James or Karl William Lund winning -.-

Racal
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Racal

What is it exactly about that Bianca song? It’s super boring and has absolutely no hook. It feels like it’s 15-minute-long. Is the fuss just because Leona Lewis wrote it? Cause that means nothing: if it really was a good song, she would have kept it for herself.

To me Darline is the best BY A MILE. To a lesser extent, Joe and Jake would be acceptable (even though I would be disappointed). The rest of the songs are not worth a penny.

MarioMari
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Bianca should win. That Darline song is OVERRATED.

David Who
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David Who

The UK has generated treated Eurovision badly for quite some time now. This week I went out again and asked more local musicians if they would watch the final tonight. Some of the responses were almost derogatory. “Rubbish” was a word used quite a lot. A young singer was still under the impression ESC was decided on 100% voting, which shows how long it has been since she last watched it! An older man joked to me that the UK had to be allowed to win this year, to help us vote to stay in the EU in the referendum… Read more »

Steven
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Steven

Dulcima will hopefully pull off a shock victory. If not I hope it’s the lads.

Briekimchi
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Briekimchi

I voted for “none of the above”.
I think Matthew is the best choice, still!

davve
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davve

Bianca is getting help from Kylie Minogue who has tweeted to all her millions of followers to vote for her tonight…. great

davve
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davve

The only song that could fair well in Stockholm is Biancas song. But even that one will struggle in the voting.

But Biancas song is the one that should win tonight. If the UK wants an honest chance of top10

LucyPercy
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I would most like Joe&Jake but would be happy to see Darline too! Also don’t mind Bianca…but anything else but those would destroy me.

Colin
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Colin

After 2 listenings of the songs I found I like all 6. Live performance is another thing, we will have to wait and see this evening.

@EugeneESCUK
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This is part of what I wrote earlier :- According to my scoring I have Darline WAY OUT in front followed by Bianca. I have Karl and Joe & Jake equal in third as follows :- 1st Darline 2nd Bianca = 3rd Karl and = 3rd Joe & Jake 5th Dulcima 6th Matthew ALL the Bookies are unanimous on their 1st, 2nd 5th and 6th too!! One of the UK problems is live vocals and connecting with the audience, if these two girls can do it live, I have no doubt this should be the UK choice and basically for… Read more »

Héctor
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Héctor

I will be happy if anyone between Darline, Joe and Jake and Karl William wins.

fikri
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fikri

kylie minogue tweeted fans to vote for bianca. <3 I'M LIVING!

Criticca
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Criticca

I agree with this Top 3 on the poll but leaning more towards Bianca than Darline(might do well if juries are generous). Looking forward to how their songs will be staged.

fikri
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fikri

i think it’s gonna be a two-horse race between bianca and darline. i’m happy with both winning but i lean a little towards bianca.

PP
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PP

Bianca is best choice for UK, only with her UK in TOP 10 from 6 to 10 place..
I see Darline is favorite for win on betting odds. With them I don t see UK in TOP 10 in final, with good luck only from 13 to 16 place in final.

BeccaEscFan
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BeccaEscFan

I’d be happy to see any of them represent the UK, they all sound great. I’m just especially pleased that we have been given the opportunity to choose the act we send. No disrespect to Alex and Bianca last year as singers and individuals, they couldn’t have done any more.