For all the Eurovision fans in the UK that are getting impatient, and possibly panicking in the process, the long, long wait is finally over! The BBC has confirmed that its semi-final commentator Scott Mills will announce the UK’s representative this year, and present the entry, on Monday evening. That’s March 3, y’all.  

Those of you in the UK can watch it all unfold using the BBC’s Red Button Service from 7.25 to 9.00pm GMT.

For weeks, the build up has been marked with rumour and speculation. Geri Halliwell got the British press talking. And Express pointed out that former UK X Factor contestant Stacey Solomon could be a possibility.

Speaking of the UK X Factor, we reported last year that Rylan Clark has admitted he wanted to do Eurovision. However, he made it clear yesterday that he’s not the UK representative this year.

Paloma Faith has also been linked to the Eurovision speculation this year. She took to Twitter to confirm that she’s ruled herself out and said the ‘competition scares the s*** out of me’.

Belinda Carlisle has today denied the rumours suggesting she would represent the country and stated that she would never do Eurovision.

Update: 28 February, 2014: Another former UK X Factor contestant, Aiden Grimshaw, triggered speculation after he tweeted to the BBC Eurovision account last night, which he eventually deleted. However, a spokesperson for the singer has now confirmed to Entertainmentwise that “it’s 100% untrue”.

Nina Nesbitt took to Twitter today to dismiss the rumours surrounding her as a possible representative for the UK this year.

Last year’s representative, Bonnie Tyler, finished 19th in Malmö with her entry “Believe In Me”.

Who do you think it could be? Can the BBC get someone younger this time? Will they ever learn their lesson?

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Alex
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Alex

Zolan: LOL. But other countries do this too.

Robyn: Thanks for the blog post. That was a good read. It looks like the BBC finally started caring more and using their heads.

DVVHolland
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If you read it carefully, the blogpost suggests that the act is someone who has come through the BBC introducing platform. This seems to eliminate A LOT of people already put forward. I would suggest it is a name possibly not even mentioned yet…

Robyn
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Robyn

Wow! It sounds like the BBC have indeed learned valuable lessons from previous years. Specifically, that the songs that win are actually really good, and it’s not good enough to just use a three-minute song an artist has previously recorded – it has to be something suitable for Eurovision. They’ve also figured out that novelty songs don’t win, so I assume that’s the last we’ll see of Scooch-like acts.

But most importantly – it sounds like the singer will be young! Yay!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/eurovision/posts/Our-vision-for-Copenhagen

Cwduncan
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Cwduncan

It’s an unknown, “up and coming artist” chosen
through the bbc’s ‘bbc_introducing’ scheme to
find unknown undiscovered artists.
Suprisingly, it’s not full of old artists.
Discovered Marina and the diamonds aswell.
(https://twitter.com/bbc_introducing)

paco
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Espero y deseo que Reino unido,calle bocas esta año,plys

Arianna
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Finally, all will be known lol. I think the rumour mill definitely went into overdrive this year!

2ne1
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2ne1

dont add 1D.JUst select Little Boots Ellie Goulding already

Kensuke
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Kensuke

The vamps

Tiggeh
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Tiggeh

Why doesn’t everyone just wait and see. I am getting sick fed up of this and that and the whole rumour machine. I bet once the artist(s) are chosen the majority will bitch and not support our entry!

beccaboo1212
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Adele should go for the UK 🙂

Zolan
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Zolan

The BBC has announced that they will be making an announcement.
That should get a few extra gigachars from the viral publicity machine.

Ohi
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Ohi

I would literally be so excited if it were Aiden Grimshaw…Please don’t hurt me BBC

shazza
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shazza

Lots of speculation, even Chez Lloyd has been thrown into the fold. However due to a few songs already selected about food i.e. – Cheesecake and Bake the Cake, I think Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry stand a good chance as a duo. I have a feeling though it could be Jane Mc Donald.

James
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James

I do believe that it is Aiden Grimshaw, as he tweeted @bbceurovision telling them to contact his manager or something for timings. Check escnation.com and the message board on the right hand side for the post

Duff
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Duff

It’s Brequette! If only… 🙁

Pastora Soler haha
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Pastora Soler haha

I think it will be a great artist, they could win Eurovision 2014

They are last in oddschecker, it is the moment, bet for them!

Jack
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Jack

Jesus Christ, what a miserable bunch you lot are! It hasn’t even been announced and already with the bitchy comments…. Why would the BBC bother to try if every year (and it is every year) people moan like little brats before it’s even announced?

On another note – I’ve heard, from somebody I trust very much, that the UK entrant(s) is/are young, and has quite a fresh sound. But they aren’t necessarily well known at all. So I’m fairly sure the person(s) is/are on the more ‘viewer friendly’ side of 30.

Robyn
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Robyn

Well, I’m dreaming that it will be someone young and with a cool modern pop song. I mean, surely the BBC have learned a valuable lesson from their OAP experiment of the last two years. Surely…

David Thielen
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@Ian Davis – so true. Their first requirement seems to be someone way past their prime.

D
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D

I think Geri will be picked but I hope not. Sure it’ll be a (hopefully) step-up from last year, but will definitely flop. Why does it trouble BBC so much to pick an artist people actually want to hear?

Easpag
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Easpag

This is going to be a very embarrassing affair altogether. If the UK didn’t have Big 5 status, they would rarely qualify for the final. I hope, for the sake of the British people, that a decent act is chosen this year.

Dene
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Dene

It could be Jane McDonald

Day One
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Day One

Why are they doing on such a low key channel thing?
Are they that ashamed of it?

Ian Davis
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Ian Davis

If they weren’t in the charts in the 60’s, I doubt the BBC chose them. Tbh, they can’t get any older, unless they have dug up the corpse of a dead popstar.

I’m from the UK and the choices are always an embarassment. When the best I can hope for is someone like Jason Donovan (who the BBC has asked before) or John Barrowman, you know there’s a problem.