London calling – the BBC have finally announced when we’ll learn the act selected to represent the United Kingdom at Eurovision 2015. The British broadcaster will reveal the artist and song on its Red Button service on 7 March after The Voice has aired.
This method is similar to how Molly was revealed as the UK’s act in 2014, although the reveal took place on a weekday and not during Saturday prime-time TV. This at least seems to be something of a step up, but early reactions seem to suggest many would have been happier if the reveal was actually on a channel and not the Red Button service.
BBC artist reveal: First reactions
In a statement on the BBC Blogs website, the Executive Producer for UK’s Eurovision entry, Guy Freeman, revealed some more info on how the decision was made: “The result of that open submission process was a very impressive collection of songs…from a huge variety of amateur and professional writers and performers.”
“Ultimately, one song stood out as having both instant impact and real memory staying power.”
Certainly it sounds promising, but there’s no clues yet as to whether the act is a relative unknown à la Molly, or a more established name like Blue or Bonnie Tyler.
Picture: Courtesy of BBC Eurovision