Anticipation has been building for the BBC’s “Eurovision: You Decide” national selection and today the songs and artists have finally dropped. As in any Eurovision final the selection is mixed. But after years of WTF songs and questionable artists, the BBC have rounded up a decent bunch and fans have found a few gems to cling on to. The artists are serving everything from happy-clappy folk to country-tinged pop. Our readers have blown up our comments section in our reveal post, and now we want to get a more quantifiable sense of your favourites with this poll.

Review the acts below and then vote for your favourites. You can vote for as many acts as you would like, but you can only vote one time, so be sure to click the box next to each each you want to support before pressing submit. We’ll close this poll on Thursday at midnight, on the eve of the final.

Eurovision: You Decide: Our Top 3

Read bios of all the UK Eurovision 2016 finalists.

Joe and Jake – You are not alone

Bianca Ryan – Shine a little light

Dulcima – When you go

Darline – Until tomorrow

Karl William Lund – Miracle

Matthew James – A better man

Who should win the UK’s Eurovision 2016 selection?

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Mark j
Mark j
4 years ago

Not liking Darline much at all, and with a lot of other countries sending female singers we would have to have a truly outstanding song to rise above the mediocre, but don’t think either Darline or Bianca have that, though Karl’s song is very Eurovision, isn’t that exactly what the contest is called?
Top 3 for me
1. Karl
2. Bianca
3. J&J

Aaron GR
Aaron GR
4 years ago

A very decent batch of songs, but I like Joe & Jake best. It sounds like they’re saying, “I come a lot when I’m with you,” which is hilarious, and it fits with the Come Together theme this year. :^)

Vojo021
Vojo021
4 years ago

I would love to see someone popular like Cheryl. #lovewiwiblogs

Vojo021
Vojo021
4 years ago

I would love to see someone popular like Cheryl. #lovewiwiblogs

CookyMonzta
CookyMonzta
4 years ago

After one listen, here is how I graded them:

9.36 Bianca
9.32 Darline
9.18 Joe and Jake
9.12 Matthew James
9.00 Karl William Lund
8.68 Dulcima

Methinks Bianca is the only one who could possibly finish in the top-half of the board at ESC, on the strength of the musical transitions throughout the song.

NavyDays
NavyDays
4 years ago

I don’t care for all the moaning and negativity people are creating on here at the moment about the UKs chances at this years contest. I am absolutely thrilled with the six acts that have been selected to fight it out for a chance to represent the UK in Sweden. This think this line up shows that the guys in charge at the BBC are trying their best and I believe it is a massive step up from the novelty and joke acts that appeared on the ‘A song for Europe’ and ‘Making your mind up’ selection shows. The fact… Read more »

mawnck
mawnck
4 years ago

The thing UK NFs are famous for is SUCKING. Everything has been going right for UK so far, but until I get some evidence that these twerps can hack it live on stage and can connect with the camera, I ain’t deciding nothin’. Ah well, here’s hoping. “If Molly didn’t worked out well in 2014, Bianca will not either.” Ooh, I don’t agree with this! Molly had several problems that won’t necessarily be repeated – one of which was a song that didn’t get properly going until well after the folks at home had tuned her out. None of these… Read more »

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

With 2 days to go this is what the Bookies think :-

http://www.oddschecker.com/tv/eurovision/united-kindom-eurosong/winner

KK
KK
4 years ago

I’m so relieved Darline is the favourite here and in the comments.

By far the best song. I loved Until Tomorrow soon as I heard it. It would even be my favourite of all the chosen songs so far!

JK Hawaii
JK Hawaii
4 years ago

Someone pointed it out in the other post, but with a lack of key changes, we’re looking at the upper right side of the scoreboard at best. I think the best option of the six are the two country-sounding acts (Dulcima and Darline) based on trends from the past contests (e.g. The Common Linnets from The Netherlands, Gianluca and Firefly from Malta, Soluna Samay from Denmark, etc.) I think they’d score all right in both the juries and the public to the point where it won’t come in the bottom quartile, but it’ll edge more towards the bottom half rather… Read more »

Alex
Alex
4 years ago

Darline’s song is a standout to me. Joe and Jake or Bianca wouldn’t be bad choices either.

Amerivision
Amerivision
4 years ago

For a moment, I thought Bianca was the same Bianca Ryan from America’s Got Talent. But it’s not.

Anyway, she and Darline are the only passable songs. Not impressed by the Brits but at least it’s better than EV.

Thiefo
4 years ago

It’s either Shine a little light and You’re Not Alone for me, with the former being my top favourite.

Darline’s is the one I’m liking the least and it seems to be the favourite, so I’m foreseeing another Barei moment for me here, hah!

DR
DR
4 years ago

Can you add a none of the above button?

(Last bitchy comment of the day) ???? I promise

KatieBoyle
KatieBoyle
4 years ago

What a difference a year makes. It’s rather surreal being handed some decent songs at last after the car crash efforts of recent years. Reckon it’s down to the catchy, upbeat Darline versus the power and class of Bianca, though I’d be happy for any of them to go through, except that is Matthew’s limp offering.

Mar
Mar
4 years ago

I think J&J have this in the bag, they have the most current and best produced song of the bunch. Or maybe I’m biased beacause I don’t like country or songs called “Miracle”? Perhaps

Loo
Loo
4 years ago

Ok Britain. If Molly didn’t worked out well in 2014, Bianca will not either. The best choice would probably be Karl William or Darline. UK will not win this year though. However, this is one step in the right direction!

Robyn Gallagher
Admin
4 years ago

It’s got to be between Joe & Jake and Darline, yeah? They’re both very safe songs, but they’re better than anything else. “Shine a Little Light” has a really promising start, like a James Bond verse given a cool reggae style. Then the chorus comes around and it’s like a totally different song, a pale imitation of of “Love Shine a Light”. It’s no surprise that Leona Lewis rejected it. My actual favourite is “A Better Man”. I like it because it reminds me of 1999, to the point where I’m even wondering if it was written that long ago… Read more »

Nitzan
Nitzan
4 years ago

Nice selection of songs, I also think Darline has the right song considering the nature of this years songs. Among too many over dramatic, over produced entries this can stand out as a charming sing-a-long by two cute girls. If they are decent live I think it can do well. Nobody is mentioning Maythew James but somehow I like its old school touch, a bit of nice 90’s touch.

faye
faye
4 years ago

Darline – liked the song intially but really like it now & i’ve actually gone and looked up some of their other stuff aswell! Bianca – if the first part was as good as the ending this would be equal top Joe & jake – pretty inoffensive & with right staging and a bit of a redo could make it Tbh right now i would take any of these 3…hopefully the live performance/staging pushes these 1s on a bit more. As for the others, karls song feels a bit too made for esc at the moment for me, dulcimas i… Read more »

Andriy Samets
4 years ago

Karl William Lund — “Miracle”
I hope he will win

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

Is Karl William the OGAE candidate? Cause he sounds so “Eurovision” it’s almost too much. You can clearly see they tried to mimic Mans, even his name sounds Swedish. It’s still an ok song though, but I’m running for Darline. 😉

Sal
Sal
4 years ago

I like Darlene and Bianca best, but I think the public will go for Bianca or Joe and Jack.

T
T
4 years ago

Well Darline sounds exactly like First Aid Kit

Racal
Racal
4 years ago

I love Darline’s song, I haven’t said that about a UK entry for years. 🙂 Just listened to it several times, I’ve only done that for Francesca Michielin and Jamala this year.

Don’t screw up UK and send these girls to Sweden!

steve
steve
4 years ago

After my first listen I chose Karl, but now I have heard them all a few times, think Darlene is the best- however, will be happy with any of them tbh- well done BBC, think we may get a top 15 placing this year!

Mark W
Mark W
4 years ago

The more I listen to ‘Until Tomorrow’ the more I fall in love with it!

kostas stathopoulos
kostas stathopoulos
4 years ago

Shine a little light shines compared to the other songs. Her voice reminds me of Leona Lewis. It can achieve a top 10 placing.

Easpag
Easpag
4 years ago

At first glance, it really seems like a two-horse race between Darlene and Bianca. Both are decent entries.

Joe and Jake are passable, the other three are poor. But I don’t see them challenging the other two acts for the crown.

blondboybc
blondboybc
4 years ago

Really have to see them live before can make up mind…not very excited about any of them, tbh.

The Blogging DJ
4 years ago

If Darline or Bianca win then I will be happy.

If Matthew James wins I’ll have lost faith in Britain’s taste levels.

fikri
fikri
4 years ago

bianca’s song is pretty unique. i love the reggae intro and the chorus is good. UK please pick her!

David
David
4 years ago

The problem with this national final is that they’re on the same level so the public is pretty divided so whoever wins will not have most of the public supporting it but hey I wish all the best to the UK(and all the BIG5, i’m tired of watching them fail)

Steven
Steven
4 years ago

Dulcima is the only song I keep playing! It’s so intriguing

Laburnum
Laburnum
4 years ago

Darline, it was beautifully enchanting to me. Bianca’s song would be my second but to me it only has a killer chorus and that’s it. I feel like she is resting on the fact that Leona Lewis co-wrote it.

Stephanie
4 years ago

The only ones that stand out for me right now are Bianca and Darline. I just don’t see the hype over Karl or even Joe & Jake, Dulcima doesn’t grab me at all, and Matthew’s sounds too Idol coronation-ish (Karl’s as well)

Freyah
Freyah
4 years ago

Darline have to win, it’s the only good song. It could top 15 with good staging which is possible. Bianca is passable, Joe and Jake are kinda eh, the rest I’m not even going to mention really.

@EugeneESCUK
4 years ago

First impressions are really important and I went for Darline minutes after I heard all the songs. After hearing the songs a few times it’s the UK’s best chance. It has immediate impact, it’s very catchy and it is one to sing-a-long to. Their vocal tone is really good and it’s all very pleasing to the ear. They could really connect with the audience. We shall have to see if they can do it live and whether they have that chemistry on stage. If they go for “The Common Linnets” style staging it might all work and who knows. It… Read more »

Kaiser
Kaiser
4 years ago

I don’t see the point in answering this question until we’ve a) heard them live and b) seen the staging for each song.

Mario = Legend
Mario = Legend
4 years ago

Shine A Little Light. If Leona herself were singing it team Wiwi would be fangirling none stop. 😉

elias
elias
4 years ago

MIRACLE OR YOU’RE NOT ALONE !!!

jr esc nl
jr esc nl
4 years ago

Darline all the way! We don’t have anything like them in this years contest yet and i think they really stand a chance for a top 10 spot. Atleast top 15….