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.
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
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. :^)
I would love to see someone popular like Cheryl. #lovewiwiblogs
I would love to see someone popular like Cheryl. #lovewiwiblogs
After one listen, here is how I graded them:
9.18 Joe and Jake
9.12 Matthew James
9.00 Karl William Lund
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.
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 »
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 »
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!
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 »
Darline’s song is a standout to me. Joe and Jake or Bianca wouldn’t be bad choices either.
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.
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!
Can you add a none of the above button?
(Last bitchy comment of the day) ???? I promise
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.
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
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!
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.
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 »
Karl William Lund — “Miracle”
I hope he will win
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. 😉
I like Darlene and Bianca best, but I think the public will go for Bianca or Joe and Jack.
Well Darline sounds exactly like First Aid Kit
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!
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!
The more I listen to ‘Until Tomorrow’ the more I fall in love with it!
Shine a little light shines compared to the other songs. Her voice reminds me of Leona Lewis. It can achieve a top 10 placing.
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.
Really have to see them live before can make up mind…not very excited about any of them, tbh.
If Darline or Bianca win then I will be happy.
If Matthew James wins I’ll have lost faith in Britain’s taste levels.
bianca’s song is pretty unique. i love the reggae intro and the chorus is good. UK please pick her!
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)
Dulcima is the only song I keep playing! It’s so intriguing
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.
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)
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.
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.
Shine A Little Light. If Leona herself were singing it team Wiwi would be fangirling none stop. 😉
MIRACLE OR YOU’RE NOT ALONE !!!
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….