Brighton calling! After weeks of keeping quiet on social media, the BBC today announced the news many UK Eurovision fans will have been hoping for. Tomorrow, the six Eurovision: You Decide songs will be released online.
Not only that, but the broadcaster has revealed a sneak peak of You Decide host Måns Zelmerlöw reacting to the six entries:
— BBC Eurovision?? (@bbceurovision) January 23, 2018
Though we can’t hear the songs yet, Måns drops quite a few clues as to what we can expect. Amongst some of the phrases Måns uses are: “Ed Sheeran-y”, “Very hooky“, “Ballad-y“, “Clubby” and “I’m seeing like a thousand dancers on stage“.
He signs off the video by announcing “Wow — those are six really, really good songs. Six “Heroes”!”.
The online song release is a change to the usual format for You Decide. In the past two years, songs were released one-by-one on Radio 2’s Ken Bruce Show, before being uploaded online shortly after.
In 2014 and 2015, the BBC released Molly and Electro Velvet’s songs on the “Red Button” service.
Eurovision: You Decide — Rumours
As always, there’s been a number of rumours about the UK selection. A list appeared at the start of January, listing six competing artists. One of the acts on the list, Anna Pancaldi, tweeted that she had never applied, however.
A report then appeared on The Sun’s online section, suggesting backing vocalist Rachel Clark was one of the entries.
She’s reported to be singing a track called “Crazy” by songwriter Samir Elshay.
But all the rumours can come to a close tomorrow, as the BBC reveals all. There’s no word yet on when exactly they’ll release the songs tomorrow. Keep your eyes peeled here on wiwibloggs for the announcement!
Måns will, of course, be joined by regular You Decide host, comedian Mel Giedroyc at the show on 7 February. The six acts will take to the Brighton Dome stage, where ABBA won in 1974.
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