Late night revelations, y’all! On Tuesday, the BBC announced that the Eurovision: You Decide acts would be released today (January 24). Now, just after midnight, all can be revealed. We now know the six artists hoping to represent the UK at Eurovision 2018!
The list comes without the actual songs yet. They’ll be played later today on the Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 , from 10:30-13:00 CET. But with the names comes more information — and a sense of what we can expect!
Eurovision: You Decide 2018 Entries
- Asanda – “Legends”
- Goldstone – “I Feel the Love”
- Jaz Ellington – “You”
- Liam Tamne – “Astronaut”
- RAYA – “Crazy”
- SuRie – “Storm”
Asanda is a former Britain’s Got Talent finalist. In 2013, she reached the live final of the show, aged just 11 – wowing judges with her performance of Rihanna’s “Diamonds” along the way.
Goldstone are a girl group, made up of singers and stage stars Aimee, Helen and Rhiannon. Jaz Ellington featured in the first season of the UK’s edition of The Voice.
Another former Voice UK alumni, Liam Tamne is a stage star who has performed in shows including Wicked and Hairspray. RAYA (aka: Raya Clark) is a multi-talented threat: singer, actor, dancer and DJ. Her song “Crazy” was written by none other than Greta Salomé!
Finally, SuRie is a stage star and has Eurovision experience. She was a backing vocalist for both Loic Nottet and Blanche — could she replicate their fourth placed finishes?
Eurovision: You Decide will take place on February 7, hosted once again by Mel Giedroyc. She’ll be joined this time, however, by Eurovision 2015 winner Måns Zelmerlöw.
The show — directed by scriptwriter Edward Af Sillén — takes place in the historic Brighton Dome. Of course, that’s the venue where ABBA won Eurovision in 1974, with “Waterloo”.
What do you think of the You Decide lineup? Do you have an early favourite? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below!