In the 12 hours since we reported that the UK has confirmed its participation in Eurovision 2019 and another year of Eurovision: You Decide, artists have been going crazy for it on social media. They include acts of previous Eurovision fame and those known outside of it on the UK music scene. Some have stated they’ve already created their You Decide submissions and are busy perfecting them, while others have said they’d be keen to sing if someone hands them the right song.

First, some important background. The BBC have announced changes to the way submissions will be filtered through the process. The previous BBC Music Consultant is out, and Greig Watts now fills the role. British Eurofans are delighted to see a fresh face at the helm. Greig was involved with Asanda’s “Legends” — a firm fan favourite at Eurovision: You Decide 2018 — as well as Renaida’s “All The Feels” from Melfest back in March.

Tweets are already starting to roll out from artists who are interested in participating as an artist or a songwriter, and we’re getting pumped for what’s to come in Eurovision: You Decide. Let’s take a look who’s getting involved…

JOWST

This one isn’t such a surprise. JOWST — real name Joakim With Steen — won fans over with “Grab the Moment” back in 2017 when he and Aleksander Wallmann sang for Norway.

He stated pretty soon after Eurovision 2018 that he was in for the UK in 2019. He has been passionate about submitting songs to the BBC due to the UK’s success internationally and its long list of iconic artists. JOWST could bring a modern sound to You Decide with his EDM style and great beats.

JOWST has certainly been a passionate member of the fandom ever since his participation in the contest, so UK fans would know they’re in safe hands with his production skills and passion for the project. Could he grab the moment for the UK and bring out a banger?

He shared a post from the Eurovision Norway Facebook group speculating that he might submit on his own Facebook page, and added this detailed explanation.

“I decided I wanted to try to help the UK win Eurovision this time (not that I have ever won before) …UK has some of the best artists and songwriters in the world, but they don’t take part in this. If they could change that, they would change Eurovision.”

Rae Morris and Fryars

Rae Morris is an indie starlet-in-the-making on the UK music scene. With love heaped on her from the UK’s main current music radio station BBC Radio 1 on a regular basis, Rae would be an absolute coup for the UK to get for Eurovision whether it be as a singer or a songwriter.

Her song ‘Cold’ featuring Fryars had plenty of airtime around its release, and today Fryars quote-tweeted the BBC Eurovision account asking if we want Rae Morris involved. Rae responded with a series of emojis which could indicate she’s thinking of going for it.

The responses have been very positive from Eurovision fans and Rae fans alike. Watch ‘Cold’ below. Do you think this atmospheric sound could work for Britain?

Tamar Kaprelian

Eurovision fave Tamar Kaprelian has made good on her promise from a while ago that she was going to submit a song to the Beeb for Eurovision 2019.

After revealing the news of her submission to a fan on Twitter, she followed up with our very own William and provided some exclusive insight into her bid and connection with the UK. She is half-British and has full citizenship to the Big 5 nation!

Tamar, of course, represented Armenia as part of Geneology in 2015 with the song “Face The Shadow” and became a social media darling to many — even winning our prestigious search for Eurovision’s Next Top Model.

We were all pumped when we heard she was staging a comeback in 2018 with “Poison (Ari Ari)” for Depi Evratasil. Whilst the song didn’t make it to Eurovision, it did become a fan favourite — and one we still play today.

Sam Bailey

Bexley-born Sam is perhaps best-known to Brits as the winner of the tenth season of X Factor. A former prison officer, she performed on cruise ships and in clubs for several years before going on to become a platinum-selling artist and household name.

She has massive pipes and could kill any song handed to her. And she made it clear today that she is willing to do just that. Give her a good song, and she’d potentially be up for the challenge.

Other artists in demand…

Whilst these are the main names already throwing their hat into the ring, fans have responded with some fantastic and fairly realistic suggestions of who they’d love to see at the contest. These include Amelia Lily of former X Factor fame and YouTube musician Dodie. There have also been plenty of mentions of ex-Eurovision acts including Molly Smitten-Downes (erm, yes please) and of course SuRie. Many fans are keeping the Song For SuRie campaign alive, hoping for several songs to be presented for SuRie to sing so that she can return next year after her stage invasion this year.

(L-R) Dodie, Molly Smitten-Downes and Amelia Lily have all been mentioned as fan hopes.

On our Wednesday Wishlist this year, we were hoping for Nina Nesbitt to make an appearance for the UK at some point. The stunning Scot and other artists could yet pop up with their You Decide submissions over the coming weeks. The window closes on Friday October 26th.

Who do you think would make a fantastic entrant for the UK? What do you think about the changes in the song selection method? Let us know in the comments below, and don’t forget to check back for more info as it arises!

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Eurovisionary

I mean, I think those emojis in Rae’s tweet means “ummm…no thanks, hard pass”

noone
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noone

Rae Morris would be amazing! Have been a fan of her for years, but I doubt she’ll do it, her “cool indie” reputation would be soiled, and all the hipster radios wouldn’t play her anymore.

Yodenman
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Yodenman

Please take a breath and a step back. Consider what you are saying. No current act like Sam Smith, Dua Lipa, Little Mix etc are going to accept the role of representing the UK in Eurovision. As a big ESC fan, it pains me to say that at the moment it would give zero credibility to any of these acts. The British public do not buy the songs, even the winner doesnt even break into the top 10 any more. Our own songs rarely get into the top 40 and stay there for more than a week. The radio doesnt… Read more »

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

I love this. Artists from other Euro countries are reaching out to UK to bring Euro talents to the country. This is what Eurovision is about – helping one another.

cheyanne
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cheyanne

Dodie would be great!! Also Jowst is good

L'oiseau
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L'oiseau

Rae Morris would be awsome. She is such an interesting artist.

Luke A
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Luke A

I still want to see one of our other languages represented, Welsh, Gaelic or Cornish would be amazing

It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
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It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's

If the BBC and the new consultant acknowledge these singers, next year will be a very good year for the UK.

Lila
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Lila

I would love for Rae to do it. One of my favourite singers.

Regina Phalange
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Regina Phalange

Tamar deserves a chance. She was robbed big time in Armenia

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

If that qualifies as being robbed, then you were also robbed big time with “Smelly Cat”, dear Phoebe.

Regina Phalange
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Regina Phalange

Loool true

Weißbrot
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Weißbrot

Well, her ability of being a good loser was apparantly robbed aswell. Seriously, Armenia wouldn’t have gotten far with her… Possibly further than with Sevak, but come on. That song was good as a studio cut but the live version lacked any charm.

Regina Phalange
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Regina Phalange

I didn’t say she necessarily should have been sent to ESC. She definitely deserved the national final though.

Pancake
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Pancake

IDK if you guys have ever heard of them or if they’re interested but I think Koven should enter You Decide. Their latest single, Voices, literally just blew out of the water!

Link: https://youtu.be/f244Kb8y_a8

Esc1234
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Esc1234

Someone PLEASE write a good song for Sam bailey, her voice is out of this world, juries will definitely love her

Serena Grassia
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Serena Grassia

RITA ORA!!! should sing for UK

James
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James

She took part before in the 2009 selection (which saw Jade Ewen pre-Sugababes take the reins of flying the flag) but withdrew soon after.

Paul
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Paul

She’s one of the worst people in the whole entire world

Yodenman
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Yodenman

Incredibly overated singer. All about image and appearing half naked at awards ceremonies. Outsung by Liam Payne, so that says it all.

Paul
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Paul

I’m still holding out (and always will be) for Hurts to be the UK entry!

There’s also part of me that thinks Little Mix would genuinely consider it…

Minus one
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Minus one

That part is probably sleaping cause in your Dreams only little mix would go to eurovision. Have you ever saw Adele in your dreams?

Love_Love_Peace_Peace
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Love_Love_Peace_Peace

Hurts are far bigger in Europe than in their home country. I think we would actually have a realistic chance of a win with them on board.

Queen
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Queen

Dua Lipa, Anne-Marie or Sam Smith should represent thel, if they want success. Or Clean Bandit

Sal
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Sal

This is exciting but I’m sceptical. We have this hype every year hoping that well-known artists will appear in the national final and in the end we’re lucky if we have one act who made the finals of X Factor. I’d put money on NOT seeing ANY of the above-mentioned acts in EYD next year.
And then we’ll hear the 5 songs in January and there’ll be one decent one good for Eurovision and the stupid UK public won’t choose it xD

Robyn Gallagher
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I’m encouraged when an artist says “I’d do Eurovision if the song is right” – it is a song contest after all! The BBC seems to be putting their focus on songs first this year – a better choice than picking a high-profile singer and then trying to find a good enough song (Finland 2018!). I wonder how Tamar would feel about someone else performing her song?

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Finland 2018 was indeed an impressive lecture on how to fail bigly after hyping your act to no end. Nobody can claim barely reaching the final a success after that much unjustified hyping.

Eileen
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Eileen

But Monsters was still a good song. And Finland has been in the final only for 8/15 times. And last time 2014.

Denis
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Denis

It was a sucess because Finland unlike Sweden doesn¨t even reach final each year. For them reaching final is a incredible sucees. Thw result itself deosn¨t matter because Finland is used to reaching low. And the song was good.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

I disagree. It’s not a law of nature that Finland has to do badly. And as far as Sweden in concerned, there was the year of 2010. And the year of 2008, where unfortunately those tasteless juries kicked the much better Macedonian entry out for you-know-who.

Henry
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Henry

Hvala ne to JOWST, and all the X Factor rejects. The BBC need to get big artists like Little Mix, Dua Lipa, or Adele if they wanna get a decent amount of televotes, last time it happened was 2011 with a big boy band.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Adele. Will. Not. Do. It.

She still has too much to lose if she enters and flops; a lot more than Il Volo when they entered in 2015.

Little Mix is a toss-up.
For Dua Lipa, it’s a possibility.

Robyn Gallagher
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Also, Adele has been having ongoing vocal problems and hasn’t sung live in maybe more than year.

It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's
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It's the BBC's fault, not the UK's

Our biggest artists won’t do it. I must’ve said that to about a million people now!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Exactly! You’ll have to wait until Adele really falls off the wagon for her to even consider it. And that could be well after the year 2030.

noone
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noone

Maybe Duffy would do it? That’d be also cool.

Hannah
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Hannah

I know it’s still early and anything could happen, but I’ve got a good feeling about the UK this year ??

Ishtar
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Ishtar

Rae Morris for the United Kingdom would be incredible

Joe
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Joe

Also kudos to all these British artists for being so chill when their Irish neighbors have been a lot more cagey about performing in Israel.

Joe
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Joe

If Dodie tried for Eurovision I’d die of happiness. The rest all sound promising too! Again, I’ve got hope.

marcus (Day One)
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marcus (Day One)

Wow it looks like Eurovision is starting to get more credibility in the UK

You Decide should be really good this year

Lets hope for a top 10 next year

Eastman
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Eastman

Never forget how salty Tamar got when she didn’t make the Depi Evratesil final.

Dame Tu Conchita
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Dame Tu Conchita

Is it necessary to bring back the past though? Also, Sara de Blue did a similar thing too after Jessika and Jenifer Brening flopped in semi final 2 and I don’t see people lash out on her the same way people do with Tamar.

beccaboo1212
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What about global stars like Charlotte Church, Connie Talbot, Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding, and/or James Blunt? 🙂

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Quite probably safe for Charlotte Church and James Blunt to consider Eurovision. With their mojos almost gone, they both got one foot across the border into “has-been” territory.

pp77
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pp77

Charlotte Church or Katherine Jenkins to Eurovision with another song from Andrew Lloyd Weber and Dianna Wareen. That will in TOP 5 in final (Top 3 with juries and Top 15 with televote) result like Italy from 2018

Paul
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Paul

Charlotte Church is an incredible shout and genuinely plausible!

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

Who wrote “La Forza” for Elina Netsajeva (Estonia)? Could they (or anyone else) write something like that for Charlotte, assuming she can still belt out a song like that?

Robyn Gallagher
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Elina wrote “La Forza” herself, in conjunction with some Estonian songwriters with Eurovision experience.

cyprus
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cyprus

why would anyone wanna see annoying jowst back in eurovision with another lame song

Joe
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Joe

He still finished 10th. For the UK that’d be incredible.

Minus one
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Minus one

With pre recorded vocals i Should add…. #notfair