Changes have already been made to the format of the UK national final Eurovision: You Decide 2019. But even more changes are coming. The BBC has confirmed the national final will take place on Friday, February 8. This time audience tickets are free… but strictly limited.

The date for the shows follows the 2018 edition, which was also held in early February. But unlike the 2018 show — which was held the iconic Brighton’s Dome — this year the national final wild be hosted in a television studio.

Eurovision You Decide 2019: Tickets

#Eurovision You Decide will broadcast on Friday 8th February! Ticket info available on the official BBC Eurovision site. ?

Posted by BBC Eurovision on Friday, January 11, 2019

You Decide 2019 will be filmed at Dock10 in Media City UK in Salford, Greater Manchester. While the specific studio has not yet been confirmed, the largest facility at Dock10 is the HQ1 studio. It’s the UK’s biggest multi-camera TV studio and fits an audience of up to 1000. For contrast, the Brighton Dome can fit a maximum of  1,700 people.

Unlike the 2018 show, tickets for this year’s national final will be free. They will be allocated via a ballot, which can be applied for at Lost In TV. There’s a minimum age of 16 and under 18-year-olds must be accompanied by an adult. The dress code is “party fabulous”.

And because it’s a television studio, further restrictions apply. No food or drink can be brought into the studio, and mobile phones are not allowed. Honestly, we’re not sure we could cope without a phone, but sometimes you just have to make sacrifices.

Eurovision: You Decide will again be hosted by former Great British Bake Off star Mel Giedroyc and Eurovision winner Måns Zelmerlöw. The show will be broadcast live on BBC Two.

As in previous years, six acts will compete to try and fly the UK flag in Tel Aviv. But this time, they’re only going to be singing one of three songs.

Each song will be performed in two musically different ways, by two different acts. Those two acts will face off in three-rounds of “song-offs”, which will help determine the final pairing of song and act to go forward to Eurovision 2019.

The performances will be voted on by a celebrity panel and the public televote, and will eventually decide who SuRie’s successor will be.

What do you think of the ticketing changes to Eurovision: You Decide? Will you put your name in the ticket ballot? Share your thoughts below!

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Rosanne Maher
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Rosanne Maher

Sounding good to me!!

Simon
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Simon

I was about to book the tickets, but upon seeing that it’s in Salford, it was a no for me.

Will.M
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Will.M

Who’s the jury? Z listers I would imagine… left hand side of the board isn’t good enough we should win! Crap songs that just don’t do it. Why bother it’s been embarrassing for years.

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Oh I've been waiting for this Russian Fla-la-lag

No pictures of Måns through mobile phones then

Purple Mask
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Purple Mask

It’s an interesting experiment that effectively rates the song and the performer in different combinations to each other. It relies on the jury/voters to use some intelligence. Nice to see that the BBC thinks the UK still has some. 🙂

Paul
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Paul

Måns again?! Why why why!?

I know not everyone likes Rylan but he’s an actual presenter and actually likes Eurovision! Glad Mel’s still involved

Jonas
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Jonas

Måns is an actual presenter too. He was a regular host on Allsång på Skansen, he has hosted Melodifestivalen, and even the actual Eurovision Song Content itself – I think that arguably makes him the more experienced of the two.

HarpyDarper
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HarpyDarper

I’m a little cautious as to what this format will produce for us, but I hope the songs are good. The standard of out NFS is okay, but a bit bland.
Think they will mention the stage invasion?

John
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I just can’t get excited about the UK this year. Even the head of delegation has said the only goal is to finish on the “left-hand side of the leaderboard…”
Why even bother if you’re only trying to come 13th?!

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

I think they mean at least the left hand side but yeah, we need to be aiming for the top!

Joshua
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Joshua

If only I were still living in the UK… Ugh.

AndersP
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AndersP

I like the update logo

Ted
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Ted

Excited but I need some clarity here.
So do we get to pick the song and pick the style of the song and pick the singer in a 90 minute programme?
Three songs, six acts.
Four weeks to go!!!!
Ooh and I guess we get to hear the songs one week in advance too? Along with the awesome wwb reviews 🙂

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mad-professor

I’d imagine it’s probably a case of picking the version of the song that was better, then a superfinal for the best song.

Ted
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Ted

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ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I think it is like:
Song 1 by Artist A and by Artist B – we pick A
Song 2 by Artist C and by Artist D – we pick D
Song 3 by Artist E and by Artist F – we pick F
Then a superfinal of A, D and F – we pick Song 2 (by D obviously)
Just an example 😀

Ted
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Ted

Thanks

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

How are they going to fit in 3 heats and a superfinal in 90 minutes though?

mad-professor
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mad-professor

It used to take them about 40-45 minutes to get through the six songs with all the intros and panel discussions, so it shouldn’t be too hard.

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Maybe, come next year, they’ll pay the people to accept tickets. 😛

Jonas
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Jonas

I wish the mobile phone ban would extend to the Eurovision final too. I hate seeing countless people constantly hold up their phones as if the show isn’t being professionally broadcast by about 50 different cameras already. It’s so ridiculous.

Erasmus
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Erasmus

phones are ruining every concert and not just concerts, but ballet, opera, drama etc. shows as well… a shame…

Mr. Vanilla Bean
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Mr. Vanilla Bean

Stupid people are ruining these events, not their phones.

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

People have come to watch it live and most of the time, they’re looking through a screen. Why not live the moment? I can see why they’ve banned them!

ESCFan2009
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ESCFan2009

I’m excited! Sounds like the battles of “The Voice”, but the second act performs after the first and not parallel 😀 Why not? I mean, if every NF would be like “10 songs presented after each other and then one voting”, it would be boring. Variety is always entertaining 😀

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

Please Lord let the songs be good!