Get your Union Jacks out: it’s almost time for Eurovision: You Decide! With the songs and artists set to be revealed next Wednesday, the 23rd of January, we’re gagging to see which six singers will be gracing the stage in Salford, England on February 8th.

One name that repeatedly comes up on fan wishlists on social media is X Factor 2017 alum Holly Tandy, a young Yorkshire singer with absolute bucket loads of talent. She came seventh in her season, being eliminated in the fourth live show. That was despite being one of the big favourites to win the whole series (eventually won by boyband Rak-Su). She was just 15 at the time, turning 16 during the live shows, yet had a voice beyond her years.

She sang massive songs from the likes of Ariana Grande, Rihanna and Lady Gaga, but also some home-based talent like Harry Styles and George Michael. Safe to say Holly is versatile and can work any number of genres with her versatile voice. In her initial audition she wowed the judges with the Alicia Keys classic ‘If I Ain’t Got You’, and later went on to be mentored by Sharon Osbourne. In an arguably tough year for X Factor she stood out and fans adored her.

Why do fans want her for Eurovision?

Murmurs first started among the Eurofandom on Twitter when she was followed by E:YD connections on Instagram, but since she has been dropping what many interpret as hints left, right, and centre. We know she has something big to announce very shortly, and she’s been making trips down to London to work on a big project as per the Insta below.

That project could literally be anything. London is, after all, a major musical hub. But fans keep dreaming and hoping that she’s been making visits to BBC HQ.

It’s got fans excited at the prospect of such a talented act going into the national selection, with huge changes afoot in the delegation.

A change in format

As announced previously, the BBC have made some changes for Eurovision: You Decide for 2019. Instead of the six different songs format used previously, there will be 3 song battling. Each entry will be performed by two artists in different styles or genres.

The show will keep our collective dream husband (and of course, Eurovision 2015 winner) Måns Zelmerlöw and British comedienne Mel Giedroyc as hosts in 2019, after a fantastic showing together in 2018.

You can catch the songs reveal on the BBC’s Eurovision site, or by listening to the Ken Bruce show on BBC Radio 2.

Are you hoping to see Holly appear at Eurovision: You Decide? What genre would you love to see her slay, and who would be a dream battle partner against her vocally in the show? Share your hopes and dreams below!

Total
32
Shares

11
Leave a Reply

avatar
9 Comment threads
2 Thread replies
0 Followers
 
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
11 Comment authors
TedESCalatorLukeGallagherMatthewGlenniebooooy Recent comment authors
  Subscribe  
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Ted
Guest
Ted

I’ve not watched any x factor for a number of years. I couldn’t even tell you who’s won as they never hang around in the charts long enough to get familiar with. So I’ve no hope with being familiar with any of the contestants. I’ve now watched the audition clip in the article and okay, its a few years old now but I hope she’s worked on her singing technique. It’s a pet hate of mine hearing singers take gasps of air during any song. . Its a nice voice but not strong enough for a eurovision winning song. Please… Read more »

ESCalator
Guest
ESCalator

God please no, she’s soooo average. Send Dalton Harris instead. He is the only one with a world class talent.

Matthew
Guest
Matthew

My issue is no act in You Decide past has been caught dropping hints before the announcement, so I don’t think we’ll see her.

Glenniebooooy
Guest
Glenniebooooy

Oooh god please no! She’s not that good at all! Yes offcourse she can sing but nothing special here.. sorry

Yellowman96
Guest

Is it a Wednesday or the 26th????

Cause January 26th is a Saturday

aaron
Guest
aaron

She’s okay, her performance of Hollow was phenomenal but her others were somewhat lacking.

She’s very talented, I can see her singing something modern – a pop styled song.

Wallu
Guest
Wallu

She should do it with Jack from the same season.

ESC JOSH
Guest
ESC JOSH

She’d be brilliant. People criticise the BBC for going for “X Factor Rejects” but there are so many talented people on there. I’d love The CutKelvins to go for it

Paul
Guest
Paul

Also It’s not just the UK that uses reality shows for theirs singers – literally every country does it! Talent is talent

LukeGallagher
Guest
LukeGallagher

Yes!!!!!

Jack
Guest
Jack

Haven’t watched X Factor since 2012 so I had to YouTube Holly Tandy and she seems to have a very strong voice for a mid-teenager, curious what tempo and song she is given though… seeing she was born in July 2001 meaning *thinking of a random Euro fact* she wasn’t born when Croatia & Slovenia last finished Top 10, that is mad! gosh I feel old!