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!