The UK’s Eurovision act for 2016 will be decided by the British public on 26 February when six shortlisted acts will perform on BBC Four the songs they hope will see them through to the Eurovision stage in Stockholm.
This is a change from the past six years where the act and song were both picked internally by the BBC including big names like Bonnie Tyler, Inglebert Humperdink and boyband Blue. The show called ‘You Decide’ will be hosted by Great British Bake Off host Mel Giedroyc who is very excited at the prospect being a huge Eurovision fan herself.
“I am a huge fan of the Eurovish and am honoured to be hosting this fantastic event.”
Giedroyc loves Eurovision so much that she even starred in Eurobeat, a stage show that is a send up of all things Eurovision, where she acted as host alongside Les Dennis.
The acts competing in the show have not been announced yet, however rumours suggest that we could see the likes of Jedward and MP4 (a group made up of four members of parliament). Stay tuned for further updates!