The BBC had a big Eurovision announcement to make this morning. Their Eurovision selection show You Decide will return again in 2018.
The show that will move from its London base to the Brighton Dome which played host to the 1974 Eurovision Song Contest. It will see Mel Giedeoyc return to host. This year however she will be joined by Eurovision 2015 winner Mans Zelmerlow.
Zelmerlow who hosted the 2016 Eurovision with Petra Mede is a huge favourite with the fans especially when the duo performed the parody song ‘Love, Love, Peace, Peace’. Can we expect something similar from Mel and Mans at You Decide?
You Decide will take place on 7 Feb and will feature six acts in the live final. These acts and songs will be revealed at a later date. If the last few years are anything to go by we can expect the song reveals to take place a few weeks before the final on Radio 2’s Ken Bruce Show.
The BBC has also revealed that You Decide 2018 will be scripted and directed by Edward Af Sillén, the man behind Eurovision 2016 and multiple Melodifestivalen shows.
In recent years the BBC have incrementally grown the size of the Eurovision selection. This move to have Mans host and have Edward write and direct, highlights for many fans the UK starting to take Eurovision more seriously again.
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