The BBC has announced today the artists and songs that will take part in its Eurovision 2019 selection show ‘Eurovision: You Decide’, when it returns to our screens on 8 February. The show will once again be hosted by the brilliant pairing of Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw. It will move from last year’s location (Brighton’s Dome) to Salford’s Media City (outside Manchester) in 2019. Read on to find out who is taking part!
This is the fourth year that the UK have used ‘You Decide’ to select their Eurovision artist and song. In the last three outings six artists competed with their specific individual songs, and a combination of jury and public votes decided the winner. This year six artists will perform two different versions of three songs.
‘Bigger Than Us’ (Michael Rice/Holly Tandy)
The first will see the winner of ‘All Together Now’ Season 1 Michael Rice go up against X-Factor’s Holly Tandy with the song ‘Bigger Than Us’. The song is written by former Swedish Melodifestivalen contender John Lundvik as well as Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin and Jonas Thander.
‘Freaks’ (Jordan Clarke/MAID)
The second song to be revealed was entitled ‘Freaks’. It was written by Jon Maguire, Rick Parkhouse, Corey Sanders and George Tizzard. It will see Jordan Clarke and girl group MAID perform their different versions of the song.
‘Sweet Lies’ (Kerrie Anne/Anisa)
The final song to be revealed is named ‘Sweet Lies’. Another former X-Factor face Kerrie Anne and Anisa are the performers here. The song is written by Maria Broberg, Lise Cabble and Esben Svane.
What do you make of the format of the show and the songs that BBC have selected for the show? Leave us a comment below!