The United Kingdom’s Eurovision representatives for 2016, Joe and Jake have revealed the video for their Eurovision song ‘You’re Not Alone’. The two singers who met on BBC’s The Voice will perform live in the Final on 14th May. Check out their video below.
The United Kingdom are of of the most successful countries in the Eurovision Song Contest. They have managed to rack up an impressive five wins including Sandy Shaw (1967), Lulu (1969), Brotherhood of Mann (1976), Buck’s Fizz (1981) and most recently in 1997 with Katrina and the Waves. What’s even more impressive is that they have a whopping fifteen second places from acts ranging from Cliff Richard and Matt Monro to Imaani and Sonia. As of late their track record has been less impressive, only cracking the top ten once on their last thirteen attempts. This has led the BBC to rethink their selection process in 2016…
God knows we all love something new and innovative at Eurovision. You only have to look back on the last ten years and you can see the great variety from the bearded lady Conchita Wurst, to the elderly Russian Grannies in 2012, scary mask wearing rockers Lordi and Ireland’s Dustin the Turkey puppet. For some of these acts the risk has paid off and saw them walking away with the Eurovision crown, others however failed to qualify.
After months of silence, the UK have finally announced their plans for the Eurovision Song Contest for 2015. On the 7th March the BBC will reveal their entry for the 2015 singing competition. Like last year, the song will be chosen by an internal selection process and will debut on the BBC Red Button Service which is available on the BBC Eurovision website for international viewers.
Last year the same process saw relatively unknown singer Molly Smitten Downes take to the Eurovision stage after a string of unsuccessful attempts from well known veteran acts including Bonnie Tyler, Blue and Englebert Humperdink.
Who would you like to see as the UK’s entry? Would you prefer someone from the BBC Introducing scheme or a well established pop star. Let us know by commenting below.