Britain is moving up the Eurovision lookup process

adminNovember 30, 2018

Survival on Eurovision: You decide in 2018

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SuRie was elected to represent Britain this year via a combined public and jury vote

As British politicians debate the country's future relationship with the EU, another important issue is raised about Britain's role in Europe – how it chooses a Eurovision player.

The BBC has announced that it will overtake the selection process for next year.

Three songs will each be performed in two different styles of two different artists, with an act of each pair going through to a final public voice.

Last year, SuRie came 24th of 26 and had to deal with a stage intruder.

She had been elected to represent the United Kingdom by a combined public and jury vote.

This time an international jury will select the three songs and provide viewers a selection of different ways they could perform before the poll to select the winner.

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Can Britain's next player follow the footsteps of the 2018 winner Netta?

Eurovision: You Decide will be shown in February on BBC Two, live from Salford, host of Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw, who won the competition for Sweden in 2015.

The final victory represents his nation in the Grand Final at the Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel, on May 18th. Netta won the event this year for Israel.

Eurovision: You Decides Executive Producer Mel Balac said: "Our exciting" Euro version "format allows fans to compare and contrast these amazing songs in a fresh and new way, and deliver Britain the artist it deserves to move the flag out in Tel Aviv. "

Kate Phillips, BBC Controller for Entertainment Services, added: "We can leave the EU but we are still determined to win Eurovision again one day!"

The United Kingdom has not won Eurovision since 1997 and has not completed in the top 10 since 2009.

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