News from Eurovision: You Decide HQ!
The BBC announced today that the winner of the 2009 Eurovision Song Contest, Alexander Rybak, will perform on the UK national selection, Eurovision: You Decide, on 27th January at the Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, London.
Tickets are available to buy and aren’t geo-locked so fans, anywhere in the world, can get tickets! – go to bbc.co.uk/Eurovision for all the details.
Eurovision: You Decide will air at 7.30pm on BBC Two. Mel Giedroyc will be presenting live from London’s world-famous Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith and it’s set to be a nail biting night of performances as six songs battle it out for the chance to represent the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest next year in Kyiv.
The BBC will release the names of more guests in the next few weeks so look out for more announcements soon!
Tickets for the UK national selection, Eurovision: You Decide, are on sale and for the first time people outside the UK can buy them. More details on the website of the BBC.
The United Kingdom is holding a national selection for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, following the same format used in 2016. As last year, all public entries will be carefully considered and shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members. At the same time, entries are also being sought from leading professional songwriters, with guidance from Record Industry Executive and Music Consultant for the BBC, Hugh Goldsmith.
Guy Freeman, Editor, BBC Special Events and Formats said, "This is the moment for anyone who passionately believes they've written an outstanding song that could win over the hearts and minds of millions of European TV viewers and professional juries, to go for it and submit their entry". The shortlist and further announcements will be released in the coming months.