Update: United Kingdom artist announced tonight

Update: United Kingdom artist announced tonight
BBC Commentator Graham Norton: Photo: BBC
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After weeks of speculation, we can reveal that the announcement as to who will be representing the United Kingdom in Baku in Europe's Favourite TV show will be made tonight. In cooperation with the BBC, at 23:30 CET (22:30 UK time) we will be simultaneously announcing who has been chosen to fly the British flag in 2012. So stay tuned to Eurovision.tv to find out who it will be?

Over the last few weeks fans have been increasingly wondering when the BBC would annouce the act that would represent the United Kingdom in the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest.

When the BBC reopened their official Facebook page a few weeks ago, everyone though the announcement would be just days away.

Then, last weekend, as we reported, one of the British tabloid papers claimed that Atomic Kitten were going to be the British representatives in the contest, but within hours members of the group denied the news via Twitter.

Today on various websites and social media a number of well known names have been suggested; including Right Said Fred, Elton John, Mika, Bucks Fizz, Hurts, Daniel Bedingfield and Tony Christie. One of the most popular names being put forward is Adele.

With today being the 1st of March, it is St. David's Day in Wales, and many are speculating that it is a Welsh artist who will represent the United Kingdom. Names such as Jessica Garlick, Katherine Jenkins , Shirley Bassey and Charlotte Church are popular choices, though it is the veteran singer Tom Jones who seems to be topping the possibile names amongst fans.

Is it any of the above? Or a name that no-one has suggested yet? We are keeping our lips tight here at Eurovision.tv for a few more hours yet.

Soon the wait will be finally over as the BBC reveal their choice for Baku, and you will be able to find out who it is here at 23:30 CET tonight. .


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  • Posted on 7 March 2012 at 15:15
    I b et Eddie Izzard is over the moon LOL report to the moderator
  • Posted on 2 March 2012 at 00:40
    What! i give up!

    after all the build up what a disappointment.....

    bbc save your money and just mark us down as 25th place report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 23:57
    i'd rather have jai mcDowall than engelbert report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 23:25
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 23:24
    What a joke notwatching this year bbc what a joke report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 23:21
    He can sing, which is more than be said for a lot of our most recent entries. Also he has a large fanbase, not sure how big it is on the continent. And he has a lot of experience performing, so we shouldn't have another Jemini situation. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:42
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:38
    Engelbert Humperdinck is the entry god help us! well cant say that till the songs anounced report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:35
    ENGELBERT HUMPERDINK!!! WOW! WHAT A VOICE WHAT A PERFORMER! report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:28
    Nice one eurovision.tv, you heard it first here, its defo Engelbert Humperdink, 75 year old Welshman from the UK. Song will be written by the same team working with Adele. Good luck UK report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:27
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:22
    it states Gina G on her wikipedia page with a song written by Morrissey report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:08
    To everyone in the United Kingdom,


    It's confirmed! - that you Brits can find out WHO will represent the UK at the ESC for Baku this year.

    Tune in to BBC Radio 4 for this: The World Tonight, 1st March 2012, 10pm

    "Syrian rebels say they are making a tactical withdrawal from Baba Amr in Homs. We report the latest."

    "More extraordinary revelations from the Leveson Inquiry."

    "And the new British Eurovision Song Contest entry is revealed."

    With David Eades. report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:06
    Annie Lennox? report to the moderator
  • Posted on 1 March 2012 at 22:03
    Adele pleasee jajajajaja... report to the moderator