Today the BBC reveal the 6 potential entries for the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel.
For the fourth consecutive year, the BBC have chosen to hold a national selection titled “You Decide” however this year there are slight changes to the format.
The event will be broadcast from Media City UK in Salford. In the new format, three songs will be performed in the competition by six artists. Each song will be performed by two different artists, who will compete against each other in a sing-off. After the three sing-offs are completed, the three remaining combinations of artist and song will be voted on again. The winner of this vote will represent the United Kingdom in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019 in Tel Aviv, Israel. The winner will be determined by a celebrity panel and viewers at home.
The songs competing in “Eurovision: You Decide” 2019 are as follows:
The first entry is “Bigger Than Us” written by Laurell Barker, Anna-Klara Folin, John Lundvik and Jonas Thander. The first version released is Michael Rice. Michael was the winner of talent show All Together Now last year.
“Bigger Than Us” will also be performed in the sing-off by Holly Tandy. Holly previously auditioned for The X Factor in 2017 and made it to the live shows mentored by Sharon Osbourne. Sharon previously mentored other Eurovision alumini such as Saara Aalto and Andy Abraham.
The second sing-off will feature two artists singing “Freaks” written by Jon Maguire, Rick Parkhouse, Corey Sanders and George Tizzard. The first version will be performed by Jordan Clarke. Jordan has previously been in a group called Luminites who finished 5th in the 2013 series of Britain’s Got Talent.
“Freaks” will also be sung by girlband MAID. MAID consist of three members and are the only group competing in You Decide this year.
The third and final song is “Sweet Lies” written by Maria Broberg, Lise Cabble and Esben Svane. The first to perform this entry is Kerrie-Anne. Kerrie-Anne previously auditioned for The X Factor in 2015 and made it to the Judges’ Houses. However her mentor Simon Cowell did not select her for the live shows.
“Sweet Lies” is also going to performed by Anisa who will be performing a slower ballad version of the song.