The United Kingdom artist and song for the 2020 Eurovision Song Contest in Rotterdam will be revealed Thursday 27 February 2020 on BBC Radio 1 and 2. The announcement will happen during the breakfast shows on the two radio stations, with Greg James on BBC Radio 1 and Ken Bruce on Radio 2.
The official BBC Eurovision Twitter account tweeted the news with Graham Norton explaining the news via a video clip in the tweet.
— BBC Eurovision🇬🇧 (@bbceurovision) February 22, 2020
The BBC has dropped it’s “Eurovision: You Decide” this year as it is in favour of teaming up with the music label BMG to find it’s artist and song to fly the flag for the United Kingdom in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Rylan Clark-Neal and Scott Mills will be commentating the two semi-finals in Rotterdam and Graham Norton commentating the Grand Final in May.
Source: BBC Eurovision / Image: Eurovoix.com
The United Kingdom debuted in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and holds the record for the most consecutive appearances in the contest. To date the UK has won the contest a total of five times, with their first victory coming in 1967 and their latest in 1997. The UK holds the record for the most second place finishes in the contest, having been runner-up a total of 15 times. Since 2000 the UK has finished within the top 10 only twice, this being in 2002 with Jessica Garlick and in 2009 with Jade Ewen.