The UK haven’t had the best of results in recent years, but to their defence, in the last couple of years they have at least put some effort in choosing their act. They’ve been turning towards younger and more upcoming artists, many of which come from the popular talent show X Factor. The selection format for the last two years has been a national final called Eurovision: You Decide, which as the name suggests, gives the public the power to choose the act they best think would represent the UK.
The BBC have now officially launched the search for their 2018 act, with the public able to submit their entries. Similar to last year, a panel of members from the UK Eurovision Fan Club will shortlist the entries, to which the successful entries will move ahead to the national final. This year however, the BBC will be turning to professional songwriters to submit entries for the competition. They’re hoping that the submissions are fresh and creative as well as unique.
Guy Freeman, the Editor of Special Events and Formats of BBC has stated, ‘For anyone out there who thinks they have a brilliant song that can resonate with millions of people around the world and the 2018 jurors this is your chance and we’d love to hear from you’
We’re unsure as to how many acts will participate in the national final, however if the last two years are anything to go off, we could probably expect around 6 entries to be performed on the televised program. The closing date for song submissions is the 27th of October.