Do my eyes deceive me? Have I read this correct? Is the BBC allowing the Great British Public to select their song for Eurovision 2016?
UK Newspaper The Daily Express is now reporting that the UK entry for Eurovision 2016 will be selected by the public in a show that is said to be ‘X-Factor like’. From now until November new and up and coming singers can apply for the selection process.
The show will be in the hands of Music Mogul Hugh Goldsmith who was responsible for unleashing the likes of Atomic Kitten, Billie Piper and Blue on the public.
Guy Freeman (UK Head of Delegation) commented
“This year really will be the biggest song search for Eurovision the BBC has ever undertaken. With input from key industry figures and fan associations, plus with the public having the final say we are looking forward to seeing a true People’s Eurovision entry representing the UK at next year’s competition in Sweden.”
The last time the general public had a say in the UK’s entry was back in 2010 and ‘That Sounds Good To Me’ but not to Europe – won the vote.
So what does the UK fans have to say about this? Will this format attract new talent to the UK Selection? Will it attract new viewers to Eurovision in the UK?
Let us know.
Author/Editor in Chief Garrett Mulhall
Source : Daily Express