Eurovision 2019

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In bygone years, the BBC Two's selection show You Decide has featured six acts all performing a different song each before the best is selected to represent the UK.
But this time there will be just three songs for the six acts to sing, meaning they'll go head-to-head to see who can do the same song the best.
Each of the three songs will be performed in two musically different ways by two acts, and there will be three rounds of 'song-offs' in the show, which is hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Mans Zelmerlow.

Kate Phillips, controller of entertainment commissioning at the BBC, said: "Forget about a sing-off, next year it's all about the song-off as we once again try to marry a great singer with a great song, one which could finally get us on the left hand side of the leader board.

"We may be leaving the EU, but we are still determined to win Eurovision again one day!"

You Decide will be shown on BBC Two in February 2019 ahead of the contest, which takes place on Saturday, May 18.

Poll Results

OptionVotes
"Sweet Lies" - Kerrie Anne 3
"Freaks" - Maid 2
"Freaks" - Jordan Clarke 1
"Sweet Lies" - Anisa 1
"It's Bigger Than Us" - Holly Tandy 0
"It's Bigger Than Us" - Michael Rice 0


Mark G, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 14:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's Bigger Than Us: slightly prefer Tandy's Kylie 'Golden' country pop over Rice's a generic anthemic Scandi synth thing that would have wowed Eurovision 2013.
Freaks: nice - very familiar - chord progression in the chorus but an unremarkable song, don't care either way.
Sweet Lies: the best song, I think. Leaning towards Kerrie Anne's Eurodisco comfort food over Anisa's ballad.

British public decides in a people's vote, what could possibly go wrong?

dorsalstop, Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mans Zelmerlow?

Wee boats wobble but they don't fall down (Tom D.), Wednesday, 23 January 2019 16:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Listening link:

- http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=%23EurovisionYouDecide+2019

Such a sad quote from the entertainment commissioner. "Could finally get us on the left hand side of the leader board"? (Better than on the extreme right of the leaderboard..)

I think I agree "Sweet Lies" is the best one here – also the only song where the two versions are interpreted quite differently.

But it's hard to even imagine how a UK entry could do well anymore; nothing's been popular for 9 years. What would they have to change in the selection?

sbahnhof, Friday, 25 January 2019 06:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Fair play to Jordan Clarke for holding this face for 3 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJjVSfSFk14

sbahnhof, Friday, 25 January 2019 06:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp good songs? Good songwriters working on this? Seems relatively easy to me to get better positions than in the last 9 years, but the song selections have just been shit. It's not like there have been expectations "this is quite good, should rank high" - no, everyone's agreed the songs are bad and won't stand a chance. So no mystery here, really.

abcfsk, Friday, 25 January 2019 09:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ouch

voted jordan clarke for the eurovision "look"

needs the classic "wink for europe" towards the end

nxd, Friday, 25 January 2019 09:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp good songs, well duh. How can they change their competition structure to get better songs? Given the BBC prob won't spend much money hiring the hottest producers or holding a UK Melodifestivalen. Should they approach a wider range of artists? Involve Radio 1/1xtra? Expand the judging panel? A longer public vote? Abduct George Ezra?

sbahnhof, Friday, 25 January 2019 20:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Songs matter less than getting someone to sing who is known in the rest of Europe.

the battering ram's rolling (snoball), Friday, 25 January 2019 20:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yeah I need to catch up on these but I've heard some snippets.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 25 January 2019 20:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 4 February 2019 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

good to see Darude stepping up for Finland

seandalai, Monday, 4 February 2019 00:25 (one week ago) Permalink

also happy about San Marino's continued commitment to recycling

seandalai, Monday, 4 February 2019 00:56 (one week ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 00:01 (one week ago) Permalink

OK, so it's not going to be bigger than us.

Mark G, Tuesday, 5 February 2019 07:27 (one week ago) Permalink

on now...
You Decide Which Of These Scarcely Famous Singers Gets To Come Near The Bottom Of The Voting This Year

just another country (snoball), Friday, 8 February 2019 19:33 (one week ago) Permalink

OK, off to negotiate 350 points from China under WTO rules.

dorsalstop, Friday, 8 February 2019 22:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Songs matter less than getting someone to sing who is known in the rest of Europe.
― the battering ram's rolling (snoball), Saturday, January 26, 2019 9:30 AM Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

:-s Eurovision winners aren't usually well-known. (sometimes not even after they win!)

France's song for the final is "Roi" by Bilal Hassani:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCJRigN2DmI

It was the French public favourite by miles:

- https://eurovision.tv/story/bilal-hassani-to-represent-france-at-eurovision-2019

The French show also used a 10-nation jury (which preferred other songs), similar to in the Swedish final.

sbahnhof, Saturday, 9 February 2019 02:17 (one week ago) Permalink

Other news: Jack White wins Eurovision

- https://eurovoix.com/2019/02/06/israel-white-stripes-lead-singer-now-receiving-royalties-from-nettas-toy/

Netta's new (non-Eurovision) single is incredible

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jV1sjm9Lz_Q

(not sure if that's Salvador Sobral from 2017 in the video)

sbahnhof, Saturday, 9 February 2019 03:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Hmm, I wonder what these fascists' agenda is.

sbahnhof, Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:13 (two days ago) Permalink

The Italian song choice - "Soldi" by Mahmood

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=22lISUXgSUw

sbahnhof, Thursday, 14 February 2019 04:22 (two days ago) Permalink


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