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BBC returns to heat in 2016

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After five years of internal choices to have made the British broadcaster BBC, gives its viewers a say in the candidate again from next year and the song that will represent the Union Jack in the Eurovision Song Contest.

The BBC invites to Friday 20 november all artists older than eighteen to own songs, after which a panel over the entries will bend. Striking: a delegation of the British section of Eurovision Song Contest fan club OGAE may be carried in the panel.

There is also worked with the BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composters and Authors), so as to write to suitable songs. An even number of numbers will qualify for a direct television broadcast in which only the British public already determines the winner, there will also be experts are having their light on the entries.

The yet unnamed and datumloze project is led by Hugh Goldsmith, including Atomic Kitten and Blue ex-Eurovision participants. Guy Freeman of the BBC that the “the greatest quest for a Eurovision Song is that the BBC has ever undertaken. Graham Norton will also already sure returning for comment in May next year. Whether he also will present the preliminary round, is still unknown.

On the last song festival was the United Kingdom represented by the duo Electro Velvet. With Still In Love With You it came no further than a 24th place in the final.