Stockholm 2016


British decide for Stockholm

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Tonight for the first time in six years a British national Eurovision final place. For the first time is that on a digital channel.

After years of internal choices and disastrous results, the British threw the helm this year. The broadcaster BBC put for the first time in years a open registration and a national final on television on legs. One snag: the preliminary round is not broadcast on BBC One or Two, but on the digital channel BBC Four. Now BBC Three recently has become an online channel, BBC Four culture channel will also broadcast the semifinals of the Eurovision song contest.

The show Eurovision: You Decide will take an hour and a half and has six participating artists and songs. Furthermore, there is time and space for guest artists as last year’s winner and this year’s presenter Måns Zelmerlöw and Katrina Leskanich, who in 1997 as a singer of Katrina & The Waves won Eurovision, for the United Kingdom.

Mel Giedroyc (photo), best known in the United Kingdom as presenter of the popular reality series The Great British Bake Off, presents the whole event. Only the voice of the Viewer, that both by telephone, sms and via the internet can vote, will determine the outcome. Well there is a panel of experts to the entries of constructive comments. That consists of the above mentioned Katrina, Carrie Grant, that the United Kingdom as a member of the Group Sweet Dreams represented at the Eurovision song contest 1983 in Munich, and Jay Revell, a Director who worked with Ellie Goulding has in the past.

The field tonight, in alphabetical order:

# Participant (s) Number Place
1 Bianca Shine a Little Light
2 Manz Until Tomorrow
3 Dulcima When You Go
4 Joe & Jake You’re Not Alone 1
5 Karl William Lund Miracle
6 Matthew James A Better Man

The broadcast starts at 8:30 pm Brussels time and is to follow through this livestream. Proximus customers that the theme package Music & Culture can also tune in to channel 26.