UK 2018: Song submission for Eurovision: You Decide 2018

UK 2018: Song submission for Eurovision: You Decide 2018

UK is the 2nd place winner in the Eurovision Song contest history (15 times). Last time that UK enetred the top-3 of the scoreboard was in 2002 with Jessica Garlick.

The British National broadcaster, BBC, opened the sumbmission for Eurovision: You Decide. This will be the 3rd time in row that the UK will decide the Eurovision entry through this show. The submission period is open for artists and composers that wish to represent UK in Lisbon at the forthcoming 2018 Eurovision Song Contest until  Friday 27 October 2017.

All entries will be examined carefully by a panel from UK Eurovision Fan Club. At the same time, BBC is also searching for professional composers.

Hugh Goldsmith, Executive and Music Consultant stated:

The ESC in Lisbon 2018 promises to be yet another fantastic show and I’m determined that we, the UK, are able to build on our excellent showing of 2017 thanks to Lucie Jones’ superlative performance of the powerful ballad, Never Give Up On You. To this end I am, again, looking for songs with emotive lyrics, memorable melodies and brilliant productions. However, success at Eurovision can also be about originality and the element of surprise. So, please also send us your songs if they are creatively fresh, brave and a little bit different!

Guy Freeman, Editor, BBC Special Events and Formats also said:

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.

The songs that will be shortlisted for Eurovision: You Decide 2018,  will be presented in a TV show. Details about the show will be announced from BBC.

For those who wish to submit a song for Eurovision: You Decide 2018, should keep in mind that:

  1.  If you would like to submit an entry, it must adhere to the EBU competition rules
  2.  The song must not exceed 3 minute duration
  3.  All vocals must be performed live
  4.  No more than 6 people can take part in the performance
  5.  The song must not have been publicly released before 1st September 2017; it should not have been performed
  6.  in public or officially published on any media including but not limited to radio, TV and the Internet
  7.  The song cannot be a cover or sample another artist’s work
  8.  The song must be original with regards to songwriting and musical instrumentation
  9. Each singer/s must be 18 years old on or before 1st January 2018
  10.  Composers and song writers may only submit one entry
  11.  The closing date for entries is Friday 27th October 2017
  12. The BBC reserves the right to use a performer of its choice for any song submitted for consideration. Employees of the BBC and EBU or their close relatives or anyone connected with the contest are not eligible to enter
  13.  The right is reserved to cancel the contest at any stage or amend any of the terms or details if necessary
  14.  The BBC, its sub-contractors, subsidiaries and/or agencies cannot accept any responsibility whatsoever for any failure in the postal system, any technical failure or malfunction or any other problem which may result in an entry not properly registered
  15.  These terms are governed by the law of England and Wales.

Last year, Lucie Jones won Eurovision: You Decide and represented United Kingdom in Kiev (15th place – 111 points).

Stefanos Charpantidis

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