United Kingdom’s national broadcaster BBC has just opened their call for songs for the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest, which will be held in Kiev next May. The BBC will use the same formula which was used to select their entry in Stockholm – Joe and Jake.
All submitted entries in the public call for songs will be reviewed and shortlisted by members of the OGAE UK. At the same time, the entries are also being sought from leading professional songwriters, with guidance from Record Industry Executive and Music Consultant for the BBC, Hugh Goldsmith, who said that “a good song is not enough, a great one is required”. He also added that “The winning song will need to combine emotive lyrics and memorable melodies with a brilliant production.”
Apart from the general Eurovision rules, in order to apply you need to have turned 18 by the 1st of January 2017, and all the interested singers and composers are allowed to submit a single song, no later than the 1st of November.
In order to submit your application, you need to email the title of your song, the name of your artist(s) and the name of your composer(s) to the following email address: BBCEurovisionSubmissions@bbc.co.uk. Once you applied, you will get a reply in no more than 72 hours, with instructions how to upload a video of your song to the BBC Internet Portal.
All information and the date of “Eurovision You Decide” will be revealed later.
Joe & Jake represented the United Kingdom in Stockholm with their song “You’re Not Alone”, and finished in 24th place in the Grand Final.