United Kingdom’s Eurovision: You Decide songs revealed online!

The BBC have now revealed the six songs that will be competing in Eurovision: You Decide next month!

Yesterday, a teaser video of the show’s co-host Måns Zelmerlöw listening to and commenting on the selected six songs was posted on the BBC Eurovision’s Twitter account and Facebook page. In the short clip, he used various key words and phrases to describe the songs he was listening to – including them being ‘Ed Sheerany’, ‘ballady’, ‘clubby’ and ‘hooky’. To conclude, he stated: “Those are six really, really good songs. Six heroes”.

But shortly after midnight, the titles of the songs and artist names have now surfaced, and more information can be found in the following BBC link.

The six  chosen songs are as follows:

Asanda – “Legends”

Written by Christopher Wortley, Laurell Barker and Roel Rats

Asanda is no stranger to the stage having first wowed the British public when she appeared on the 2013 series of Britain’s Got Talent aged 11. More recently, Asanda starred as Tallulah in the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith production of Bugsy Malone.

Asanda says about her song: “It is a unique song with a very energetic rhythm and has a tribal feel to it. I think the melody and the lyrics come together to form a very beautiful and inspirational message that is relatable to everyone.”

 

Goldstone – “I Feel The Love”

Written by Eric Lumiere, Joakim Buddee, Laura White and Roel Rats

Goldstone are a contemporary girl group comprising of Aimie, Helen and Rhiannon who are all singers and actresses having experience of acting and singing on stage and on TV.

Goldstone say about their song: “We adore our song! It’s just so hopeful! And with everything that is happening in the world right now it really hits home. It makes you feel positive about the future and its message is that it doesn’t matter who you are, who you love or where you come from – we can always band together and unite.”

 

Jaz Ellington – “You”

Written by Ashley Hicklin, Herman Gardarfve and Laura White

Jaz is an old-school soul singer and as a seasoned vocal arranger has been involved with music for most of his life.

Jaz says about his song: “The song is a story of two people in a relationship. The person telling the story compares everything his partner does, to the one he truly loves. It’s beautiful and yet sad at the same time, I just love it. #audiblegold.”

 

Liam Tamne – “Astronaut”

Written by Ashley Hicklin, Jacob Pedersen, Jeanette Bonde and Rune Braager

Singer and actor Liam has appeared in world-famous musicals such as Wicked, Hairspray, Les Misérables, The Phantom Of The Opera and The Rocky Horror Show to name a few.

Liam says about his song: “It’s a great song and I believe many people can relate to it. The message will resonate with a lot of people, as we all need that someone at some point in our lives to pick us up and whisk us away.”

 

RAYA – “Crazy”

Written by Emil Rosendal Lei, Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir and Samir Salah Elshafie

RAYA is a multi-talented star, having performed all over the world in some of the biggest venues, she also has experience acting on the stage and on TV, as well as being a trained dancer, vocal coach and DJ.

RAYA says about her song: “It’s extremely catchy and upbeat with a really fresh and commercial feel. It’s all about that new guy or girl who you can’t get out of your head no matter how hard you try.”

 

SuRie – “Storm”

Written by Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis and Sean Hargreaves

SuRie is an actress and singer having starred as Fontaine in the 20th Anniversary of Les Misérables. She is also no stranger to the Eurovision Song Contest, appearing as a backing singer for Loïc Nottet in 2015 and Blanche at Eurovision 2017.

SuRie says about her song: “Storm is a smash! It’s a dynamic combination of a more intimate, piano lead, singer songwriter style start, building into this anthemic, soulful pop party!”

 

The BBC have stated that the songs will be available to listen to today, and ESCBubble will let you know as soon as you’re able to check them out. We’re looking forward to giving them a first listen ourselves!

The 2018 edition of Eurovision: You Decide takes place at the Brighton Dome on Wednesday 7th February on BBC Two.

A number of tickets to the event are still available to purchase for the event, and can be found on the Brighton Dome’s official website.

What do you think of the six songs that the United Kingdom could be taking to Lisbon in May? Let us know in the comments section below!

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