Let Eurovision 2019 Begin!

By Steve McSteveface

Following Israel’s win last year it has now been confirmed that Tel Aviv will host the Eurovision Song Contest in 2019.

Thanks Netta…

The UK have confirmed their participation and public submissions for songs is now open.

All public entries will be shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision Fan Club (OGAE UK) members of which I may or may not have been involved with last year…

Entries are also being sought from leading professional songwriters, with guidance from songwriter, publisher and new Music Consultant for the BBC, Greig Watts.

A final shortlist of songs will be showcased to the UK public, who will have the chance to vote for their favourite in Eurovision: You Decide on BBC Two. More details about the show will be announced later this year!

Greig Watts says: “The Eurovision Song Contest just gets bigger and better and more exciting for me each year, and I’m sure Israel will deliver another amazing contest. I’m so happy to be involved this year for the UK; it really is a dream come true, and I’m looking forward to working with the team to get the strongest possible song and result we can for the UK, like we do on the world music stage. There’s no guaranteed song-writing formula for Eurovision as each year something different wins. I’m looking for melodic songs with impact for the arena as well as on TV. Songs that instantly hit you and never leave your brain!

So, if you are a songwriter – what are you waiting for? Get submitting now!

How to submit your song

To register your interest in representing the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest 2019, please email the title of your song and the name of your composer(s) to the following email address: BBCEurovisionSubmissions@bbc.co.uk

If you need some inspiration take a listen to some of the entries from previous years on our Eurovision playlists.

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Written by Steve

I’m Steve and live in a village called Alford (home of Emeli Sande & birthplace of the Aberdeen Angus cow) in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. I currently work in the IT industry (yawn) I just want to share my ideas, findings and general reflections with whoever wants to listen.

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