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Old 16-09-2019, 01:52 PM   #1
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Default Eurovision: BBC scraps public vote and TV show to choose UK song

The BBC is overhauling how the UK act for the Eurovision song contest is selected, scrapping the public vote in favour of teaming up with a record label to choose the singer and the song.
More here https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-r...urovision-song

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Old 16-09-2019, 01:55 PM   #2
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Cyndi Lauper is coming internally

or another big name, at least i hope so, give us the entertainment uk
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A step in the right direction but I fear it'll be an incredibly safe label decision and we'll still end up sending someone blander than Mollie King.
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So I wouldnt be surprised at an international artist, Mans anyone?
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I mean it can't hurt right, the last several years' choices were not great
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I mean it can't hurt right, the last several years' choices were not great
But then they did internally select alot of bad entrants
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But then they did internally select alot of bad entrants
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A better plan.
However I doubt it will make much difference.
Unless a big name could ever be persuaded to enter.

Who would though.
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Old 16-09-2019, 03:04 PM   #9
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It wouldn't matter if Adele or Ed sheeran represented us... Europe would still not vote for the United Kingdom
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It wouldn't matter if Adele or Ed sheeran represented us... Europe would still not vote for the United Kingdom
They would and have when we sent decent enough entries
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It wouldn't matter if Adele or Ed sheeran represented us... Europe would still not vote for the United Kingdom
of course they will vote for something crowdpleasing, modern

i hope BBC knows what ''modern music'' is

but then again, they should first give more artistic freedom to those who want to take part for UK at eurovision
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It’s about time, we clearly can’t be trusted to pick a decent act
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Old 16-09-2019, 06:09 PM   #13
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About time..
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yes i'm sure the people of Slovakia would stubbornly refuse to vote for someone they have albums of

so tired of reading that inane point
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Old 16-09-2019, 06:35 PM   #15
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About time they got rid of You Decide considering these were all snubbed by the British public year after year

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I'm certain we will get Mans Zelmerlow and thought so since last year
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the only one of those I could've seen performing well (ie "mid table at least") was Olivia tbh... Asanda sounded awful live, couldn't make out a word she was singing. Kerrie-Anne was hard to call, but should've won over Michael. Bianca was pretty bad.
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Near zero percent chance that will happen
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Near zero percent chance that will happen
The BBC love him and had him hosting their last 3 Eurovision programmes and he has said he wants to represent the UK so I would say its highly likely
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Plus he has a big fan base within Europe which will appeal to the BBC
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I mean, we’re known for not really taking Eurovision seriously as it is, do we really need or want to be the desperate country that pays a winner to represent us? I don’t think he’d risk the humiliating defeat
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Old 16-09-2019, 07:30 PM   #23
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Sweden would never let him live it down if he flopped either lmao
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We just need a decent song with a decent singer/performer and let them run with it, none of the ‘everyone love everyone! ’ crap we’ve relied on for the past few years
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It is mildly exciting news and it is a good step in the right direction but I’m not holding my breath bc I just know they’ll be like ‘here’s KEZZA KATONA!!!’
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