With Eurovision: You Decide once again being the chosen selection method for the United Kingdom and their Eurovision 2017 representative, it has been revealed that a jury vote will be introduced to the show in order to help decide the country’s act for the forthcoming competition.
Having confirmed the return of the country’s Eurovision national selection back in December, the British national broadcaster, BBC, has revealed that a jury vote will be introduced which will be used to help determine the United Kingdom’s representative for the 2017 competition.
The jury vote will be amalgamated with the public vote, consisting of both telephone and online voting, with the act receiving the highest number of votes going on to represent the nation at the Kyiv-hosted 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
Both the public and the jury will have a total of 6 acts to decide from on the 27 January, with all of the competing artists and song entries set to be released during The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 on the 23 January, live from 10:30 CET (9:30 local time).
Eurovision: You Decide will take place at 20:30 CET (19:30 local time) live from the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith on the 27 January, hosted once again by BBC Eurovision semi-final commentator Mel Giedroyc on BBC Two.
Last year, Joe & Jake were selected via a 100% public televote to represent the United Kingdom at the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest with their entry You’re not alone. The British duo competed in the Grand Final in which they received a total of 62 points, finishing in 24th place.