The results are in and we now have our fourth entry of the year! Lucie Jones has won the British national final, Eurovision: You Decide, and will represent the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest!
Hosted by Mel Giedroyc this evening at the Eventim Apollo in Hammersmith, London, tonight saw a total of 6 acts perform for the right to represent the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest.
With the participants being revealed at the start of the week during BBC Radio 2’s The Ken Bruce Show, tonight saw the 6 participants perform their entries live to both the public and jury for the very first time.
A stunning, emotional vocal from Lucie Jones #EurovisionYouDecide
由 BBC Eurovision 发布于 2017年1月27日
Jury vote introduced to national final
For the first time in recent years, the BBC went on to introduce a jury vote to the British national final in which a total of 8 members went on to determine 50% of the final vote. The remaining 50% was decided via a public vote.
Three members of the specialist jury panel featured in the show to voice their views on each performance and offer their critique and advice; Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Bruno Tonioli and CeCe Sammy.
Following the combination of votes, it was Lucie Jones who went on to receive the highest number of points and will therefore represent the United Kingdom at the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest with the song Never give up on you. Listen to the British entry here!
As a member of the Big 5, the United Kingdom will automatically compete in the Grand Final of the 2017 Eurovision Song Contest on the 13 May in the host city of Kyiv. How do you think the UK will fare in the competition?