Last night, the British national broadcaster confirmed the names of the 6 acts and song titles set to compete in the country’s upcoming Eurovision national final, Eurovision: You Decide. The songs have now been released and are available to listen to!
Six competitors, but only 1 will earn the right of representing the United Kingdom at the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest!
The British national broadcaster – BBC – last night confirmed the names of the 6 participants set to compete in the country’s upcoming Eurovision national final, along with the official song title of each entry.
Entries officially presented
Throughout this morning, 2 of the bidding British entries were presented for the first time during The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2, as well as via the BBC’s social media accounts, all of which are now available to listen to!
The remaining 4 songs will be played on Radio 2 over the next couple of days.
Goldstone – I feel the love
Composers: Eric Lumiere, Joakim Buddee, Laura White, Roel Rats
About their entry, Goldstone revealed:
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.
Asanda – Legends
Composers: Christopher Wortley, Laurell Barker, Roel Rats
Asanda spoke positively of her bidding Eurovision entry:
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.
RAYA – Crazy
Composers: Emil Rosendal Lei, Greta Salóme Stefánsdóttir, Samir Salah Elshafie
RAYA revealed more 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.
Liam Tamne – Astronaut
Composers: Ashley Hicklin, Jacob Pedersen, Jeanette Bonde, Rune Braager
About his Eurovision bidd, Liam Tamne revealed:
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.
Jaz Ellington – You
Composers: Ashley Hicklin, Herman Gardarfve, Laura White
Jaz Ellington discussed the story behind his bidding 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.
SuRie – Storm
Composers: Nicole Blair, Gil Lewis, Sean Hargreaves
SuRie unveiled more about her song for Eurovision: You Decide:
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!
National final next month
Eurovision: You Decide will take place at the Brighton Dome on the 7 February, hosted by presenting duo Mel Giedroyc and Måns Zelmerlöw.
The British Eurovision representative will be determined via a 50/50 combined public televote and jury vote, with the jury panel set to appear on the show to offer their advice and critique to each participant.
The United Kingdom will automatically compete in the grand final of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest on the 12 May as a Big 5 member.