Six performers will compete on Making your mind up, the new British selection format to select the 2004 Eurovision Song Contest entry.
The BBC has launched a new Pop Idol-style showcase in a bid to improve the UK's Eurovision Song Contest prospects. Viewers will vote for their favourite song, while an expert judging panel will pass comment on each performer. The six finalists for the new-look Song For Europe competition have spent months being prepared for the Saturday night live show, which is being aired on 28 February.
The United Kingdom finished last at the 2003 contest, with duo Jemini failing to score a single point with Cry baby.
The songs have been written by British composers who have penned hit tunes for the likes of Westlife, Enrique Iglesias and Christina Aguilera. In the run-up to the competition, the finalists will tour the country in a bid to drum up support for their bid to represent the United Kingdom in Istanbul on 15th May.
Here are the names of the Making your mind up selection:
Hyrise (boyband, 4 members)