The United Kingdom and The British Broadcasting Company BBC have been keeping the fans of the Eurovision Song Contest on tenterhooks waiting for an announcement.
This morning Graham Norton, the BBC Eurovision final commentator, answered to a question from a listener on his radio show, where they asked if he knew anything about the BBC’s plans for this year’s Eurovision.
I do know, he said. I know, but I can’t tell you, I can’t tell you, was Graham Norton’s reply.
He did say that Ken Bruce, with a long connection to the Eurovision Song Contest, and the BBC radio commentator of the final, will make the big announcement on 18 March.
Graham Norton also said “the person” will be interviewed on his radio show on Friday 23 March.
As he also referred to a person, a man or a woman, rather than an act or group, would indicate a solo act has been selected.
18 March is also the date of the meeting of Heads of Delegations in Malmö, where the broadcasters are required to hand in the final versions of their entries, including the preview videos.
Whether the name of the act will be kept secret until then remains to be seen. Keep tuned to esctoday.com where we will inform you of any announcement from the BBC when we get it.
Listen to Graham Norton’s Radio 2 show here