Tonight, the British national broadcaster BBC will present the UK entry in an exclusive show named Eurovision 2014: The UK Launch. The show will air at 20:25 CET.
Hosted by Scott Mills, the internally selected representative Molly Smitten-Downes, as revealed earlier today, will perform her entry for the first time to the public. The show was pre-recorded yesterday at a secret location in London where a small number of people were able to attend the launch. Although not officially confirmed, it has been rumoured that the song will be called Children of the universe.
How to watch[alert-info]The show will be aired at 20:25 CET on the following channels.
- BBC Red Button 1
- Live webcast via eurovision.tv[/alert-info]
Being part of the Big 5, the United Kingdom and their chosen representative will automatically qualify to the grand final on the 10 May in Copenhagen.
The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest back in 1957 with the song All performed by Patricia Bredin, eventually ending in 7th place. The UK have won the competition 5 times; in 1967, 1969, 1976, 1981 and 1997. The UK have also finished second place in a record total of 15 times.
The BBC have opted for an internal selection for the past 4 years; 2011 with Blue, 2012 with Engelbert Humperdinck, 2013 with Bonnie Tyler and 2014. Last year, Bonnie represented the UK with the song Believe in me. Automatically qualifying to the grand final, Bonnie ended in 19th place with a total of 23 points.
Stay tuned to esctoday.com for the latest news on the United Kingdom and the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest.