The BBC has announced the list of participants that will compete in this year's British preselection show Making Your Mind Up (MYMU). esctoday.com is present at the Press Conference to bring you the much awaited news.
Celebrity sports person ( British and European circuit 125cc motorcycle racer), sports commentator and dedicated Eurovision fan Michael Hill will be reporting live for you from the Press Conference. As reported by esctoday.com yesterday Brian Harvey will indeed be singing I can and The Big Brovas' song is Big Bro Thang
The list is as follows in random order:
Brian Harvey – I can Brian is a former member of the nineties pop band East 17
Scooch –Flying the flag (for you) The band reformed especially fot this year's MYMU and it will consist of Caroline Barnes, David Ducasse, Natalie Powers and Russ Spencer
Liz McClarnon – (Don't it make you) Happy Liz is an ex Atomic Kitten member
Big Brovas – Big Bro Thang
Cyndi – I'll leave my heart
Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)and Beverlei Brown –They don't make'm like they used to
Hawkins and Brown have replaced the Puppini Sisters who could not come up with a suitable song in time.
The show will be hosted by Sir Terry Wogan and Fearne Cotton, who served as a judge in last year's show. Terry who seems to be really hopeful with this year's line-up said: "This year hope springs eternal. Who knows, this could be the year that the UK makes it into the top ten. It's about time!". Fearne added "I'm delighted to be returning to Eurovision: Making Your Mind Up as a co-host with my pal Terry this year. I can't wait to see what tricks the acts have up their sleeves this time. Can anyone top DJ Daz's troupe of school girls? It's an eclectic mix again this year so it will be anyone's guess who the public will vote for."
The show will feature Lordi, last year's winners in an exclusive last TV appearance before Helsinki. The hosts will be joined by an expert jury who will judge the acts but the final decision will be up to the voters. The public can vote by phone or sms and all the profits from these will go to the BBC Children in Need programme. A second show later on the same March evening will reveal the winner. BBC promises a"brand new look and feel" in this year's MYMU.
esctoday.com will be bringing you video interviews with thesix hopefuls that will participate in the4th annual Making Your Mind Up. The show will take place in mid-March from the Maidstone Studios in Kent, the first time the show has moved outside the BBC Television Centre in White City, London.