United Kingdom: National final confirmed for February 26

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A national final for the UK’s Eurovision Song Contest entry has been confirmed, as the BBC announces it’s new format Eurovision: You decide.

Great British Bake Off host, and semi-final co-commentator Mel Giedroyc will host the show, which will be broadcast on BBC Four on February 26.

Six songs will compete for the right to represent the country at the upcoming contest in Stockholm. The final will also feature special guests and an expert panel.

The show will run for 90 minutes and will be broadcast on BBC Four, which will also be the new home of the Eurovision Song Contest semi-finals that were previously aired on BBC 3.

The BBC has, as ever, remained tight-lipped regarding the UK’s selection process but had previously revealed that they were undertaking their biggest ever song search ahead of the 2016 edition of the contest.

They invited members of the OGAE UK fan club to help shortlist the entries alongside music professionals.

Last year, the United Kingdom were represented by Electro Velvet. The duo automatically qualified for the final as the representatives of a member of the big five.
Their song Still in love with you scored five points and finished 24th.

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