United Kingdom: BBC opts for internal selection

by Sanjay (Sergio) Jiandani 3,722 views

BBC, the British national broadcaster has confirmed to esctoday.com that the United Kingdom will opt for an internal selection in order to select its  2014 Eurovision entry and representative. The announcement of the 2014 British candidate is expected in due course.

BBC has informed esctoday.com that the broadcaster is currently working on the 2014 UK Eurovision project. More information and details regarding the UK’s  2014 Eurovision entry will be released in due course. The BBC has yet again opted for an internal selection in order to select its Eurovision entry for Copenhangen, hence using the same mechanism it has used in 2012 and 2013 when Engelbert Humperdink and  Bonnie Tyler were selected via an internal selection to represent the United Kingdom at the Eurovision Song Contest.

A total of 37 countries will be competing at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest in Copenhagen next May. All participating broadcasters have to submit the names of their respective representatives along with their competing entries to be the EBU by the 17 of March when the Heads of Delegations meeting is scheduled to be held in Copenhagen.

In 2013 Bonnie Tyler was selected to represent the United Kingdom via an internal selection with her entry Believe in me.

The United Kingdom debuted at the Eurovision Song Contest in 1957 and has won the event a total of 5 times (1967, 1969, 1976,19881 and 1997). The UK also holds the record of being the country with the most 2nd places in the contest , achieving the  runner up position a total of 15 times. We must not forget that the United Kingdom also holds the record of hosting the contest a total of 8 times: London 1960, 1963, 1968, 1977, Edinburgh 1972, Brighton 1974, Harrogate 1982 and Birmingham 1998.

The UK has only missed one contest since their debut in 1957, notably the 1958 Eurovision Song Contest. The Brits have been competing in Europe’s favourite television show religiously every year since 1959.

Stay tuned to Esctoday.com for the latest information.

Who will follow into Bonnie Tyler’s footsteps and represent the Unitede Kingdom at the 2014 Eurovision Song Contest?