United Kingdom: BBC Going Back to National FinalWritten by Marc Calleja Bayliss
The British Broadcasting Corporation are set to be quite disappointed with the result achieved in this years' edition of the Eurovision Song Contest having decided on sending the world renowned superstar Engelbert Humperdinck with the song Love Will Set You Free which unfortunately finished in twenty-fifth position with just twelve points in total. Despite all of this though, the viewing figures were still quite high but not as much as they were in 2011 when the United Kingdom were represented by the group Blue and the track I Can which finished in eleventh position and amassed a huge audience for the broadcaster. It seems that according to the local tabloids that they will be returning back to a national final type of formula so that the result achieved in the long term would not be blamed fully on the British Broadcasting Corporation with the public having a say in the final pick.
There have been a number of issues at the main British Broadcaster and this is due to a ratings flop when it comes to hit reality show The Voice which has lost a lot of support during the weeks. All of the coaches are apparently being removed except for winner Tom Jones, as his experience seemed to draw on the final result but nevertheless, the rumours about the Eurovision Song Contest continue as the BBC will not be withdrawing from the event. What many people forget is that the country reached the top five just three years ago in 2009 when Jade Ewen sang the beautiful ballad It's My Time composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and penned by Diane Warren.
The last time that the United Kingdom hosted a multi-song final was actually back in 2008 when Andy Abraham represented the nation with the song Even If finishing in last place with just fourteen points but again despite the people finally selecting him, it is to be noted that he had been initially removed and only brought back as a wildcard by renowned selection host and former Eurovision commentator, Terry Wogan. It will be quite interesting to see who would be sent ultimately because well known acts do tend to submit in the selection such as Simona Armstrong, Michelle Gayle, Liz McLarlon, Anthony Costa and Kym Marsh amongst others.
Source: Daily Mail