United Kingdom: Six songs will battle it out in Brighton

In a 90-minute show, six songs will be performed by competing artists in Brighton, to represent the United Kingdom at the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2018 in Lisbon, Portugal. The performers will take the stage to impress both the viewers at home and a professional jury.

After each performance, a panel of experts will provide their critique about the songs and the artists. They will especially give their view on how the songs could translate to the Eurovision stage in Portugal. The winner will be revealed on the night after the results from the live public vote have been combined with the results from the professional jury. The six competing songs and artists will be revealed to the public in January 2018.

Måns Zelmerlöw will host the show

Joining the BBC Eurovision family, 2015 Eurovision Song Contest winner Måns Zelmerlöw will co-host the show alongside Mel Giedroyc. “I’m really, really looking forward to hosting Eurovision: You Decide together with Mel this year,” said Mäns. “I’m sure we’ll have a great show and I would love to see the UK achieve a great result in Eurovision 2018. I can’t wait to be part of the You Decide journey and make both You Decide as well as the Eurovision Finals, a part of every UK home.”

Mel Giedroyc said: “My favourite time of year has come round again! I can’t wait to hear the songs and meet the artists. And what a thrill to host proceedings with THE hero of my time. Måns Zelmerlöw all live from the Brighton Dome. It will be a night to remember!”

Guy Freeman from the BBC: “We are so happy to be able to bring the show to such an iconic Eurovision venue. It will be the perfect home for what is shaping up to be a very exciting contest.”

Tune in on the 7th of February

BBC Two will broadcast Eurovision: You Decide 2018 on Wednesday 7th February. The Brighton Dome, the site of ABBA’s 1974 win with Waterloo, is the venue for the final. Tickets for the show are now on sale – via the Brighton Dome website.