Alexander Rybak to perform at the UK's Eurovision song selection show


Alexander Rybak will perform at the UK's Eurovision song selection show, it's been confirmed.

The 2009 Eurovision winner for Norway will play at next month's live show in London.

Earlier this year, the BBC announced that Eurovision: You Decide, the national song selection show for the UK entry from BBC Studios, would take place on Friday 27 January 2017 live from the world-famous Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith.

This year, for the first time, it will be broadcast live on BBC Two at 19.30 with self-confessed Eurovision superfan, Mel Giedroyc back as host.

The BBC opened the submissions for public entries on the 6th October 2016, they are being carefully considered and shortlisted by a representative panel of official UK Eurovision fan club (OGAE UK) members. At the same time, entries are also being sought from leading professional songwriters, including BASCA members, with guidance from Record Industry Executive and Music Consultant for the BBC, Hugh Goldsmith.

The 90-minute UK Eurovision 2017 song selection show will feature performances of six brand new shortlisted songs. The performers will take to the stage with the hope of doing justice to the songs, and in a bid to impress both the viewers at home and a professional panel.

They will compete for the honour of representing the United Kingdom at the Final of the Eurovision Song Contest 2017 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

A panel of 3 experts will be on hand to provide insight and their thoughts about the songs and the artists, and how they could translate to the big arena in Ukraine.

However the winner will be decided on the night via a live public vote.

The six competing songs will be revealed on Monday 23 January on The Ken Bruce Show on BBC Radio 2 and will also be available via the official BBC Eurovision site, ahead of the Friday live show.

You can buy tickets to be at the event HERE.

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