BBC asks record label to choose Eurovision song

BBC asks record label to choose Eurovision song


norman lebrecht

September 16, 2019

Deciding that the public cannot be trusted to pick a winner, the BBC has asked the BMG record label to pick the next UK contestant.

Of course, the public never get much say at the BBC.

Maybe they should give Jamie Barton a shot at it.

Read here.



  • Julie says:

    Considering how bad the UK does every year, and how embarrassing our submissions have been recently, maybe it’s not a bad idea to get some specialists in this.

    But hey, any chance to criticise the BBC is most welcome by this blog and its gammon audience.

    • John Rook says:

      this blog and its gammon audience.

      …of which you appear to be part. Nonetheless, it’s hard to see how BMG and the BBC could do worse than the public over the years, though I doubt the miserable entries we’ve had were selected by what you call gammon, seeing as you conflate that supposed group with BBC-haters.

      I’m no fan of the Beeb but this name-calling is pretty pathetic; yet more EU-lovers attacking those plebs who had the temerity to express their opinion and end up on the winning side.

  • Fliszt says:

    The BBC is going to let the nincompoops at the long-losing BMG label select a winner? BMG is the laughingstock of the recording industry.

  • asylumkeeoer says:

    You haven’t got a parliament any more, because Dom Cummings thinks you’re no longer fit to have one. Now you can’t even vote for Britain’s Eurovision entry either (because you would only get it wrong again).

    Your next Polling Card will be mailed to you with the crosses marked against the candidates which have been pre-selected for you.

  • Gustavo says:

    It seems that in the current climate and in urgent need of a Great British vision, all decisions in the UK are being based on best possible economic outcome post-Brexit.

    No more plebeian decisions…

    Understandable, though great risk of becoming top of the flops for good.

  • Nick2 says:

    The Eurovision Song Contest should have died decades ago. It is a purely commercial roadshow with little to do with music, popular or otherwise. With less than a handful of exceptions, the songs and their singers all but died soon after. Time it was also laid to rest.