The UK has chosen Lucie Jones with her song “Never Give Up On You” for Kiev 2017. The show “You Decide” has been broadcasted on BBC 2, but for foreign people it was hard to follow as the BBC event, as the BBC only wanted this show to be watched in the UK and not abroad. Nevertheless, there were alternatives to be found in the internet.
Honestly, the show could not be treated seriously and that is very disappointing. As everybody knows the UK does not take the Eurovision seriously, so nothing could have been expected from the outcome. There were six entries and all of them were not too bad, good singers and good voices. But on the other hand you could see that the BBC did not really take great effort to make the UK great in Eurovision again. There were only shown snippets from last year’s ESC, but nothing really interesting or innovative produced by the BBC. The Norwegian winner Alexander Rybak from Norway was the only one, who could bring back some Eurovision memories from 2009 with his song “Fairytale” at the beginning of the show.
The most ridiculous jury ever has been chosen by the BBC to give live comments of the participants. All of them seemed to be very positive and extremely exaggerated, so it was clear for everybody that nothing is being taken seriously at all. The result has been revealed accidently and without any excitement, so Lucie Jones is going to represent the UK in Kiev. Incredible that the UK’s 60th entry is just being chosen without enthusiasm and pride. Let’s hope that Lucie is going to show off in Kiev.
Lucie Jones with her song “Never Give Up On You”
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About me: As one of the founders of eurovisionlive.com I am responsible for the interviews with the singers and the editorial content. My passion for the Eurovision Song Contest exists since my early childhood. The exotic music, different cultures and languages have given a lot of inspiration to me. Since my very first ESC in Dublin 1994 I particularly appreciate the get together and friendship of all the nationalities and Riverdance was a thrill!