United Kingdom confirmed for Eurovision 2020 and maybe it will finally be our lucky year

The UKs heading to Eurovision 2020 (Picture: Getty)

Grab your plane tickets, the UK has been confirmed as participants at the Eurovision Song Contest 2020 and were feeling lucky in our bones.

The next installment of the prestigious music competition will take place between 12 and 16 May 2020 in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

The United Kingdom now joins the likes of Sweden, Norway, Cyprus, Belgium, Denmark, Germany and Greece, among the countries who have confirmed their participation so far.

But some changes are in store because, while the BBC will produce the coverage for another year, BBC Studios are teaming up with BMG music company for a new partnership.

It will see the two forces join together to find a song and artist to represent the UK in the singing competition.

Whichever singer is chosen, theyll be in good hands as BMG have a string of recent hits on their books, including Lewis Capaldis unstoppable hit Someone You Love, George Ezras Shotgun, Jess Glynnes Ill Be There and Kylie Minogues number one album Golden.



Welcoming the collaboration, Kate Phillips – Controller Entertainment Commissioning for the BBC – said: Our commitment to finding the right song has never been higher and this collaboration with BMG, who have access to world class songwriters, is a genuinely exciting prospect and I am certain that together we can find the best song and artist possible for 2020.

Michael Rice at Eurovision Song Contest 2019
Michael Rice represented the UK this year but came last (Picture: AP)

Alistair Norbury President, Repertoire & Marketing UK for BMG added: Eurovision is the biggest television showcase for music in the world and its an honour to be selected to help choose the UKs entry at Rotterdam 2020.

Eurovision plays to our strength as the only fully-integrated publishing company and record label. We cant wait to get started working with the BBC to give it the best possible shot we can.

Hopefully the UK will fare better in 2020 than we did this year.

Michael Rice represented the country with his song, Bigger Than Us, but he finished last in 26th place after earning just 11 points.

More: Eurovision Song Contest 2019

Duncan Laurence won Eurovision for the Netherlands with Arcade, which earned him a jaw-dropping 498 points.

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